Transfer Rumours, Monday October 15 2012: Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United, Liverpool, Aston Villa

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CHELSEA left-back Ashley Cole, 31, is to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season after rejecting a contract extension – Daily Mail

Tottenham left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 28, has emerged as a shock January transfer target for Chelsea, with Ashley Cole looking for a route out of Stamford Bridge –

Tottenham are scouting Feyenoord’s 21-year-old Dutch midfielder Jordy Clasie, who is also being watched by Juventus and Roma – Daily Mirror

Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, 24, is flattered by interest from Manchester United and Chelsea but will not be joining either during the January transfer window – Metro

Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala are plotting a sensational move for Manchester United’s 30-year-old captain Nemanja Vidic – Daily Star

Genoa and Sweden defender Andreas Granqvist, 27, has revealed he would be keen on a transfer to Liverpool, after being linked with a January move to Anfield – Metro

Aston Villa deny striker Darren Bent, 28, is in dispute with manager Paul Lambert – Daily Express

Tomasz Kuszczak, 30, has accused Manchester United of pricing him out of the Premier League and the Europa League – Daily Mirror