As Bayern Munich tie up all the top talent, it looks like the Premier League is trying to play catch up.
Arsene Wenger's desire to land a top quality striker has seen him return to Liverpool with a second bid of £35million bid for Uruguayan arm chomper Luis Suarez (Guardian)
If the forward were to leave Anfield, then it would help free up some money for Brendan Rodgers to put in an offer for Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (Metro)
It's always tough to go to your dad to ask for money, but Alan Pardew is going to do just that by meeting up with director of football Joe Kinnear to get the thumbs up to sign £5million Aston Villa striker Darren Bent (Telegraph)
Having almost certainly lost out to Bayern Munich for Thiago Alcantara, Manchester United will be forced to make a move for a back-up option, with Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas top of the David Moyes wishlist (Independent)
Tottenham are lining up a double swoop, as Andre Villas-Boas is looking to add some width to his squad in the form of Real Betis' Alvaro Vadillo and FC Twente wideman Nacer Chadli (Times)