#TransferTalk: All the latest football transfer rumours today

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  • Ashley Young faces a visit from Premier League chiefs in a bid to stop him diving.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo signed a new five-year Real Madrid deal to end Manchester United’s hopes of luring him back.
  • Carlton Cole is doing a ‘mini pre-season’ with West Ham in a bid to win a fresh deal.
  • Gianfranco Zola fears Watford will be priced out of a loan return for Chelsea’s Nathaniel Chalobah.
  • Sheffield Wednesday are stepping up their pursuit of Swansea striker Leroy Lita.
  • Reading midfielder Hope Akpan is set to re-join old club Crawley on loan.


  • Referees have been warned not to speak to managers after Mark Halsey’s claim that he texted Sir Alex Ferguson.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo stole Gareth Bale’s thunder and broke Manchester United’s hearts on Monday when he signed a staggering new deal that ties him to Real Madrid for five more years.
  • Jose Mourinho has warned owner Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea fans not to expect a repeat of his first glory era at Stamford Bridge.
  • Andre Villas-Boas is willing to let Tottenham misfit Emmanuel Adebayor out on loan – to save him from life with the reserves.
  • West Brom boss Steve Clarke is blocking striker Saido Berahino’s loan exit to Bolton.
  • Manchester United’s forgotten man Federico Macheda is wanted on loan by Doncaster.
  • Sheffield Wednesday are hoping to sign Swansea striker Leroy Lita on loan.
  • Barnsley are set to tie up a loan deal for Hull left-back Joe Dudgeon.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has finally ended any chance of making a return to Manchester United.
  • David Moyes rushed Wayne Rooney back into action to ensure he is fit for Sunday’s Manchester derby.
  • Jonjo Shelvey has hit back at Stuart Pearce as he aims to prove he is ready to step up to the England team.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a staggering five-year deal with Real Madrid – worth almost twice as much as Gareth Bale will be earning in Spain.
  • Fernando Torres insists he is not unsettled by Samuel Eto’o’s arrival at Chelsea and says they are friends, not enemies.
  • Tottenham fans will not be censured for chanting the word ‘Yid’ in defiance of the Football Association.
  • Martin Jol has told Fulham’s disgruntled fans to expect a top-10 finish this season.
  • Mahamadou Diarra will play his first game for more than nine months in this afternoon’s development clash with Reading.
  • Shinji Kagawa trained ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Bayer Leverkusen but Danny Welbeck was absent. Wayne Rooney trained without his headband.
  • City skipper Vincent Kompany is nearing a return to first-team action after being named in the squad for the club’s Champions League encounter with Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday.
  • Brendan Rodgers has challenged his Liverpool players to raise the bar ahead of tonight’s clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
  • James McCarthy can’t wait to start learning from Gareth Barry – after the veteran inspired Everton to victory over Chelsea on his debut.
  • Bafetimbi Gomis says he won’t be leaving Lyon in January. The Newcastle United transfer target was mooted to be available on a cut-price deal but seemingly wants to run his contract down.
  • Alan Pardew has warned the rest of the Premier League Newcastle United could be back to their rampant best.
  • Alan Pardew has compared the importance of Yohan Cabaye to that of Wayne Rooney and Hatem Ben Arfa’s display at Aston Villa to Luis Suarez.
  • Paolo Di Canio says summer signing Cabral has failed to feature in recent Sunderland games because he is not performing as well as the players now ahead of him in the pecking order.
  • Jozy Altidore admits he was left stunned by referee Martin Atkinson’s decision to deny him a first Premier League goal in Sunderland colours.
  • Jonjo Shelvey is relishing the prospect of going head to head with his midfield idol – and ex-next door neighbour – when Swansea City host Liverpool tonight.
  • Steve Clarke today insisted his new-look Albion will grow in strength after they rescued a point at Fulham by ending their early-season goal drought.
  • Paul Lambert today urged Villa to embrace the fear factor to overcome their home stage fright.
  • Kevin Doyle today insisted the excitement of winning something with Wolves this season persuaded him to stay at Molineux.
  • Chris Gunter has defended Pavel Pogrebnyak following the striker’s red card against Brighton on Sunday.
  • Charlie Adam says Stoke can take heart from the number of chances they are creating, but admits there is still room for improvement.
  • Mark Hughes believes it could be love at first sight for Stokies after grabbing their first glimpse of crowd pleaser Marko Arnautovic.
  • Owen Coyle bemoaned a tale of two refereeing decisions that he believes cost Wigan Athletic dear at Leicester on Saturday.
  • Solving Wanderers’ goalscoring problems, says Dougie Freedman, is not simply a case of playing two strikers up front.
  • Derby hero Jordan Rhodes insists he has never wanted to leave Blackburn Rovers after preserving his side’s 34-year unbeaten derby record against Burnley.
  • Sean Dyche has reassured Burnley fans that their derby disappointment won’t last.
  • James Forrest’s chances of playing against AC Milan on Wednesday hinge on the opinion of the club’s physios.
  • Lee McCulloch today tipped new Ibrox recruit Arnold Peralta to take Scottish football by storm – when he becomes a fully-fit power Ranger.
  • Anthony Stokes did his chances of an improved contract offer no harm with a man-of-the-match performance in Celtic’s 3-1 win at Tynecastle on Saturday, and he now hopes to give further proof of his value to the club with a starting place in Wednesday’s Champions League group-stage match in Milan.
  • Mark Halsey insists the vile abuse Premier League referees suffer could drive an official to commit suicide.


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