Gossip: Costa, Rooney, Alli, Payet, Semedo, Keane, Lescott, Can, Perisic

Gossip logo

For the latest gossip and debate, check out our Sportsday rolling news service every weekday, and for a list of all the completed deals, see our transfers page or visit our Premier League tracker here.

Chelsea have put a £130m price tag on striker Diego Costa and are willing to sell the 28-year-old this month. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Manchester United's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney, 31, is expected to receive an offer of £1m a week to play in the Chinese Super League. (The Sun)

Real Madrid are ready to eclipse any offers made for Tottenham playmaker Dele Alli, 20, this summer. (Express)

West Ham are considering a deal to loan outcast ­playmaker Dimitri Payet, 29, to Nice. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are ready enter the race for Payet and beat fellow French club Marseille to the signing of the France international. (Express)

Chelsea have joined Manchester United and Bayern Munich in pursuit of Benfica's £34m-rated Portugal international right-back Nelson Semedo, 23. (A Bola, via Daily Star)

Manchester United players will face a pay cut if they fail to qualify for the Champions League again next season. (The Sun)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants referees' chief Mike Riley to explain why Andre Marriner did not give his side a penalty when the Etihad club were 2-1 up in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Saturday. (Daily Telegraph)

Sunderland could bring in Robbie Keane and Joleon Lescott - who have a combined ages of 70. Keane, 36, is a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy and is expected to begin talks next week, while Lescott, 34, has been training with the Wearsiders after leaving AEK Athens. (Express)

Daily Star

Tottenham have rejected an £8m offer from Crystal Palace for Wales international full-back Ben Davies, 23.(People)

The Black Cats are monitoring former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira, currently coaching New York City in the MLS, if David Moyes departs. (The Sun)

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United are considering bids for Inter Milan's Croatian international midfielder Ivan Perisic, 27. (La Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Juventus are considering a move for Liverpool's Germany international midfielder Emre Can, 23. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

New Swansea manager Paul Clement says he wants to hang on to in-form striker Fernando Llorente, 31, after reports of interest from Premier League leaders Chelsea. (Talksport)

Crystal Palace could lose out to Olympique Lyonnais in the race to sign Juventus and former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, 35.(Eurosport - in French)

Watford have agreed to sign former Birmingham City, West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers striker Mauro Zarate, 29, from Fiorentina for £2.3m. (Observer)

Former Burnley boss Stan Ternent believes incumbent Sean Dyche is doing such a good job that he will become a target for bigger clubs. (Daily Star)

Daily Mail

Carlos Tevez has denied reports that he became the highest paid player in world football when he swapped his boyhood club Boca Juniors for the Chinese Super League. (Daily Mail)

West Ham transfer target Scott Hogan, 24, was left out of Brentford's matchday squad against Wigan on Saturday, fuelling speculation that he will shortly be on his way out of Griffin Park. (London Evening Standard)

Middlesbrough's £6m bid, rising to £8m with add-ons, for Hull City winger Robert Snodgrass has been rejected by the Tigers. (Sky Sports)

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy says former Newcastle defender Steven Taylor, 30, could be joining the Suffolk club next week. (Ipswich Town FC Twitter)

The Football Association will apply to Brent Council to increase the number of full capacity matches at Wembley from 37 to 57. (Daily Mail)

Best of social media

This content will not work on your device, please check Javascript and cookies are enabled or update your browser

And finally

After Aston Villa's Ross McCormack claimed he could not get to training because of faulty gates, boss Steve Bruce drove to the striker's house, photographed the 4ft 6in wall to prove the player could have left the property and arranged alternative transport. (Daily Mirror)

Twitter user Reece Jones posts a picture which appears to be Bruce in full Villa training kit in a kebab shop. (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce, clearly trying to forget Seamus Coleman's winning goal for Everton, mistakenly refers to the Republic of Ireland international as Simon. (Liverpool Echo)

Premier League transfer tracker

Keep up to date with all the Premier League transfers in January as we track and profile all the players leaving or joining a club this month.

This site is optimised for modern web browsers, and does not fully support your browser

Top Stories