Tuesday's gossip column: Bony, Berahino, Schmeichel, Byram

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Premier League champions Chelsea are the bookmakers' favourites to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, this month. (London Evening Standard)

However, it is claimed Newcastle are set to sign Berahino and Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, 24, to take their January spending beyond £100m. (Daily Express)

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The Sun reports a possible Chelsea player exodus

The Magpies have been told they must meet the £14m asking price for Townsend after having a £10m bid rejected last week. (Guardian)

The agent of Wilfried Bony, 27, says the Manchester City striker will not be leaving the club in the January transfer window. (Daily Star)

Tottenham could be forced to continue paying towards Emmanuel Adebayor's wages, even if the 31-year-old striker signs for a new club this month. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United's players were "screaming and shouting" at each other so loudly at half-time at Anfield on Sunday, they could be heard from the Liverpool dressing room. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 25, has told Real Madrid to forget about signing him in this transfer window, even if they are successful in appealing against their transfer ban. (Daily Star)

But Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 29, could replace De Gea if he does quit Manchester United. (Sun)

Tottenham have matched Chelsea's offer to make Wembley their temporary home in a bid that could result in the London rivals sharing the national stadium in 2017-18. (Daily Telegraph)

Sunderland could make a second bid for Swansea striker Andre Ayew, 26, after having a £10m offer rejected. (South Wales Evening Post)

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The Mirror's back page reports a possible Saido Berahino move to Newcastle

Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair, 26, is close to rejoining former club Swansea in a £2m deal. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham have beaten Everton to the signing of Leeds full-back Sam Byram, 22, after both clubs had a £3.7m bid accepted last week. (Guardian)

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has given the board permission to break the club's transfer record this month. (Chronicle)

Spurs are targeting a £7.5m deal to sign 25-year-old striker Wissam Ben Yedder from French side Toulouse. (Daily Mirror)

Serie A side Napoli are interested in signing Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 26, who is valued at £25m. (Independent)

Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, 28, is attracting interest from La Liga side Espanyol after losing his place in the first team. (Chronicle)

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is to receive an honorary degree by the University of Leicester for his contributions to business, sport and social causes. (Leicester Mercury)

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Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger tweeted a thank-you message after reaching the milestone of three million followers on Twitter.

And finally

England bowler Stuart Broad has revealed his slightly questionable Nottingham Forest side on Football Manager - containing the likes of Neymar, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial. (Sun)

An Arsenal fan got married wearing the full Gunners kit. (Metro)

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