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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Out-of-favour Manchester United forward Wilfried Zaha, 21, is being targeted by former Old Trafford hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for a loan move to Cardiff City.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Rafa Benitez's Napoli have not made a bid for Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata and do not believe they can prise him away from Stamford Bridge this month. Benitez, who managed his Spanish compatriot at Chelsea last year, would like to take the 25-year-old on loan but Chelsea are unlikely to agree to such a request.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Porto's Colombian striker Jackson Martinez, 27, has revealed that he grew up supporting Arsenal and says he would love to join the Gunners this month.

Fabio Coentrao
Coentrao is set for a switch from Real Madrid, and could be on his way to England

Full story: Metro

Manchester United target Fabio Coentrao has been told he can leave Real Madrid for £12m. The Old Trafford club missed out on the 25-year-old Portugal international last summer.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Chelsea are ready to make a £30m bid for Wayne Rooney, 28, if there are any problems with the Manchester United striker's proposed talks about a new contract.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Southampton's England striker Rickie Lambert, 31, wants to move to West Ham in an £8m deal but Saints will not allow him to go before they sign another forward.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Chelsea are also considering a move for Nantes and Senegal centre-half Papy Djilobodji, 25.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Tottenham want Juventus strikers Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella, both 30, to replace Toronto-bound Jermain Defoe.

Full story: Sunday People

Manager Neil Lennon is confident Celtic would be able to bankroll a £6m signing during the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Express

But the Scottish champions could be priced out of a move for Sunderland's Steven Fletcher, with Tottenham among a number of Premier League clubs keen on the striker.

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has hit back at a group of the club's fans on Twitter after Saturday's 1-1 FA Cup draw against Blackburn.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Stevan Jovetic
Jovetic has not played since October

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes there are too many foreign managers in the Premier League and has urged British coaches to follow the lead of Steve McClaren and work abroad as they look to advance their careers.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Arsenal's Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner, 25, will miss two months with an ankle injury sustained in the 2-0 win over Cardiff.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Stevan Jovetic must prove his fitness to Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini before the end of the season in order to remain at Etihad Stadium. The 24-year-old Montenegro striker has struggled with injuries and has made just one Premier League start since joining from Fiorentina in the summer.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

AND FINALLY

League Two side AFC Wimbledon have asked supporters to provide a loan player with a bed for a few weeks with the club operating on one of the smallest budgets in league football.

Full story: Metro

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