Transfer window gossip: Tuesday
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Manchester United manager David Moyes will be given free rein in the January transfer market by the club's owners in a bid to ensure they qualify for next season's Champions League.
Moyes has given the club a list of targets that includes 21-year-old Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, Borussia Dortmund duo Marco Reus, 24, and Ilkay Gundogan, 23, Porto's Eliaquim Mangala, 22, and 18-year-old Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, but they may not be available until the summer.
But United are set to miss out on defender Fabio Coentrao, 25, for a second successive transfer window after Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insisted the club would not be doing any business this month.
However, Portugal international Coentrao could be on his way to old Trafford with Real Madrid's stance more to do with the Spanish club trying to get a higher transfer fee.
Moyes has sent scouts to watch Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, 25, and Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, 24.
Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata is set to have talks about his Stamford Bridge future later this week - and a transfer to Atletico Madrid is still on the cards for the 25-year-old.
Tottenham's record £30m signing Erik Lamela, 21, only signed for the club last summer but could be on the move with his agent speaking to Serie A sides Inter Milan and Lazio about taking the winger on loan for the rest of the season.
Brondby striker Simon Makienok's agent says that Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen must map out the club's long-term Premier League future to convince the 23-year-old to move to Craven Cottage.
Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is planning on making a loan bid for Chelsea striker Demba Ba, 28.
Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen insists it was a 'hard decision' to reject a new contract at the club amid reports the 21-year-old will join Barcelona at the end of the season.
Inter Milan have ruled out the sale of midfielder Fredy Guarin, 27, despite Premier League interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham.
Stoke and West Ham are battling to secure the signature of Olympiakos defender Claude Dielna, 26.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp is the leading contender with bookmakers to take over as West Ham manager if the Upton Park club part company with current boss Sam Allardyce.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has yet to earn the trust of his players, according to the Old Trafford club's former central defender Gary Pallister.
Danish goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, 29, insists he will not quit Manchester United despite making just two appearances so far this season.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 24, is on course to make an early return from an ankle injury against Stoke in the Premier League on Sunday.
Norwich boss Chris Hughton has told twins Josh and Jacob Murphy to wear different coloured boots so that he can tell them apart.
Brentford fans are being offered free chilli before their League One game against Port Vale on Saturday - as long as they buy a pint.