Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City will fight for AS Roma playmaker Miralem Pjanic. The Sun believes the 23-year-old Bosnian international is valued at £20m and with his contract expiring only in 2015, the Serie A club have the upper hand.
Pjanic has three goals and five assists from 19 league starts this season and has also attracted attention from Spanish giants Barcelona. If there are concrete enquiries from the Nou Camp, it could prove bad news for the Premier League trio, as the player has confirmed an interest in playing for the Spaniards.
Assuming there is no interest from Barcelona, north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham will have to dig deep to outbid City. However, both clubs are expected to have significant summer funds at their disposal, with Arsene Wenger likely to have £70m and Andre Villas-Boas hinting at summer spending regardless of their final league position this year.
Meanwhile, City are likely contemplating a summer revamp, with as many as six players possibly on their way out of the club.
Emmanuel Adebayor on Premier League Season
Spurs' Togo international striker, Emmanuel Adebayor, has admitted a difficult first full season at the clubs since his permanent transfer in the summer. The former Arsenal and City forward was scintillating last campaign, while on loan from the Etihad club. However, with only four goals in 23 games this year, he has had his share of critics.
"It has been a difficult season for me with injuries but I feel I'm getting fitter now and it's the end of the season. We've got two games to go and I will give everything I've got left in the locker. It's good to come here [at Stamford Bridge], to score a goal, get an assist and get a point for the team. Even at 2-1 we had to believe we had the quality to score," the 29-year-old explained.
Spurs rescued a point at the midweek London derby but are still in fifth place and no longer favourites to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League. They face Sunderland and Stoke City in the final two games of the season and need either Chelsea or Arsenal to slip-up in their final games to qualify for the Champions League.