James Milner Tops Liverpools January Shopping List Transfer News From Thursdays Papers
The January sales are well and truly open for business.
Already, there”s been wheeling, there”s been dealing and if speculation is to be believed, it could be a rather busy next three 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.
Transfer stories from today”s Daily Mirror
Chelsea and PSG plot Lionel Messi transfer as Barcelona “chaos” leaves superstar considering his future.
Manchester United agree Victor Valdes deal – and plot shock Tim Krul move if they lose David de Gea.
Martin Odegaard spotted at Real Madrid game as European champions close in on Norwegian wonderkid.
Xherdan Shaqiri has emerged as a shock transfer target for Stoke, according to Potters assistant boss Mark Bowen.
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Suso”s agent claims the Spanish forward has agreed a four-year deal to join AC Milan from Liverpool.
Such is the lure of Liverpool for Steven Gerrard, that he is talking about returning before he has even left.
West Brom want Blackburn striker Rudy Gestede as Tony Pulis looks to shake up squad.
Other stories from today”s Daily Mirror
Frank de Boer is Newcastle’s top target to take over as head coach – in a bold new approach from owner Mike Ashley.
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Ched Evans: Now NANDO”S pull Oldham sponsorship as MP calls for FA action over club signing rapist.
Next season”s Premier League gets earliest-ever start as new campaign set to kick off on August 8.
Stories from other newspapers and the wider world
Liverpool want Manchester City”s James Milner, who”s contract at the champions expires at the end of the season (The Times).
Chelsea are up for paying Lionel Messi”s £200million release clause to sign the Barca forward (Daily Star).
Manchester United have bid for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels – only to be told that the German is not for sale (Daily Express).
Arsenal have been lined with a move for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech in the summer (Daily Telegraph).
Arsenal have seen a £5million bid for Marcelo rejected. The 22-year-old Dinamo Zagreb midfielder is also being tracked by Everton, Liverpool, Tottenham, AC Milan and Valencia (Daily Star).
Gallery: Arsenal”s January transfer targets
But the Gunners are set to make another move for 17-year-old midfielder Krystian Bielik after Legia Warsaw rejected Arsenal”s initial £2.4million bid (The Sun).
Andros Townsend wants to stay at Spurs long-term after being linked with a move away from the club (London Evening Standard).
New Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew – who will today be unveiled by the Selhurst Park club – wants to sign Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert (Guardian).
Olympiakos want to sign Liverpool”s misfiring striker Mario Balotelli on loan for the rest of the season (Daily Express).
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