Paper Talk: Real Madrid target Rooney

Wayne Rooney could be heading to Real Madrid in the summer, while Liverpool are considering a loan bid for AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong.

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Wayne Rooney: Could join Ronaldo and Bale at Real Madrid

Wayne Rooney: Could join Ronaldo and Bale at Real Madrid

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THE TIMES

Real Madrid are weighing up a move for Wayne Rooney as Manchester United were locked in advanced talks with Chelsea last night to sign Juan Mata for £37million.

THE INDEPENDENT

Chelsea are prepared to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United this week for more than £40m with a deal close and now just requiring a final seal of approval from Jose Mourinho.

Liverpool are considering a loan bid for AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong to replace the injured Lucas.

THE GUARDIAN

Nicolas Anelka is facing a substantial ban as the Football Association set about appointing a QC to oversee a three-man disciplinary panel to rule on his quenelle salute.

Chelsea are prepared to allow Juan Mata to leave for Manchester United this week if the champions submit a club record bid of £40m for his services.

Joleon Lescott will be allowed to leave Manchester City before the end of the January transfer window.

DAILY MIRROR

Michael Laudrup is on his way out of Swansea this summer even if the club stay up.

Juan Mata is set to join Manchester United within days as David Moyes plots a £70million spending spree.

Sporting Lisbon and Juventus are interested in signing Manchester United winger Nani.

Arsenal are set to offer Tomas Rosicky a new deal to ward off interest from Bayern Munich.

THE SUN

Wayne Rooney will not sign a new deal at Manchester United - even if Juan Mata joins.

Arsenal have drawn up a £35million package to land Julian Draxler which includes offering Schalke Lukas Podolski.

Lionel Messi is set to bag an astronomical £37m-a-year contract at Barcelona.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United are confident of landing Juan Mata from Chelsea in a £37million deal by the end of the week.

West Bromwich Albion have told Nicolas Anelka he will have to pay for his own lawyer if he wants to fight an FA charge for his quenelle gesture.

Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen is confident Steve Sidwell will sign a new deal.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Real Madrid are planning to enter the race to sign Wayne Rooney this summer after identifying the Manchester United forward as more attainable than their first choice target, Sergio Aguero.

Atletico Madrid are hoping to hijack Manchester United's attempts to sign Juan Mata by offering David Moyes first option on Diego Costa and Brazilian full-back Filipe Luis if he withdraws from the race for the Chelsea midfielder.

DAILY EXPRESS

Atletico Madrid manager boss Diego Simeone says he is willing to pay whatever it costs to keep Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has no chance of signing Brazil defender Dante during this month's transfer window, according to the player's agent.

DAILY STAR

West Brom fear striker Nicolas Anelka may quit football if he receives a lengthy Football Association ban.

Wes Hoolahan his reiterated his desire to leave Norwich after having his transfer request rejected.

AbdiIsalam Ibrahim has ended his Manchester City frustrations by signing for Olympiakos.

Liverpool are in talks to sign Norwegian star Valon Berisha from Red Bull Salzburg.

Leicester are set to leave Liam Moore sweating over a new contract despite Fulham's interest in their star defender.

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