Terry to join Costa in China move; Mahrez eager to leave Leicester

The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.

Terry to join Costa at Tianjin Quanjian?

Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian are reported to be the next port of call for Chelsea striker Diego Costa -- and teammate John Terry could join him there, according to the Sun.

Former England captain Terry is leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, and the Sun says Tianjin "are ready to come up with a lucrative two-year deal to tempt the 36-year-old to the Far East."

The club's owner Shu Yuhui wants to sign up to three big names from European football -- and the report claims he "is one of the players in his sights."

Meanwhile, the Sun also reports that Chelsea are on "high alert" after David Stockdale's contract talks with Brighton "collapsed."

Chelsea had originally targeted the goalkeeper -- out of contract at the end of the season -- when Asmir Begovic was linked with Bournemouth in the winter, but neither move went through.

Leicester star Mahrez linked with Marseille

Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez "is ready to spark a transfer scramble by quitting the Premier League champions," the Mirror reports.

It says Mahrez, one of the brightest stars of that title success, has become unsettled and is "up for grabs" in the window.

He was one of the big names to sign a new deal in the summer, but the report says he was "unhappy at being substituted in the win over West Bromwich Albion" and held talks with manager Craig Shakespeare afterwards.

So where might he end up going? The Mirror reckons Marseille, "set for a big summer of spending," are a potential destination and "could look to offset his desire for Champions League football with a lucrative pay packet."

Reds weigh Moura move

Liverpool are looking at the possibility of signing PSG winger Lucas Moura this summer, French newspaper L'Equipe reports.

The Brazilian is enjoying life in the French capital but is conscious he will need to move on if Unai Emery remains in charge, it says.

Atletico Madrid would also be keen on the 24-year-old, who has failed to develop as expected since leaving Sao Paulo in 2013.

With two years left on his contract, PSG may look to cash in -- and Jurgen Klopp would be interested in adding him to his squad as he looks to reduce the burden on Sadio Mane.

West Brom poised to leap ahead in Defoe race?

It's no surprise that the evergreen Jermain Defoe, free to leave Sunderland after their relegation, is on the radar of plenty of clubs.

The 34-year-old striker has been strongly linked with both Bournemouth and a reunion with ex-Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce at Crystal Palace.

And now the Times reports that West Bromwich Albion's Tony Pulis "is ready to explore the possibility" of signing him.

Pulis has said the Baggies would bring Defoe to The Hawthorns "if we can" and the report says he feels the England man would "guarantee goals."

But if that switch fails to materialise, the Mirror says Watford's Troy Deeney is another forward in West Brom's sights.

It adds that the 28-year-old "is no longer guaranteed a start for Watford and is interested in a move."


-- Southampton are keen to bring in Hull defender Harry Maguire as they look to fill the gap left by the departure of Jose Fonte to West Ham, according to the Mirror.

It says Saints manager Claude Puel "is a big admirer of the centre-back" and was impressed by his performance as the two teams drew 0-0 on the south coast last weekend.

But he is likely to face plenty of competition for Maguire, who is also interesting Tottenham.

-- Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce will "strengthen all areas" of his team for next season, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Bruce has not given up hope of persuading Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to join on loan for a second season, with other key priorities including a new central defender and reinforcements up front.