Manchester United's hopes of signing Sergio Ramos have been revived after the Real Madrid defender reportedly rejected a new contract.
Spanish newspaper AS reports that the 29-year-old Real captain has grown frustrated by the clubs reluctance to meet his wage demands of £135,000-per-week.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has reportedly offered Ramos wages of £5.6m per season while he wants closer to £7m. The transfer saga was thought to have ended last month when it was announced that Ramos would sign a new contract at the Bernabeu, but it appears now that's not the case.
The centre-half is believed to be Louis Van Gaal's number one defensive target and United reportedly had an offer of £35m turned down earlier this summer but rumours are sure to pick up against now that Ramos' future is once again up in the air.
Here's the rest of Friday's transfer gossip.
Arsenal are still confident about signing Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema despite Arsene Wenger dismissing speculation regarding the 27-year-old France international.
Manchester United are refusing to meet Barcelona winger Pedro's £23m buyout-clause, United believe that £17m is a fair price as the 28-year-old lacks resale value.
Sunderland's hopes of bringing Adnan Januzai to the Stadium of Light on loan hinge on Manchester United's deal for Pedro.
Emmanuel Adebayor's move from Tottenham to Aston Villa appears to be off after the 31-year-old Togo striker refused to move to the midlands.
Villa have also offered Spurs £5m to take unwanted winger Aaron Lennon to Villa Park.
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West Ham are set to complete the signing of Mexico striker Raul Jimenez from Atletico Madrid on a £1.4m season-long loan deal.
West Ham have also enquired about Liverpool striker Fabio Borini while the 24-year-old remains in talks about a move to Fiorentina.
West Brom are in talks to bring Arsenal's 20-year-old midfielder Serge Gnarby to The Hawthorns on loan.