Ronaldinho headed to Turkey?

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Another fine day in the January transfer window begins with another fine rumour. According to some reports in Turkey, former two-time World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has decided to join Besiktas after a week of negotiations. If the speculation is to be believed, Ronaldinho will join a host of star names currently plying their trade in the Super Lig, including the like of Didier Drogba, Welsey Sneijder and, ahem, Dirk Kuyt.

22.07 GMT DONE DEAL: Radja Nainggolan has now put pen to paper on his Roma contract, having passed a medical at the Eternal City club earlier on Tuesday. He has signed from Cagliari on a deal which runs until the summer of 2018, which is initially on loan for the rest of this campaign.

21.12 GMT: Hugo Almeida is again being linked with a move to West Ham. Sam Allardyce was interested in the summer and with the striker having only six months left on his deal with Besiktas, the Hammers could move in again.

20.34 GMT: Eintracht Frankfurt coach Armin Veh says that they were not able to lure Sunderland attacker Dong-Won Ji to Frankfurt. “That was not possible,” Veh said. Meanwhile, fringe player Marvin Bakalorz currently is in Paderborn to sort out last details for his loan move to the second tier club.

20.01 GMT: Radja Nainggolan has arrived in Rome for a medical ahead of a move from Cagliari to the Eternal City club. The Belgian was given a Roma scarf to wear upon his arrival at the city's Fiumicino airport, from where he was taken for his medical before signing a contract until 2018 after the two clubs reached an agreement over a fee. "I'm delighted to be here, Forza Roma," said the 25-year-old to reporters and fans outside the airport.

19.33 GMT DONE DEAL: Jay Bothroyd, who won one England cap, has signed for Muangthong United in Thailand. He had been without a club since his contract with Queens Park Rangers expired last summer.

19.16 GMT: We're hearing that Brighton's Liam Bridcutt has handed in a transfer request a bid to force a move to Sunderland, where he would be reunited with former boss Gus Poyet.

18.49 GMT: Hannover have fined Mame Biram Diouf for missing the first training session of the year. Diouf is in the final few months of his contract, and could leave the club in the winter window. "We are open to it," president Marin Kind told Neue Presse Hannover. "Diouf could leave us in the winter, if we have solved our problems and we reach an agreement with the new club." Hannover want to add "one or two players" to their squad first, Kind said. Kicker believes the Premier League is Diouf's destination and again links Diouf to Cardiff.

18.22 GMT: PSG and Monaco could battle for Tottenham defender Kyle Walker, according to the Daily Mirror.

17.45 GMT: More on Maxime Gonalons now -- Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas spoke to RMC to confirm the club rejected a bid for the player from Napoli. "For Max, the answer is no. I chatted with Aurelio de Laurentiis, who is someone I respect. I warned him that I was going to say that Max would stay in Lyon. The decision was taken on Monday night. I saw Max Monday afternoon."

17.40 GMT: Carlton Cole is a target for QPR according to the Mirror, with Loftus Road boss Harry Redknapp set to offer the out-of-favour striker an 18-month deal.

17.25 GMT: ESPN writer Andy Brassell has just posted some interesting news on Maxime Gonalons -- it looks like it will take a big, big offer from Napoli to persuade Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas to part with the midfielder.

17.18 GMT: We let you know earlier on that Hull are keen on signing Steven Fletcher, and the Telegraph reports that Gus Poyet wants to keep the striker at Sunderland -- but warned that every player has a price. "I'm not the type of person to say 'no-one is for sale' and then we sell one... every single player has a price. That is the truth. If someone comes with a crazy offer for a player he will go. I'm not talking about Fletcher, I'm talking about every player."

17.10 GMT: There were contract rumblings over Barcelona duo Marc Bartra and Martin Montoya earlier on today: Bartra declared his intent to stay at Camp Nou, and now Montoya is doing the same -- which puts a dampener on liverpool's hopes to sign the defender, according to the Mirror. "There is no hurry for me to sign a new deal," Montoya told reporters. "Now I am at the best club in the world and I learn each day from Dani Alves. I believe that the negotiations are on the way but without pressure."

17.02 GMT: Erik Lamela has been linked with a move back to Italy this January, but the Argentine forward scored for a Tottenham XI in an astonishing 10-6 friendly win over a Charlton XI today. Whether he is in Tim Sherwood's plans remains to be seen, but a goal will have alerted the new Spurs boss -- and potential Italian suitors -- to his ability after a difficult start at White Hart lane.

16.55 GMT: Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has apparently dealt West Ham another blow by turning down the chance to the struggling Premier League side, according to l'Equipe. The French club's president Vincent Labrune confirmed an offer was made from a top-flight English side on Monday.

16.45 GMT: We've got an update for you on Ryan Bertrand's situation at Chelsea -- the Chelsea left-back is reportedly keen on a move to Liverpool, but the Blues are reluctant to do business given the fact that loanee Victor Moses is getting little game time at Anfield. STORY HERE.

Victor Moses scored on his Liverpool debut against Swansea.GettyImagesVictor Moses scored on his Liverpool debut against Swansea.

The Moses situation wouldn't affect a permanent deal involving the young defender, though Jose Mourinho may be loathe to lending Brendan Rodgers another of his players if there is no guarantee of first-team football. That, and the fact that only four points separate the sides could make a move difficult for Bertrand.

16.32 GMT: There could be more bad news for David Moyes as the Mirror reports that Rio Ferdinand may be out for up to two weeks after damaging his knee in the FA Cup defeat against Swansea on Sunday. The 35-year-old is yet to sign a contract extension beyond this summer, and the latest injury setback may further hamper the chances of Moyes keeping the defender on at Old Trafford next season.

16.18 GMT: Mario Balotelli has confirmed he will stay with Milan despite their struggles this season according to Football Italia, dashing Chelsea fans' hopes of a January switch to Stamford Bridge for the former Manchester. City forward. "I am staying at Milan," he told Chi. “I have to get ready for the World Cup and stay calm.”

16.10 GMT: We have more rumours on Marc-Andre ter Stegen's future -- WAZ is reporting that the 21-year-old goalkeeper is on the verge of sealing a four-year deal with Barcelona.

16.00 GMT: Reports are now emerging from Italy suggesting Cabral has joined Genoa on loan, with the option of a 1.5 million euro transfer in the summer. More on that as we get it.

15.55 GMT: It seems as though two of Sunderland's summer signings could be set to make a swift exit from the club as the club sit bottom of the Premier League. Defender Modibo Diakite has been linked to Sampdoria and Verona in recent days, with his agent Ulisse Savini quoted by Calcio Mercato as saying: "In Italy, these hypotheses are viable and could be good solutions. But Modibo's goal, however, is to remain in the Premier League, at Sunderland or elsewhere."

Meanwhile midfielder Cabral has hardly featured for the club and has been linked with a move to Genoa. Speaking to the Sunderland Echo, Gus Poyet said: "We are having a few chats with Cabral, and we will see what the future brings. He was either going to play for 90 minutes [against Carlisle] or not -- I didn't think it was a good option for him to be on the bench. We have a decision to make."

15.50 GMT: More on Jermaine Jones' contract situation now -- Schalke midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng says that leaving the Royal Blues in the winter might not be what Jones had initially planned on doing. "Jermaine's contract will run out in the summer," Boateng said. "That he now has been released came as a surprise to me and also to Jermaine in the first couple of days. That is a difficult situation," he added. While Schalke have until now not said that Jones has indeed been released from his contract, it appears that Schalke are eager to offload the U.S. international. STORY HERE.

15.40 GMT: We have more on Juan Mata now with a video to go with our reports that the Chelsea midfielder is seeking clarification over his future at the club. VIDEO HERE.

15.30 GMT: More news for Manchester United fans now -- Football Espana reports that Red Devils scout Robbie Cooke attended Atletico Madrid's game against Malaga at La Rosadela to run the rule over Diego Costa. Koke -- another potential United target -- scored the winning goal for the title-chasers.

15.20 GMT: Nemanja Vidic's future is uncertain for the time past the summer, but the Manchester United centre-back's agent has confirmed the Serbian will not be leaving for Napoli in January. Silvano Martina told Italy's Radio Crc that Vidic "wants to finish the season with Manchester United", and stated: "There has not been any contact with Napoli, and I don't think anything will come of that. The player's contract is up for renewal, but Napoli have not contacted me." STORY HERE.

15.00 GMT: DONE DEAL FC Nurnberg have signed Czech under-21 international Ondrej Petrak from Slavia Prague, the German club announced on their official website. The 21-year-old can play both in holding midfield and at centre-back, and has agreed a contract until 2017.



14.55 GMT: Rickie Lambert has been linked with a move to West Ham as Sam Allardyce desperately searches for forward options, but the Mail reports that the Southampton striker has a deal at St Mary's that the Hammers would find hard to match. The 31-year-old striker apparently has a 40,000 pound-a-week rolling deal starting from the 2015-16 season providing he plays in half of the Saints' matches -- it could take something special to persuade him to swap that for Upton Park.

14.50 GMT: Tony Pulis is continuing his search for forwards and the Mirror reports that the Crystal Palace boss is sounding out Chelsea striker Demba Ba over a possible loan deal. The Blues front man almost joined Pulis' Stoke side in 2011, and could be tempted by guaranteed games at Selhurst Park as he has struggled to nail down a starting spot at Stamford Bridge.

14.44 GMT: DONE DEAL Eintracht Frankfurt have confirmed the loan signing of Hoffenheim midfielder Tobias Weis on their official website. The 28-year-old could make the move permanent in the summer if he impresses.

14.40 GMT: SC Freiburg have confirmed their interest in SV Groedig attacker Philipp Zulechner, 23, who currently tops the goalscoring charts in the Austrian Bundesliga with 15 strikes. "We want to get more dangerous in front of goal," Freiburg sporting director Klemens Hartenbach told kicker. "He is not only on our list." he adds, aware that other clubs are also monitoring the Austrian league.

14.33 GMT: The Mail meanwhile reports that Solskjaer is keen on Newcastle outcast Steven Taylor to bolster the Bluebirds' back line. The combination of a hamstring injury and the form of his team mates has kept Taylor's presence to a minimum for the Magpies, but a switch may kickstart his career.

14.25 GMT: One of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first additions at Cardiff could be Molde goalkeeper Orjan Nyland as the new City boss looks to launch a Norwegian revolution at the Bluebirds, according to Romsdals Budstikka. "Cardiff in the Premier League," said Nyland. "I do not really need to say more than that."

14.15 GMT: Here's our report on Juventus director general Beppe Marotta's hopes that i Bianconeri are hoping to reach an agreement with Andrea Pirlo over a new contract in the near future. READ STORY.

Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba AssociatedAndrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba could both be in line for new contracts at Juventus.

14.08 GMT: DONE DEAL Millwall have allowed defender Karleigh Osborne to join Bristol City for good following a successful loan to the League One side, with the 25-year-old unlikely to feature in new Lions boss Ian Holloway's plans.

14.00 GMT: A transfer from Germany now in case you missed it earlier -- Tunay Torun, 23, has joined Kasimpasa Istanbul from VfB Stuttgart until 2017, with the transfer fee believed to be close to a million euros.

13.55 GMT: It's time for some analysis courtesy of Raphael Honigstein now who takes a look at how Robert Lewandowski's move to Bayern took course over the shape of the last year, including Munich's money, Dortmund's defiance, and a tantalising "indecent proposal" from Real Madrid. STORY HERE.

13.50 GMT: Harry Redknapp has been busy today -- after laughing off rumours linking him with taking over from Sam Allardyce at West Ham, the QPR boss has warned Newcastle that other clubs may come in for Loic Remy if the Magpies do not try to make their loan deal for the forward permanent, according to West London Sport. "I don’t know what the deal is. You'd think they'd want to snap him up, wouldn't you? If they don't then someone else will. For what we got him for, he's probably worth double that now. He's scored goals in the Premier League again this year."

13.45 GMT: DONE DEAL Fulham defender Jack Grimmer has joined Port Vale on loan until Feb. 8, the club have confirmed on their official website.

13.40 GMT: Here's our take on Tony Pulis' declaration that Wilfried Zaha will not be returning to Crystal Palace on loan in January, with Manchester United boss David Moyes not keen on the winger returning to London.STORY HERE.

Wilfried Zaha PA PhotosWilfried Zaha has made just two appearances in the Premier League this season.

13.34 GMT: We reported earlier this morning that Adrian Mutu was ready to come to Fiorentina's aid if the club needed a replacement for the injured forward Giuseppe Rossi, and we can now report the 34-year-old -- who is surplus to requirements at French side Ajaccio -- is ready to step in and help his former club. "Everybody knows what I feel for this city and this club," Mutu told Italy's Radio Blu. "Since I left, I've always maintained my love for Florence. I remained on good terms with the club and, if Fiorentina were to call me, I wouldn't hesitate a second to return." STORY HERE.

13.25 GMT: Manuel Pellegrini has stated his desire for Joleon Lescott to see out the last six months of his contract with Manchester City, but talkSPORT reports that Aston Villa are lining up a 6 million-pound bid for the centre-back. That kind of money would be hard to turn down for a back-up defender who could leave for free in the summer, and Lescott could be tempted by first-team football while he retains hopes of going to the World Cup this summer.

13.16 GMT: DONE DEAL The loans are flying thick and fast today -- Hull reserve goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic has joined Leyton orient on a temporary deal for the rest of the season.

13.10 GMT: DONE DEAL Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo on loan for the rest of the season, the club have announced on their official website. "Kenneth is a strong defender and I think we need to improve in this area," said Boro boss Aitor Karanka.

13.00 GMT: Real Betis being linked with a move for Fulham forward Bryan Ruiz on loan with option to buy the player in the summer, but AS say it may be difficult to persuade the Costa Rica to join a club at the bottom of La Liga.

12.43 GMT: DONE DEAL Swindon Town have signed Brighton and Hove Albion striker George Barker on a permanent deal. The 22-year-old has put pen to paper on an 18-month contract.

12.40 GMT: Fresh off the back of securing a summer move for Robert Lewandowski from bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer believes the public should pay the club some respect rather than criticising their transfer policy. STORY HERE. "We have to be firm and sustainable. Why should that be unlikeable? One could also pay us some respect and say: 'They don’t do a bad job.'"

12.35 GMT: DONE DEAL Brentford have secured yet another Premier League player on loan, with Fulham confirming that Marcello Trotta will stay with the Bees until the end of the season.

12.32 GMT: Dani Osvaldo could be a surprise target for Inter according to Tuttosport, who are reporting that the Southampton striker is unhappy at St Mary's and could move to the Nerazzurri on loan with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.

12.27 GMT: The Mirror reports that Juan Mata will have showdown talks with Jose Mourinho over his Chelsea future this week. The Spain international has found himself out of favour with the Portuguese boss this season, and Atletico Madrid are apparently interested in the playmaker's signature should his future lie away from Stamford Bridge.

12.20 GMT: The latest news on Wilfried Zaha is that the former Crystal Palace star will not be returning to Selhurst Park in January, as talkSPORT reports that Manchester United have rejected a loan offer from new Eagles boss Tony Pulis. "We've spoken to David Moyes about Zaha and I don't think he's too keen on him coming back to London. We don't think it's a goer, although we were very keen if there was a possibility to take him on."

12.15 GMT: DONE DEAL Chelsea have confirmed on their official website that 20-year-old midfielder George Saville will remain on loan at Brentford until the end of the season.

12.10 GMT: Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has issued a hands-off warning to clubs chasing midfield pair Paul Pogba and Andrea Pirlo amid reports that both players could be on the move in the winter transfer market. "We have a strong and functional group and we don't want to sell anyone," Marotta said to Gazzetta dello Sport. "At this time there is no possibility of selling Pirlo and Pogba even if Pirlo will soon be out of contract... we have a great rapport with (Pirlo) and his contract will be extended."

12.00 GMT: DONE DEAL TSV 1860 Munich have signed Yuya Osako from Kashima Antlers on a three-and-a-half-year deal, the club have announced on their official website. The forward has scored 57 goals in 179 games for the Japanese side, and has netted eight in 15 for Japan.



11.52 GMT: Valencia's new coach Juan Antonio Pizzi says his club are not considering selling Ever Banega, and also confirming he would like to bring in out-of-favour Napoli attacker Eduardo Vargas on loan. “At the moment we are not considering letting anyone leave,” he said. “We have not thought about Banega departing. Vargas needs to play to go to the World Cup, and will need to look for solutions if that does not happen. We will see what condition he is in to be considered as a reinforcement.” STORY HERE.

Ever Banega GettyImagesEver Banega has struggled to produce his best form for Valencia this season.

11.45 GMT: West Ham's day is looking up with Sam Allardyce's news that Andy Carroll is back in training, and the Hammers boss also confirmed this morning that the club are trying to complete deals for "one or two" players in the coming days.

11.40 GMT: Heurelho Gomes' agent has told Sky Sports that Tottenham should either let the goalkeeper leave on a free transfer or give him a chance to play, with three clubs interested in the 32-year-old's signature. "There is no sense to keep him at Spurs if he is not playing or not even being given the opportunity to play," said Alex Soares. "I trust Tottenham will release him for free now as his contract is running out. Or... they must offer an extension and also give him an opportunity to fight for the No.1 position."

11.35 GMT: The Times reports that Steve Bruce is after Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher, with Hull lodging an 8 million-pound bid for the Black Cats striker last night. The bid was apparently rejected, but an offer closer to his original 12 million fee may persuade Gus Poyet to part with the out-of-favour forward.

11.30 GMT: Milan's vice-president Adriano Galliani has rubbished speculation linking Bryan Cristante with a loan move away from the San Siro this January, reports Football Italia. “We have had requests from a lot of teams, but he is staying here,” Galliani told Milan Channel.

11.20 GMT: The Mail reports that Arsenal will step up their efforts to sign striker Alvaro Morata on a season-long loan from Real Madrid following Theo Walcott's long-term knee injury. The 21-year-old features in our line-up of seven players that Arsene Wenger could bring in to replace the England forward, which you can find below.
STORY HERE.

11.15 GMT: We brought you rumours this morning that Marseille are looking at Inter left-back Alvaro Pereira, and now we can report that OM coach and sporting director Jose Anigo has told Italian media the Ligue 1 club think they can bring the Uruguay international to France. "We're confident. There's a good chance," Anigo told TMW. "We're interested in the player for this winter. We want him on a six-month loan." STORY HERE.

11.10 GMT: More from Spain now, where Malaga expect to sign Argentine midfielder Pablo Perez from Newell's Old Boys for 950,000 euros today. The player has been in Spain since Sunday and will undergo a medical today, but the hitch in the deal is that the club can't sign anyone until they reach an agreement with Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis over 500,000 euros in back-wages still owed. They also need to remove a non-EU player from their squad, so may have to send somebody out on loan.

11.05 GMT: Good news for West Ham fans now, as Sam Allardyce has confirmed that striker Andy Carroll is back in training and could be back playing within the week. The Hammers would still be keep on signings in January, but having the big forward back for a relegation battle would be just as good as a big-money buy for most supporters.

10.57 GMT: Chelsea target Fredy Guarin looks set to stay with Inter, club director Piero Ausilio told Sky Sport Italia. "Guarin is an Inter player and we are happy to keep him."

10.50 GMT: Jermaine Jones will still be allowed to leave Schalke despite new signing Jan Kirchhoff suffering an ankle injury, Jones' agent has said. Roger Wittmann told Bild on Monday: "Schalke have given us their word that he can leave." STORY HERE.

10.45 GMT: Fiorentina are keeping an eye on Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, according to the Mail. The Serbian centre-back contract is up in the summer, and while David Moyes is a big fan, Vidic could be tempted by a move to Italy as the Scot looks to reshape his squad.

10.40 GMT: Newcastle news for you now -- QPR boss Harry Redknapp has admitted he is surprised that the Magpies have not already concluded a deal for on-loan star Loic Remy, while Massadio Haidara has revealed he is settled on Tyneside and looking forward to a bright future with the club. United are thought to have cooled cooled their interest in Bafetimbi Gomis, despite the Lyon forward making it clear that a move to Tyneside this January still interests him.

10.30 GMT: Nikica Jelavic bagged his first two goals of the season in Saturday's FA Cup win over QPR, and the Mail reports that Crystal Palace are keen on the Everton forward as prospective deals with West Ham and Harry's Redknapp's Championship side are stalling.

10.25 GMT: Gazetta dello Sport is reporting that Boca Juniors' promising forward Leandro Paredes is all set to join Roma on loan. The 19-year-old is unsure of whether he would be in the club's first-team plans this season, but confirmed he will be the full squad from June.

10.18 GMT: Contract talks should be heating up for Barcelona duo Marc Bartra and Martin Montoya, who are both free to discuss pre-contract agreements with other clubs having entered the final six months of their deals at Camp Nou. After starting against Elche last weekend however, Barta has told Barca TV that he feels good at the club. "Things are working out, but I know that I have to continue working in order to take advantage of the opportunities the manager gives me. I'm starting to feel important, more a part of the team. Tata [Martino] isn't afraid to send me into a game. It's better for the team to have a lot of players playing at a high level."

10.11 GMT: Over to Germany now, and Hoffenheim want to send 20-year old midfielder Vincenzo Grifo on loan. The Italy under-20 international has only made the squad twice this season, andt has not played a single minute in the Bundesliga. Grifo, meanwhile. did not join the club for their winter training camp, and is set for a loan spell with a second tier team, reports kicker.

10.05 GMT: With the news that Theo Walcott will miss the rest of Arsenal's season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee, Kevin Palmer has taken a look at the players Arsene Wenger could look to bring in during January to beef up the Gunners' attacking options.
Seven transfer targets for Arsenal after Theo Walcott's injury.

Theo WalcottGettyImagesTheo Walcott holds his knee in agony.

10.00 GMT: We brought you rumours yesterday that Newcastle are targeting Borussia Moenchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong, and we now have the news on a potential move to the Magpies.STORY HERE.

"I can only say that a few clubs have enquired about me," De Jong told Bild. "I am fully concentrating on the season -- but, of course, a lot can happen until Jan. 31."

09.52 GMT: The Mail meanwhile reports that Moyes will be giving a huge transfer budget of 200 million pounds to reshape his Manchester United squad, with the manager ready to sell a host of players and replace them with top-quality additions as the Glazers look to ensure the club remain competitive.

09.45 GMT: Wilfried Zaha looks likely yo move away from Manchester United on loan this month, but the Mirror reports that the winger's potential move to Cardiff is being held up as David Moyes assesses his options as he struggles with an injury crisis. The Old Trafford boss is waiting to find out how long Nani's hamstring injury will keep him out for before allowing another winger to leave the club.

09.37 GMT: A big talking point in Spain over the last day has been surrounding the future of Angel Di Maria, who has been forced to defend himself over accusations that he made an offensive gesture whilst being substituted for Gareth Bale. STORY HERE.

Angel Di MariaGettyImagesAngel Di Maria has denied making an offensive gesture.

The Real Madrid forward grabbed his crotch in an apparent protest, but Carlo Ancelotti insists Di Maria remains an important player for Real Madrid. "[Di Maria] tried to play, just like everyone else did. It was in a period of the match when the crowd were whistling. Sometimes whistles can be a good thing, and the team played better afterwards. I have not seen the gesture. I shook his hand and then I don't know what he did. I just changed him to put on two fresh players to open up the defence. He is very important to us and I have a lot of confidence in him. He might have made a mistake, but it's not a big deal for me. It is news to me if he responded to the crowd and it is a mistake if he has, but life goes on."

Di Maria meanwhile has claimed that it is all a misunderstanding: "It was not towards anyone. I was adjusting myself and I kept running. If I was angry I would not have shook hands with anyone."

09.30 GMT: In case you missed it yesterday, Hedwiges Maduro has left Sevilla to join PAOK Salonika on a free transfer, the Spanish club revealed on their official website.

"This weekend the relationship between Maduro and Sevilla FC ended definitively with the club and the player reaching an agreement to rescind his contract, which did not end until June 2015. The agreement was reached once Maduro had agreed to sign for PAOK Salonika and passed a medical with the Greek team. Maduro said goodbye yesterday to his teammates after the game against Getafe." The 28-year-old was signed from Valencia a few years back, but struggled to impose himself at the club.

09.25 GMT: Over to France now, where Marseille president Vincent Labrune has told RMC that the club rejected a 12 million euro offer from Napoli for centre-back Nicolas Nkoulou in December. Labrune also says the club won't be buying any new players in January, and will need to sell in summer to cover the 75 percent tax on high earners in the side.

09.20 GMT: ESPC FC writer Eliot Rothwell has just tweeted that Ronaldinho's move to Besiktas should be confirmed later on today -- we'll have more as soon as we get it.

09.17 GMT: Goal are reporting that Ravel Morrison wants to leave West Ham and join Fulham this January. The Hammers are currently struggling in the relegation zone, and the young midfielder is apparently keen to rekindle his working relationship with former Manchester United first-team coach and current Cottagers boss Rene Meulensteen.

Sam Allardyce needs to strengthen his defence and attack to keep his side in contention to stay up, and a reported 5 million-pound offer could tempt the Hammers boss into parting with the promising player.

09.10 GMT: The word from Italy is that Radja Nainggolan is set to undergo a medical before becoming a Roma player today. The Giallorossi have beaten away competition from a host of Serie A clubs, including AC Milan, whose general manager Adriano Galliani confirmed yesterday that Roma had won the race to sign the Cagliari midfielder.

"He's going to join Roma," Galliani said prior to his side's 3-0 win over Atalanta. Roma made a move for the Belgian immediately after Sunday's 3-0 defeat to Juventus, matching Napoli's bid for the 25-year-old.

09.00 GMT: Manchester United's back-up goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has revealed he is ready to stay and fight for a starting place at Old Trafford. STORY HERE.

The Dane has made just two appearances all season for David Moyes' side, but says it is up to him and his team mates to turn the Red Devils' season around after a poor start. "I am happy to be part of this big club. I enjoy the atmosphere we have in the locker room. It is my club since I was a small kid. This is my dream. The question is do I have to compromise that dream and seek elsewhere. Right now the decision is to stay here and help the club: that is the most important thing."

08.41 GMT: Over in Spain, new Valencia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has attempted to explain his club's stance on Ever Banega, saying: "At the moment we are not considering that anyone could leave. We have not
thought about Banega departing." Banega has been linked with Liverpool on and off for months, while AC Milan, Fiorentina, Inter Milan and Roma are also thought to be in the running for a player who it is believed Valencia are keen to get off their wage bill.

08.27 GMT: Luuk de Jong does little to dampen speculation linking him to Newcastle, telling Bild: "I can only say that a couple of clubs have made enquiries. I concentrate on the preparation for the second half, but a lot can happen until January 31."

08.11 GMT: Next stop Germany, where Eintracht Frankurt are set to confirm the signing of former Germany international Tobias Weis from Hoffenheim.

07.55 GMT: Football365.fr reports that Marseille are looking at Sochaux right-back Sebastien Corchia and Inter Milan left-back Alvaro Pereira.

07.38 GMT: L'Equipe reports that Maxime Gonalons met Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas on Monday to state his desire to remain at the club, despite interest from Napoli.

07.22 GMT: Over to Ligue 1, where Marseille president Vincent Labrune has told RMC the club rejected a 12 million euro offer from Napoli for centre-back Nicolas Nkoulou in mid-December.

07.06 GMT: Adrian Mutu says he "would come running" if Fiorentina were to want him back with Giuseppe Rossi out injury.

07.00 GMT: Let's begin our customary round-up of the stories around Europe, starting in Italy where Radja Nainggolan is set to undergo a medical before becoming a Roma player on Tuesday. The Giallorossi have beaten off competition from a host of Serie A clubs, including AC Milan, whose general manager Adriano Galliani on Monday was the first to confirm that Roma had won the race to sign the Cagliari midfielder.

"He's going to join Roma," Galliani said prior to his side's 3-0 win over Atalanta. Roma made a move for the Belgian immediately after Sunday's 3-0 defeat to Juventus.

04.00 GMT: The Daily Mail is reporting that David Moyes will be given a transfer chest that will make even the managers of Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain jealous. 200 million pounds will be supposedly available to revamp the squad, with the club's scouts giving the coach six targets that could turn around the team's fortunes. The names weren't made public so speculate away -- who do you think is on their list?

Over On Tyneside, Newcastle are looking for a loan deal to add Dutch striker Luuk De Jong from German side Borussia Moenchengladbac,h according to the Sun. Since moving to Germany, The 6ft 2in targetman hasn't lived up to his impressive spell in his native Netherlands -- where he scored 59 goals in 119 appearances for FC Twente -- but could reignite his career with the Toon.

In other news, Aston Villa hope to get Christian Benteke back to scoring ways with the signature of fellow Belgian Steven Defour from Porto, the Birmingham Daily Mail reports. The central midfielder, who was targeted by Manchester United three years ago, could finally get a Premier League move ahead of the World Cup.

Finally, Sky Sports' Guillem Balague reports that Juan Mata has no intention of leaving Chelsea, even if that means risking his World Cup place. It looks like he's willing to fight to impress Jose Mourinho, who hasn't had much confidence in the Spanish playmaker so far. PSG, Napoli and even Manchester United hope that he'll change his mind...

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