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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Harry Redknapp is hoping Lyon's France international right-back Anthony Reveillere, 33, will sign for Queens Park Rangers.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Wigan are close to completing the loan signing of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel, 22.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham are close to signing Schalke's Germany international midfielder Lewis Holtby, 22, on a pre-contract deal.

Full story: Metro

Fulham are waiting on the results of a medical as they ponder giving Ghana international midfielder Derek Boateng, 29, a deal at Craven Cottage.

Full story: Daily Mail

Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, 25, has put Manchester City on alert after his agent said he is likely to quit the Italian club this summer.

Full story: the Sun

Midfielder Jermaine Jenas, 29, is heading back to Tottenham after making one start in three months during a loan stint at Nottingham Forest.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Yann M'Vila
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to make a new move for Yann M'Vila

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reigniting his interest in Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, 22, with hopes of making him his first signing of the transfer window.

Full story: Caughtoffside.com

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is targeting Paris St Germain striker Guillaume Hoarau, 28, after he was told he can leave in January.

Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham are willing to let 25-year-old striker Modibo Maiga leave the club for Newcastle. The Mali international failed a medical with the Magpies last year but he is on their shortlist if a bid for Marseille striker Loic Remy, 26, fails.

Full story: the Sun

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Graham Dorrans has been told he can look for a new club during the January transfer window.

Full story: Independent

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC monitoring)

Chelsea are willing to part with around £24m for Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, 25, of Real Madrid, according to AS.

Full story: AS (in Spanish)

Former Sunderland player John Mensah, 30, will join French side Stade Rennes. The Ghanaian defender has been without a club since his contract with Lyon ended in June.

Full story: L'Equipe (in French)

Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder did not participate in the team's first training session of the year. The Dutch international, 28, is said to be unhappy at the club and looking to move elsewhere.

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian)

OTHER GOSSIP

Sean O'Driscoll, who was sacked as Nottingham Forest manager last week, will be on the Wolves shortlist if the club lose patience with current boss Stale Solbakken.

Full story: Daily Mail

Cristiano Ronaldo
Could Cristiano Ronaldo be heading back to Manchester United?

Blackburn's bid to bring in Peter Taylor as their next manager has hit a snag - because of a tax problem.

Full story: Daily Mirror

A new survey has revealed that more than three-quarters of professional players in England and Scotland say depression is a problem for footballers.

Full story: Daily Record

Defender Rio Ferdinand, 34, says if Manchester United keep their "house in order", the Premier League leaders can ignore rivals Manchester City's title challenge.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has boosted Manchester United's hopes of re-signing him by admitting he still "loves" the club that gave him the platform to become one of the world's best players.

Full story: Daily Express

Bury manager Kevin Blackwell is believed to be among the candidates to take over as Barnsley boss after they sacked Keith Hill.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

AND FINALLY

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, 49, could one day manage in the United Arab Emirates, according to his friend and Al Ahli manager Quique Sanchez Flores.

Full story: Sport360

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed he was confronted by a gang of hooded fans during his contract talks with the club eight years ago. The group calling themselves the 'United boys' turned up outside his house to demand that he sign a new deal.

Full story: the Guardian

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