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Liverpool's Joe Cole
QPR would sign Joe Cole on a free transfer in January if Liverpool terminate his contract.

New QPR manager Harry Redknapp wants to sign Liverpool's Joe Cole, 31, on a free transfer in January - he has asked the Reds to spend £5.5m paying up the midfielder's current contract.

Italian champions Juventus are willing to offer 34-year-old Frank Lampard a way out of Chelsea in January with only seven months remaining of his Stamford Bridge contract.

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Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder, 28, is threatening to quit the club for free after claiming breach of contract - alerting several Premier League clubs to a possible move.

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QPR boss Harry Redknapp is planning a move for 23-year-old Rennes defender Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik.

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David Beckham, 37, would be a welcome addition to the Monaco squad, according to the Ligue 2 side's manager Claudio Ranieri, who once managed Chelsea.

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Wealthy Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala are preparing a bid for Chelsea's 28-year-old out-of-sorts striker Fernando Torres.

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Newcastle target Mathieu Debuchy, 27, is not ruling anything out in the January transfer window, but says he would be surprised to leave Lille in the middle of the season.

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has set his sights on 27-year-old Lyon and France international striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

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Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is planning a January raid on former club Celtic since he sees Gary Hooper as the perfect strike partner for Steven Fletcher. (Sunday Mail)

Tottenham could pip Celtic in the race to sign Polish teenage striker Arkaduisz Milik, who has scored 10 goals for Gornik Zabreze this season. (Sunday Mail)


Chelsea's Rafael Benitez
Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has decided that many in his squad are not fit enough.

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez thinks his squad are not fit enough, and has instructed players including Fernando Torres to undergo extra gym sessions.

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, whose side beat Atletico 2-0 in the Madrid derby on Saturday, should stop looking elsewhere for work, according to Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.

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As he starts life away from LA Galaxy, former England captain David Beckham admits he is still scared of former manager Sir Alex Ferguson's "aggression".

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Wolves boss Stale Solbakken is fighting to save his job at Molineux, with ex-Birmingham and Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish emerging as a contender to replace the Norwegian.

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Striker Demba Ba, 27, has told Newcastle to double his wages if they want to keep him at St James' Park.

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Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli has joined Twitter and has posted a picture of himself in a camouflage onesie alongside his camouflage car and quad bike.

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