Arsenal are planning a deadline-day move for Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien. (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger wants the 29-year-old on loan after he fell down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

Roberto Di Matteo will also consider loaning out Daniel Sturridge, providing the Blues can push through the purchase of Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle. (The Guardian)

Liverpool are favourites to land Sturridge, with Brendan Rodgers eyeing a replacement for Andy Carroll - after the England striker completed a season-long loan move to West Ham. (Liverpool Echo)

And finally, Porto say Tottenham will have to smash their £16.5million transfer record to land Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho. (Daily Mail)

Andre Villas-Boas is keen to bring his compatriot to White Hart Lane, before the transfer window closes tonight.

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