The Late Episode : All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips You Might Have Missed

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Jose Mourinho is facing a massive dilemma after being offered an instant return to Real Madrid.

Wayne Rooney claimed Manchester United’s spirited display against Chelsea proved the players still believe in boss Louis van Gaal.

Watford striker Odion Ighalo is a £12m target for Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.

Aston Villa want Chelsea reject Loic Remy as Remi Garde seeks to bolster his strike force for the relegation fight.

West Brom and Watford have made opening enquiries about Tottenham winger Andros Townsend. Albion boss Tony Pulis is not blessed with transfer funds this window and will likely need to sell first.

Jamie Redknapp says Wayne Rooney faces the biggest challenge of his career… the Manchester United captain must fight for his place in the England squad.

Monaco are monitoring developments with Everton forward Kevin Mirallas.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce will revive talks with Bayern Munich this week over a move for Jan Kirchhoff.
Leicester and Sunderland are ready to rival Aston Villa for Croatia goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic.

Bournemouth have made enquiries over Fulham striker Ross McCormack. The Scotland international cost £11m from Leeds United in 2014 and Fulham want to recoup their money on a player who has scored 14 goals this season.

Eddie Howe is looking to add four or five new faces to ensure his Bournemouth squad can withstand any more injuries and stay in the Premier League. They have agreed a deal to sign Juan Iturbe from Roma and have discussed offers for Jonathan de Guzman and Carlo Zuniga from Napoli plus Leeds right back Sam Byram.

Fulham expect bids for young French striker Moussa Dembele with PSG, Manchester United, Everton, Tottenham, Napoli and Bayern Munich among those interested.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea appears set to make his dream move back to Spain after Real Madrid said they would sign the 25-year-old in the summer.

Patrick Bamford is set to terminate his Crystal Palace loan early after growing frustrated at lack of first-team opportunities.

Adnan Januzaj could be coming home to Old Trafford early to salvage under-fire boss Louis van Gaal’s season and job at Manchester United.

Arsenal are ready to battle it out with Barcelona for Celta Vigo winger Nolito – and could offer Joel Campbell in part exchange to lure him to the Emirates.

Watford are winning the race for 19-year-old Peterborough striker Jonathan Edwards.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants his board to offer a bumper new deal to Harry Kane to offset interest from Manchester United.

Bacary Sagna has urged Manchester City fans to be patient with his fellow French international Eliaquim Mangala, insisting he can still be a ‘great’ given time.

West Brom have made contact with Tottenham over the availability of winger Andros Townsend.

Liverpool are closing in on a deal for AC Milan keeper Diego Lopez, according to reports in Italy.

Ashley Cole will meet this week with LA Galaxy bosses in an attempt to seal a move to the MLS side.

Manchester United are set to launch a £45m bid for Lazio star Felipe Anderson.

Mohamed Elneny will undergo a medical on Tuesday in Paris ahead of signing his Arsenal contract on Wednesday. The FC Basel midfielder will join in a deal worth £7.4m.

Celtic are facing an injury crisis ahead of Wednesday’s Premiership game at Dundee with Kris Commons, Dedryk Boyata and Stuart Armstrong almost certainly out.

Caretaker David Hopkin will be in pole position to become Livingston manager – if he can secure three points against Falkirk on Tuesday night.

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan is due to end his 19-month injury torment on Tuesday with a comeback appearance against Fleetwood Town.

David Sullivan has revealed that Rafael Benitez had agreed a deal to become West Ham United’s manager in the summer before Real Madrid stepped in at the 11th hour.

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish hopes that Alan Pardew stays at the club for a ‘very long time’.

Patrick Bamford has confirmed he has played his last game for Crystal Palace and will return to Chelsea in January after labelling his time with the Eagles as “terrible”.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United accept they need more firepower, and Southampton’s Sadio Mane and Mainz’s Yoshinori Muto are being lined up as targets

Manchester City have no intention of signing Jamie Vardy from Leicester.

Manchester United are set to launch a January transfer bid for Lazio’s Felipe Anderson, according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Jon Flanagan made his long-awaited return from injury with a run-out for Liverpool U21s on Tuesday.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has reiterated his priority of the need to sign a new centre-back during the January transfer window, and admits he is likely to be forced to shop abroad.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland forward Jeremain Lens has emerged as a target for Italian giants Roma.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa boss Remi Garde has been rumoured to be weighing up a January swap deal involving Real Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan and Carles Gil.

EXPRESS & STAR

Victor Anichebe’s future at West Brom is still up in the air, even though he inspired the Baggies to victory over Newcastle.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull City are obeing linked with a move for Southend goalkeeper Dan Bentley.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis could be a January target for Qatari side Lekhwiya.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Guus Hiddink is yet to decide whether Chelsea’s under-performing squad requires a January overhaul.

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