Latest Transfer Rumours: Levy the Hero in Bale Deal, Fellaini, Mata, Lewandowski
Less than 48 hours to go now and the real scramble for signings begins for some clubs as the transfer window comes to an end.
But why is Spurs chairman Daniel Levy waiting until the final moments to sign off on the Bale deal, and which major sports star will be watching the transfer with eager eyes?
Read on to find out more.
Daniel Levy Playing Hardball with Real over Gareth Bale Transfer
There seems little doubt Bale will be granted his transfer to Real before the window closes at midnight on Monday, but the genuine star of the show for White Hart Lane supporters has to be Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Not content with bringing in a host of talent on the back of the deal for the Wales international, Levy will wait until the last minute to deny North London rivals Arsenal and other Premier League clubs the chance to strengthen their squad, report Pete Jenson and Ian Stafford of the Mail On Sunday.
Bale's arrival at the Bernabeu is expected to prompt the departure of a number of Real players, with the Gunners keen on Angel Di Maria, Mesut Ozil and Karim Benzema targets for Arsenal, claims the report.
Levy is also determined to ensure Tottenham receive an additional £10 million if Bale is sold on to another Premier League side in the future, reports Colin Mafham of the Sunday Express.
Sid Lowe of The Observer reports that Real have had to dismantle a stage set up at the Bernabeu for Bale's unveiling ahead of the La Liga game against Athletic Club Bilbao, while tennis star Rafael Nadal has voiced his views on the arrival of Welshman in an interview with Sky Sports.
Arsenal Maintain Interest in Chelsea Midfielder Juan Mata
The Spain international faces a dilemma ahead of the transfer window closing, claims Kidd, with the Blues not actively looking to sell the 25-year-old but unable to guarantee him regular first-team football.
According to the article, the Gunners have spoken with Mata's representatives, but have also lined up a move for Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler as a further option.
The article also claims Wenger is looking at a move for Galatasaray and Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder.
Jose Mourinho Eyeing Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema for Chelsea
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is determined to bring in a big-name striker before the transfer window closes, with Robert Lewandowski and Benzema at the top of his list, reports Joe Bernstein of the Mail On Sunday.
The Stamford Bridge boss believes his team need more firepower for the forthcoming season and wants enquiries made for Lewandowski and Benzema.
David Moyes Has Five Midfielders in Mind as Dortmund Keep Up Kagawa Interest
Hetherington believes it is significant that Borussia Dortmund are interested in re-signing their former player, Shinji Kagawa, which could set up a swap deal with the Bundesliga side for Gundogan.
Steve Bates and Alan Nixon of the Sunday People report that Martinez wants to take Jesse Lingard from United as part of the deal.
Bits and Pieces: Victor Moses, Jermain Defoe, Andy Johnson, Nick Powell
Everton and Liverpool are in a tussle for the services of Chelsea winger Victor Moses, reports Alan Nixon of the Sunday People.
According to the report, Liverpool are leading the chase for the Nigeria international, but Moses worked under Everton boss Martinez at Wigan Athletic.
Everton are looking to make a triple swoop for Wigan midfielder James McCarthy, Ryan Bertrand of Chelsea and Feyenoord's Bruno Martins Indi, claim Simon Mullock and Matt Law of the Sunday Mirror.
West Bromwich Albion want Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe to bolster their squad, and will turn to Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon if they are unsuccessful, claim Alan Nixon and Dean Jones of the Sunday People.