Chelsea to fund Falcao/Balotelli/Costa move by selling Torres to Inter, Liverpool in for Parejo and plenty more...
LIVERPOOL OPEN SUAREZ TALKS
This is in pretty much every newspaper (and the usually conservative BBC website) so it must be true. The general gist is this: Liverpool have opened talks with Luis Suarez's agent over a deal that could make the Uruguayan striker the highest-paid player in the club's history. And that figure is likely to be £200,000 a week. Which tells you everything you need to know about just how integral he is to Liverpool's planned return to the Champions League.
Managing director Ian Ayre has apparently spent 24 hours in Spain talking to Suarez's agent Pere Guardiola, but there are doubts about the Uruguayan's willingness to commit as long as Real Madrid retain an interest. We should remind you that it is barely five months since Suarez was training on his own after making it clear that he wanted to leave Liverpool.
PASTORE OUT, MATA IN FOR PSG?
They want Juan Mata (who might cost them £40m, apparently), but they don't want to add to their bloated squad without offloading a few unwanted players, according to reports in France. One player who might swap France for England is Argentine midfielder Javier Pastore. He is being linked with a move to Arsenal or Liverpool as he has started only seven of PSG's 17 league games this season and contributed zero goals and zero assists. Lucas Moura is another player who is finding himself on the fringes of the PSG team and could be sold.
REUS TO UNITED?
There are a lot of 'ifs' and 'buts' in this theory but the Daily Mail have plumped for the following: 'Manchester United's hopes of landing top transfer target Marco Reus have been boosted after cracks started opening up in Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund empire.'
There follows the interesting - but possibly irrelevant tale - of Jurgen Klopp having something of a meltdown in a Dortmund press conference but returns to more gossipy matters with the claim that 'there seems little prospect of a move being sanctioned in the January window, but United will be heartened by a growing feeling the attacking midfielder may consider heading to Old Trafford in the summer, unless Dortmund are back on Bayern's coattails again'.
Nailed on then.
AND THE REST
Arsenal and Man City are monitoring the situation of Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas as the Spaniard continues to find himself marginalised at the Bernabeu...Tim Sherwood will give striker Emmanuel Adebayor another chance at Tottenham after he was frozen out by sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas...Nigerian striker starlet Kelechi Iheanacho is set to choose Manchester City ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United...Manchester United and Liverpool could miss out on Porto midfielder Fernando as the Brazilian fancies a move to Italy instead...AC Milan will tussle with Chelsea to sign Switzerland defender Ricardo Rodriguez from Wolfsburg...Liverpool and Arsenal have been told to forget about signing Hamburg's Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu...
...Monaco defender Nicolas Isimat-Mirin has emerged as a January target for Fulham...Chelsea will have to battle with AC Milan if they want to sign Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriquez, who Blues boss Jose Mourinho is believed to see as a long-term replacement for England left-back Ashley Cole...Tottenham's Jermain Defoe was persuaded to join MLS side Toronto FC - after a phone call from rap star Drake...Manchester United are ready to open contract talks with Antonio Valencia - to avoid losing him on the cheap...Fulham have played down reports of Bryan Ruiz leaving in January as a relegation battle looms...European clubs have been offering to lend Everton their players due to the success of Romelu Lukaku and Gerard Deulofeu.
@dalglishdagger - bitter much? Well I guess you have been saving all that vitriol for 20 years or so. Or at least until every time you are sitting in a top 4 position, which is about as often. When was the last time your team won the Premier League? Oh right, NEVER!! Grow up lad and just accept it. Your club is still not very relevant!- david mac