Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Thibaut Courtois, Oscar set for Chelsea exit?
The winter window opened Jan. 2. As always, Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to all the latest rumours and gossip. See the latest deals here.
TOP STORY: Chelsea fear exodus of star names
To say this season has been something of an annus horribilis for Chelsea so far would be a bit of an understatement -- and according to The Sun things could get a whole lot worse in the summer.
Chelsea, hovering four points above Newcastle in the final drop spot, continue to flirt with a relegation battle. And if owner Roman Abramovich was hoping life would get easier next season with a fresh start and a new manager in place of interim boss Guus Hiddink, it seems it may be about to become more complicated.
The paper reports that Diego Costa, Thibaut Courtois and the twinkling talents of Oscar and Eden Hazard could all go in the summer, with the club "scared that poor results, a fractured dressing room and no Champions League football" will cost them stars.
One possible destination for Costa is Paris Saint-Germain, with former Chelsea defender David Luiz advising Blues striker Diego Costa that the Ligue 1 club would be a good place for him to be.
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22.46 GMT: Newcastle are hopeful of securing an ambitious double swoop for Tottenham's Andros Townsend and West Brom's Saido Berahino, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.
22.29 GMT: Barcelona have declined Real Betis' loan offer for attacker Sandro in favour of an outright sale, with Tottenham in pole position to sign the Spaniard, Goal reports.
22.08 GMT: Lille and Bayer Leverkusen have joined the race to take Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda on loan, according to the Express.
21.46 GMT: Schalke have turned their attentions to Manchester United's Marcos Rojo as the Bundesliga club searches for a replacement for the injured Benedikt Howedes, according to German publication Bild.
21.23 GMT: Manchester United are prepared to outbid any competitors for the signature of Edinson Cavani, according to Corriere dello Sport via the Metro. The Italian outlet reports that several Italian clubs would be interested in the Uruguayan, but none have the financial clout to match any offer put forth from United.
20.52 GMT: Chelsea have been installed as favourites to sign former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato, and according to the Mail, the Brazilian has reached out to compatriot Willian to get a sense of life in West London.
20.30 GMT: MLS side Chicago Fire have signed Portuguese centre-back Joao Meira, according to a report in MLSsoccer.com.
20.07 GMT: West Ham are planning an audacious £18 million move for Liverpool's England international forward Daniel Sturridge, according to the Brentwood Gazette.
19.41 GMT: Real Madrid are increasingly confident of having their transfer ban delayed until after the summer window, according to Sky Sports, which will embolden the Spanish club to not only bid for David De Gea, but also Robert Lewandowski and Eden Hazard.
19.18 GMT: Manchester City midfielder George Evans has joined Championship side Reading in a permanent deal. Read the full story.
18.53 GMT: According to Danish tabloid BT, several European clubs are interesting in Portland Timbers striker Fanendo Adi. The Nigerian scored 16 goals in 33 appearances last season, which has alerted the likes of Rubin Kazan, Celtic, Werder Bremen and Sporting. The MLS club are reportedly holding out for a fee in the region of €3 million.
18.31 GMT: TalkSport reports that Tottenham are interested in Toulouse talisman Wissam Ben Yedder, but face competition for the 25-year-old Frenchman.
17.55 GMT: Ashley Cole has left Roma after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.
17.40 GMT: The Express are reporting Manchester United have given a trial to 16-year-old Matthew Knox.
The youngster currently plays for Livingston and was on the bench for the club's 4-1 defeat to Rangers at the weekend.
17.24 GMT: According to Get Reading, Championship outfit Reading are said to be closing in on the signing of Latvian striker Deniss Rakels. The striker has scored 14 goals in his last 15 appearances for current Polish club Cracovia Krakow.
17.08 GMT: According to The Express, Manchester United are in for Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Real Madrid's James Rodriguez.
Manchester Evening News are reporting United are prepared to go head-to-head with Barcelona to secure the Belgian's signature. £65m is the fee being suggested.
16.51 GMT: DONE DEAL It's about time...
16.40 GMT: DONE DEAL Watford have signed Costel Pantilimon from Sunderland on a three-and-a-half year deal. Full story here.
16.36 GMT: Werder Bremen target Chelsea's Papy Djilobodji on loan until end of season. Read the full story here.
16.30 GMT: Despite Atalanta announcing the signing of Remo Freuler from Lucerne, they are still yet to reveal the details of his contract, such as how long he's signed it for.
The Swiss under-21 international came through the ranks with Grasshoppers but made only a handful of appearances before joining Lucerne, for whom he made 65 appearances and scored nine goals.
16.20 GMT: DONE DEAL Charlton confirm the signing of centre-back Jorge Teixeira from Standard Liege on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
16.10 GMT: Czech Republic midfielder David Pavelka has agreed to move from Czech side Liberec to Kasimpasa in the top Turkish league.
15.55 GMT: The next Cesc Fabregas? Antalyaspor have completed the signing of Barcelona youth midfielder Lionel Enguene.
15.50 GMT: According to the Daily Star, Adrien Rabiot is edging towards a loan switch to Marseille rather than a move to Arsenal.
15.30 GMT: Barcelona are struggling find takers for Douglas, according to Sport English. They're even offering to pay his wages while out on loan, apparently!
15.19 GMT: Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino says it is up to the club to decide Andros Townsend's future, but admits that the winger "wants to play." Read the full story here.
15.02 GMT: Werder Bremen have announced that U.S. international attacker Jordan Morris will not be joining the club for now as he wants to pursue his career in America. Full story available here.
14.54 GMT: DONE DEAL And another! 23-year-old Conor Washington has joined QPR from Peterborough on a three-and-a-half year deal.
14.52 GMT: DONE DEAL So, is the transfer window suddenly bursting into life? Sheffield Wednesday announce the loan signing of Joe Bennett, too.
14.50 GMT: DONE DEAL Bristol City are busy today as they've just announced two new signings. Ben Gladwin joins from QPR on a 93-day loan while Alex Pearce joins from Derby, also on a loan deal but until the season's end.
14.40 GMT: According to Spanish outlet Marca, Atletico have turned down a €30m bid from Spurs for striker Jackson Martinez.
14.28 GMT: U.S. international midfielder Jermaine Jones said he is no closer to signing a new contract with the New England Revolution, but is willing to take a pay cut so long as it is accompanied by an increase in guaranteed years. Full story here.
14.20 GMT: Atalanta signs Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler from Luzern.
13.52 GMT: Yaya Toure to Inter?
"He will not move in January. However in the summer things can change," Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk said to Sport Italia.
13.50 GMT: Mohamed Elneny signing for Arsenal proves Arsene Wenger has faith in youngster Francis Conquelin, but why? Read Mattias Karen's piece on the two midfielders to find out.
13.36 GMT: Chronicle Live are reporting that Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote's transfer to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua has 'stalled' due to the wage demands.
13.24 GMT: Liverpool are ready to offer £45.8m to seal a deal for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, a story which is being reported by The Metro.
13.13 GMT: David Luiz says Diego Costa would be welcome at Paris Saint-Germain should the Chelsea striker ever want to leave England. Read the full story here.
12.56 GMT: U.S. international Fabian Johnson has said that Borussia Monchengladbach is likely to be his last Bundesliga club but has not ruled out a future move to a different league. Full story here.
12.42 GMT: DONE DEAL Birmingham have announced the signing of non-league midfielder Luke Maxwell from Kidderminster Harriers.
The 21-year-old winger is currently on loan at Fenerbahce after a disappointing first year at Liverpool last year.
12.15 GMT: Newcastle United will not allow Florian Thauvin's proposed loan deal to Marseille until they reach an agreement with Spurs over the signing of Andros Townsend, according to Chronicle Live.
12.04 GMT: Sam Byram is set to join West Ham but could be loaned out immediately, according to The Evening Standard.
11.56 GMT: Sources have told ESPN FC that Liverpool could sell 19-year-old forward Jerome Sinclair this month after rejecting a new contract. Full story here.
11.44 GMT: New Celta Vigo striker Claudio Beauvue is relieved to have completed a move to the Spanish club after claiming that he suffered on a "human level" during a difficult six-month stay at Lyon. Read the full story here.
11.35 GMT: According to talkSPORT, Cardiff defender Bruno Ecuele Manga wants a move to Premier League if his current club fail to win promotion.
The 27-year-old arrived at the Wales club from Lorient in 2014 and has recently been linked with Lyon and St Etienne as well as his former club Lorient.
11.19 GMT: Nacho Monreal has signed a new deal at Arsenal. Full story here.
11.10 GMT: Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici has confirmed that while Real Madrid have not made a formal bid for Rodrigo Bentancur, the Argentine club would consider offers for the €15 million-rated Uruguayan. Read the full story.
10.55 GMT: Emmanuel Eboue said: "I would love to come back to Arsenal."
The Daily Star are reporting Eboue would love a return to Arsenal after a tough time at Turkish side Galatasaray.
10.46 GMT: Wolfsburg's Ricardo Rodriguez will not joined Real Madrid this winter, according to sporting executive Klaus Allofs. Read the full story here.
10.32 GMT: DONE DEAL Rolando Mandragora joins Juventus from Genoa. Full story here.
10.31 GMT: West Ham have offered Italy international Angelo Ogbonna to Roma. The defender joined the Hammers back in July last year and has made 15 league appearances for the side since.
10.23 GMT: David de Gea out, Kasper Schmeichel in? That's what The Sun are reporting...
10.11 GMT: Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka has suggested he is open to joining an elite club amid speculation Arsenal, Chelsea and Bayern Munich are interested. Read the full story here.
09.59 GMT: Could Edinson Cavani be on the move in the summer? The striker is apparently unhappy at PSG and wants to play in the Premier League. "I'm not here to make him feel comfortable," Blanc told a news conference. "I'm here to win matches."
09.30 GMT: Marca is reporting that Atletico Madrid have rejected a bid from Spurs for striker Jackson Martinez. It is of course unlikely Atletico will be selling players with their transfer ban imminent.
08.51 GMT: Manchester City's George Evans set to leave the club on a permanent basis to join Reading today.
08.09 GMT: Aston Villa left-back Joe Bennett is on the verge of a move to Sheffield Wednesday. He is expected to sign on loan for the remainder of the season as back-up to Daniel Pudil.
07.45 GMT: DONE DEAL Manchester City only signed Anthony Caceres from Central Coast Mariners last week and he hasn't stayed in England for long, with sister club Melbourne City announcing he has joined them on loan for the remainder of the A-League season. Melbourne City FC have also released David Williams so he can pursue an opportunity overseas.
07.01 GMT: Transfer Talk kicks off the day with news from Down Under. Manchester City affiliate Melbourne City have been wheeling and dealing, signing Anthony Caceres on loan from the Premier League giants and releasing forward David Williams on a free.
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De Gea 'is staying united with United'
There was good news for Manchester United fans on Sunday when Wayne Rooney secured a narrow victory at old enemies Liverpool -- and there's more for them now, claims the Star.
The paper is convinced that goalkeeper David De Gea, a seemingly perpetual transfer target for Real Madrid and one of the stars of the show at Anfield despite Luis van Gaal's low-key assessment, is going nowhere. Well, for now.
"De Gea's a stayer," it announces, saying the Spain international has told the Bernabeu club -- who were within a whisker of doing a deal in the summer -- "to forget about signing him this month."
It adds that the development comes "despite Real president Florentino Perez being willing to meet the £45 million buyout clause in De Gea's contract" before the club's ban on registering new players both in the summer and next winter kicks in.
If De Gea were to move to pastures new at the end of this season, though, the Sun believes United would want to sign Kasper Schmeichel, son of Old Trafford legend Peter, from Leicester City as his replacement.
Another Saido story? You'd Bera believe it
It's Saido Berahino time again, as one of the mainstays of the summer transfer window continues his seamless transition to becoming one of the mainstays of the winter one.
So far this month, we've already heard that he has "set his heart" on a move to Tottenham, with whom he was so strongly linked before the season started, as well as being of major interest to both Stoke and Newcastle.
And it's Newcastle who have upped that interest, according to most of Tuesday's papers, with the Mirror telling us that Magpies owner Steve Ashley "is gambling on a spending spree to rescue third-bottom Toon from relegation."
Top of the list of potential recruits for manager Steve McClaren is... West Bromwich Albion man Berahino, at a cost of £15 million.
Meanwhile, Newcastle remain favourites to sign Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, having not been put off by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy putting a £14 million price tag on the England man.
- Crystal Palace remain hopeful that former Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor will become an Eagle soon, despite sources telling ESPN FC the player wants a longer deal than the six-month contract on the table at Selhurst Park.
And if the 31-year-old does join he'll be a welcome addition, according to defender Scott Dann, whom the Sun quotes as saying: "Whoever comes into the club, they will always fit in. This is a strong changing room. There has been stuff said about him in the past -- but I am sure he is a good lad."
- Aston Villa manager Remi Garde wants to hold further negotiations with Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy, according to the Telegraph.
Debuchy has said he wants to leave the Gunners in the winter window, and Garde remains hopeful that he can be persuaded to move to Villa Park. The Villa boss, whose side are adrift at the bottom of the table after picking up just two Premier League wins so far this season, believes Debuchy's experience can help their prospects -- and boost his hopes of a place in the France squad for Euro 2016.
- Prolific Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes has long been thought of as an Ewood Park departure waiting to happen, with Sheffield Wednesday the latest club reported to be interested. But manager Paul Lambert believes his star man will be staying put.
The Express quotes Lambert, speaking after the victory over Newport County that put Rovers into the fourth round of the FA Cup -- and in which Rhodes scored -- as saying: "I haven't heard anything about Jordan leaving. As far as I am concerned he is our player, and we are delighted with his contribution. Until a manager picks up the phone and asks me the question, I don't have a problem -- and I haven't had any calls at all."