Transfer window gossip: Sunday

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea are on course to complete the £12m signing of 21-year-old Egypt midfielder Mohamed Salah from Basel before their FA Cup tie at home to Stoke on Sunday.

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Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, 25.

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa
Costa was linked with Liverpool in the summer but could move to Chelsea

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Manchester United are planning up to five more signings of the same calibre as £37.1m club record capture Juan Mata, 25, as manager David Moyes instigates an overhaul of the current squad.

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Manchester United have made a big offer for Southampton star Luke Shaw, as they look to pip Premier League rivals Chelsea to the 18-year-old defender's signature.

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Liverpool have targeted Benfica midfielder Andre Gomes and the Portuguese club want £12.4m for the 20-year-old.

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There is fresh doubt over Tom Ince's Blackpool future after the 21-year-old winger was left out of caretaker manager Barry Ferguson's first squad.

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Stoke manager Mark Hughes has insisted Peter Crouch is not for sale, amid reports linking the 32-year-old striker with a move back to former club Queens Park Rangers.

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Alberto Gilardino has disappointed West Ham and Sunderland by pledging his future to Italian side Genoa. The 31-year-old striker has his sights set on scoring 200 Serie A goals.

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OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea had said they would not sell Juan Mata to Manchester United but had to do so after no other club met their £37m valuation of the Spanish international playmaker.

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Former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio (left) and Black Cats defender John O'Shea
Di Canio (left) has criticised his former player O'Shea among others from his spell at Sunderland

Former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has launched a verbal attack on Black Cats players John O'Shea, who he says criticised team-mates to him in private, as well as the "rotten" duo of Phil Bardsley and Lee Cattermole.

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Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is set to leave the club following a falling out with chairman Huw Jenkins.

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Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is also at odds with co-chairman Steve Parish over transfer policy and the future of the Eagles boss is now in doubt.

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Manchester United are ready to commit £65m in wages to keep Wayne Rooney, 28, at Old Trafford for the next four years.

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Nicolas Anelka will be sacked by West Bromwich Albion if the 34-year-old forward is found guilty by the FA of making an anti-Semitic gesture.

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AND FINALLY

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 29, played through the pain against Bournemouth after having staples to close a head wound that he picked up during Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup fourth-round win.

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