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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Carlos Tevez's agents are believed to want to hold talks over a move from Manchester City to Russia, where the transfer window does not close for another three weeks. Oil-rich Anzhi Makhachkala are interested in the Argentina striker.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 25, has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Juventus. The Italian giants want Suarez to replace 37-year-old veteran striker Alessandro Del Piero, who will leave the club in the summer.

Full story: Daily Star

Real Madrid want to fund a bid for Sergio Aguero by selling Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea this summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United target, 20-year-old Basel midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, is still wanted by Zenit St Petersburg.

Full story: talkSPORT

Arsenal striker Andrey Arshavin, 30, is poised to turn down a Russian return with Anzhi Makhachkala, opting to remain at Arsenal.

Full story: Daily Mail

Luis Suarez
Suarez is serving an eight-match ban

Striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, 26, claims he turned down a move to Everton during the transfer window, and insists he would only consider leaving Marseille for a club like Manchester United.

Full story: Metro

Manchester City have confirmed their interest in signing 21-year-old Lille forward Eden Hazard, with manager Roberto Mancini calling the Belgian an "enormous talent."

Full story: Daily Mirror

Mancini has also admitted that he is keeping an eye on a number of players in French top division, Ligue 1, with Paris Saint-Germain defender Mamadou Sakho, 21, one the Italian has picked out.

Full story: Inside Futbol

Arsenal have made an inquiry for Benfica's Spanish midfielder Javi Garcia, 24, with a view to signing him in the summer.

Full story: the Times (subscripton only)

OTHER GOSSIP

Jose Mourinho is ready to make a return as Chelsea manager - but he would want full control of team affairs.

Full story: the Sun

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says he allows player power at the club because he is such a young coach.

Full story: Daily Star

Sir Alex Ferguson has been handed a boost before Manchester United's game against Chelsea on Sunday with Wayne Rooney, Nani and Phil Jones all likely to return.

Full story: the Times (subscripton only)

West Ham and Millwall have been told to cool celebrations on Saturday - or risk a repeat of the trouble at their last clash at Upton Park.

Full story: the Sun

Liverpool may have let the January window pass them by but Kenny Dalglish already has plans in place for the summer, having been in contact with Udinese over a deal to bring Chile international utility man Mauricio Isla, 23, to Anfield.

Full story: talkSPORT

Wolves captain Roger Johnson says changing manager Mick McCarthy is not the answer to end the club's current bad run of form.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

Midfielder Andrew Surman, 25, admits the belief that has turned Norwich into a Premier League outfit will be key when they step out against a rejuvenated Bolton side at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Full story: Eastern Daily Press

Striker Louis Saha, 33, says Everton manager David Moyes saved his career by believing he could still perform in the Premier League despite being dogged by injuries.

Owen Hargreaves
Hargreaves has made four appearances for Manchester City

Full story: Liverpool Echo

Midfielder David Pizarro's arrival at Eastlands could push Owen Hargreaves out of Manchester City.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Striker Nikica Jelavic, 26, insists he did not force his transfer to Everton despite claims from Rangers chairman Craig Whyte that he had no choice but to sanction their top goalscorer's exit on transfer deadline day.

Full story: Daily Express

Midfielder Yaya Toure, 28, says Manchester City will remain in control of the Premier League title race despite his absence.

Full story: Goal.com

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez believes the Latics have enough strength in their squad to drag themselves clear of relegation danger after deciding not to draft in reinforcements on transfer deadline day.

Full story: Wigan Observer

AND FINALLY

Arsenal fans are planning to use bin-bags to protest against the club's poor run of results. Fans will highlight the number of empty red seats at Emirates Stadium during Saturday's match against Blackburn by covering them with black bin liners.

Full story: Daily Mirror

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