Top five transfer rumours - Chelsea look at Alonso, Spurs and Everton chase Spain starlet, Man City in for striker

Carlo Ancelotti might be happy to let Xabi Alonso play. Photo: PA

Jose Mourinho has signed one young midfielder this week, so he's now looking to add some experience in there too.

Chelsea's chase of Spain international Xabi Alonso has taken a positive turn after Real Madrid lined up Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi as a replacement for the former Liverpool man (Daily Star)

Spanish starlet Gerard Deulofeu is attracting interest from both Everton and Tottenham, who want to sign the Barcelona winger on a season-long loan (Independent)

Steve Bruce is eyeing a move for South Africa striker Katlego Mphela, who would cost Premier League newcomers Hull City just £1million (Sun)

West Ham have gone a touch left field by agreeing a fee of £6.7million for Colombian striker Duvan Zapata, who plies his trade with Estudiantes in Argentina (Mirror)

Talks are set to begin between Manchester City and Roma over striker Pablo Osvaldo in the coming days as Manuel Pellegrini looks to add some quality to his squad (Manchester Evening News)