Transfer window gossip: Tuesday

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Juan Mata a £40m target for Man Utd?

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea have told Manchester United they will have to pay £40m for Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 25, who is keen to leave Stamford Bridge to secure regular first-team football ahead of the summer's World Cup.

Full story: Daily Mail

Montpellier's Remy Cabella
Remy Cabella has been at Montpellier since the age of 14

Striker Samuel Eto'o, 32, says he will sign for Mallorca when his short-term contract at Chelsea expires at the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Express

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is keen to bring Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov back to White Hart Lane but manager Tim Sherwood is reluctant on a move for the 32-year-old.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Hull City manager Steve Bruce wants to sign Ghana international midfielder Sulley Muntari, 29, from AC Milan in a £3.9m deal.

Full story: Daily Star

Turkish club Sivasspor are keen on signing West Ham striker Modibo Maiga. The Mali forward, 26, has been told he can leave the club by manager Sam Allardyce after scoring just twice in 19 games.

Full story: Daily Mail

Stoke City have put in a £5m bid for Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere, 23.

Full story: Times (subscription required)

Meanwhile, Stoke forward Juan Agudelo, 21, has joined Dutch side FC Utrecht on loan until the end of the season as he awaits a work permit to play for the Potters.

Full story: Sentinel

Newcastle have reached an agreement to sign Montpellier's Remy Cabella, 23, but the French club say the £12m midfielder will not join the Magpies until the summer.

Full story: Metro

OTHER GOSSIP

Sunderland's Wes Brown
Wes Brown returned for Sunderland in November after almost two years out with a knee injury

Manchester United manager David Moyes and striker Robin van Persie have held talks after the Old Trafford club's physios said the 30-year-old was fit to play but the forward claimed he needed more time on the sidelines.

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Manchester United are planning a pre-season tour of North America to mark the start of a £53m sponsorship deal with Chevrolet but may have to cut the trip short if they fail to qualify for the Champions League and have to play a Europa League tie in July.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal says he was approached by Tottenham as a potential successor to Andre Villas-Boas, and admits he is keen to coach in the Premier League in the future.

Full story: London Evening Standard

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini expects Stevan Jovetic, 24, to be an important player for the club in the second half of the season after his recovery from hamstring and calf injuries.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Sam Allardyce believes that Fulham's transfer window approach for Ravel Morrison, 20, has unsettled his West Ham squad and acknowledges that the England Under-21 international could be sold in January.

Full story: London Evening Standard

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet thinks that centre-back Wes Brown, 34, can play for the club until he is 40.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackpool boss Paul Ince held crisis talks with chairman Karl Oyston and is set to remain in charge of the struggling Championship side for Saturday's game against Doncaster.

Full story: Guardian

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Bayern Munich are interested in Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky, with the 33-year-old Czech midfielder's contract to expire soon.

Full story: Bild (in German)

Tottenham could make a move for Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin, 27, after the Italian side rejected Manchester United's earlier offer for the Colombian.

Full story: Le Figaro (in French)

AND FINALLY

South Korea were left shocked as Syria scored an unsportsmanlike goal during the AFC Under-22 Championship at the weekend when the ball was put out for a throw-in so a player could receive treatment.

Full story: Metro

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