A fortnight ago, The Mirror speculated that Liverpool were "set to ditch Alberto Moreno transfer" in order to pursue Marcos Rojo - a 24-year-old who plays for Sporting CP - instead.
Whether the Reds remain interested enough to launch a formal enquiry into the Argentine's availability remains to be seen, but any delay could see Chelsea steal a lead in any race for the player's signature as the full back is also in demand at Stamford Bridge, according to A Bola reports.
In four World Cup appearances with Argentina, Rojo has been responsible for 14 tackles, 14 clearances and nine interceptions with an 84% passing accuracy and a relatively low crossing precision; 9%. He has also created six goal-scoring opportunities and has attempted seven shots on goal which underlines his effectiveness at the back and going forward.
Transfermarkt.co.uk value the defender at a market rate of £4.84 million.
While Manchester City appear to hone in on Eliaquim Mangala, who was once on Chelsea's radar, the club appear more likely to veer toward Joao Miranda, instead, according to this report.
Romelu Lukaku could have been deemed an ideal Diego Costa replacement for Atletico Madrid but The Express imply that the Belgian's move is in jeopardy as the La Liga champions look to Mario Mandzukic.
If Petr Cech is told he is no longer the primary goalkeeper of choice in West London then his representative will attempt to generate interest in Spain, by holding discussions with Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Viktor Kolar said: "I would get in touch with Zubizarreta [from Barcelona] and people at Real Madrid. These are clubs we would consider if Chelsea wanted to get rid of Petr. We would also consider Bayern but they have Neuer there."
And finally, Frank Lampard helped inspire Paul Pogba. The Frenchman said: "I love to watch videos [of matches] and correct my errors on the pitch. I often watch Yaya Toure but also Gerrard and Lampard."