Transfer window gossip: Tuesday
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TRANSFER GOSSIP - SECOND EDITION
Manchester United will bid £25m to sign Germany international Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich. The 24-year-old midfielder's current contract with the European champions expires at the end of next season.
Fulham will make a final move to sign midfielder Ravel Morrison from West Ham after their initial bid of £4m was rejected earlier this month. The Cottagers value the 20-year-old at £6m, although the Hammers want £10m.
Liverpool and Cardiff are trying to sign Blackpool winger Tom Ince. The Seasiders have given the 21-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season, permission to discuss a loan move to a Premier League side and he has already held talks with Stoke City, Swansea City and Crystal Palace.
Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 26, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, says he will not be leaving his current club, Serie A leaders Juventus.
Lazio president Claudio Lotito warns Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool that Brazilian attacking midfielder Hernanes, 28, is not for sale.
Inter Milan and Valencia have made an approach to sign Southampton's 28-year-old striker Dani Osvaldo. The Saints want to recoup the £14.5m they paid Roma last summer for the Italian, who is currently suspended after fighting with team-mate Jose Fonte.
Newcastle are trying to sign Lyon's £12m-rated midfielder Clement Grenier, 23, to replace Yohan Cabaye, 28, who is set to move to Paris St-Germain.
Manchester United are contemplating making a £7m bid for Porto's Brazilian-born defensive midfielder Fernando, 26.
West Brom boss Pepe Mel expects French striker Nicolas Anelka to still be at the club when the transfer window ends. The 34-year-old has been linked with a move to Italian side Lazio.
Arsenal will move for 27-year-old Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff, if they are unsuccessful in their efforts to buy their number one transfer target - 20-year-old Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler.
TRANSFER GOSSIP - FIRST EDITION
Manchester United and Chelsea may have to wait until the summer to sign Southampton's left-back Luke Shaw, 18, with time now running out in this transfer window.
Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is not keen to let youngster Shaw leave St Mary's Stadium - "At this moment we have no interest in selling Luke Shaw, and not in the summer either."
However, Chelsea plan to use the £37.1m they received from Manchester United for Juan Mata to help beat their rivals to the signing of the young full-back this week.
West Ham have called off a deal to sign Spanish side Osasuna's 24-year-old Cameroonian midfielder Raoul Loe after bringing in AC Milan midfielder Antonio Nocerino, 28, on loan.
After the serious injury suffered by striker Radamel Falcao, 27, Monaco are considering bidding for one of either Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 25, or Southampton's 28-year-old forward Dani Osvaldo.
Napoli are holding further talks to sign Tottenham's France international defensive midfielder Etienne Capoue after an offer was rejected a fortnight ago.
Chelsea's 21-year-old goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, on loan at Atletico Madrid in Spain, could be swapped by Blues boss Jose Mourinho for in-form 25-year-old Atletico striker Diego Costa.
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, 29, could move to Italy to reunite with former Reds boss Rafael Benitez, if 29-year-old Swiss midfielder Gokhan Inler is keen to move in the opposite direction.
Piotr Parzyszek, 20, is a target for West Ham, with the young striker enjoying a fine season for De Graafschap in the Dutch second division.
Chelsea are scouting two Marseille midfielders as possible late January signings - 21-year-old Giannelli Imbula and team-mate Florian Thauvin, also 21.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp is considering a move for West Ham full-back Jordan Spence, 23, who can also operate in central defence.
Manchester United boss David Moyes has warned his squad that they are running out of time to be part of the club's future and says: "I'm going to get better players in. There will be more."
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says authorities are not doing enough to help English clubs in Europe and has attacked a schedule which sees his team face four big matches in 12 days, including a Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich.
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, 23, aims to reach the superstar levels of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi - "I can compete with Messi and Ronaldo in the near future, if I put in some more effort," he says.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will leave it to the last minute to assess whether Wales midfielder Joe Allen, 23, is fit enough to face Everton on Tuesday.
Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has denied rumours he will leave the club after becoming frustrated with the Eagles' inability to attract players during January.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes is looking forward to working with Cardiff's Peter Odemwingie, who is expected to move to the Britannia Stadium in a swap deal with Kenwyne Jones. "He's got a little pace which we need to add to our squad and he can play both wide and through the middle," Hughes says.
England's World Cup referee Howard Webb, who did not take charge of a match in the FA Cup last weekend has again been overlooked in the midweek programme and will only be the fourth official in Manchester United's match against Cardiff.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (Sourced by BBC Monitoring)
Juventus would seek to recruit Southampton's 28 year-old Argentinian striker Dani Osvaldo to replace Mirko Vucinic, if the 30 year-old Montenegro international moves to Inter Milan.
Italian side Lazio are keen to sign West Brom's 34 year-old former France international striker Nicolas Anelka, who spent a short loan period at Juventus last year.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could seek to enlist Lyon's France international attacking midfielder Yoann Gourcuff, 27, before the end of the winter transfer window.
Is the Manchester United number seven shirt now regarded as a poisoned chalice? New signing Juan Mata has opted to wear number eight rather than the iconic shirt, worn by the likes of George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, nicknamed "The Beast", says he is very different off the pitch and remarks: "I'm very affectionate as a person. I like to chill out with my family."
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