Friday's breaking transfer window gossip

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Roman Abramovich will make Pep Guardiola an £18m-a-year deal to become Chelsea's next manager in the summer.

Full story: Daily Express 

QPR are set to sign 28-year-old Stoke midfielder Wilson Palacios, who has played only four times this season.

Full story: the Sun 

Newcastle United have been rocked by the request of their captain Fabricio Coloccini, 30, to leave the club.

Full story: the Independent 

Manchester City are confident a deal can still be struck with AC Milan to offload striker Mario Balotelli, 22.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Balotelli's agent, Mino Raiola, says there is no chance of the striker moving back to Italy this month and that AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi made a "huge mistake" in criticising the Italy forward.

Mario Balotelli

Balotelli, 22, was involved in a training ground spat with manager Roberto Mancini last week

Full story: Sky Sports 

Inter Milan's Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder is hoping for a last-minute switch to England and the 28-year-old has asked his advisers to make one final attempt to plot a move to a top Premier League club.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Harry Redknapp will hold talks with Ryan Nelsen, 35, next week in an attempt to convince the defender to remain at QPR.

Full story: the Guardian 

Tottenham are in talks over a £15m move for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo. The 27-year-old is reportedly seeking a four-and-a-half-year deal worth in excess of £70,000 per week.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Ajax and Galatasaray are seeking a loan deal for Liverpool's 24-year-old winger Oussama Assaidi - a £3m summer signing by Brendan Rodgers.

Full story: TalkSPORT 

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Liverpool have offered Turkish club Fenerbahce £9m for Senegalese striker Moussa Sow, 26.

Full story: Fanatik 

Andreas Laudrup, son of Swansea manager Michael, has joined French team Saint Etienne on loan with an option to purchase. The 22 year-old has been at Danish side Nordsjaelland since 2008.

Full story: L'Equipe 

Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing South Korean Son Heung-Min, currently of Hamburg.

Full story: Bild 

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez accepts he has no chance of landing the permanent job after his side's defeat by Swansea in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Full story: the Sun 

Angry Chelsea fans have decided to boycott matches until Rafa Benitez is dumped.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, 18, says his mother Nadine is his own personal Jose Mourinho, running his life and even advising him on how to play.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has warned some of his young players that they need to shape up or face being shipped out this summer.

Full story: the Guardian 

Italy's World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro, 39, has said defending in Serie A is not as good as it was when he was playing.

Full story: Goal.com 

AND FINALLY

Jamie Oliver is Manchester City's surprise transfer-window signing, agreeing a five-year deal to take care of all catering needs at Etihad Stadium.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Footage has emerged of former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola appearing to shun Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 27, during the Fifa Ballon d'Or awards.

Full Story: Metro 

New Wolves manager Dean Saunders has ordered his players to stay out of McDonalds.

Full story: the Sun