Manchester United eye Spanish prospect, Chelsea line up new striker and Newcastle prepare to break club transfer record? @aidencusick runs through Monday's top transfer rumours...

West Brom Boss Targets Lyon Full-Back


Tony Pulis is personally leading the Baggies' pursuit of Henri Bedimo, according to ​L'Equipe, who are clearly unaware of the Welshman's aversion to that particular breed of footballer.

Bedimo, a left-back who can also play further upfield, is out of contract in the summer and can be approached ahead of a pre-contract agreement this month.

​Newcastle Eye £28m Double Swoop

Oxford United v Swansea City - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round

Not only are the Magpies looking to bolster their midfield with Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey this month, they have also lodged an £18m bid for West Brom's wantaway striker Saido Berahino, according to ​the Express.

Both players are said to be unhappy at their current clubs, and could fancy moves to St. James' Park in spite of the Toon's league predicament.

Chelsea to Replace One Colombian With Another?

AS Roma v AC Milan - Serie A

With Radamel Falcao's loan deal likely to be terminated this month, the Blues are willing to pay £30m to land AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca, report ​the Express.

The 29-year-old only arrived at the San Siro from Sevilla last summer, but won't be cup-tied for the Champions League latter stages.

Manchester United Line Up £15m Midfielder Bid


It's not the winger deal most Red Devils​ fans are hoping for, but Atletico Madrid youngster Saul Niguez.

According to ​Cadena Cope, Louis van Gaal is readying a bid for the 21-year-old with Marouane Fellaini and Ben Pearson said to be on their way out of Old Trafford.

Watford Pair on Verge of Exits

Watford v Southampton - Premier League

Despite only arriving at Vicarage Road last summer, Valon Be​hrami and Alessandro Diamanti are both set to depart, ​the Mirror report.

Behrami is reportedly wanted by the Hornets' sister club Udinese, while fellow Italians Livorno are said to fancy Diamanti.

​Villa 'Top Brass' Hold New York Transfer Summit

An Olympique de Marseille's musician pla

And according to the Mirrorthe cornet, tuba and bugle are targeting a French horn (Arsenal's Mathieu Debuchy) on loan, following the meeting with owner Randy Lerner.

The Villains are also after a new striker after being snubbed by Chelsea's Loic Remy, while several of their targets are thought to be those with dwindling contracts and Championship experience ahead of their all-but inevitable relegation from the Premier League.

New Centre-Back Name Linked With Liverpool

Juventus FC v Hellas Verona FC - Serie A

According to ​Sportmediaset, the Reds are close to signing Juventus defender​ Martin Caceres for a nominal fee.

The 28-year-old Uruguay international, formerly of Barcelona and Sevilla, is out of contract in the summer.

City Dealt Isco Blow


The Citizens were reportedly hoping to take the Spanish playmaker on loan this month, but the Mirror report that Zinedine Zidane, new Real Madrid coach, has told the player he wants him to stay.

And that news will no doubt please Samir Nasri, who stood to miss out on a place in City's Premier League squad had Isco arrived.

​Everton Relying on Naismith Exit to Fund Winger Move

Everton v Manchester United - Premier League

According to ​the Express, the Toffees want to sign Andriy Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kiev before his value increases after Euro 2016, but will only make their move once Naismith is out the door.

The Scotland striker has been close to an £8m switch to Norwich for weeks, reports claim.

Palace to Bid £11.3m for French Striker

US Sassuolo Calcio v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A

Sassuolo's Gregoire Defrel is top of the Eagles' list according to 'transfer expert' ​Gianluca Di Marzio, despite the player scoring two goals since his summer move from Cesena​.

"Crystal Palace are signaling their strong intentions by laying out an offer of €15 million for the player," Di Marzio said. "After losing out on [Fiorentina's Khouma] Babacar and [Simone] Zaza, Defrel is the latest of the Serie A transfer targets they will hope to bring to Sellhurst Park."

West Ham to Meet With Benfica Reps Over Argentine Defender on Monday


The Hammers are battling Fiorentina for the Eagles' Lisandro Lopez​ (not to be confused with the former Lyon striker), who has a £6m asking price according to ​the Mirror.

The 26-year-old has four caps for his country.