Football rumours from the UK media
The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:
West Ham are remaining defiant in their bid to keep DIMITRI PAYET, having rejected a third offer from Marseille, according to Sky Sports.
The Evening Standard are reporting that Tottenham are considering a bid for Inter Milan defender ANDREA RANOCCHIA.
PATRICK VAN AANHOLT is close to joining Crystal Palace from Sunderland in a £12million move, reports the Guardian.
Chelsea will not let ASMIR BEGOVIC join Bournemouth without signing a replacement first, according to the Telegraph.
The Sun reports that Middlesbrough are holding out for £12million for Jordan Rhodes, with Sheffield Wednesday set to bid £8m.