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Arsenal are preparing to fight Real Madrid and Barcelona for PSG ace Edinson Cavani in January and Liverpool want Barcelona’s Martin Montoya.
Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen could be a January target for Barcelona, while Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race for ‘Mini Messi’.
Daily Mirror
  • Basel star Mohamed Salah is eyeing a move to either Chelsea, Man United or Real Madrid.
  • Everton’s Manchester United transfer target Leighton Baines expected to play for the Toffees again by boss Roberto Martinez
  • West Ham have Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac on their transfer hit-list as they try to end their goal drought.
  • Chelsea have joined Liverpool and Manchester United in the chase to sign Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
  • Spain U21 full-back Martin Montoya is in the last six months of his contract and it’s understood Liverpool want him in January.
  • West Brom are to hand Saido Berahino huge 1,764 per cent pay rise from his previous £850-a-week wages.
  • Ian Holloway is favourite to manage Bristol City despite his strong ties to rivals Rovers.
  • Shay Given has returned to the North-East by joining Middlesbrough on a month’s loan.
  • Serbian striker Filip Djordjevic is wanted by Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace and Hull in January.
  • John Arne Riise has been told he can leave Fulham on a free transfer in January.
  • Gus Poyet has ordered unhappy striker Fabio Borini to forget about quitting Sunderland in January.
  • Arsenal are reportedly preparing to make a move for Basel defender Fabian Schar.
The Sun
  • Liverpool want Barcelona left-back Martin Montoya, who is out of contract at the end of the season, in a bargain January deal.
  • The FA have been accused of ‘sitting on their backsides’ over football corruption.
  • Andre Villas-Boas insists this victory in the Arctic Circle will help Tottenham turn up the heat on Manchester United.
Daily Mail
  • Jose Mourinho is considering a loan deal for Fabio Coentrao in January, a move that would cast further doubt on Ashley Cole’s future.
  • Arsene Wenger’s scouts will be the latest at Tannadice when they run the rule over Scottish football’s hottest property Ryan Gauld on Friday evening.
  • Liverpool are pursuing a move for Barcelona full-back Martin Montoya
  • West Ham are considering a loan deal for Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac.
  • Saido Berahino will commit his long-term future to West Bromwich Albion by signing a new three-and-a-half year deal on Friday.
  • Arsenal and Roma have made offers to Barcelona teenager Tonny Sanabria.
Daily Star

  • Newcastle boss Alan Pardew last night admitted the club have another fight on their hands to keep Yohan Cabaye.
  • Chelsea and Manchester City have been given a boost in their pursuit of PSG star Edinson Cavani after Arsenal were deterred by the striker’s high wage demands.
  • Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given has joined Middlesbrough on a month’s loan.
  • Arsene Wenger is hinting he could move for Liverpool target Konstantinos Mitroglou in the upcoming January transfer window.
  • Tottenham want to sign Basel winger Mohamed Salah.
Daily Express
  • West Brom striker Saido Berahino is to agree a new four-and-a-half-year deal worth £15,000 a week today.
  • Roberto Martinez says Leighton Baines has not played his last game for Everton and maintains he is under no pressure to sell players in January.
  • Arsenal are preparing to battle Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona for PSG striker Edinson Cavani in January.
  • Chelsea have joined Manchester United and Tottenham in the race for Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia.
  • Juventus will turn to Chelsea’s Kevin De Bruyne in January but only if they are not able to sign Manchester United’s winger Nani.
London Evening Standard
  • Mark Schwarzer has revealed Jose Mourinho is no longer the ‘happy one’ at Chelsea.
  • Tont Pulis “will not take any rubbish from anyone” at Crystal Palace, according to Stuart O’Keefe.
  • Tottenham could face a test of their resolve to hold onto Jan Vertonghen in January with a £20million bid from Barcelona.
  • Andre Villas-Boas defended Roberto Soldado after the Spaniard drew another blank on Thursday night.
  • Craig Bellamy says Tottenham is the one club he regrets not playing for.
  • Sam Allardyce wants West Ham to repeat their performance at Tottenham to get the club out of a “vulnerable position”.
Fulham Chronicle
  • John Arne Riise has been told he can leave Fulham on a free transfer in January.
Newham Recorder
  • Sam Allardyce admits West Ham are already “very active” in the transfer market as they prepare to bolster their striking options in January.
  • Mousa Dembele believes Manchester United have lost some of their fear factor following Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure.
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger maintains there should be no concern over a delay in wrapping up his new contract.
Manchester Evening News
  • Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City may have to prioritise the Premier League clash with Arsenal over the final Champions League group game at Bayern Munich.
  • Will and Michael Keane have both gone on loan to Championship sides Wigan Athletic and Derby County, who meet this Sunday.
  • Manchester United are eyeing a £2million move for Dundee United kid Ryan Gauld, according to the Dundee Evening Telegraph.
Liverpool Echo
  • Liverpool are interested in a deal for Barcelona full-back Martin Montoya in January.
  • Everton will not use Leighton Baines’ injury-enforced lay-off to open talks over a new contract, according to Roberto Martinez.
The Chronicle
  • Papiss Cisse has shrugged off talk of a move to QPR – and vowed to rediscover his best form in the coveted number nine shirt at Newcastle.
  • Seb Larsson says the memories of April’s nightmare at Villa Park will only make Sunderland more determined as they return to the Midlands on Saturday.
  • Alan Pardew has challenged his Newcastle side to “stay in touch” with the Premier League’s big guns.
  • Gus Poyet understands Fabio Borini’s frustration at his lack of action, but insists he has a vital role to play in Sunderland’s survival struggle.
  • Poyet believes Emanuele Giaccherini can provide Sunderland with the same attacking spark that Gianfranco Zola gave Chelsea.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Alan Pardew insists it is not “cut and dried” that Yohan Cabaye will leave Newcastle this summer – even if the World Cup offers him a platform to impress “big clubs” this summer.
  • Ola Toivonen is stalling over a new PSV Eindhoven contract – news which could interest Newcastle.
  • Gus Poyet has promised Fabio Borini the opportunity to play a part in Sunderland’s survival effort.
Evening Gazette
  • Shay Given is set to make his Middlesbrough debut against Bolton tomorrow.
Birmingham Mail
  • Steve Clarke expects Saido Berahino to sign a new West Brom deal within the next 24 hours.
  • Clarke is also confident that Shane Long’s continued good form will lead to him signing a new and improved Albion deal.
  • Aaron Mclean is sure that he and his new Birmingham team-mates will be on the same wavelength soon.
Express & Star
  • Steve Clarke insists Graham Dorrans could still play a part for West Brom this season after the midfielder’s proposed exit on loan fell through.
  • Wolves midfielder Jamie O’Hara’s loan move to Blackpool collapsed because he isn’t fit enough.
  • Saido Berahino was today set to sign his new West Brom contract as Steve Clarke insisted Shane Long will not be sold.
Hull Daily Mail
  • Hull owner Assem Allam has indicated a willingness to break the club’s transfer record in January.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Leeds boss Brian McDermott said he was anxious to avoid “hurting” an away following of almost 7,000 at Blackburn on Saturday.
The Daily Echo
  • Mauricio Pochettino faces a reunion this weekend with the man he once described as the “absolute best of the best” – Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho.
Reading Post
  • Reading failed in a late bid to land West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans before the loan deadline.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer says the sight of 7,000 ‘mad’ Yorkshiremen invading Ewood Park for the clash with in-form Leeds will be all the inspiration his players need.
  • Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits this loan window has been the toughest he has had to negotiate in management.
The Sentinel
  • Stoke could be without defensive kingpin Robert Huth until Christmas.
  • Marko Arnautovic reckons his team-mates can spring a surprise at Everton tomorrow – even without him and Huth.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Emmerson Boyce has called on Wigan fans to stick together following the side’s back-to-back home defeats to Brighton and Zulte Waregem.
The Bolton News
  • Dougie Freedman says a fantastic team spirit has been an integral part of Bolton’s recent success.
  • Freedman says he was never approached in 20 years as a footballer to fix a match and has not seen it happen first-hand either.
The Star
  • Sheffield United are sweating over the fitness of Ryan Flynn ahead of tomorrow’s trip to promotion-chasing Leyton Orient.
Evening Times
  • Hearts have taken the first step towards exiting administration after the club’s creditors voted in favour of a Company Voluntary Arrangement.
  • Paul Murray fears Charles Green is still involved in the running of Rangers.
The Scotsman
  • Arsenal are understood to have joined the race for Dundee United youngster Ryan Gauld.


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