Football transfer gossip (Jan 24): Blackpool, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Southampton, Sunderland

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

Chelsea hope to finalise the 26m transfer of 23-year-old centre-back David Luiz from Benfica in the next 24 hours.

Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool have stepped up the hunt for Luis Suarez by flying out to Holland for further talks with the Uruguay striker. Suarez's club, Ajax, want 20m for the 23-year-old.

Full story: the Sun

Reds manager Kenny Dalglish could be ready to bid for Paris St Germain striker Guillaume Hoarau who would cost the Anfield club around 6m.

Full story: footylatest.com

Blackpool captain Charlie Adam wants to join Liverpool before the January transfer window closes in seven days, but faces a bitter fight with the Tangerines over his departure. Liverpool are prepared to pay up to 5m for the 25-year-old.

Full story: Daily Mirror

However, Blackpool boss Ian Holloway thinks Liverpool's valuation of his prized asset Adam is "derisory" and "insulting".

Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham must stump up 18m if they want to sign former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra, 25, from Real Madrid.

Full story: Daily Mail

Meanwhile, Spanish side Real Madrid are looking towards loaning Tottenham's 29-year-old striker Roman Pavlyuchenko as the short-term answer to their current striker crisis.

Full story: Footylatest.com

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is determined to clinch the 4m signing of Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller on Monday.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted he is closing in on 17-year-old Southampton striker Alex Oxdale-Chamberlain in a deal worth around 10m.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City's unwanted striker Emmanuel Adebayor is ready to fly to Monaco to seal a 9m deal to rejoin his old club.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Adebayor's move means Everton are set to revive their interest in Monaco striker Dieumerci Mbokani but Hoffenheim and Sunderland are also interested.

Full story: Daily Mail

Sunderland are preparing to make an audacious bid for Porto's 30m-rated striker Givanildo Vieira de Souza, 24, better known as Hulk.

Full story: Footylatest.com

The Black Cats are also set to sign Inter Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari on loan until the summer. Sunderland will also have an option to buy the 26-year-old Ghanaian international for 6m.

Full story: the Sun

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