Papers: Chelsea on the verge of clinching £18m Olivier Giroud deal
Last Updated: 31/01/18 8:22am
Back-page headlines and transfer rumours from Wednesday's national newspapers.
Chelsea are on the verge of clinching the £18m signing of Olivier Giroud that will trigger Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Arsenal and Michy Batshuayi's loan switch to Borussia Dortmund.
Jose Mourinho fears Alexis Sanchez's huge salary at Manchester United will make him a target for opposition supporters.
Swansea City are breaking their transfer record to re-sign Andre Ayew in a deal worth up to £18m.
Newcastle are moving for Eliaquim Mangala and Islam Slimani.
Crystal Palace are close to signing Preston striker Jordan Hugill for £8m.
Manchester United defender Daley Blind is a deadline day target for Roma.
Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy is in talks with the club to cancel his contract so he can move to Saint-Etienne.
Napoli have made a request to take Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen on loan for the rest of the season.
Wolfsburg are trying to sign Lazar Markovic from Liverpool.
Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign Costel Pantilimon from Watford.
Newcastle United are hopeful of signing goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague on loan.
Mauricio Pochettino believes signing Lucas Moura is too good an opportunity to turn down for Tottenham.
Neymar has been urged to return to Spain by La Liga president Javier Tebas.
Michy Batshuayi is close to finalising a six-month loan from Chelsea to Borussia Dortmund.
Bournemouth's Harry Arter has been told he cannot leave the club until the summer.
Sunderland boss Chris Coleman is making a late loan move for Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes.
Manchester City will have to stump up £70m to land Riyad Mahrez before Wednesday night's transfer deadline.
Barnsley have made a £350,000 bid for Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood.
Bristol City have placed a £10m price-tag on defender Aden Flint.
West Ham retain interest in Everton's Morgan Schneiderlin and Stoke's Joe Allen, while David Moyes is set to make a late bid for Norwich's James Maddison.
Rafa Benitez held crisis talks with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley on Tuesday as the clock ticked on yet another bungled transfer window.
Celtic could land Scott Bain and solve their keeper crisis after a bid for Motherwell's Trevor Carson ran into trouble.
Manchester City are willing to let Tosin Adarabioyo leave on loan, with Sheffield Wednesday interested.
Celtic remain keen on Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez as they desperately attempt to strengthen their options in goal.