RUSSIAN club Anzhi Makhachkala – who who made Samuel Eto’o the world’s highest-paid player – are now eyeing Barclays Premier League stars.
Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard are reportedly targets for Anzhi.
According to the stories, the pair could be offered £13m a season.
Chelsea could go after Everton midfielder Ross Barkley in January.
The Daily Mirror reckons the Blues are plotting a £20m raid on Goodison Park.
Chelsea are also said to be keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and Serbian defender Neven Subotic.
Liverpool and Inter Milan will go head-to-head for Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen.
Arsenal were previously said to be keen, but pulled out of the race for the Belgian.
Spurs are considering a swoop for Switzerland goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic.
His club Olympiakos Volos may have to sell on the cheap after they were relegated to Greece’s amateur league over a match-fixing scandal.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini may try again to get Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi for £8m in January while ex-Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra could return to the Premier League when his contract ends at Real Madrid.
Manchester United have refused to let 18-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba out on loan to Burnley.