Manchester United have told Chelsea to hold off making a second approach for Wayne Rooney until they have made a marquee signing of their own, according to the Daily Star.
The Blues saw their initial offer of £20m for the England international rebuffed by the Premier League champions, though Jose Mourinho is determined to get his man.
David Moyes is keen on securing a deal for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, but has so far been unsuccessful in his pursuit of the former Arsenal captain.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has claimed that there has been no bid lodged for Yohan Cabaye, Sky Sports understands.
Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain have been linked with a move for the France international, though the Magpies are keen to keep hold of him.
Elsewhere, Nani is to sit down with Monaco to discuss a move to the newly promoted Ligue 1 side, according to the Express.
The 26 year old has been strongly linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer, with Anzhi Makhachkala, Roma and Juventus all said to be interested.
However, it seems that mega-rich Monaco are leading the race to sign the Portugal international, who started just seven league games for the champions last season.