David Beckham could return to AC Milan at the end of the Major League Soccer season, which would end the hopes of several Barclays Premier League teams, including Tottenham Hotspur, interested in signing the former England captain.
Leonardo, the Milan coach, said that he would welcome back the Los Angeles Galaxy midfield player, who spent six months on loan at the club last season. “David is a very intelligent player. He helped us so much when he wore our shirt,” Leonardo said.
Xabi Alonso, the Liverpool midfield player, expects to find out in the next 24 hours if his planned move to Real Madrid can go ahead. Rafael Benítez has rejected a bid worth £24 million from Real, but Alonso hopes to discuss the situation today.
Fulham have been offered the chance to sign Christian Poulsen, the Denmark midfield player, from Juventus. Poulsen, who has also played for Seville, rejected a £6 million move to Fenerbahçe.
Stoke City face competition from Blackburn Rovers for Aruna Dindane, although neither have made an official offer for the Lens striker, who would cost about £4 million.
Marouane Chamakh, the Bordeaux and Morocco forward, who has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham, has been offered an extension to 2013 on improved terms to his existing contract, which has one year left.
Hull City will hold talks with Bobby Zamora this week after their £5 million bid for the striker was accepted by Fulham last week.
Madjid Bougherra has rejected a move to Bordeaux amid interest from several Premier League clubs. The Rangers defender, 26, said that the British game better suited his style.
Noé Pamarot has been offered the chance to rejoin Nice after his deal at Portsmouth expired this summer. The defender, 30, has been training with Saint-Étienne.
Moritz Volz, the former Arsenal defender, has been linked with Málaga after he was released by Fulham.
The agent of Samuel Eto’o is expected in Milan today to help negotiate the transfer from Barcelona to Inter. The Cameroon player has been offered a salary of about £165,000 a week. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to move in the opposite direction as part of the deal.
Milton Keynes Dons have signed Lewis Gobern, 24, the former Wolverhampton Wanderers winger.
Tottenham have denied making an offer for Ashley Young, the winger they tried to sign from Watford before he joined Aston Villa two years ago.
Liverpool and Juventus have been offered Benoît Cheyrou, the Marseilles midfield player.