Monday's rumour round-up: all the transfer tittle tattle doing the rounds today
Here's the latest gossip from planet football…
Joleon Lescott has had a transfer request turned down by Everton as he looks to push through a move to Manchester City.
Another defender on Mark Hughes' radar is Matthew Upson, who has turned down the chance to open talks over a contract extension at West Ham.
Patrick Viera has ruled out a return to Arsenal and looks set to remain with Serie A champions Inter Milan.
Chelsea are still in the hunt for Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery . The Blues are set to lodge a £40million pound move for the playmaker.
Disgruntled Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano looks set to stay at Anfield after Reds boss Rafa Benitez admitted the Argentine is now happy to remain on Merseyside.
Hull City have launched an audacious bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Negredo . After missing out on Bobby Zamora and Darren Bent, Phil Brown has reportedly turned his attention to the Spanish international.
Roy Hodgson has placed a cool £15 million price tag on Brede Hangeland in a bid to scupper the defender's chances of a move to Arsenal .
Notts County have denied claims that they are set to sign out-of-contract Portsmouth skipper Sol Campbell .
Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce looks set to add Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado to the ranks after the full-back was released by the La Liga outfit.