Chelsea Plotting Double Swoop For Douglas Costa And Juan Cuadrado Transfer Gossip From Fridays Papers
Chelsea plotting double swoop for Douglas Costa and Juan Cuadrado? Transfer gossip from Friday's papers
Manchester United go to Cambridge tonight for their FA Cup tie, but will the Red Devils be shopping in the designer section or the bargain bucket this January?
There is now just over a week left in the winter transfer window, but that”s plenty of time for the big (and little) deals to be done.
We will keep you up to date with all the latest rumours, done deals and analysis all through January.
The window runs until February 2 – because it cannot close on a weekend – meaning that clubs have a few days next month to add to their squads and make that final push in the second half of the season.
So what stories do we have for you today? We”ve put them all right here in one handy place, just for you.
Transfers from today”s Daily Mirror
Harry Redknapp is plotting an exciting move to lure former Brazilian wonderkid Alexandre Pato to QPR on loan. Redknapp aims to fund the deal by offloading £65,000-a-week Adel Taraabt to we althy Dubai club Al-Ahli.
Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham are preparing to step up their interest in Southampton and England striker Jay Rodriguez, who is hoping to get the all-clear next week to resume playing after over nine months out with a serious knee injury.
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Arsene Wenger is eyeing a new No1 keeper, which will send a clear message that Wojciech Szczesny”s Arsenal career could be over. Wenger is keeping tabs on Fiorentina”s Brazilian star Neto, who has said he”ll leave the Italian club in the summer after his contract expires.
And Wenger has revealed Arsenal missed out on signing Angel Di Maria, who joined Manchester United last summer for a British record £59m fee, for NOTHING at age 17 because he couldn”t get a work permit.
More Arsenal transfer news HERE.
Tony Pulis admits West Brom star-man Saido Berahino may still be sold as he fears the striker’s head will be turned if a big club bids for him. Berahino has been linked with Liverpool and Tottenham.
Swansea boss Garry Monk is eyeing a move for French bad-boy midfielder Yann M”Vila. The Swans have the money to buy him from Rubin Kazan following the sale of Wilfried Bony while rivals QPR only want M”Vila on loan.
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West Ham”s move for Hamilton defender Stephen Hendrie has fallen through according to the SPL club”s vice-chairman Ronnie MacDonald.
Hull aim to beat relegation-battle rivals Leicester to snap up Lokomotiv Moscow striker Dame N’Doye, set to be out of contract in the summer, for a bargain £2million.
Louis van Gaal says his Manchester United side CANNOT play 4-4-2 – because when they do the team looks so unbalanced it gives him "a twitchy ass".
Eljero Elia has revealed his debt to Southampton manager Ronald Koeman and declared: I will run through brick walls and fire for him.
Stories from other newspapers and the wider world
Chelsea are trying to seal a double swoop for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa and Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado.
Costa played with Chelsea midfielder Willian at Shakhtar, while Cuadrado would cost around £27million. (The Sun)
Lars BaronBut will he Costa lot? Douglas Costa (L) is a target for Chelsea
Manchester United and Chelsea are battling it out to sign Real Madrid”s former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric. (Daily Star)
David de Gea”s agent Jorge Mendes has hinted the Manchester United keeper could return to Spain. When asked if De Gea could sign for Real madrid, Mendes told Marca: "David is amazing, he’s brilliant. He’s a Man United player and has a contract there. You have to respect that but things change every five minutes." (Daily Mail)
Manchester United are ready to try to hijack Arsenal”s move for Villarreal”s Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista. (Daily Star)
Who is Gabriel Paulista? Our Spanish football expert assesses whether he is right for the Gunners.
Arsenal have lost out to Real Madrid in the race to sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro. (Marca)
Liverpool stars Raheem Sterling and Coutinho are both ready to sign new contracts with the Reds. (Daily Mail)
Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli could be offered an escape route by Serie A side Lazio, after the club president hinted a move for the striker could be on the cards. Claudio Lotito said: "Balotelli? There are a lot of rumours. When I first came here, people ran away [from Lazio], now a lot of them want to come to Lazio. Whoever wants to join us must respect our standards." (Daily Mail)
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Javier Hernandez is unlikely to remain at Real Madrid when his loan deal expires this summer, and could return to Manchester United. (Daily Express)
Michael Essien”s agent has revealed the former Chelsea midfielder has turned down the opportunity to return to the Premier League with West Brom and QPR . “Essien will not play in the Premier League for any club other than Chelsea, his former team.We had offers from West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers but we refused," he said. (Daily Star)
Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool will all miss out on Barcelona defender Martin Montoya, who is set to join Marseille. (Daily Star)