Joey Barton is reportedly wanted by Blackburn and Nottingham Forest, while Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy has been tipped to join QPR rather than Cardiff City.
The Daily Mail say Rangers are looking to loan out Barton, with Blackburn leading the chase and Forest also interested.
It is suggested that R’s boss Mark Hughes sees a loan to the Championship – where there is a greater volume of league games over the early part of the season – as an ideal way to run down Barton’s 12-match ban quickly.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Florent Malouda is considering an offer from Brazilian club Botafogo, the Daily Mirror report.
The 32-year-old Frenchman, who has a Brazilian wife, is said to be weighing up several offers, with his first-team chances at Stamford Bridge looking likely to be limited.
It is claimed that he is also wanted by another Brazilian club, Vasco Da Gama, where his ex-Lyon team-mate Juninho Pernambucano plays.
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