Top five transfer rumours - Chelsea and City in for Matuidi, Southampton still want Astori, Shea wants out

Mourinho and Pellegrini are preparing offers for Matuidi Photo: PA

Chelsea and Manchester City are set to compete for the signing of PSG's Blaise Matuidi. The French midfielder is yet to agree an extension to his contract, which expires in the summer. (Daily Express)

Southampton will make another bid for Cagliari defender Davide Astori. The saints will have to compete with AC Milan and Everton to sign the centre back. (Daily Mirror)

Highly rated MK Dons winger, Dele Alli, is attracting interest from Newcastle, who also hope to make the loan signing of Loic Remy permanent in January. (The Journal)

Jose Mourinho is determined to be reunited with Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira. The Portugese has instructed the Chelsea board to pay any price for the German. (AS)

Brek Shea is prepared to leave Stoke City on loan to secure more first team football. A move to Derby collapsed after Nigel Clough was sacked at the East Midlands club. (The Sentinel)