Paper talk QPR boss considering loan move for defender – report

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QPR boss Mark Hughes is considering a loan move for Porto centre-back Rolando and will complete the signing of Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar from Inter Milan in the next 48 hours, the Daily Mail report.

It is claimed Rolando has been targeted because moves for Michael Dawson and Ricardo Carvalho have stalled.

Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is planning a £15m swoop for Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge, the Daily Mirror say.

It is suggested that Rodgers is ready to sell Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing in order to fund the deal.

He is said to be a big admirer of Sturridge, whose future at Stamford Bridge has long been the subject of speculation.

Sturridge has made it clear he wants to play in a centre-forward role rather than the wide position he has operated in for much of his time at Chelsea.

The Blues are reportedly aware of Liverpool’s interest but would be reluctant to sell unless they sign a striker before this week’s transfer deadline.

The Sun say Chelsea want £25m for Sturridge and that Tottenham are also interested in him, while the Daily Mail suggest Rodgers has made an inital enquiry and will try to land the England international for £10m.

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo recently stated that he expected Sturridge to stay at the club.

The Mail say Chelsea are tracking 23-year-old Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

Meanwhile, Tottenham could offer Jermain Defoe to Fulham as part of an exchange deal for Moussa Dembele, according to the Mirror.

It is claimed that David Bentley and Jermaine Jenas could also be offered to the Whites as Spurs look to take Dembele to White Hart Lane.

Tottenham’s apparent interest in the Belgian is also reported by The Guardian, while the Mail suggest Fulham are monitoring powerful Genk forward Christian Benteke as a possible replacement for Clint Dempsey.

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