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Manchester United will seal a £16m move for Everton and England left-back Leighton Baines, 28, in January after failing to sign him during the summer.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Juventus have proposed a swap deal to take striker Luis Suarez, 26, after learning that his club Liverpool want midfielder Claudio Marchisio, 27, and defender Leonardo Bonucci, 26.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Saido Berahino
Saido Berahino has scored six times for West Brom this season

Arsenal and Chelsea are on alert after West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 20, saw talks stall over a new contract.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Chelsea and Manchester United have been given hope in their chase for Real Madrid's former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, 31.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Tottenham representatives are in Brazil attempting to strike a deal for Santos winger Neilton, 19, who has been dubbed "the new Neymar".

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Napoli boss Rafa Benitez is believed to be targeting a January move for Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, 26.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will try to beat Schalke to the signature of 26-year-old Hamburg left-back Dennis Aogo who has won 12 caps for Germany.

Full story: The Sun (subscription)external-link

Galatasaray will try to tempt Chelsea captain John Terry, 32, away from Stamford Bridge with a multi-million-pound three-year deal.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Manchester United are tracking Sporting Lisbon defender Mauricio, 25, with a view to making a formal move next summer.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link


Winger Ashkan Dejagah fears his chances of making Iran's World Cup squad will be wrecked if he fails to win a regular spot in the Fulham side.

Full story: Fulham Chronicleexternal-link

Former England winger Chris Waddle has warned that the national side's chances of success are being harmed by an excess of foreign players in the Premier League.

Full story: London Evening Standardexternal-link

Ashkan Dejagah
Ashkan Dejagah helped Iran qualify for the World Cup

Iain Dowie could return to manage Crystal Palace - seven years after leaving the club - after emerging as favourite to pip Dan Petrescu and Tony Pulis to the job.

Full story: The Guardianexternal-link

Dynamo Moscow boss Petrescu is set to snub the Palace job, according to the Russian club's president Gennady Solovev.

Full story: talkSPORTexternal-link

And Cardiff boss Malky Mackay is also believed to have turned down the chance to replace Ian Holloway at Selhurst Park.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Palace are set to appoint Pulis within the next 48 hours after missing out on Aitor Karanka and Rene Meulensteen in the past fortnight.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Real Madrid midfielder Gareth Bale, 24, insists that Wales must respond to manager Chris Coleman's new contract by qualifying for Euro 2016.

Full story: Western Mailexternal-link

And Coleman is adamant that he never wanted to leave the Wales job to take charge at Crystal Palace.

Full story: The Independentexternal-link

Manchester United will delay contract talks with striker Wayne Rooney, 28, until next year - even though his current deal runs out in 2015.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan admits to being mystified by the fact that full-back Alan Hutton has not been selected for a competitive Aston Villa game in 18 months.

Full story: Birmingham Mailexternal-link


A Crystal Palace fan has taken out a cheeky newspaper advert seeking a replacement for former boss Ian Holloway - asking for a "captain for a sinking ship".

Full story: Croydon Advertiserexternal-link

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has shown his support for League One side Wolves by paying defender Jody Craddock, 38, to play in his testimonial next year.

Full story: Express and Star (Wolverhampton)external-link