Transfer rumours – Chelsea line up Varane bid, Man City want Isco, Arsenal and Spurs target to decide in summer

Varane could swap Madrid for London this year. Photo: PA

Jose Mourinho will tempt former club Real Madrid with an offer for out-of-favour French defender Raphael Varane in the summer.

The Chelsea manager sees Varane as a long term defensive partner for Kurt Zouma, who is more of a physical presence capable of complimenting Varane's technical attributes (Record)

Man City don't want to miss out on Real Madrid's hottest young talent, as Manuel Pellegrini reportedly targets young Spanish international Isco, who played under him at Malaga (Marca)

Brendan Rodgers reckons Glen Johnson, 29, could yet earn an improved contract with Liverpool, despite already earning a rumoured £110,000 every week (Liverpool Echo)

Diego Maradona is preparing to make a shock comeback to competitive football as a player in Argentina's lower divisions (Mirror)

And finally, Arsenal and Spurs target Sebastien Corchia will decide where his future lies in the summer, when the right back is expected to leave Lille (talkSPORT)