Football transfer gossip (Jan 18): Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Chelsea

Check out latest football transfer gossip around the leagues. Is your favourite player tipped for a move?

Sunderland have made Tottenham's Roman Pavlyuchenko their top target to replace Aston Villa-bound Darren Bent.

Full story: goal.com

Bent's move to Villa could see forward John Carew leave the Midlands club to join West Ham.

Full story: Metro

Former Tottenham striker Bent will cost Villa 18m - which will smash the club's transfer record - and his move will be completed on Tuesday.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

Or, Villa will pay 24m for the 26-year-old forward.

Full story: Daily Mail

But Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly considering making an attempt to hijack Villa's move for Bent.

Full story: caughtoffside.com

Chelsea are also pushing ahead with a 22m bid for David Luiz after Benfica secured a replacement for the defender.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid have turned their attention to Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez after Hamburg blocked their attempt to re-sign striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Full story: talksport.co.uk

Manchester United are battling Real Madrid for the signing of 17-year-old Argentine forward Juan Manuel Iturbe, who plays for Quilmes.

Full story: talksport.co.uk

West Ham and West Brom are locked in a battle to sign Paris St Germain striker Peguy Luyindula.

Full story: talksport.co.uk

West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami is expected to complete a 4.5m move to Fiorentina on Tuesday.

Full story: talksport.co.uk

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has set his sights on capturing Manchester United right-back Rafael.

Full story: caughtoffside.com

United, meanwhile, are pushing ahead with attempts to sign Barcelona's Spanish international midfielder Sergio Busquets.

Full story: caughtoffside.com

Bordeaux defender Michael Ciani is being touted for a move to Arsenal later this month.

Full story: Metro

Italian club Sampdoria have revealed that they were keen on bringing in Fulham forward Diomansy Kamara.

Full story: tribalfootball.com

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew admits he faces a battle to hang on to in-form midfielder Joey Barton.

Full story: tribalfootball.com

Rafael van der Vaart has urged his Dutch team-mate Mark van Bommel to join him at Spurs. Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is known to be keen on the 33-year-old Bayern Munich captain, but may have to battle AC Milan and Manchester City for his signature.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton are close to winning the battle to sign Middlesbrough defender David Wheater.

Full story: Daily Mirror Fulham are hopeful of signing winger Shaun Wright-Phillips in a cut-price deal from Manchester City.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is reported to have identified Aston Villa duo Ashley Young and Stewart Downing as potential transfer targets.

Full story: Metro

Or, Luis Suarez could become Dalglish's first signing since his return to the club with Liverpool set to step up their bid for the Ajax striker.

Full story: Daily Mail

But Tottenham are also interested in the Uruguay forward and are tracking Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano as well.

Full story: the Guardian

Liverpool are lining up a move for 5m-rated West Brom winger Jerome Thomas.

Full story: the Sun

Chris Wood scored 27 goals in the Championship last season

Leeds United pledge to reinvest Chris Wood income into first team