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David Beckham & Lewis Holtby: On the move

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SUNDAY PEOPLE

David Beckham is in talks with Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua over a £250,000-per-week deal.

Demba Ba could end up staying at Newcastle after demands from his advisers for extra payments pushed his fee above £12million.

Arsenal chiefs will launch an audacious move to bring Brian Marwood from Manchester City to help Arsene Wenger end his trophy drought.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea will be a £20million target for Real Madrid in the summer.

Ashley Cole will take his first steps towards leaving Stamford Bridge this week as talks begin over a move abroad.

Harry Redknapp will make a move for Rennes striker Mevlut Erdinc as he banks on firepower to save QPR from relegation.

Swansea are nearing a £3million deal for Bristol City winger Albert Adomah.

Liverpool scouts are keeping tabs on French targets Nicolas Isimat-Mirin and Guillaume Hoarau.

Chelsea will have to wait until the summer if they want to sign £25million-rated Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is plotting a daring raid for Manchester City and England centre-half Joleon Lescott.

Fulham boss Martin Jol is weighing up a move for Blackburn keeper Paul Robinson.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez wants to take Tottenham outcast David Bentley on loan for the rest of the season.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is ready to make a move for Blackburn defender Gael Givet.

Mexican hitman Aldo de Nigris is a wanted man at Sunderand and West Brom.

THE SUN

Wesley Sneijder is on his way out of Inter Milan and it could well be Manchester United where he lands as a replacement for Paul Scholes.

Real are also on the trail of Manchester United keeper David de Gea, and willing to pay £22m to install him as a long-term replacement for veteran Iker Casillas.

Liverpool and Newcastle are hot on the trail of France U21 centre-back Nicolas Isimat-Marin, who has impressed for Valenciennes this season and might be available for a relatively cheap £3m.

SUNDAY MIRROR

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are leading the chase to sign Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

QPR are yet to agree a pay-off with former manager Mark Hughes and assistants Eddie Niedzwiecki and Mark Bowen, with all three still being paid as part of their cancelled contracts.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has slapped a £60m price tag on Gareth Bale to try and ward off January suitors Real Madrid.

Blackburn have MK Dons manager Carl Robinson high on their shortlist as a potential replacement for Henning Berg.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is bound to be busy in the January transfer market and he is desperate to make Everton defender Sylvain Distin part of his squad.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are about to go into competition to sign Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby, who has told the German club he will not be signing a new contract.

DAILY STAR SUNDAY

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has emerged as a target for Arsenal despite him being out until February with a groin injury - they are hoping to pay much less than the £20m that was quoted last summer.

Pep Guardiola will spur any advances from Manchester City this summer with his sights set on taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson when he eventually steps aside at Old Trafford.

Real Betis midfielder Benat, who has been drawing rave reviews in Spain this season, is a January target for Tottenham.

Fulham hope to sign Wolfsburg defender Alexander Madiung to solve their problem with depth at centre-back.

Arsene Wenger's hopes of signing Manchester United winger Nani, who is waiting on a new contract, appear to have been dashed by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne could be on his way to the MLS with the New York Red Bulls by the end of January.

Arsenal believe they can tempt Everton to sell left-back Leighton Baines for £10m.

Steve Bruce has emerged as a shock contender in the race for the Blackburn job.

MAIL ON SUNDAY

QPR defender Clint Hill has laid bare the dressing-room tensions at the Premier League's bottom club ahead of the crucial clash against Liverpool.

Everton manager David Moyes is seriously considering ending his 11-year association with the club if they don't qualify for the Champions League.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted the club need to give striker Luis Suarez hopes of a Champions League challenge if they want to keep him at Anfield beyond the summer.

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha says he would relish the chance to play in the Premier League.

Arsenal have the advantage in the chase for Southampton defender Luke Shaw.

Ryan Shawcross could be a shock departure from Stoke if he doesn't sign a six-year deal offered recently.

Norwich will look to sign Brighton striker Craig Mackail-Smith.

Liverpool are confident of unveiling Daniel Sturridge on January 2.

Reading want to sign Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone on loan.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Gareth Bale hit out after being booked for diving during Tottenham's 2-1 win at Sunderland.

Sir Alex Ferguson has told Europe's top clubs that Nani is staying at Manchester United.

Pep Guardiola will end his year-long sabbatical and return to coaching in 2013 - with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich leading the race to secure his services.

Mark Bowen could become the new QPR manager.

SUNDAY TIMES

Manchester City's top January prize is a new central defender, with Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels and Neven Subotic towards the top of their shopping list.

David Villa is expected to make a move to the Premier League from Barcelona in January, alerting a number of clubs that have recently been linked with the striker.

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