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Arsenal are weighing up a last-minute move for 23-year-old Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Newcastle have already agreed a £6.7m fee with Montpellier for the France international.

Arsenal have been offered 26-year-old Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff on loan as the French club look to offload his £80,000-a-week wages.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
Newcastle have agreed a £6.7m fee for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

Wigan could move to sign defenders Sebastian Coates, 22, and Ronald Zubar, 27, from Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers respectively, on loan.

Full story: The Telegraphexternal-link

Fulham want to sign Olympiakos defender Vasilis Torosidis, 27, for £500,000. He is out of contract in the summer.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Reading are considering a £1.5m move for Birmingham defender Curtis Davies, 27.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Wolves and Doncaster are battling it out to sign striker Jason Scotland, 33. He is a free agent after leaving Ipswich.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Mario Balotelli's Manchester City future could be decided this week, with talks expected between the Premier League champions and AC Milan on Monday. The clubs are yet to agree a fee for the 22-year-old striker.

Full story: The Guardianexternal-link

Norwich City are set to sign goalkeeper Lee Camp, 28, on a free as he is being released by Nottingham Forest.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

QPR are looking into a move for Chelsea's 32-year-old French midfielder Florent Malouda.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Liverpool have been told they will have to up their offer to land Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 20, after they had an £8m bid rejected.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Norwich are planning an improved £7m bid for Celtic striker Gary Hooper, 24.

Full story: Daily Record


Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, is in line to keep his place in the England squad for next month's friendly with Brazil at Wembley.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Ashley Cole, 32, has become the highest paid defender in world football after negotiating a one-year contract with Chelsea worth just under £200,000 a week.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has criticised Nicola Cortese for sacking Nigel Adkins, accusing the club's chairman of having "a bit of an ego problem".

Full story: The Timesexternal-link

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Arsenal are offering French second division club Bastia £4.1m and forward Andrey Arshavin, 31, in a bid to land midfielder Florian Thauvin, 19.

Full story: Sport24external-link

Federico Macheda
Spanish club Elche have reportedly signed Spanish club Elche.

West Ham's Alou Diarra, 31, may move to German club Hoffenheim in the current transfer window.

Full story: Inside Footballexternal-link

Manchester United have loaned Federico Macheda, 21, to Spanish club Elche.

Full story: Marcaexternal-link

Romanian club Cluj are selling Sengalese striker Modou Sougou, 28, to Olympique Marseille.

Full story: Sport24external-link


Play was held up between Ajax and Feyenoord as snow fell onto the team dugouts via a leak in the Amsterdam Arena roof.

Full story: Metroexternal-link