Wednesday's breaking transfer window gossip

 

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Italian giants AC Milan are interested in signing Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, 24, and full-back Davide Santon, 22.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Swansea's Gateshead-born striker Danny Graham, 27, who is thought to be a target for QPR, Norwich and Reading, is keen to secure a move to Sunderland and is to hold talks with Swans boss Michael Laudrup.

Full story: The Sun 

Newcastle have made enquiries into deals for five players, including Saint Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 23, and former Arsenal striker Jeremie Aliadiere, 29, who plays for Lorient.

Full story: Metro 

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 31, says he has made no decision over his future, amid speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool.

Newcastle keeper Tim Krul

Tim Krul has made 96 appearances for Newcastle

Full story: talkSPORT 

Barcelona are lining up Manchester United keeper David De Gea, 22, to replace Valdes if he leaves the club.

Full story: Daily Star 

QPR striker Djibril Cisse, 31, is set to move to the Middle East on a six-month loan to make way for £7m Marseille striker Loic Remy, 26.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Leeds boss Neil Warnock has dismissed reports that striker Luciano Becchio, 29, who has been linked with a move to Wigan, was watching Roberto Martinez's team in their FA Cup replay at Bournemouth on Tuesday night.

Full story: Sky Sports 

Fulham are considering a move for out-of-favour Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock, 31.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Everton are monitoring Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue, 24, who is rated at £10m and is considered by some to be the new Marouane Fellaini.

Full story: The Sun 

Chelsea's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 20, says he wants to stay on loan at Atletico Madrid for another year.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Aston Villa are set to beat Sunderland to the signing of Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 22.

Full story: Metro 

Charlton are offering Bolton striker Marvin Sordell, 21, a chance to return south, a year after he left Watford.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Fulham are no longer chasing 19-year-old England goalkeeper Jack Butland as Martin Jol is on the verge of signing Roma's Maarten Stekelenburg, 29.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Fulham have told Norway defender John Arne Riise, 32, that he is free to leave the club this month, after a fall-out with manager Martin Jol.

Full story: The Times (subscription only) 

Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk will consider selling Brazilian playmaker Willian to Chelsea or Tottenham this month but want around £20m for the 24-year-old.

Full story: The Independent 

TRANSFER GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Talks between Montpellier and Fenerbahce over the transfer of midfielder Younes Belhanda, 22, reportedly a target for Tottenham, are thought to have have stalled, despite the Moroccan agreeing to move to the Turkish club.

Full story: L'equipe 

Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo, 33, has said Chelsea are "mad" to want to get rid of Frank Lampard, 34, saying the Englishman would be "welcomed with open arms" at Juventus.

Full story: Sport 24 

Newcastle may seek to fill the gap left by Demba Ba's move to Chelsea by signing Bafetimbi Gomis, 27, of Lyon for a fee of £8.7m.

Full story: Lyon Capitale 

Brazilian midfielder Nene, 31 has left Paris Saint-Germain to join Qatari side Al-Gharafa on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Full story: Sport 24 

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez says that "real" fans of the club want him to win matches.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill says he needs to add more players to his squad and insists no players will be allowed to leave before more are added.

Full story: Newcastle Journal 

Blackburn owners Venky's are travelling from India to watch Michael Appleton's first home match in charge against Charlton on Saturday, with club matriarch Anuradha Desai making only her second visit since November 2010.

Full story: Lancashire Evening Telegraph  

AND FINALLY

BBC 5 live's 606 newsletter reports how Michael Johnson, who has been released by Manchester City, has been trending on Twitter after a picture, reported to be him  appeared on the social networking site. The player was tipped for big things before injuries set him back.

Former Barcelona star Samuel Eto'o, 31, has been keeping himself busy while at Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala by creating a comic book.

Full story: Metro