Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

 

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal are lining up a shock move for Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard. The 34-year-old is in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and could leave for free at the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Manchester United scout Martin Ferguson watched Athletic Bilbao midfielder Oscar de Marcos in action against Barcelona on Saturday, and the Premier League leaders could make a fresh move for the 23-year-old after being put off by his £25m valuation in the summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

French side Nancy have denied that Tottenham have made a bid for their 20-year-old left-back Massadio Haidara.

De Marcos has scored three goals in 13 La Liga appearances this season

De Marcos has scored three goals in 13 La Liga appearances this season

Full story: calciomercato.com (in Italian) 

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has said he would like to sign "two or three players" in January.

Full story: skysports.com 

Stoke and England centre-back Ryan Shawcross, 25, has revealed that the support of manager Tony Pulis is the reason why he is set to reject interest from Manchester United and Tottenham to sign a six-year contract extension.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Swansea are lining up a £6m move for Bolton's 24-year-old midfielder Mark Davies

Full story: Daily Mirror 

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering bringing former caretaker boss Avram Grant back as an adviser to current interim manager Rafael Benitez at Stamford Bridge.

Grant's Chelsea side were beaten by Manchester United in the 2007-08 Champions League final

Grant's Chelsea side were beaten by Manchester United in the 2007-08 Champions League final

Full story: Daily Mail 

Grant, who took the Blues to the Champions League final in 2008, is being considered as a replacement for Benitez.

Full story: Daily Express 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is emerging as a target for big-spending French club Paris St-Germain as pressure builds on Carlo Ancelotti following a weekend defeat by Nice.

Full story: rmcsport.com (in French) 

Assistant manager Steve Bould scolded the Arsenal players after Saturday's loss to Swansea and labelled their performances all season a "let down".

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, 70, says Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho could be the man to replace him at Old Trafford.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Tottenham striker Emanuel Adebayor will miss the Africa Cup of Nations after turning his back on Togo in row over pay.

Full story: the Sun 

Lionel Messi has vowed to help Celtic into the last 16 of the Champions League as a tribute to their "amazing" fans, with the Glasgow club needing to better Benfica's result against the forward's Barcelona side when they take on Spartak Moscow.

Full story: Daily Record 

AND FINALLY

Thousands of runners in Liverpool have taken part in the city's annual Santa dash but some staunch Everton fans opted to wear blue suits rather than the traditional red.

Full story: Liverpool Echo