Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out making any signings in January despite the poor Premier League goalscoring record of strikers Fernando Torres, 29, Samuel Eto'o, 32, and Demba Ba, 28, this season.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Ryan Gauld

Ryan Gauld signed a new contract in November, which in theory will keep him at Dundee United until 2016.

Chelsea and Manchester United are keen on Rennes midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 19.

Full story: insidefutbol.com 

Everton are ready to make a January move for Icelandic striker Alfred Finnbogason, 24, with Nikica Jelavic, 28, set to leave Goodison Park in the transfer window.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Everton and Liverpool scouts watched Dundee United's Ryan Gauld, 17, who has been nicknamed 'Baby Messi', Andrew Robertson, 19, and John Souttar, 17, play in Saturday's 4-1 win over Hearts at Tannadice.

Full story: Daily Express 

Manchester United manager David Moyes says he is unlikely to bring in multiple reinforcements during the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

OTHER GOSSIP

Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho won his only senior Brazil cap in the 2010 friendly against Iran

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce's job is at risk and the club's next game against Sunderland, who are bottom of the Premier League, could be key to his future.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has criticised his strikers and said the Blues would be top of the league if they had scored as many goals as forwards at rivals clubs.

Full story: Daily Star  

Former Costa Rica coach Bora Milutinovic says England should not underestimate the Central American side in next summer's World Cup in Brazil.

Full story: Guardian 

West Ham winger Stewart Downing, 29, could be out for two weeks after suffering a foot injury during the 4-1 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may miss the whole Christmas schedule after injuring his hamstring against West Ham on Saturday.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested to Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari that Philippe Coutinho, 21, should get an international call-up.

Full story: Guardian 

AND FINALLY

Former Port Vale goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson, 28, is giving up football to join the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) franchise in the United States.

Full story: Metro