Jose Mourinho has launched an astonishing rant at the referee after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Southampton. The Chelsea boss vented his fury at Anthony Taylor and claimed there is a campaign to brand his team cheats.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is considering an emotional return to Crystal Palace as manager.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce swallowed a second defeat in three days but not without launching a furious attack on referee Neil Swarbrick’s decision to rule out an early goal by Alex Song.
Chelsea are looking at HNK Rejeka striker Andrej Kramaric, who is also wanted by Leicester City.
Tottenham are monitoring PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot and have also bid for Newell’s old Boys’ striker Ezequiel Ponce.
QPR winger Adel Taarabt has turned down a loan move to Atalanta as he holds out for a move to AC Milan.
Arsenal are set to move for West Ham central defender Winston Reid in January as Arsene Wenger eyes up defensive reinforcements. The Gunners are prepared to pay £4m for Reid and also want Ipswich left-back Tyrone Mings.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew keen on Crystal Palace managerial vacancy after Neil Warnock exit.
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is wanted by David Moyes at Real Sociedad.
Harry Redknapp plotting QPR transfer swoop for old pal Yakubu who he signed signed at Portsmouth and is currently at Qatari club Al Rayyan.
West Ham midfielder Alex Song claims he wanted a return to Arsenal in the summer but they weren’t interested in a deal.
Bolton are stepping up their efforts to sign Kris Commons from Celtic, who is out of contract in the summer.
Alan Pardew has fuelled speculation that he would join Crystal Palace as their new manager after he refused to attend a post-match press conference following Newcastle’s 3-2 victory over Everton – because media refused to give assurances that they would not ask him about the vacancy.
Jose Mourinho claims that Chelsea are the victims of an anti-diving vendetta.
Newcastle manager Alan Padew is being linked with a sensational return to Crystal Palace but Keith Millen wants the Palace job full-time.
West Brom manager Alan Irvine could be fired after the fans turned on him during their 2-0 defeat at Stoke.
Man City are refusing to heat the seats in the away dug-out at the Etihad.
Diego Simeone is set to disappoint Manchester City and Liverpool by committing his future to Atletico Madrid.
Newcastle striker Pappis Cisse could be charged by the FA for an elbow on Seamus Coleman.
Liverpool have missed out on a deal to sign Bayern midfielder Xerdan Shaqiri, who is joining Juventus on loan instead.
Udinese striker Luis Muriel has turned down offers from Liverpool and Southampton – Sampdoria is his preferred option.
Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard is in Manchester for talks with both Utd and City. He’s already had tours and discussions with Liverpool, Munich and Barcelona.
Burnley striker Danny Ings is prepared to run down his contract instead of signing a new deal at the club.
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who is out of contract in the summer, is a target for Juventus and Roma.
Alan Irvine is on the brink of the sack following West Brom’s 2-0 defeat to Stoke.
Crystal Palace believe they can buy Newcastle manager out of his contract for £5m as his press conference no show fuels talk of his departure.
Arsenal strikerv Lukas Podolski is poised to join Inter Milan on loan for the rest of the season – Inter will pay a loan fee of around £1.5million for Podolski after the Gunners New Year’s Day game against Southampton.
Crystal Palace are expected to make a formal approach for Alan Pardew early this week after identifying the Newcastle manager as their preferred target to replace Neil Warnock.
Jose Mourinho could face a charge for misconduct from the Football Association after he was unable to contain his fury about Cesc Fabregas’s booking for diving in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Southampton. Mourinho said Anthony Taylor’s failure to award his side a penalty was a scandal and the referee should be ashamed about his decision.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has banned his side from talking about the title after going two points behind Celtic in the table.