Transfer gossip: Kevin Strootman, Jermain Defoe, Micah Richards

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Manchester United are lining up a move for Roma's Netherlands midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, in the January transfer window . (Daily Mail) 

Kevin Strootman

Kevin Strootman missed the 2014 World Cup after tearing a cruciate ligament in his left knee while playing for Roma

Liverpool have agreed personal terms on a one-year deal with 32-year-old former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, with the free agent set to move to Anfield imminently. (Daily Express) 

But the Reds could have to wait until November to sign Valdes as he is recovering from a knee injury. (Daily Star) 

England international full-back Micah Richards, 26, rejected an improved contract at Manchester City in an effort to revive his career in Serie A at Fiorentina. (Daily Telegraph) 

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp could revive his interest in Jermain Defoe in January after failing to sign the 31-year-old Toronto FC striker on transfer deadline day. (Talksport) 

French winger Hatem Ben Arfa, 27, is likely to have played his last game for Newcastle United after joining Hull City on loan. (Daily Telegraph) 

Ben Arfa almost cried after joining Hull as he was facing a season training with the Magpies' youth team. (Daily Mirror) 

Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi claims Argentina winger Angel Di Maria, 26, wanted to join the Ligue 1 club before his move from Real Madrid to Manchester United. (Daily Mail) 


New England captain Wayne Rooney, 28, has been "awful" for Manchester United this season and should be dropped, says former Red Devils defender Paul Parker. (Daily Mirror) 

Swindon boss Mark Cooper, son of former Leeds player Terry, is "flattered" by interest from the Whites, who are searching for a new manager. (Yorkshire Evening Post) 


Daily Star back page

The Daily Star back page

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, 23, tweeted his delight at staying at Anfield after apparent interest from Sunderland and QPR. He said:  "Finally the madness is finished! I protected the MAN and the player that I am today… taking all the responsibility of the situation and for people who didn't want it... and I'm VERY happy with myself to have taken such an important decision!"

Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, used his YouTube channel  to show a day of spectacular driving with former Formula 1 champion Jenson Button.

Spain striker Alvaro Negredo, 29, posted an open letter on his Twitter account  thanking Manchester City following his move to Valencia.


A Monaco fan site is urging supporters of the club to demand a refund for their season tickets following the departures of strikers Radamel Falcao, 28, and James Rodriguez, 23. (Daily Mirror) 

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs, 40, says former Old Trafford team-mate and Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer invited his grandparents into his office - for a cup of tea. (Wales Online)