Top five transfer rumours - Man City chase defender, Liverpool hunt Brazilian, Arsenal want two strikers

Edin Dzeko (left) is a target for Arsenal. Photo: PA

With most players away on international duty managers are using the time to try and sign a few new ones.

Manchester City, despite having a collection of good centre-backs, feel 30-year-old suspension enthusiast and amateur dramatist Pepe would be a great signing from Real Madrid for a mere £20million (Daily Mail)

It seems Jose Mourinho might be getting a touch bored of this whole Wayne Rooney affair, who Manchester United say is not for sale (Guardian), so is now looking at a cut price deal for Anzhi striker Samuel Eto'o (Guardian)

Arsene Wenger has remembered that there's only a limited time to sign professional footballers, and is currently considering bids for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko and Swansea's Michu (Mirror)

Boosted by the news Luis Suarez is keen to stay a Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers is pondering whether to make a move for Brazilian midfielder Willian of Anzhi (Mirror)

It did seem like QPR were closing in on Scott Parker's signature, but now Fulham entered the metaphorical transfer race, hoping the lure of Premier League football could get the midfielder to Craven Cottage (Sun)