Last spotted grimacing with pain as he was escorted from the field after dislocating his shoulder during Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby, Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul could be on the verge of relocating to Italy, if this morning's Mirror is to be believed. The tabloid reveals that Milan are preparing a £12m bid for the 25-year-old Dutchman who is under contract on Tyneside until 2017, but almost certainly won't stay there that long.
Arsenal could show a strong statement of intent for next season by not signing Salomon Kalou, the Lille forward who younger Rumour Mill readers may remember as an underwhelming presence on Chelsea's books before his departure from Stamford Bridge on a Bosman at the end of last season. The Sun reports that, for reasons best known to himself, Arsène Wenger has "set his sights" on the Ivorian, who has declared that he "would love to go back to England" because he "spent six seasons there and I am crazy about the Premier League".
Barcelona midfielder Alex Song is another Premier League old boy pining for a return to the English top flight after grass elsewhere turned out to be less green than he'd imagined. Having made only 15 appearances for the Catalan side since his £15m move to Camp Nou last summer, Song's footballing cousin Rigobert says the combative midfielder would be open to a return to Arsenal, although Manchester City and Serie A side Inter have also expressed interest in taking him on board.
Speaking of players returning to their old clubs, in a state of affairs that pretty much sums up the utter ridiculousness of football, Anzhi Makhachkala could do their bit to save Queens Park Rangers from financial armageddon by re-signing the highly remunerated centre-half Christopher Samba just a few months after selling him to the Championship-bound club. With QPR likely to be desperate to get a DR Congo international who trousers well over £100,000 per week off their wage bill, the Russian side may be able to secure his return for a mere fraction of what they paid for him. Alternatively, Mr Samba might decide he doesn't want to go back to Russia and see out his contract at Loftus Road.
And despite being on loan at Málaga and not having played for Manchester City since 2010, Roque Santa Cruz remains on the books at the Etihad. The striker's next port of call could be South America, with the Brazilian side Botafogo rumoured to be interested in bringing him to Rio de Janeiro.