Christian Benteke Set For Man City Switch Transfer News And Gossip From Sundays Papers

Christian Benteke set for Man City switch? Transfer news and gossip from Sunday's papers

Christian Benteke set for Man City switch? Transfer news and gossip from Sunday's papers

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The transfer window is open, and things are in full swing.

Teams can cut, trade and roll the dice as much as they like and, if speculation is to be believed, it could be a rather busy few weeks.

We will keep you up to date with all the latest rumours, done deals and analysis all through January.

The January transfer 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, as the first days of the transfer window pass? We”ve put them all right here in one handy place, just for you.

Stories from today”s Sunday Mirror

Manchester City will this week step up their chase for Wilfried Bony. The reigning champions are willing to pay £25million for the Swansea striker.

PAHitman: Bony could be leaving South Wales 

Manchester United are set to make it a three-way battle with Arsenal and Tottenham for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.

Raheem Sterling is close to agreeing a new £100,000-a-week contract to stay at Liverpool.

Juventus have set their sights back on Radamel Falcao – in the belief that the on-loan Monaco striker will NOT be staying at Manchester United permanently.

Brendan Rodgers has warned Liverpool’s owners that Steven Gerrard’s exit means it’s time to splash the cash on finished product players not ones with potential.

Stories from today”s Sunday People

Yohan Cabaye is line for a sensational return to Newcastle – with Paris Saint Germain using the playmaker as bait to land fellow France midfielder Moussa Sissoko.

Dean MouhtaropoulosToon return: Cabaye could be passing Sissoko on the Channel 

Former Arsenal defender Remi Garde and Dick Advocaat are two of the names on a five-man short-list as Newcastle go continental in their search for a new head coach.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is heading for a pay hike as a reward for his incredible form, despite having only signed a new five-year deal in August.

Tony Pulis is targeting Spurs winger Aaron Lennon and Inter Milan left-back Yuto Nagatomo – after being handed an astonishing £30million war chest. Highly-rated striker Saido Berahino WILL be sold by the Baggies to fund signings.

Stories from other newspapers and the wider world

Convicted rapist Ched Evans, 26, is set to sign a contract with a League One club next week. (Sunday Times)

Manchester City are plotting a swoop for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 24, to resolve their striker crisis. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City are also interested in signing Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 21, with the Toffees ready to sell for £45m to fund an overhaul of Roberto Martinez“s squad. (Mail on Sunday)

Alex LiveseyStarlet: Could Barkley be set for a move to the Etihad? 

Former England skipper Gerrard is on the verge of agreeing a £3.9m deal to join the MLS franchise on an 18-month contract. (Mail on Sunday)

And Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned the club”s owners that only “established international stars” can replace the Anfield talisman. (Observer)

Manchester United are to make bids for Borussia Dortmund”s Mats Hummels, 26, and Schalke”s Benedikt Howedes, 26, as they aim to strengthen in defence. (Sunday Express)

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich will attempt to persuade Arjen Robben, 30, to turn down a move to Manchester United by offering the Dutch winger a new deal in excess of the £180,000-a-week contract he signed last year. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Blow: United”s hopes of landing Robben are set to be dashed 

Chelsea are closing in on the £4m signing of Rijeka”s Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric, 23. (Sunday Times)

Manchester City are eying a deal for Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet, 20, but manager Manuel Pellegrini fears Financial Fair Play rules could scupper the move. (Mail on Sunday)

Meanwhile, another PSG midfielder, 19-year-old Adrien Rabiot, is close to joining Tottenham on a six-month loan deal. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Steven Fletcher”s future at Sunderland is in doubt – and Hull boss Steve Bruce is waiting to swoop for the 27-year-old striker. (Sun on Sunday)

Midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, 27, is set to leave Newcastle United and return to France after the Magpies agreed a deal with Nice. (Sunday Express)

New boss Tony Pulis will be given £30m to spend in January by the West Brom board and has targeted Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon, 27, and Stoke striker Peter Crouch, 33. (Daily Star on Sunday)

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