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Manchester United manager David Moyes is considering a £20m move for Luke Shaw in the January transfer window even though Southampton have indicated they will resist all offers for the 18-year-old left-back.

Luke Shaw
Luke Shaw made his Southampton debut in an FA Cup tie against Millwall in January 2012.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Everton defender Leighton Baines is still on Moyes' radar and United will make a £16m bid for the 29-year-old left-back when the transfer window opens.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal and Chelsea will face competition from Borussia Dortmund for the signature of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, 25, who is available for £35m.

Full story: Daily Express

Barcelona winger Cristian Tello, 22, is on the verge of joining Liverpool on loan for the remainder of the season after opportunities became limited at the Nou Camp.

Full story: Daily Star

Manchester United and Chelsea look set to lose out on 25-year-old Croatian international Ivan Rakitic now that Paris St-Germain have entered the market for the Sevilla midfielder.

Full story: Talksport

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert wants to add more experienced players to his squad in January.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

Manchester City and Chelsea have been told by Villarreal that centre-back Mateo Musacchio, 23, will not be allowed to leave the club for less than £45m.

Full story: Sky Sports

West Ham are weighing up the possibility of selling midfielder Ravel Morrison back to Manchester United.

Full story: Metro

Fulham are also interested in the 20-year-old, with head coach Rene Meulensteen hopeful of agreeing a deal for £6m.

Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal have not completely given up hope of signing Spain youth international striker Alvaro Morata, 21, next month, despite Real Madrid insisting that there will be no mid-season departures either on loan or permanently.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis plans to raid former club Stoke to sign striker Peter Crouch and winger Matthew Etherington - both 32 - when the transfer window opens.

Full story: Daily Mail

Derby hope to sign Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford on loan. The 20-year-old striker has scored 16 goals in 28 matches this season during a temporary spell at League One club MK Dons.

Full story: Derby Telegraph

Striker Alfred Finnbogason appears to have ruled out a January move to Celtic by insisting he will stay with Heerenveen until the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Express

Queens Park Rangers have made a £150,000 bid for Livingston defender Coll Donaldson.

Full story: Daily Record


Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, believes he can finish ahead of parent club Chelsea and win the Premier League title while on loan at Everton.

Romelu Lukaku
Striker Romelu Lukaku has won 24 international caps for Belgium and scored five goals.

Full story: the Times (subscription)

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says the club have no plans to enter the transfer market in January despite injuries to defenders.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed striker Daniel Sturridge, 24, is well ahead of schedule on his return from the ankle injury that has kept him out of action since the end of November.

Full story: the Guardian

Southampton are hopeful that striker Dani Osvaldo, 27, will be fit to face Chelsea after being ruled out for the last fortnight through illness and injury.

Full story: Southern Daily Echo


Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, has been enjoying the winter break in Spanish football by paying a visit to an aquarium with his son, also called Cristiano.

Full story: Daily Mail

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