Chelsea have rejected a £30million bid from Manchester City for Brazilian defender David Luiz. (The Sun)

The offer comes as Roberto Mancini continues his search for defensive cover, with Micah Richards out of action for 10 weeks through injury.

Liverpool owner John W Henry is willing to oversee the sale of two midfielders - Charlie Adam and Jay Spearing - to fund a substantial offer for Fulham's Clint Dempsey. (Daily Mirror)

Meanwhile, Newcastle want former striker Andy Carroll on loan from Anfield with a view to a permanent £12million deal. But Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is reluctant to accept the offer. (The Guardian)

Michael Dawson's proposed move to QPR from Tottenham has hit a snag, and Sunderland and Stoke are now hoping to sign the £10million rated defender. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho says he's willing to loan Nuri Sahin to an English club, but he "couldn't care less if he goes to Arsenal, Liverpool or Tottenham." (The Guardian)

Mourinho also denies that Kaka is set for a move to Manchester United, after reports the 30-year-old will be loaned out to accommodate the arrival of Luka Modric. (Daily Express)

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