Top five transfer rumours: Chelsea to hijack Spurs' Willian deal, Liverpool want 'next Arjen Robben', Man Utd want Mata

Juan Mata could be heading for Old Trafford. Photo: PA

Gareth Bale's expected arrival at Real Madrid today is set to send the transfer merry-go-round into overdrive.

Spurs looked to have already splashed some of the £93m from Bale's transfer on Brazilian Willian - but Roman Abramovich has phoned his pal Suleyman Kerimov at Anzhi in an attempt to hijack the bid and bring the forward to Chelsea (Mirror) Daniel Levy could potentially cancel Gareth Bale's transfer if that were to happen (Mail)

Away from the Willian/ Bale saga - Spurs looked to have also sealed a double swoop for Roma's Erik Lamela and Miralem Pjanic (Independent)

Liverpool are close to agreeing a deal with Dutch club Groningen for Richairo Zivkovic - a 16-year-old wonderkid dubbed 'the new Arjen Robben' (Express)

Manchester United are desperate to land a playmaker in this transfer window and have made an approach for Chelsea's Juan Mata (ESPN)

Finally, Arsenal have become a laughing stock in Valencia after they bid €4m for Spanish goalkeeper Vicente Guaita - the Spanish club 'didn't even consider it an offer' (Marca)