Top five transfer rumours - Liverpool eye double swoop, Drogba coming home, Palace want Arsenal flop

Olympiacos' Paulo Machado (right) could be off to Liverpool. Photo: PA

There's no better way to start the week than with five juicy transfer rumours to get football fans excited about the big kick off.

Liverpool will take time out from trying to keep Luis Suarez under control by wrapping up deals for Portuguese midfielder Paulo Machado (O Record) and Benfica left back Lorenzo Melgarejo (Guardian)

After making a his own spectacular Stamford Bridge comeback, Jose Mourinho has confirmed Didier Drogba will return to Chelsea under his management, either as a player or coach (A Bola)

Not content with centre-back Dante's wild 'fro, Bayern Munich are hoping to pair him up with Chelsea's David Luiz this season (The Sun)

Ian Holloway has cheered up thousands of Arsenal fans by expressing an interest in Emirates flop Marouane Chamakh (Daily Mail)

And finally, Man City will react to Matija Nastasic's injury by snapping up Real Madrid's Pepe in their fight - perhaps quite literally, with Pepe - to regain the Premier League title (Express)