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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manager David Moyes admits there is no guarantee Wayne Rooney will sign a new contract if Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League at the end of the season. The 28-year-old striker will enter the final year of his £250,000-a-week deal in the summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has made a £1.5m bid to sign Norwich's Republic of Ireland international midfielder Wes Hoolahan, 31.

Full story: Daily Mirror

French side Paris St-Germain are ready to make a bid to sign Chelsea's Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard, 22, at the end of the season.

Eden Hazard
Hazard has scored 10 goals so far this season

Full story: Daily Star

Liverpool are working to finalise a £9m bid for Mohamed Salah, 21, after a host of other European clubs joined the race for the Basle winger.

Full story: Metro

Stoke City are in talks to sign midfielder Stephen Ireland, 27, on a permanent deal from Aston Villa during the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Express

Arsenal are considering a move for Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic but any deal for the 27-year-old Croatia forward is unlikely to be completed in the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Mail

But Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is not considering a move for Fulham's former Tottenham forward Dimitar Berbatov, 32.

Full story: Talksport

And Wenger has joked that Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa - linked with the north London club and reported to have a £32m buy-out clause - would cost more like £145m.

Full story: Daily Mirror

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has ruled out signing strikers Jermain Defoe, 31, and Harry Kane, 20 from former club Tottenham.

Full story: Talksport

OTHER GOSSIP

Manager David Moyes believes 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj can become one of Manchester United's greatest players.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it hurts him to leave Juan Mata out of his starting XI and wants the 25-year-old Spain midfielder to stay.

Full story: Guardian

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood is keen to add former team-mate Jamie Redknapp to his coaching staff.

Full story: Caught Offside

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is happy with his side's performances over the first half of the season but has played down speculation they can win all four major trophies.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

AND FINALLY

Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant, 30, has been criticised for going to a fancy dress party dressed as Osama Bin Laden.

Full story: Sentinel

Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Sofia have sacked 26-year-old midfielder Martin Dimitrov after he allegedly skipped a match against champions Ludogorets to go and have a mud bath.

Full story: Metro

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