Chelsea want Barkley plus Lukaku; Fire ready Schweinsteiger move
The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is already monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals here.
TOP STORY: Chelsea want Barkley, Lukaku double
Look away now, Everton fans. Chelsea have long been interested in re-signing Romelu Lukaku -- but now the Telegraph reports they could bid for the Belgium international striker and midfielder Ross Barkley.
It says the Premier League leaders "are carefully following the situations of both players," with Lukaku having said he will not sign the new deal on offer and Barkley out of contract next year.
And if Chelsea -- "considering whether to launch a huge offer" -- were to make a summer move, the double deal "could be worth up to £100 million."
The Telegraph says Everton value Lukaku at more than £65 million and will not consider accepting less than £30m for England international Barkley.
But it points out that there is plenty of money available to spend at Stamford Bridge, with Oscar having moved to Shanghai SIPG for £60m in the winter.
In addition, another big bid could come in for striker Diego Costa, also linked with a move to the Chinese Super League.
And the Telegraph reports AC Milan "will make an offer for Cesc Fabregas," while Nemanja Matic "is believed to be considering his Chelsea future."
Fire keen to spark Schweinsteiger move
It seems inevitable that Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is on his way out of Old Trafford -- with the only question remaining is where he will go.
The answer to that, according to the Sun is MLS club the Chicago Fire.
Former Germany captain Schweinsteiger has played only four games for United this season, and the Sun, citing reports in the United States, says the 32-year-old is poised to sign a deal with the Fire.
It adds that he has been told he can move on, "with United prepared to tear up his contract" and manager Jose Mourinho "adamant he has no need for the World Cup winner."
Liverpool look to Leipzig star
Speculation continues about what sort of summer revamp Jurgen Klopp might carry out at Liverpool, and the Mail reports that he is keen to add RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner to his ranks.
Werner, 21, joined the Bundesliga newcomers from Stuttgart and has starred in a season that sees them second in the table behind Bayern Munich.
The Germany Under-21 international, who can play on both wings, has scored 14 goals -- and he is not the only Leipzig player of interest at Anfield.
The Mail says scouts, who "have watched Leipzig for over a year," are also keeping tabs on midfielder Naby Keita and winger Emil Forsberg.
- Straight back to Liverpool, where the agent of Marko Grujic has dismissed reports that Dinamo Zagreb could sign the midfielder on loan.
Grujic joined Liverpool from Red Star Belgrade in the summer but has found opportunities limited, with loan offers having been rejected in January.
But the Liverpool Echo reports that agent Zoran Stojadinovic has said a Zagreb deal is a no-go and he is "surprised" it has been mooted.
- One-time Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe is set to leave Fulham, and that has put "a host of Championship clubs" on alert, the Mail reports.
Tunnicliffe, on loan at struggling Wigan Athletic, will be available on a free transfer. Brentford, QPR, Reading, Huddersfield and Nottingham Forest are among the interested parties, while Wigan could try to make his loan permanent.