Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 3/28/12
Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... DAILY MAIL Chelsea have reopened talks with Porto over their long-standing interest in striker Hulk - who has a £85million release clause in his contract. Steve McClaren could return to the FA - in the technical director role which could shape the future of British football. Arsenal want to clear out fringe players currently costing the club £23million a year in wages as Arsene Wenger prepares for a summer spending splurge. Real Sociedad will step up their efforts to sign Arsenal striker Carlos Vela over the next week. Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United are watching Notts County goalkeeper Fabian Speiss. Edin Dzeko is a summer target for Borussia Dortmund following Manchester City's decision to sell the striker after only one-and-a-half seasons in the Premier League. Robin van Persie and Gonzalo Higuain figure prominently on a list of possible replacements for Dzeko at Eastlands. Juventus are considering renewing their interest in Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles. DAILY MIRROR Mario Balotelli took a day off from Manchester City's title challenge - to gatecrash a press conference at Inter Milan. David Moyes last night thanked the Sunderland police for helping Everton set up an all-Merseyside FA Cup semi-final. Rio Ferdinand reckons Manchester United's players have the nerve and trust in one another to clinch the title. Lucas has urged his gutted Liverpool team-mates not to dwell on their shock home defeat by Wigan - and revealed he should be back for the start of next season. Arsene Wenger wants to strengthen Arsenal's defense by signing Belgian international Jan Vertonghen. Five players saw red after a 22-man post-match dressing-room fight following Crawley's 2-1 win at Bradford. Sam Allardyce has labeled critical West Ham fans "deluded" after his side's record 11th away win of the season. Sunderland are considering buying out James McClean's sell-on clause for £500,000. Blackburn boss Steve Kean sees Bastia winger Wahbi Khazri as a cheap replacement for Junior Hoilett, who is set to leave in the summer. Birmingham have told West Brom manager Roy Hodgson to stop banging on about buying goalkeeper Ben Foster. THE SUN Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam is almost certainly out for the rest of the season. Arsene Wenger plans to rush through new transfers to avoid a repeat of last summer's deadline chaos. Jonathan Woodgate believes standards in the Premier League have dropped. Roberto Di Matteo's plea to play Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final on a Friday has been snubbed. Sunderland's financial chief has insisted the days of big spending and mega wages are over. Borussia Dortmund are lining up a summer swoop for Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko. Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller can still win a new deal at the Britannia Stadium. Golden oldie Ryan Giggs would love to play 1000 games for Manchester United. Michael Owen insists he has at least two more years at the top - despite playing just FOUR games for Manchester United this season. Aston Villa are happy for defender Carlos Cuellar to join Valencia this summer. DAILY STAR Jonathan Woodgate has slammed Premier League standards, saying only Swansea have really impressed this season. Multi-purpose James Perch is ready to fill the void left by Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini's injury. Chelsea are unlikely to get their FA Cup semi-final brought forward by 48 hours if they reach the Champions League last four. Manchester City and Arsenal have joined Manchester United and Tottenham in the race to sign Notts County's young keeper Fabian Speiss. Ben Foster has urged Birmingham to thrash out his future soon so he can complete a £4million move to West Brom. Karl Henry is on a mission to ease the growing pressure on Wolves boss Terry Connor and boost the club's survival mission. DAILY EXPRESS Newcastle face a fight to hold onto top scorer Demba Ba with some of Europe's richest clubs prepared to offer the striker a huge payday. Arsenal defender Johan Djourou has emerged as a surprise summer transfer target for Juventus. Charlie Adam is facing a battle to play for Liverpool again this season after damaging his knee ligaments. DAILY TELEGRAPH Roman Abramovich's advisers have opened a dialogue with Pep Guardiola's representatives to establish the Barcelona coach's intentions at the end of this season. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is in line for a significant pay rise at Arsenal this summer, with the club hoping to partly fund new deals for existing players by trimming peripheral squad members from their wage bill. THE INDEPENDENT The Football Association will not confine its appointment process of a new technical director to English candidates, opening the possibility that the high-profile position could go to a foreign coach, or manager. DAILY RECORD Neil Lennon has welcomed the charge brought against him by the SFA in the wake of Sunday's Old Firm game and is confident he will clear his name. Kyle Lafferty last night claimed Rangers are still the best team in Scotland - despite trailing SPL leaders Celtic by 18 points. Ross County's title-chasing squad could be ripped apart before they play SPL football with 12 of their players out of contract this summer.
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