Update – Football transfer rumours – Tuesday, September 25

TRANSFER rumours and gossip in the football world continue and on Tuesday, September 25, they involve Arsenal, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Chelsea and Tottenham.

Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna, 29, is a target for Inter Milan if contract talks with the Gunners do not go well between now and next summer – Full story: Daily Mirror

Winger Eden Hazard, 21, has revealed Tottenham’s failure to finish in the Champions League qualifying positions “tipped the balance” in favour of a move to Chelsea – Full story: France Football (in French)

Barcelona want to agree a new contract with Xavi which could result in the midfielder ending his playing career at Camp Nou – Sky Sports

Manchester City centre-back Joleon Lescott, 30, is open to signing a new long-term contract with the club – Full story: ESPN Soccernet

On-loan Werder Bremen midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has no doubt he will return to Chelsea after his stint in the Bundesliga, insisting a permanent move is not an option – Sky Sports

Crawley have signed defender Nathan Byrne on loan from Tottenham – Sky Sports