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Thursday November 27

QPR are plotting a January raid on Norwich for striker Gary Hooper.
Sone Aluko has pledged his future to Hull City after being assured he is in Steve Bruce's plans.

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal is plotting a January move for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
Chelsea are planning to send Mohamed Salah out on loan in January with the Egyptian's former club Basel and Italian side Napoli interested.
Bayern Munich bosses have told Manchester United and Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri he is free to leave the Allianz Arena in January.
Sergio Aguero wanted to make a stunning move to Liverpool when he was a teenager.

Arsene Wenger is ready for a transfer spree in January to try to salvage his side's flagging season.
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is ready to loan out out Swiss star Xherdan Shaqiri in January. Arsenal and Liverpool are on alert.
Newcastle are working on a deal to sign £9m rated Germany international Max Kruse from Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.
Tottenham are chasing Ajax defender Ricardo van Rhijn who is valued around £5m.
Tottenham have announced that Southampton backroom whiz Paul Mitchell has joined them as head of recruitment and analysis.

Liverpool are keen on 15-year-old Standard Liege midfielder Thibaud Verlinden and winger Adrien Bongiovanni.

Ronny Deila has hinted that Kris Commons will not be offered another long-term deal by Celtic and might have to accept something shorter if he wants to stay at the club amid interest from England.


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Friday November 28

Lionel Messi is locked in a dispute over cash with Barcelona - and is considering a summer move to Chelsea.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas could leave in January, with Arsenal and Liverpool showing an interest.
Arsenal could make a January move for Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar.
Luke Shaw could be out until the New Year after damaging his ankle ligaments in Manchester United's win over Arsenal.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is convinced Andy Carroll will one day move back to St James' Park.
Former Barcelona, AC Milan and PSG star Ronaldinho is being lined up for a shock move to the Angolan league.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is considering dropping goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for tomorrow's game at home to Stoke and starting with Brad Jones.
Manchester United forward Robin van Persie may be on the bench for Saturday's match at home to Hull if Falcao is deemed fit enough to start after injury.
Chelsea have blocked Fulham's attempt to re-sign goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says he wants to sort out forward Connor Wickham's future before January and says the club are "working hard" on a new contract for the 21-year-old.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan will fight for his reputation after the FA hit him with a racism charge.
Luke Shaw is set for a six-week lay-off after scans revealed he suffered ankle ligament damage during Manchester United's 2-1 win at Arsenal.

Sam Allardyce has warned red-faced West Ham defender James Tomkins to grow up and cut out the play-acting.
Alan Pardew has confirmed his interest in bringing back Andy Carroll.
Centre-back Paul McShane is considering his Hull future.
Southampton are hoping to tie down promising full-back Matt Targett with a five-year contract.

Arsene Wenger could turn to unsettled PSG star Yohan Cabaye in a bid to solve Arsenal's growing injury crisis.
Arsenal are believed to be keen on Palermo striker Paulo Dybala.
Wigan owner Dave Whelan may quit as chairman after being hit by an FA charge.
Stoke are sweating on the fitness of Asmir Begovic, Geoff Cameron and Phil Bardsley ahead of their trip to Liverpool as a sickness bug sweeps their camp.

Tottenham have severed links with one of their official licensed suppliers after three pitch invasions caused a 10-minute delay to their Europa League clash against Partizan Belgrade and left them facing a UEFA charge.
Dave Whelan faced an uncertain future as Wigan chairman on Thursday night after the FA charged him with an 'aggravated breach' of their rules over his controversial comments about Jewish and Chinese people.
Manchester United have suffered yet another injury blow after learning that Luke Shaw could be out for between four and six weeks with ankle ligament damage.
Robin van Persie has revealed that he came close to joining Dick Advocaat's Rangers side.

Roberto Mancini is ready to try again to sign Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, but this time for Inter Milan.


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Arsenal and Chelsea both want to sign Real Madrid pair Raphael Varane and Sami Khedira.
Manchester United's Ander Herrera has played down speculation of a swap deal with Bayern Munich's Xherdan Shaqiri.
Arsenal are thought to be monitoring Everton's James McCarthy.
Javier Hernandez is expected to return to Manchester United next summer with Real Madrid not keen to make his loan move permanent.
Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus is set to be snubbed by Real Madrid.

Arsenal are leading the chase for former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who has failed to make an impact at PSG.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand will be a successful manager when he retires from playing.
Lionel Messi is locked in a dispute over cash with Barcelona and is considering a summer move to Chelsea.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will join Manchester United in the race to sign Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar.

West Ham and Swansea are monitoring the progress of Barcelona teenager Munir El Haddadi.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech could be heading to AC Milan for £7m after Arsenal said they would not pursue their interest.
Arsene Wenger says it won't be easy to bring players into Arsenal in the January transfer window.
Mario Balotelli's agent is working behind the scenes to secure a January move to Napoli.
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Thierry Henry wants to return to Arsenal and help them win the Champions League as a coach.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has said that Robin van Persie's form is not good enough.

Jose Mourinho has rewarded his Chelsea players with a Christmas party this year.
Chelsea are close to agreeing a shirt sponsorship with Turkish Airlines worth £25m.
Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool can still finish in the top four of the Premier League.


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Sunday November 30

West Brom will join Everton in the race to sign Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell from Arsenal.
Leicester City will compete with yesterday's opponents off the pitch QPR as both clubs want to buy Toronto FC striker Jermain Defoe, who is reportedly keen on a return to the Premier League.

Manchester City are planning to bring in a left-back in January with the Premier League champions lining up a £17m move for Monaco's Layvin Kurzawa.
Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira who is out of contract in the summer but they could face competition from Chelsea for the Germany midfielder in January.
Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho could also clash over Real defender Raphael Varane. The Arsenal boss is considering signing a new central defender and Varane is reported to be the latest name on his wanted list but Mourinho is also keen.

Arsenal are willing to put in a £16m offer for Everton's Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy who is earmarked by Arsene Wenger and his coaching staff as a player who is ready-made for their team.
The Gunners will also switch their attentions to making an £8m move for Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings in January if they are beaten to the signing of Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels by Manchester United.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could leave on a free transfer in the summer when his deal expires. His future looks increasingly uncertain as discussions over a new contract drag on.
The Anfield side are monitoring events at QPR where the news is that Charlie Austin is not being rushed into signing a new deal with Tottenham also interested.

Manchester United face a difficult decision whether to offer Javier Hernandez a new contract after learning Real Madrid will decline making his loan move permanent, while Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are among those believed to be interested in the Mexican.
Porto have told Arsenal and Liverpool they must shell out £40million of they want to sign Colombian star Jackson Martinez.
Arsenal are, however, reportedly not in the market for a centre back with Arsene Wenger saying he is happy with Nacho Monreal.

Colombia striker Radamel Falcao has until April to convince Manchester United to pay £44m for him and turn his loan move from Monaco into a permanent switch.

Arsenal have targeted Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko as Arsene Wenger aims to add some strength to his side and bring in cover for the injured Jack Wilshere.


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Monday December 1

Steven Gerrard will be offered a fresh start in the MLS if he fails to agree a contract extension with Liverpool, with New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy both keen to sign him.
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is lining up a January move for Burnley's England U21 forward Danny Ings. The 22-year-old is out of contract next summer and has yet to agree a new deal.
Arsenal are interested in signing Cruzeiro's powerhouse Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva. The 21-year-old is also attracting interest from Real Madrid.
Diego Simeone will quit Atletico Madrid at the end of the season. He is top of Manchester City's list to replace under-pressure Manuel Pellegrini but Paris Saint-Germain are leading the race to sign him.
Manchester United have been put on red alert after 19-year-old Dutch wonderkid Daley Sinkgraven confirmed he is open to a January move away from Heerenveen.
West Ham are interested in signing Besiktas' 31-year-old Canadian midfielder Atiiba Hutchinson, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
Liverpool's Glen Johnson will not go crawling to the club over a new contract.
Manchester City's hopes of pinching Pep Guardiola have taken a hit after Bayern Munich vowed to keep their super-boss for years.

Steven Gerrard has rubbished claims he has fallen out out with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers as tensions build over his contract extension. The 34-year-old is a free agent in the summer and can begin talking to other clubs next month.
Arsene Wenger is confident he is still the man to lead Arsenal despite the club's fans displaying a huge banner in the 1-0 win over West Brom which called for him to quit.
Man City have made a shock £17m swoop for Monaco left-back Layvin Kurzawa.

Steven Gerrard has insisted there is no rift with boss Brendan Rodgers - as Liverpool revealed they have formally offered him a new contract.
Swansea have joined the queue of clubs ready to take Arsenal forward Joel Campbell on loan in January with Everton and West Brom also interested.
Roberto Martinez is trying to tie Everton's Irish international midfielder James McCarthy down to a contract extension to prevent Arsenal from making a move for the 24-year-old in January.
Thierry Henry has been offered a route into coaching by his former France team-mate Willy Sagnol who is in charge of Bourdeaux.
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is lining up a January raid for Burnley striker Danny Ings.
Sunderland are hoping to snap up Christian Atsu in the January transfer window.

Roy Keane was involved in a training-ground row with Aston Villa players 24 hours before his sudden exit from the club. After the bust-up, Keane and Paul Lambert held talks and decided it was best for the 43-year-old to leave.
Glen Johnson appears set to leave Liverpool this summer after he revealed there is no prospect of his future at the club being resolved. The England international can begin talking to other clubs next month about joining them on a free transfer.
Frank Lampard wants to stay with Manchester City for the rest of the season and fight Chelsea for the Barclays Premier League title.
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp said he had no plans to jump ship after his side dropped down to last place in the Bundesliga following their 2-0 defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.

Manuel Pellegrini is very optimistic that a deal will be agreed with New York City for in-form midfielder Frank Lampard to extend his loan spell with the club.
Jurgen Klopp insists he will not resign as Borussia Dortmund manager despite his side hitting a new low as they slumped to the bottom of the Bundesliga following their 2-0 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Frank Lampard's future at Manchester City will be resolved in December, insists manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly willing to listen to offers for Karim Benzema, putting Premier League trio Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool on alert.
Chelsea are furious with the lack of first-team appearances Christian Atsu has received at Everton, and are threatening to recall him in January.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will stick with his principles of nurturing youth with a £8million offer for Ipswich defender Tyrone Mings.

Ronny Deila has urged Virgil Van Dijk to reject interest from Arsenal in order to stay and help Celtic battle for the Treble and European glory.


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Tuesday December 2

Steven Gerrard is considering retirement at the end of the season due personal concerns over his form and fitness.
Red Bull chiefs will meet Massimo Cellino next week as they step up their bid to seize control of Leeds United from the disgraced italian.
Burnley have offered Danny Ings a new contract but manager Sean Dyche refuses to rule out his star striker leaving in January.
An unnamed Qatari side have bid £9.5m for 23-year-old Trabzonspor striker Abdul Majeed Waris, who is a Manchester United target.

Frank Lampard is in line for a £6million bonus if he extends his loan spell at Manchester City and helps them retain their Premier League title.
Swansea manager Garry Monk has ruled out selling Wilfried Bony in January unless the club receive an "astronomical fee".

Danny Ings is wanted by Newcastle in a cut-price January deal. The in-form Burnley striker is out of contract in June and available for around £3million.
Chelsea are keen to loan out-of-favour winger Mohamed Salah to a Premier League club in January with Sunderland, QPR and Stoke all said to be interested in taking the Egyptian for the rest of the season.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp is keen to tie in-form striker Charlie Austin down to a new deal with the club to ward off interest from Tottenham and Liverpool.

High-flying Southampton will make a £7million move for Burnley striker Danny Ings in January.
Chelsea are ready to offer manager Jose Mourinho, 51, a new contract after speculation linking him with the Barcelona job.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 26, is seeking assurances he will get first-team football after returning from a loan spell at Real Madrid.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told skipper Steven Gerrard that he can have a place on the Anfield coaching staff when his career ends.
Manchester City keeper Joe Hart's negotiations over a new deal with the club are set to continue into the new year.

Louis van Gaal is considering a move for Atletico Madrid's experienced £28m-rated defender Diego Godin in January as he seeks to shore up his injury-ravaged defence.
Manchester City will not make a decision about extending Frank Lampard's loan spell from New York City beyond January until after their final Champions League group match against Roma next week.

Arsene Wenger is planning to offload Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell in January as part of an overhaul at Arsenal.

Dundee have opened talks with manager Paul Hartley over a new contract and also want to extend scoring sensation David Clarkson's deal beyond the end of the season.
Ronny Deila insists Celtic's forgotten man Stefan Scepovic is going nowhere in January and remains adamant the striker has a part to play this season.


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Wednesday December 3

Andre-Pierre Gignac has given Newcastle the green light to sign him after the striker revealed he wants to leave Marseille.
Arsene Wenger has told Thierry Henry a job is waiting for him at Arsenal.
Emile Heskey is training with Bolton Wanderers in a bid to make a shock comeback to English football.

Yohan Cabaye is considering quitting Paris Saint-Germain in the next transfer window, according to his team-mate Javier Pastore.
Roberto Martinez has warned Arsenal that James McCarthy will be at Everton for a "long, long time".
Tottenham midfielder Paulinho is a target for Brazilian clubs Sao Paulo and Corinthians.
Former Barcelona and Brazil star Ronaldinho has revealed how close he came to joining Manchester United, declaring "I was on the brink".

Arsenal are considering a £20m move for German midfielder Christoph Kramer if they fail to land Sami Khedira from Real Madrid.
Thierry Henry has been told there is a job for him at Arsenal.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has fired a hands-off message to Arsenal over in-form James McCarthy.
QPR have rejected the chance to sign Argentina defender Pablo Alvarez, 30, following a trial spell.

Emile Heskey could be set for a return to English football with Bolton Wanderers.
Roma are weighing up a January move for Petr Cech.
Roberto Mancini is keen to take Aleksandar Kolarov to Inter Milan.
Ronald Koeman will ask Southampton's board for January transfer reinforcements to boost his side's chances of staying the Premier League's top-four course.
Boca Juniors want Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo.
Burnley and Celtic are showing interest in Tranmere Rovers midfielder Max Power.
Spanish starlet Suso is happy to stay at Liverpool despite reports linking the attacking midfielder with a move to AC Milan.

Roberto Martinez has told Arsenal their interest in James McCarthy is doomed to failure because he will build Everton's future around the midfielder.
Jose Mourinho has dropped a heavy hint that John Terry is set to be offered a new deal at Chelsea.
Stromgodset have denied rumours claiming that Manchester United have made a bid for Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool target Martin Odegaard.
Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah looks set for a January loan move to Sunderland, despite interest from QPR, Everton and Stoke.


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Thursday December 4

Bolton boss Neil Lennon is ready to return to former club Celtic with bids for midfielder Kris Commons and right-back Adam Matthews.
Liverpool have taken the lead in the chase for Norwegian wonder boy Martin Odegaard after the 15-year-old flew into Merseyside for talks.
Frank Lampard will have the blessing of MLS commissioner Don Garber if he elects to extend his loan spell with Manchester City until the end of the season.
Arsenal are ready to test Southampton's resolve with a £15m move for Morgan Schneiderlin as Arsene Wenger looks to shore up his midfield.
Roberto Mancini is planning to boost his Inter Milan squad by returning to the Premier League to try to bring Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski, Liverpool midfielder Lucas and Chelsea winger Mo Salah to Italy.
Norwich star Nathan Redmond is set to spurn interest from Stoke City in order to stay with the Championship club for the rest of the season.
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has dismissed talk of a move to Manchester United, saying he is happy with the Italian champions.
Italian striker Giampaolo Pazzini may be heading to the Premier League as AC Milan seek to shift the 30-year-old's wages off the books, with QPR, Sunderland and Aston Villa all said to be interested in taking him on loan.
Millwall and Bristol City are both planning January moves for Chesterfield hotshot Eoin Doyle.

Liverpool are making their play to sign 15-year-old Norway starlet Martin Odegaard after he arrived for a tour of the club on Wednesday.
Rickie Lambert wants Steven Gerrard to sign the contract on offer from Liverpool and end his career at the club.
Arturo Vidal has told Manchester United he is happy at Juventus as the January transfer window approaches.
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has claimed that Brad Friedel "tried to block" his move to Old Trafford in 2003 - although the Tottenham veteran denies that.

Sevilla are monitoring Juan Mata's situation at Manchester United - with a view to making a January move for him.
Premier League clubs have received a boost in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus.
Manchester United have reassessed their targets for the season after winning four games in a row under Louis van Gaal.
Arsenal and Manchester United target Lucas Silva has taken a step closer to a Real Madrid move after admitting "it would be a dream come true" to sign for the European champions.
Italy striker Giampaolo Pazzini is being offered to Premier League clubs. QPR, Sunderland and Aston Villa are set to be interested.
Rickie Lambert insists Steven Gerrard must stay at the Anfield giants not just for the rest of his playing career but for life.

Terry Butcher could be set for a sensational return to Motherwell - the former England international has been heavily backed over the last 24 hours for a second stint at Fir Park.
Chelsea fans could be set for an early Christmas present this year, with manager Jose Mourinho, captain John Terry and star player Eden Hazard poised to sign new contracts with the club.
Angel Di Maria looks set to stay at Manchester United this summer after PSG identified Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen as their first-choice signing.
Lucas Silva's agent has confirmed interest in his client from the Premier League and La Liga. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are on alert.

Wonderkid Martin Odegaard has been spotted at a Liverpool restaurant sparking speculation that he is on the verge of snubbing a host of Europe's top sides to sign for the Merseysiders.
Paris St Germain are preparing a shock bid for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Liverpool have entered the race to sign Palermo striker Paulo Dybala with Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini's long-term Anfield futures in doubt.
Lukas Podolski is set to hold crunch talks with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger later this month.
Arsenal and Liverpool are preparing audacious bids for Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani.
QPR midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips, 32, is a target for MLS side New York Red Bulls when his contract expires in the summer.


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Friday December 4

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal also wants to sign Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne.
Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross has warned Arsenal will be walking into a hate-filled bear-pit when they meet at the Britannia Stadium this weekend.

Manchester United are ready to spend another £150million next summer.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been given the go-ahead to start an overhaul of his squad next month.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has quashed reports that Diego Godin will leave for Manchester United in January.
Alan Pardew fears Moussa Sissoko could be the next Newcastle star to be lured away, with Chelsea and Arsenal keen admirers of the France midfielder.
Norway starlet Martin Odegaard enjoyed a training session with Liverpool's first-team on Thursday as Brendan Rodgers continues to plot a move for the talented 15-year-old.

Manchester United are planning to match last summer's £150m transfer spree to sign elite players who can help them challenge for the Champions League.
Ravel Morrison will be touted about to Premier League strugglers in January by West Ham, once his loan spell at Sky Bet Championship club Cardiff ends.
Liverpool edged a step closer to landing Martin Odegaard after the 15-year-old Norwegian starlet trained with the Anfield side.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says big clubs are certain to be watching his star midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
Alan Irvine has held talks with West Brom chief Jeremy Peace, but is not expecting the sack even if 16th-placed Albion suffer a fifth defeat in a row when they visit to fellow strugglers Hull on Saturday.
Nigel Pearson is set to remain in charge of Leicester this weekend despite his astonishing blast at the club's fans.

Eden Hazard is wanted by Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the upcoming January window, but Chelsea are ready with a new contract offer.

Colombia striker Jackson Martinez is going nowhere, despite Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham sniffing around the Porto striker.
Arsenal and Manchester United are set to miss out on Cruzeiro's 21-year-old midfielder Luca Silva, who looks set to sign for Real Madrid.
Arsenal are plotting a £15million offer for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin in an effort to keep Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United's paws off the 25-year-old

Manchester United spending could reach £350m in two years, with Roma's Netherlands midfielder Kevin Strootman and Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels among their top targets.
Arsenal are ready to make an £8m bid in January for Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings.

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will submit evidence of the discrimination he has faced to the Football Association as part of their investigation into his "Super Mario" tweet.


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Saturday December 6

Hull City manager Steve Bruce wants to cut short Hatem Ben Arfa's season-long loan spell, with the winger having failed to impress during his time at the Yorkshire club.

Joe Hart will be the world's highest-paid keeper when he signs his new five-year Manchester City deal, which is reportedly worth £31m.
Liverpool could sign a replacement for Glen Johnson in January, with top target Martin Montoya's agent insisting that the 23-year-old will "100%" leave Barcelona this winter.

Leicester City have made a bid for in-demand HNK Rijeka striker Andrej Kramaric, also a reported target for Spurs and Chelsea.
Manchester United target Diego Godin is going nowhere, according to his current Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.
Arsenal and Manchester United target Sami Khedir says he is 'curious' to see where he ends up.

Manchester United are set to sell three unwanted players in January - goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard and midfielders Nani and Anderson - to finance a £200m assault on the transfer market.
Genoa captain and left-back Luca Antonelli, 27, says he's dreaming of a switch to Liverpool.
Arsenal and Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuits for Jackson Martinez, with the Porto striker's agent playing down a Premier League move.

DeAndre Yedlin has been granted a work permit this week and is expected to complete his move to Tottenham in January
Fraser Forster, 26, says that moving to Southampton from Celtic has given him the platform and profile to dislodge Joe Hart as England goalkeeper.
Manchester United are prepared to spend another £100m next summer with defenders Mats Hummels, Aymeric Laporte and Diego Godin.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham have never considered letting in-form striker Harry Kane leave the club.


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Sunday December 7

The decision has been made at Liverpool that Mario Balotelli is finished as a player and that he will be sold in the summer.
Liverpool are pushing for West Ham's Winston Reid in January - with his contract up at Upton Park in the summer.
The Reds are likely to miss out on Martin Odegaard despite his training stint this week - after Ajax made their move for the 15-year-old
Chelsea have emerged as frontrunners for German international Marco Reus - working hard behind the scenes.
Aston Villa are putting the naming rights for the Holte End up for grabs as they seek to raise funds for boss Paul Lambert.

Joe Hart is set to sign a new four-and-a-half-year deal with Manchester City worth £165,000 a week.
Liverpool are interested in Uruguayan striker Jaime Baez, who is drawing comparisons with Luis Suarez in his homeland.
Leicester have had a £7m bid for HNK Rijeka striker Andrej Kramaric rejected.
Swansea are the latest club to target Tranmere midfielder Max Power, who has been watched by Burnley, Celtic and Rangers.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned Mario Balotelli that his career is on the line.

Chelsea have entered the battle for battle for Germany's coveted midfielder Marco Reus. The Borussia Dortmund star has a £19.6m buy-out clause.
Spurs are leading the chase for Bayer Leverkusen's South Korea star Son-Heung-min.
Tottenham are also interested in Argentina side Newell's Old Boys' star Ezequiel Ponce, 17, known as 'The Tank' in his homeland.
Sunderland are chasing Palermo defender Ezequiel Munoz, and boss Gus Poyet insists Emanuele Giaccherini is staying at the club.

Mario Gotze's boot which won Germany the World Cup has sold for two million euros.
Roma striker Mattia Destro could be on his way to Arsenal.
Liverpool are leading the chase for West Ham defender Winston Reid.
Arsenal are set to beat Manchester United to the signature of teen star Ethan Ampadu, 14, son of former Gunner Kwame.
Chelsea have stalled on a new deal for defender Branislav Ivanovic.
Crystal Palace have made Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis their number one January target, and are also lining up Swansea defender Neil Taylor.
Rangers want to sign Burnley striker Danny Ings - if they make it back into the Scottish Premiership.

Manchester United's hopes of signing Dutch star Kevin Strootman from Roma in January hinge on rivals Manchester City - with Louis van Gaal facing paying double next month if the Giallorossi are still in the Champions League.
United chief van Gaal has revealed that he had his pick of four jobs this summer - but opted to take on United because they were the biggest challenge.
Liverpool are confident Steven Gerrard will NOT join a Premier League rival - if he decides to leave Anfield.
Hull City are interested in signing Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez should he decide he wants to leave the Emirates.


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Monday December 8

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out until at least March after having an ankle operation.
Derby boss Steve McClaren will raid his old club for FC Twente for star striker Luc Castaignos.
Liverpool target Martin Odengaard, the 15-year old Norway international, will meet Bayern Munich and Ajax before deciding which club to join.
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham will put pen to paper on a new four-and-a-half-year deal at the Stadium of Light this week.
Crystal Palace forward Marouane Chamakh says that the Eagles will face a huge battle to keep in-form wide man Yannick Bolasie at Selhurst Park in the January transfer window.
Despite guiding West Ham United up to third place in the Premier League, manager Sam Allardyce is still in the dark over a new contract at Upton Park.
Newcastle United are eyeing up a January swoop for Chelsea's veteran backup goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has told friends he will be out of action for a month after suffering knee ligament damage in the 1-0 win over Everton.
Under-pressure Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson says he is determined to remain in charge of the bottom-of-the-table Foxes despite the club having now gone 10 games without a win after a 2-1 loss at Aston Villa on Sunday.
Former Newcastle United midfielder Nolberto Solano wants to prove himself as a manager in English or Scottish football, and the Peruvian has targeted vacancies at Motherwell and Hartlepool United.

Arsenal look like beating arch-rivals Manchester United to the signature of Exeter City starlet Ethan Ampadu when the transfer window reopens for business next month.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is demanding a new spine for his team in January, and the club's board want to make it happen. Pochettino wants a new centre-back, central midfielder and centre-forward. Napoli's Spain international Raul Albiol and Southampton duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are Spurs' top targets.
Steve Clarke is in the frame to become the new No 2 at Aston Villa following Roy Keane's departure.
Chelsea's Patrick Bamford will extend his loan at Middlesbrough.
Hull midfielder Stephen Quinn is set to be awarded a new two-year contract.
Sunderland manager Gustavo Poyet still wants to bring out-of-favour Liverpool forward Fabio Borini to the Stadium of Light next month after missing out on the Italian last summer.

Richard Dunne has called on Roy Hodgson to pick his QPR team-mate Rob Green for England.
James Milner says Manchester City can salvage their Champions League campaign even without Sergio Aguero.
Spurs are set to move for Celtic defender Virgil Van Dijk, although the 23-year-old is also wanted by Arsenal, Manchester City, Newcastle, Southampton and Swansea.

Manchester City will have to wait a further 48 hours before learning the full extent of the knee injury picked up by key striker Sergio Aguero in the Premier League against Everton on Saturday.


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Tuesday December 9

Manchester City are plotting a move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, as a replacement for Yaya Toure.

Arsenal and Liverpool target Winston Reid wants a huge pay day which will almost certainly see the defender leave West Ham.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are being quoted a price of £4m for Benfica's Uruguayan right-back Maxi Pereira, 30.
QPR will give Harry Redknapp just £5m to spend on new faces in the January window, meaning he'll have to sell to buy.
Samir Nasri has claimed he will leave Manchester City if he is no longer wanted at the Etihad.
Defender Kyle Walker, 24, is set to be included in Spurs' squad to face Besiktas in the Europa League this week after a nine-month injury lay-off.

Spanish champions Atletico Madrid insist defender Diego Godin is not for sale after the 28-year-old was linked with a move to Manchester United.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal target, 21-year-old Argentine striker Paulo Dybalais, is set to sign a new deal at Italian side Palermo.

Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi has been watching Monaco's 22-year-old £15m-rated left-back Layvin Kurzawa.
Newcastle are keen on doing a deal for highly-rated Anderlecht striker Aleksander Mitrovic.
Southampton have emerged as favourites to sign Roma starlet and "new Zlatan Ibrahimovic" Gianluca Scamacca.
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 27, admits he faces an uncertain future at the club after losing his starting place.
Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind, 24, is making good progress in his comeback from a knee injury - according to his dad.

Atletico Madrid have told Manchester United that they must meet Diego Godin's £28.5m buyout clause to land the defender in January.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp is keen on signing former Tottenham and Liverpool striker Robbie Keane, 34, on a three-month loan deal from LA Galaxy following the end of the MLS season.

Louis van Gaal has cast doubt over Radamel Falcao's long-term future at Manchester United by claiming he is "not interested" in the Colombia forward's reaction to being held back from first-team action at the club.

Striker Diego Costa could start Chelsea's final Champions League group game against Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday to improve his match fitness.


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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could be out for eight weeks with the knee injury suffered against Everton at the weekend, says manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Crystal Palace are eyeing a January move for Norwich keeper John Ruddy. Everton are also believed to be interested in re-signing the 28-year-old, who left for Goodison Park for Carrow Road in 2010.
Former Spurs and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell is being lined up to launch his coaching career with Ajax.
Aston Villa are facing a midfield injury crisis after Ashley Westwood was ruled out for up to a month. His fellow midfielders Fabian Delph, Tom Cleverley and Joe Cole are already either doubtful or out of Saturday's derby against West Brom.
Stoke centre-back Ryan Shawcross admits he finds his England snub hard to accept. Shawcross made his solitary Three Lions appearance two years ago.

Hull City have slapped a £6million price tag on defender Curtis Davies, who is a target for Sunderland and Leicester.
Mark Hughes insists Stoke will not sell forward Bojan in January after his recent form alerted clubs across Europe.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to sign Legia Warsaw defensive midfielder Krystian Bielik, 16.

Manchester United remain confident of signing 24-year-old Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman - but the move could be delayed until the summer if curreht club Roma reach the Champions League knockout stages.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has dismissed suggestions that he needs to strengthen his defence in January.
But the Dutchman is hoping to bring Bayern Munich and ex-Chelsea winger Arjen Robben, 30, back to the Premier League in January.
Meanwhile, United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all interested in Monaco's Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho, 28, who is rated at £30m.

Liverpool are continuing to look at Chelsea's out-of-favour Petr Cech and Stoke's Asmir Begovic as a replacement for under-fire keeper Simon Mignolet, but are set to miss out on Cologne's Timo Horn.
Meanwhile, Mario Balotelli has been made Liverpool's featured player for January in their official 2015 calendar - saving them any embarrassment if he departs Anfield in the transfer window.

Manuel Pellegrini says his job would not be in danger if Manchester City were eliminated from the Champions League at Roma tonight.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 26, could be out for as long as eight weeks after straining his medial knee ligament against Everton on Saturday.


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Liverpool and England winger Raheem Sterling are "nowhere near any agreement" on a new contract, according to a source close to negotiations.

Southampton are concerned that France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is unwilling to sign a new contract - and could leave St Mary's for either Tottenham or Arsenal.
Chelsea are monitoring AFC Wimbledon's teenage striker Daniel Agyei.
Sami Hyypia has been given a stay of execution as Brighton boss after just three wins in 20 matches.

Leicester will launch a record-equalling £10million raid for Anderlecht forward Aleksander Mitrovic in January.

Curtis Davies has vowed to fight for a future with Hull - despite being wanted by Premier League rivals Sunderland and Leicester.
Modibo Maiga, who is on loan at Metz, could be sent back to West Ham after going AWOL at the French club.
Sunderland, Crystal Palace and West Brom are eyeing Toulouse's Ivorian full-back Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro, 22.
Watford are set to cancel Irish midfielder Keith Andrews' loan and send him back to Bolton after a bust-up with boss Slavisa Jokanovic.

Liverpool are struggling to agree a new contract with Raheem Sterling as the impact of their Champions League exit takes effect.
Liverpool and Everton are considering making a move for full-back Martin Montoya, 23, after the Spanish full-back revealed he would like to leave Barcelona. Juventus are also thought to be interested.
Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam is open to the possibility of a move abroad in the future amid links to Real Sociedad.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says he has no intention of losing striker Kevin Mirallas.

Liverpool have already held talks with prospective replacements for embattled manager Brendan Rodgers.
Liverpool's elimination from the Champions League is already having an effect with Raheem Sterling considering his future at the club.
Fernando Torres could return to Chelsea this January. He is currently on loan at AC Milan.
Arsenal have joined Liverpool in the race for Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Stefan Johansen has urged Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard to snub Europe's elite and join him at Celtic.
Juventus have made enquiries into Barcelona's Martin Montoya in a move that could puncture Arsenal and Liverpool's efforts to sign the full-back.
Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson has held talks with a number of Australian clubs about a talent-swap deal.
Terry Butcher has withdrawn his interest in the Motherwell job, leaving the door open for Premiership rivals St Mirren to swoop.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila says only a "crazy" offer would be enough for him to sell Republic of Ireland striker Anthony Stokes to Cardiff City. The Bluebirds are thought to be ready to table a £1.5m offer for the Irishman.


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Sam Allardyce has claimed it will take a bid of £20million for West Ham to sell Winston Reid in January.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes has joined the race to sign Arsenal forward Joel Campbell.
Ronald Koeman has told Arsenal and Tottenham that Southampton will not let Morgan Schneiderlin go in January.
Fernando Torres is to be offered for free around Premier League clubs this January - only four years after costing a British record £50m.

Everton and Newcastle are locked in a three-horse race with Napoli for £5million Legia Warsaw star Ondrej Duda.
Manchester United will break the bank to try and keep David De Gea out of Real Madrid's grasp.
Joe Hart is on the verge of signing a new four and a half year contract at Manchester City.
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has been playing with two broken ribs.

England goalkeeper Joe Hart has revealed he wants to remain at Manchester City for the rest of his playing career.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is ready to throw Mario Balotelli into Sunday's crunch clash with Manchester United.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is lurking in the wings in case Manchester City sack Manuel Pellegrini.

Manchester City's Champions League hero Joe Hart has revealed he is on the verge of committing his long-term future to the club by signing a new contract.
West Ham centre-back Winston Reid is yet to sign a new deal and, with his contract expiring at the end of the season, has been linked with a move to Arsenal or Liverpool.
Alan Pardew has told Arsenal fans to lay off Arsene Wenger and believes they should be grateful for all he has done at the club.
The FA have received Nigel Pearson's written observations on his spat with a fan and have decided to charge the Leicester City manager for using abusive language towards a spectator.

Juventus have moved to block any Arsenal interest in defender Stephan Lichtsteiner by preparing a new contract for the Swiss star.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes is bracing himself for more interest from top clubs in captain Ryan Shawcross.
Kris Commons is ready to quit Celtic unless they offer him more than the one-year extension that has been tabled.
Liverpool have been nursing Adam Lallana through games after it emerged that the England international has been playing with two broken ribs.

Mitchell van der Gaag has become hot favourite to take charge at Motherwell.

Chelsea have become the first fully professional football club in England to be accredited employers paying a 'living wage' to all their staff.


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Dejan Lovren's future at Liverpool is in doubt just six months after his £20million arrival.
Ally McCoist quit as Ranger boss last night to return the focus of attention to the scandal of mismanagement at the club.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman wants West Ham striker Mauro Zarate.
Eden Hazard will 'soon' sign a new five-year contract at Chelsea.

Brendan Rodgers has told his army of critics: I'm the best man to boss Liverpool.
Sunderland are ready to open contract talks with Lee Cattermole.
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal injury nightmare has turned into a farce with 11 players out injured.
Brazilian defender Filipe Luis admits Jose Mourinho is right to leave him on the Chelsea bench.
Nigel Pearson fears he may not see out the season at rock-bottom Leicester.
Manuel Pellegrini has challenged Edin Dzeko to prove he does not need to buy another striker.

Defiant Brendan Rodgers last night insisted: I am the only man who can rescue Liverpool.
Manuel Pellegrini is plotting a shok £20million swoop for Newcastle star Papiss Cisse.
Pellegrini has also urged Frank Lampard not to quit Manchester City.

Jose Mourinho has provided the clearest indication yet that he will recommend Chelsea offer skipper John Terry a new 12-month contract.
Liverpool and Manchester United target Martin Odegaard has been training with Bayern Munich.
Liverpool's £10million striker Divock Origi is complaining of burnout at loan club Lille.


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Frank Lampard looks likely to remain at Manchester City until the end of March, when he could join up with New York City.
West Brom are tracking Bournemouth duo Matt Ritchie and Steve Cook.
Everton have entered the running to sign £6m-rated Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.

Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini wants to work with Liverpool's faltering striker Mario Balotelli, who he managed at Manchester City, once again by bringing him to the San Siro.
Paris Saint-Germain are also tracking Mario Balotelli and would be interested if they could land him for a cut-price fee of £8m.
Newcastle have made Danny Ings a top transfer target, with the in-form Burnley striker out of contract at the end of the season.
Manchester United could be set to sign young Penarol striker Kevin Mendez.
Liverpool have opened talks with Genoa over the signing of goalkeeper Mattia Perin

James Milner's talks over a new Manchester City contract have broken down and former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is keen to take him to Serie A.
Liverpool striker Steven Gerrard has had a bust-up with defender Dejan Lovren.
West Brom striker Saido Berahino may miss out on a bumper new pay deal if he is found guilty of drink-driving.

Jurgen Klopp has emerged as a leading contender for the Liverpool job if the Anfield hierarchy decide to axe Brendan Rodgers.
Swansea City's Michu, who is on loan at Napoli, could be set to return to the Premier League with Crystal Palace.
Arsenal have revived their interest in Spartak Moscow midfielder Romulo.

Chelsea have made a £30m bid for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman in an attempt to beat Manchester United to the signing of the Dutch international in January.
Manchester United's owners the Glazers are promising to spend a fortune on the club to turn them into a team of 'galacticos' worth £3billion.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is keen to loan out Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj in January, with David Moyes' Real Sociedad leading the chase

Colombia international Fredy Guarin could be heading to Liverpool, who are considering a January loan deal for the Inter midfielder.
Burnley striker Danny Ings, who is set to be a free agent next summer, is attracting interest from Ajax.
Arsene Wenger has moved to correct Arsenal's defensive problems by stepping up an interest in Benedikt Howedes.

MLS side New York Red Bulls want to make Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard their star signing and hope to take advantage of the 34-year-old's relationship with sporting director and former Reds manager Gerard Houllier.


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Manchester City are the latest club to join the race to sign star Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender Mats Hummels.
QPR and Crystal Palace will battle to sign Peter Crouch from Stoke in Janaury.
Hull boss Steve Bruce accepts he made a mistake taking Hatem Ben Arfa, who is believed to be back in France training on his own, on loan from Newcastle.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has urged manager Brendan Rodgers to offer at least £20m for Swansea striker Wilfried Bony in January.
Newcastle may make another attempt to argue with the Premier League that they should be allowed to sign a keeper on an emergency loan. Their first attempt was rejected. Tim Krul is injured and Karl Darlow is at Nottingham Forest on loan, with no recall clause.

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is not ruling out a move for Jermain Defoe, and is planning an £8m bid for Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric.
Birmingham's Demarai Gray - who scored a hat-trick in Saturday's 6-1 win over Reading - says he does not want to leave, despite increasing interest from Premier League suitors.
Sunderland are ready to ship out Adam Johnson next month in order to fund a move for Fabio Borini. Liverpool want £10million for Borini.

Brighton are ready to turn to Tim Sherwood to save their season with boss Sami Hyppia set to leave his post today.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp has made a check on Brentford and England U21 winger Alex Pritchard, who is on loan from Spurs.
Wilfried Bony is on the Manchester City radar for January with the champions' senior strikers all sidelined.

Manchester United could sign winger Gareth Bale from Real Madrid for £90m, allowing the Spanish giants to use the money to sign Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Liverpool striker Raheem Sterling.

Patrick Bamford will stay on-loan at Middlesbrough as Jose Mourinho cannot find a space for him in his Chelsea squad.
Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock plans to strengthen in January but wants more from Dwight Gayle and Wilfried Zaha.
Manuel Pellegrini is desperate for Frank Lampard to extend his stay at the Etihad due to a growing injury list and Yaya Toure's impending departure to the Africa Cup of Nations - and Lampard wants to stay too.

Bayern Munich join the hunt for Norwegian starlet Martin Odegaard despite interest from Celtic, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Legia Warsaw star Lukasz Broz wants to face Celtic in Europa League as he believes the Polish side have already proved they are better than the Scottish champions.

Tony Pulis is in line to replace Nigel Pearson should Leicester City fail to turn around their poor form around following the dismissal of director of football Terry Robinson, who Pulis had a fractious relationship with at Stoke.


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Manchester United want David de Gea to sign a £36.4million five-year deal that will make him the richest keeper in history.
Liverpool's owners are to carry out a review of the club's transfer policy, with the club's transfer committee in the firing line.
Reading want Steve Clarke to replace Nigel Adkins, who was sacked on Monday.

Chris Hughton is favourite to become the new Reading boss following the dismissal of Nigel Adkins.
Everton are in the chase for Hull skipper Curtis Davies, who is considering his future after losing his first-team place.
Emmanuel Adebayor and Benoit Assou-Ekotto lead a list of players Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino would like to offload in January. Midfielder Mousa Dembele is also likely to leave and a swap with Aston Villa for Fabian Delph has been mooted, though Stoke boss Mark Hughes is also keen on the former Fulham man.
Wayne Rooney says Manchester United can win the Premier League.
Southampton youngster Matt Targett has set his sights on England's left-back berth - like mentor Luke Shaw.

Manchester United are weighing up a January bid for Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is lining up Norwich keeper John Ruddy as a replacement for Simon Mignolet.
Alex Song has given West Ham hope he will stay at the club beyond his season-long loan deal.
West Brom and Bolton are tracking Lorient and Burkino Faso striker Alain Traore.
Luton have opened talks to sign on-loan QPR defender Michael Harriman.

Defender Ashley Williams is worried what will happen to Swansea if Wilfried Bony's goals dry up.
Manchester United and Chelsea midfield target Kevin Strootman will not be sold by Italian club Roma in January.

Southampton are apparently ready to rival Manchester United for wantaway Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder.
Fernando Torres could be set for an emotional return to boyhood club Atletico Madrid next month.
Ravel Morrison will be forced to train with West Ham United's U21 squad after he was sent back from his loan at Cardiff City.
Stoke City have made an enquiry about PSV Eindhoven winger Zakaria Bakkali, 18.
Premier League clubs have been alerted to the fact that Fulham are willing to listen to offers for striker Ross McCormack.
Manchester United are looking at Belgian brothers Indy and Sepp Boonen, 15 and 13 years old respectively.
QPR are weighing up a January move for Blackburn striker Rudy Gestede.

Neymar turned down Manchester City because he didn't fancy playing on England's muddy pitches.