Transfer window gossip: Thursday

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea's decision to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United is part of a plan to land Everton's 20-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley.

Ross Barkley
Everton midfielder Ross Barkley continues to be coveted by the Premier League's top clubs

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, also linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, wants to stay at Old Trafford and the club are set to discuss a new contract with the England international once the Mata move is finalised.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Arsenal look set to be frustrated in their pursuit of Jackson Martinez, 27, as the striker will sign a new deal at Porto.

Full story: Daily Star

Mourinho is said to want to use some of the funds from the sale of Mata to bring in Real Sociedad's France Under-21s wide midfielder Antoine Griezmann, 22.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

Manchester United are monitoring Inter's Colombia international midfielder Fredy Guarin, 27, after his swap deal with Juventus's Mirko Vucinic fell through. Inter are thought to be interested in taking United striker Javier Hernandez, 25, in exchange.

Full story: The Independent

Manchester City are hoping to bring in another defender before the transfer window closes with Porto's France international Eliaquim Mangala, 22 and Bayern Munich defender Dante, 30, - also believed to be a target for Manchester United - on their radar.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Arsenal will make a last-ditch effort to buy Schalke's 20-year-old midfielder Julian Draxler now rather than risk getting caught up in a summer bidding war.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton's loan move for striker Lacina Traore, 23, could be in jeopardy after his Monaco team-mate Radamel Falcao suffered a knee injury.

Full story: Daily Express

Liverpool are closing in on the signing of 21-year-old Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah after agreeing a £10m fee with Basel for the player.

Full story: Daily Express

French side Evian have emerged as contenders to sign Fulham's 30-year-old midfielder Derek Boateng.

Full story: Talksport

Kasper Schmeichel
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is attracting interest from AC Milan

Mirko Vucinic's move to Inter Milan could fall through, prompting Arsenal to ask Juventus to keep them informed of the 30-year-old striker's availability.

Full story: Evening Standard

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 27, is a £3.5m target for Italian side AC Milan.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Argentine club Independiente have told Sunderland manager Gus Poyet to end his interest in striker Facundo Parra, 28, until the summer transfer window.

Full story: Talksport

OTHER GOSSIP

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, could be asked to stand down as an ambassador for anti-racism group Kick It Out after he said Nicolas Anelka should not receive a ban for using a 'quenelle' gesture.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure has cast doubt over his long-term future at Manchester City

Belgium manager Marc Wilmots watched Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj, 18, at Old Trafford on Wednesday and still hopes to persuade the winger to represent his team at international level.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 30, has alerted Paris St-Germain after saying he would one day be interested in playing for the French club.

Full story: Metro

Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, says Barcelona team-mate Neymar, 21, reminds him of the legendary Johan Cruyff.

Full story: Marca

AND FINALLY

Former Blackpool defender Ian Evatt, 32, has sparked controversy after tweeting his delight following Paul Ince's sacking as the club's manager.

Full story: Metro

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