Gossip column: Lambert, Costa, Reus, Dragovic, Anderson

For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page.


Crystal Palace and fellow strugglers Hull are among several top-flight clubs weighing up loan moves for Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert, 32. (Sunday People) 

Sunday Express back page

Sunday Express back page

Liverpool are set to make a £6.5m bid for West Ham's New Zealand international defender Winston Reid, 26, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Sunday Mirror) 

Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, 25, has turned down a move to Roma in order to join either Liverpool or Tottenham this summer. (Sunday Express) 

Manchester United will have to include an escape clause if they are to persuade goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, to sign a new contract. (Sunday Mirror) 

United are reportedly close to completing the signing of Dynamo Kiev defender Aleksandar Dragovic, 23, despite interest from Italy. (Tutto Mercato Web) 

But midfielder Anderson, 26, is due to sign for Brazilian side Internacional on Monday after being offered a four-year contract worth about £25,000 a week after tax plus a £650,000 annual bonus. (Mail on Sunday) 

Borussia Dortmund ace Marco Reus is set to move to Arsenal as the 25-year-old midfielder wants to work with manager Arsene Wenger. (Daily Star) 

Newcastle head coach John Carver has shrugged off the fact he will have no say on matters on transfer deadline day and insists he already has quality players to work with at the club. (Newcastle Chronicle) 

Arsenal and Liverpool have both been offered Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao, 26, after United dropped their interest but neither club appear to want to sign the Portuguese international. (Daily Star) 


Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 26, has praised the spirit and unity at the Stamford Bridge club. (Sunday Telegraph) 

Mail on Sunday back page

Mail on Sunday back page

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew hopes striker Marouane Chamakh will be fit for his side's next game against Leicester despite the 31-year-old breaking his nose against Everton on Saturday in his first game since mid-December. ( Mail on Sunday  )

Arsenal legend Sol Campbell believes the Gunners have no chance of winning the title this season - despite renewed optimism at the Emirates. (Sunday Mirror) 

West Brom defender Jonas Olsson says he is relishing returning to action after finally getting back on the training field this week after a foot operation in September. (Birmingham Mail) 


Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge was happy after his injury return. He tweeted:  "Thanks to all the fans for the love and support. Great three points today. Roll on the next game. I'm wayyyy up I feel blessed!!!"

Jermaine Jenas and John Barnes

Both Jermaine Jenas and John Barnes have worked in the media since finishing their playing careers

And there's proof that footballers get starstruck at times as well. Former England midfielder and BBC Sport football pundit Jermaine Jenas,  who was working at St James' Park on Saturday, posted a picture of himself and Liverpool legend John Barnes saying: "I don't ask for a pic with many people, but had to have one with this guy. #legend"

After Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Chelsea, Sergio Aguero took to Twitter saying:  "We dominated the game but we didn't get the win. The team is strong and there's plenty ahead of us. C'mon, City!"


Liverpool want to install a 4.5m-high privacy screen at their Melwood training ground to prevent confidential team details leaking out before matches and have applied for planning permission from Liverpool City Council. (Liverpool Echo)