This one has been simmering for a month but reports on BBC.com and elsewhere have Calum Chambers completing a medical with Arsenal and agreeing to personal terms in advance of finalizing a move to the Emirates for £12Million.
Able to play center back and right back, the 19-year-old will likely provide cover for newly signed Mathieu Debuchy and potentially allow Arsene Wenger to sell Thomas Vermaelen to Manchester United or Barcelona. Chambers represents much-needed depth and youth in defense. Debuchy is already 28 so it may not be long until Chambers is challenging for the starting right back role.
Chelsea have confirmed the return of Didier Drogba on a one year deal.
Drogba is a Chelsea legend, having won a Champions League, three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, and two League Cups during his time at the club. He has scored 157 goals in 341 Chelsea matches and is loved by Blues fans around the world. Drogba will probably be used off the bench as he is 36 years old and on the decline of his career. Despite that, he remains a solid target man who can be used at end of games when Chelsea need to get a goal. Using Drogba in fantasy will be a risky move unless Diego Costa suffers an injury.
Leicester, QPR and Crystal Palace are interested in Tottenham's Lewis Holtby.
Holtby has never settled at White Hart Lane and spent the final few months of the last campaign on loan to Fulham. The midfielder is determined to get regular first team football this season, but a move away will depend on whether he can impress Mauricio Pochettino during pre-season. The 23-year-old's fitness and work-rate should do him plenty of favours, with the new Spurs manager a big fan of imposing a pressing game on opponents, so there is still a chance Holtby will be included in Tottenham's plans.
Former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison is hoping to make the most of his trial with Queens Park Rangers.
Collison has battled a chronic knee problem causing him to miss much of the past two season and he was released by the Hammers back in May, but QPR could offer him a lifeline. The 25-year-old midfielder is training with Harry Redknapp's squad during in pre-season and he hopes some good performances could earn him a short-term contract to help relaunch his career.
Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches is a summer transfer target for AS Roma.
Chiriches had a bright start to his Tottenham career before picking up a back injury that ruled him out for much of the second half of the season, and there have been constant rumours that the 24-year-old is unsettled in England. Sky Sports are now reporting that Spurs will allow Chiriches to move if they can recoup the £7.5m fee paid last summer, with Roma interested. If the a move does happen then Mauricio Pochettino may need to bring in two defenders, with Michael Dawson also free to leave the club.
West Brom have continued their roster overhaul with the loan signing of young Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom.
West Brom continue to add numbers and versatility to their defensive corps with the signing of England U21 defender Andre Wisdom. At the fringes of the Liverpool squad for a few years and coming off a year-long loan with Derby County in the Championship last season, a step up to the bottom half of the Premier League makes sense for the player and both clubs. With Gareth McAuley returning, Joleon Lescott, Chris Baird and Sebastien Pocognoli already added, and Costa Rican right back Christian Gamboa reportedly on his way as well, it isn't clear that Wisdom will be a starter. The real question is whether he will win out over Baird as the primary reserve at center back and right back for the Baggies. Wisdom's one hope for starting action is that Gamboa's attacking strengths are utilized farther up the field.
Bosnia & Herzegovina midfielder Muhamed Besic is apparently moments away from signing with Everton as their official website has announced he is already travelling with the squad to Thailand.
The 21 year old Besic started games for Bosnia & Herzegovina in the World Cup and must have impressed Martinez enough to scoop him up. Besic is a defensive mid by trade, so the addition creates a bit of a log jam at the position. Gareth Barry signed a three year deal over the summer to make a permanent move, Darron Gibson is returning to fitness and James McCarthy was a regular in the Toffee XI last year. It is not a bad problem to have, but once Gibson is fit, Martinez will be tasked to please four players pushing for two spots.
Swansea City have signed winger Jefferson Montero to a four year contract after a transfer was agreed with Mexican club Morelia.
The Ecuadorian international, who started all three of their World Cup games, can play on either side of the wing and looks to be a replacement for the soon to be departing Pablo Hernandez. While held without a goal in the Cup, he has netted 8 timed for his country in 43 caps. He projects to be a regular sooner rather than later, so keep an eye on his price tag.