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Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to bring Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye home to France in a 26 million euro move. PSG are long-standing fans of the France international and its thought the Magpies are ready to let him go.

Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been given the "green light" to sign Basel attacker Mohamed Salah and Sunderland are hoping to strengthen their goalkeeping stocks.

Stay tuned for more rumours and done deals.

23.00 GMT: That's your lot for today's On the Move. But fear not! Another is just around the corner, minutes even. Yep, stay tuned for the latest from the British newspapers.

22.24 GMT: Speaking after his side's 1-1 draw with Everton, new West Brom boss Pepe Mel has told Sky Sports he is looking to add a striker to his team.

21.41 GMT: Fulham have launched a four million pound bid for Swansea's young left-back Neil Taylor, reports The Times.

20.50 GMT: Fredy Guarin and Mirko Vucinic will have to wait until Tuesday before completing their swap between Inter Milan and Juventus after club representatives spent over six hours hammering out a deal on Monday -- inconclusively. Guarin has already passed a medical with Juve while Vucinic was undergoing his in Pavia, south of Milan, on Monday night. The two clubs still need to reach an agreement over the terms of the transfer. "We'll see tomorrow, the transfer's not done yet," said Juve's general manager Beppe Marotta to Tuttosport on Monday night after the negotiations.

19.42 GMT - DONE DEAL: Roma have completed the loan signing of Brazilian winger Michel Bastos from United Arab Emirates side Al Ain.

19.12 GMT - DONE DEAL: Liverpool have confirmed Tiago Ilori has joined Granada on loan for the rest of the season.

18.40 GMT: Newcastle have agreed a deal for Remy Cabella, but the player will not be leaving Montpellier this January. Speaking in the French press today, Laurent Nicollin said: "We have an agreement with the leaders of Newcastle that I will not reveal [more]. But it does not include a departure for Remy before June, it is a certainty." There had been talk Cabella's arrival was a response from the Magpies to the likely departure of Yohan Cabaye.

18.01 GMT: Having only recently completed his loan move to FC Utrecht from Stoke City, Juan Agudelo has already revealed that it was dinner with Jozy Altidore that convinced him he was making the right move. The U.S. International signed for Stoke last year, but failed to attain a work permit in November. Subsequently agreeing a loan deal last week with Utrecht, Agudelo told reporters: "Erik Pieters has told me that it's a great club. He grew up around here and he loved it, he loved playing here. Also Jozy Altidore has told me much about the club. I'm very good friends with him. I was just having dinner with him about a week ago trying to make my decision where to go and Utrecht seems to be the perfect spot for me."

17.35 GMT: DONE DEAL! Yann Songo'o has joined Ross County on loan from Blackburn until the end of the season. The BBC reports that the 22-year-old defender will be available for Saturday's Scottish Premiership game at home to Dundee United.

17.25 GMT: Football Italia reports that Domenico Criscito's agent has quashed rumours that the Zenit defender will join Napoli this month. "Criscito to Napoli? I don't think that is possible right now. In fact, I think it is a very difficult move as the right conditions do not exist at this time," Andrea D'Amico told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

17.10 GMT: Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has tweeted that Juventus and Inter's proposed swap deal for Mirko Vucinic and Fredy Guarin could be on the ropes due to the reaction of the Nerazzurri fans. We'll have more on this if and when it develops, but it does seem strange for the Milan side to be swapping Guarin -- a 27-year--old player who could reportedly command a sizable fee from either Chelsea and Manchester United -- for a 30-year-old striker.

17.00: DONE DEAL! Millwall have signed DJ Campbell on loan from Blackburn until the end of the season, the Lions have announced on their official website. The striker is new boss Ian Holloway's second signing in five days after the club snapped up Tottenham youngster Ryan Fredericks on a temporary three-month deal.

16.52 GMT: Sport Mediaset reports that Milan's January pursuit of a goalkeeper has led them towards Lazio shot-stopper Federico Marchetti -- although the out-of-favour keeper will cost around 10 million euros, so a move is more likely to happen in the summer.

16.41 GMT: DONE DEAL! Santiago Vergini has joined Sunderland on loan from Argentine Primera club Estudiantes until the end of the season, the club have confirmed on their official website.

16.36 GMT: Here's our full story on Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claiming that owner Roman Abramovich is curbing his spending in order to comply with financial fair play (FFP) regulations. "Chelsea at this moment is working very, very well, thinking that the financial fair play is going to be in place and we have to obey certain rules. [But] our owner [Abramovich] is still the same owner and his passion for football is still the same. If we are free to spend our owner is more than happy to be free to spend. Our owner is respecting the new rules that we are waiting for and hopefully, for the good of football, it's for everybody, not just for some." READ MORE.

The club have just signed Nemanja Matic from Benfica for a hefty sum, though the sale of Kevin de Bruyne to Wolfsburg helped to offset a large chunk of that fee -- if those deals are anything to go by, the Blues may be operating a policy of 'one in, one out' in order to strengthen their squad.

16.27 GMT: Harry Redknapp has confirmed to getwestlondon that he is interested in bringing Livingston youngster Coll Donaldson to QPR. The 18-year-old could be available for around 150,000 pounds, and the R's boss said: "He's a young lad that we are interested in. I said we'll take him but I'm not sure where we are with it."

16.20 GMT: Here's our full story on Tiago Ilori's loan move from Liverpool to Granada until the end of the season. READ MORE.

16.13 GMT: DONE DEAL! Everton goalkeeper Mason Springthorpe has joined Woking on a one-month loan deal, the Skrill Premier League side have announced on their official website.

16.07 GMT: Sky Sports sources are reporting that Sunderland are set to sign Argentina defender Santiago Vergini on loan from Estudiantes until the end of the season. This deal has been a target for Guy Poyet throughout January, and the 25-year-old would be a good addition as the Black Cats look to save their premier League status.

16.00 GMT: Former England manager Fabio Capello has criticised Inter president Erick Thohir for not investing in new players, saying he's "not convinced by him." The Nerazzurri are in fifth place in Serie A, 23 points behind league leaders Juventus. They won't be winning the Scudetto this season, but they may even miss out on Champions League football at this rate.

15.50 GMT: Here's the lowdown on PSG boss Laurent Blanc continuing the charm offensive towards Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye -- speaking of the type of player he is searching for, the coach told Canal+: "He has to love playing. He needs to be good technically and strong, and whether he comes in or doesn't, there will be competition for places in each position. As for Cabaye, I ask myself the question. I know the man well. He has that kind of character. But there are others." READ MORE.

15.42 GMT: There could be even more bad news for Manchester United fans (if that's even possible) as A Bola reports that Juventus are in pole position to sign Sporting Lisbon star William Carvalho. The 20-year-old has a buyout clause of around 37 million pounds, and while Arsenal, the Red Devils and pretty much every other top club are chasing his signature, the Old Lady look to be favourites for his signature. Whether that has any bearing on the futures of Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba -- both linked with Old Trafford -- remains to be seen.

15.30 GMT: Here's our full story on Thiago Silva telling Canal+ that he and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be staying at PSG until the end of their contracts. "I feel really good here with everyone. I think I'm going to stay until the end of my contract. Ibra is going to stay too," he said. READ MORE.

Below is a video of the mercurial Zlatan starting and finishing a move during PSG's 5-0 demolition of Nantes before karate-kicking the corner flag -- there really is nobody else quite like him.

15.18 GMT: The Southern Daily Echo reports that Mauricio Pochettino may look to add to his Southampton squad based on how serious the injuries Dejan Lovren and Gaston Ramirez suffered turn out to be. "It's clear that we need to analyse many things with the chairwoman [Katharina Liebherr]. We will see what happens in the transfer window and we also need to analyse what's happened with these two players who were injured."

15.09 GMT: Sky Sports is reporting that Zoopla will end its sponsorship deal with West Brom at the end of the season due to Nicolas Anelka's "quenelle" gesture. ESPN FC reported on Saturday that the club were set to lose the backing of the property website -- we'll have more on that as soon as we get it. Quite where that leaves the Baggies' transfer plans is unknown, but it could well have repercussions both this month and in the summer.

15.05 GMT: Phil Jones insists that little separates Manchester United from the best teams in England and is adamant they are not "a million miles away" from challenging for the title, despite being left 14 points adrift of Premier League leaders Arsenal following a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday. READ MORE.

David Moyes has been busy scouting players this January as he looks to revamp his Red Devils squad, but has so far failed to bring in a single player during the transfer window. That could soon change if yesterday's performance is anything to go by.

14.57 GMT: Montpellier coach Rolland Courbis has said that club owner owner Laurent Nicollin will have the final say over the sale of Remy Cabella -- but believes it will take a hefty fee from interested clubs to sign the MHSC midfielder. "Louis Nicollin, Remy and his family will decide what is best," said Courbis. "With the amounts currently being discussed, I think Louis is a good enough trader to make the right choice. I do not think that Remy Cabella can be transferred for this amount when compared to the ridiculous numbers discussed for (Yohan) Cabaye. It would mean that Louis is mad. I meet with him every day and that is not the case."

14.48 GMT: talkSPORT reports that Everton are set to lose out on young Espanyol striker Thievy, with the France Under-21 international close to agreeing a move to Malaga. The forward is thought to have agreed a four-year deal with the Spanish club after interest from Rennes cooled following the arrival of -- you guessed it -- Ola Toivonen. And so the weird and wonderful world of the transfer market keeps on spinning.

14.42 GMT: DONE DEAL! Patick Thistle have announced the signing of Dundee United midfield Chris Erskine on loan until the end of the season.

14.38 GMT: In a bid to improve Sunderland's attacking options, Gus Poyet is continuing to try and finalise a deal for Ignacio Scocco. The Argentine striker is set to leave current club Internacional, with the player's father revealing recently he expects his son to move to Wearside. The Black Cats are currently attempting to agree a loan deal for Scocco, but their latest offer is understood to be in the region of 250,000 euros -- an amount deemed unacceptable by the Brazilian club.

14.33 GMT: DONE DEAL! Yesterday we brought you news that Rennes were close to completing a deal for PSV's Ola Toivonen, and the French club have now announced a deal has been completed for the 27-year-old forward.

14.25 GMT: Glenn Hoddle believes Southampton are fighting a losing battle to keep hold of Luke Shaw, and says it is just a matter of time before the left-back is snapped up by a top club. "Luke Shaw will move on, Southampton won't be able to keep him," he told talkSPORT. ”There are some big clubs in the top four after him. He looks the real deal. I don't think he'll leave in this transfer window but certainly at the end of the season. He's got a bright future, which will include England honours."

14.15 GMT: The Times reports that Southampton could be bracing themselves for a few bids this January -- West Ham are still keen on Rickie Lambert, while Galatasaray are looking at Gaston Ramirez. Mauricio Pochettino is unlikely to let any players go this month after the shock departure of chairman Nicola Cortese, but a high bid or two could well tempt the Saints hierarchy -- although Ramirez suffered a nasty ankle injury against Sunderland, which could rule out any potential move.

14.02 GMT: Goal now reports that Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic and Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin are set for a swap deal. We'll have more on that as and when.

13.55 GMT: DONE DEAL! Manchester City striker Harry Bunn has joined Huddersfield Town on a permanent deal after agreeing to terminate his contract with City, the Championship club announced on their official website. The 21-year-old joined the Terriers on loan in December, and has signed with them until the end of the season -- now it will be up to the player to win a place in the first team and earn a longer stay.

13.47 GMT: Bayern Munich have been busy over the past two years assembling arguably the strongest squad in world football, but Real Madrid are after forward Thomas Muller according to Bild. While the treble winners have no need to sell, a reported 45 million euro bid could sway the Bundesliga side -- particularly if Pep Guardiola fancies any more rebuilding.

13.40 GMT: Mirko Vucinic's move away from Juventus seems to be accelerating according to Sky Sport Italia, which reports that the striker left the club's training ground this morning and looks to be heading into negotiations with Inter. The forward's future is still uncertain, but could well become clearer as the day goes on.

13.30 GMT: There could be more good news for Chelsea fans this January as the Express reports that the club are close to tying up an 11 million-pound bid for Kurt Zouma. The highly-rated 19-year-old defender is also apparently a target for Manchester United and Arsenal, but has already confirmed his desire to join Jose Mourinho's side in the past, so a deal might not be too far away.

13.20 GMT: Even more on Mirko Vucinic now -- Tuttosport reports that if the striker is indeed on his way out of Juventus, then the Serie A leaders are looking to replace him with Manchester United misfit Nani and Parma forward Jonathan Biabiany.

13.12 GMT: DONE DEAL! Liverpool's young defender Tiago Ilori has joined Spanish club Granada on loan, the club have announced on their official website. The 20-year-old centre back has yet to feature for the Reds' first team after moving from Sporting CP last summer, and will spend the rest of the season with the Primera Liga side.

13.07 GMT: Most players dream of a January move to a big Premier league club, but Aaron Chapman's spell with Everton will last less than a week -- the young Chesterfield goalkeeper has been given the chance to train with the Toffees by his manager Paul Cook for a short spell in order to aid his development. "I have some contacts at Everton and we felt that the opportunity for Aaron to spend a week at a big club like that was too good an opportunity to miss," he told the club's official website.

13.00 GMT: Etienne Capoue could be on his way to Napoli for 6.5 million euros -- but Tottenham want forward Goran Pandev as part of any deal, according to Il Mattino.

12.51 GMT: Thomas Vermaelen has emerged as a surprise target for Napoli, according to Corriere dello Sport. The Arsenal centre-back has struggled for playing time at the Emirates, and could be tempted by a move to Rafa Benitez's Serie A side.

12.45 GMT: Inter and Juventus are lining up a surprise swap move involving Fredy Guarin and Mirko Vucinic, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. No money should swap hands with both players, aged 27 and 30 respectively, valued at the same price -- approximately 15 million euros -- and the deal could go through later on Monday afternoon. Both Guarin and Vucinic had been targeted by Premier League clubs with the latter's agent reportedly due in London on Monday to discuss terms with Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea, while Guarin had been strongly linked with a move to Stamford bridge.

12.38 GMT: News for Newcastle fans now -- the Mail reports that PSG target Yohan Cabaye has jetted off with Newcastle on their mid-season trip to Abu Dhabi, but Hatem Ben Arfa has not joined the rest of the Magpies squad. Whether either player will be leaving St James' Park this January is still unclear, but On the Move will have the latest as and when anything does happen.

12.32 GMT: Players and clubs have a multitude of hoops to jump through in order to try and complete transfer deals, but rarely do they involve negotiating release from prison -- Sao Paulo have called on the German justice system to release former Bayern Munich defender Breno from jail and allow him to leave the country in order to join them. The 24-year-old was sentenced to three years and nine months for arson in July 2012 after setting fire to his house while under the influence of alcohol in September of the previous year, but needs to attend his first training session in Brazil in April or his contract will be terminated.READ MORE.

12.25 GMT: Here's our full story on Carlo Ancelotti's disputed interview -- Gulf News has released audio of the Real Madrid manager speaking to its reporter about Mesut Ozil after the the los Blancos boss claimed an interview published by the UAE paper was an "invention.READ MORE.

12.17 GMT: DONE DEAL! Rayo Vallecano have announced the signing of Blackburn youngster Ruben Rochina on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy him in the summer, the Spanish club have announced on their official website. The 22-year-old former Barcelona youth player spent the second half of the 2012-13 campaign in La Liga on loan at Real Zaragoza, and will be unveiled to the press tomorrow.

12.10 GMT: Liverpool are set to make a formal offer for Basel winger Mohamed Salah over the coming days, according to ESPC FC sources. Reports suggest that the Swiss champions want around 12 million pounds for the Egypt international -- a price Liverpool would be unwilling to pay -- but sources have told us that the Reds are prepared to bid around seven million pounds for the player. READ MORE.

Take a look at some of Salah's performances last season that have got some many European clubs worked up about the young winger.

12.00 GMT: Here's our full story on the revelations that Barcelona may have paid 95 million euros to sign Neymar last summer rather than the 57 million they said they did, leaked court documents seen by El Mundo are reported to reveal. It said some direct payments to the Brazil international's father are listed as "to scout young talent at [Neymar's former club] Santos" and "to help children in the favelas of Sao Paulo." This story is set to run and run, and we'll have more for you when it becomes clear exactly what's been going on at Camp Nou.

11.52 GMT: More intrigue surrounding Angel Di Maria, Mesut Ozil and all things Real Madrid as a disputed Gulf News interview with Carlo Ancelotti continues to cause tension. AS have got hold of Gulf News' reporter's tape of the Madrid coach being asked if it was a mistake to let Ozil leave, who reportedly answers: "No, because, if we missed him it would mean that we made a mistake when we gave him the possibility to leave the club. So we choose, well, I choose, to keep Di María, because Di Maria has less ability than Ozil but he is more a team player." The club had denied any interview took place [when Madrid were in Qatar for PSG friendly in early Jan], and Ancelotti told a news conference on Friday: "It is not first time, and not the last, that they invent things I say. I am surprised that a newspaper would invent this."

11.43 GMT: Sky Sports sources are reporting that Everton are hopeful of agreeing a new contract with Leighton Baines by the end of the week. That would be further bad news for David Moyes, who tried and failed to sign the England left-back for Manchester United last summer.

11.38 GMT: Danny Graham could be a target for Nottingham Forest according to the Mail, who reports that the Sunderland striker will return to the Stadium of Light after an unsuccessful loan spell at Hull.

11.32 GMT: More on Rhys Williams now, and Wales Online reports that Swansea are closing in on a 1.5 million-pound deal for the Middlesbrough defender as Michael Laudrup looks to shore up his faltering back line with the 25-year-old. The Swans are winless in eight Premier League games and sit just three points above the relegation places.

11.25 GMT: Bild reports that both Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund would be interested in signing Diego Lopez should the 32-year-old goalkeeper decide to leave Real Madrid. The Spaniard kept his place in the side after Iker Casillas returned to fitness last season, but could be tempted by a move to one of Europe's top clubs as the paper reports that Lopez does not feel accepted by all the players due to Casillas' popularity at los Blancos.

11.12 GMT: We brought you the news yesterday of Neil Lennon distancing Celtic from a move for Norwich's Robert Snodgrass, and the Canaries midfielder insists he is focusing firmly on doing well for his current club -- for the time being, at least. "Glasgow is my home town and when I go back I stay about five seconds away from the Celtic stadium," reports Sky Sports. "So when something like this happens, there are loads of people texting me saying 'What's going on?' All I can say is that for now I'm at Norwich and I have 18 months left on my contract. So I'm just focusing on doing as well as I possibly can for Norwich at this minute."

11.05 GMT: Here's our full story on Kevin de Bruyne's comments that Wolfsburg are the right club for him after a disappointing spell at Chelsea. "I am someone who trusts his gut instinct, and that's what I did when I went to [Werder] Bremen," he said. "I did not want to go on another loan, and I had a good feeling about Wolfsburg right from the start." READ MORE.

The midfielder struggled for game time at Stamford Bridge, but he can certainly play in the Bundesliga -- just take a look at the video below for his more prosperous times with Werder Bremen, where he notched 10 goals and nine assists in 33 league games last season.

10.56 GMT: Though Marseille want him on loan, Inter's little-used Uruguayan international left-back Alvaro Pereira is set to join Sao Paulo, says L'Equipe.

10.47 GMT: Ivan Rakitic has dampened speculation linking him away from Sevilla, which could disappoint Liverpool, Manchester United and PSG. The midfielder was asked after his side's 1-1 draw at Atletico whether he'd like to join the Primera Liga-chasing side, but he responded: "I like playing with Sevilla, in the present, in the future and always. I really like it here, at the club. And my family do too." Rakitic has met and married a Sevillana since joining the club and seems happy in the city, and despite only having 18 months left on his contract, his recent quotes hint at an extended stay.

10.40 GMT: With the pressure growing on David Moyes, John Brewin analyses the problems Manchester United need to face to as their fall from grace continues after a drubbing at Chelsea. READ MORE.

The Red Devils manager has failed to bring in any players during the January transfer window, but may be forced into action if he is to rescue the club's season -- we'll have the latest from Old Trafford as and when it happens.

10.33 GMT: Napoli attacker Edu Vargas is quoted by Superdeporte as saying that he hopes he will complete a move to Valencia: "They have said nothing to me, but I hope it happens." The Spanish club have been working on the deal for about two weeks now, and reportedly hope to have the Chilean ready to play next weekend.

10.25 GMT: Dejan Lovren has tweeted a picture of himself with the message: "Ready for therapy :) l will be back soon !!" He's wearing a protective boot and there's no news on how long he'll be out for, but we may see some action from Southampton in the market depending on the severity of the injury he suffered against Sunderland -- watch this space.

10.15 GMT: Alessandro Matri says he felt "liberated" by his two goals for Fiorentina in the 3-0 win over Catania after his torrid first half of the season at Milan. The striker said that he had to leave the Rossoneri because he's only 29, and that's too young to be sitting on the bench waiting for a chance.

10.05 GMT: More Mirko Vuncinic news for you now, as Goal reports that Arsenal will hold talks with the player today in the hope of bringing the 30-year-old forward to the Emirates Stadium. The report suggests the Gunners are keen on a loan deal so they can assess their options in the summer, but Juventus apparently want to sell the striker so they can reinvest in other areas of their squad. Whether Arsenal Wenger could be tempted into a permanent deal for a player the wrong side of 30 is debatable, but Vucinic could well add the extra firepower he craves to lead the north Londoners to the premier League title.

09.58 GMT: Off to Germany once again, where Bild are reporting that Werder Bremen will swoop for Juventus duo Domenico Berardi, 19, and Luca Marrone, 23, who are both currently on loan at US Sassulo. The players could arrive in Bremen in the summer.

09.47 GMT: The agent of Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic is set for a busy day in London on Monday, according to Italy's Tuttosport. Alessandro Lucci is due in the British capital to negotiate a transfer of the Montenegrin to the Premier League. Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur were both on the agenda, but it seems Chelsea have thrown their hats into the ring for a player who appears to be surplus to requirements in Turin, having played only eight times -- scoring twice -- so far this season.

09.38 GMT: Antonio Cassano has dedicated his goal and Parma's win to his team mates and the club's fans, who he says he has "angered a little" recently -- that's what happens when you declare your love for another team such as Sampdoria, Antonio. The forward added that he's delighted at Parma, where he sees his future.

09.30 GMT: Sergio Canales' agent Antonio Mendoza has been speaking about the midfielder potentially leaving Valencia on loan this month: "We have spoken with the club about looking for an exit. Valencia, although that was not their intention, has said we can present an offer. We have not discussed figures, but I will fight so that the [new] club only has to pay a part of his salary." Mendoza confirmed that Real Sociedad is a possibility: "It would be an option which we would consider, of course that would be a good place. They have not called me yet, but if they do I would listen to them closely. We have already taken the decision to leave and look for somewhere he will be counted on and given more minutes to play."

Canales was tipped to be the future of Spain after a move to Real Madrid in 2010, but injuries have stunted his development at the Mestalla since moving from los Blancos.

09.20 GMT: Nemanja Vidic admits that retaining the Premier League title is not an option for Manchester United after losing 3-1 to Chelsea yesterday. READ MORE.

The result could well have a knock-on effect on the club's transfer market dealings -- the Serbian centre-back himself was sent off in the last minute and struggled throughout, and with his contract up at the end of the season, games like these could persuade him to seek a fresh challenge elsewhere as Champions League football is now surely the best the Red Devils can hope for next season.

09.10 GMT: Kicker reports that Werder Bremen will enter contract talks with their midfielder Aaron Hunt, who has played for Werder all his life. However, the half-English former Germany international could also leave Bremen when his contract runs out at the end of the season, with Southampton and Besiktas reportedly interested in the 27-year-old. Sporting director Thomas Eichin is already scouting replacements for Hunt as he tells kicker: "The '10' is such an important position, I have to start to looking now." Hunt says it is also a matter of the sporting perspective, and that he wants to play internationally.

09.00 GMT: News from France now -- despite an offer from Inter, Nantes forward Filip Djordjevic -- who is out of contract in the summer --- is still expected to sign a pre-contract agreement with Lazio in the next few days. The Serbian international, who promised the Rome club he would join them some weeks ago, is expected to be given a five-year deal.

08.41 GMT: Sergio Canales' agent Antonio Mendoza on the attacker potentially leaving Valencia this month on loan: "We have spoken with the club about looking for an exit. Valencia, although that was not their intention, have said we can present an offer. We have not discussed figures, but I will fight so that the [new] club only has to pay a part of his salary."

Real Sociedad are a possibile destination, with Mendoza adding: "It would be an option which we would consider, of course that would be a good place. They have not called me yet, but if they do I would listen to them closely. We have already taken the decision to leave and look for somewhere he will be counted on and given more minutes to play."

08.18 GMT: Al-Ain defender Michel Bastos has landed in Rome where he is set to sign for Roma on Monday after they managed to divert his destination from Naples.

07.52 GMT: Alvaro Morata insists he has no desire to make a loan move away from Real Madrid in January, despite reported interest from Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool. FULL STORY HERE.

07.39 GMT: Horst Heldt tells Bild that Schalke will not break their financial framework to make a Lewis Holtby return possible. Schalke could only take Holtby on loan, and Heldt says about a possible Holtby comeback at Schalke: "We are looking at it – and other options."

07.13 GMT: Out-of-favour Monaco defender Andreas Wolf, 31, is open to a Bundesliga return the former Bremen and Nurnberg man tells kicker. "Should I get an interesting offer the club would not put obstacles in my way," he said: "There are enquires. From the Emirates, from Qatar. That’s not of interest because of personal and family reasons. Primary goal: The Bundesliga."

06.38 GMT: Time for a scan around Europe, starting in Germany where Borussia Moenchengladbach don't want to sell Luuk de Jong before they have a replacement lined up. The Netherlands international has heavily been linked with a switch to Newcastle, and says: "I want to play. Preferably for Borussia, but if that's not possible, I have to look elsewhere." Kicker believes that a swap with Papiss Cisse is unlikely, with Cisse;s wage demands too high and it's also unlikely that Cisse wants to sit on the bench at Gladbach for a start, with the Foals currently playing Raffael and Max Kruse as their first-choice strike pairing.

05.00 GMT: SBS is reporting that Socceroos defender Rhys Williams is on the verge of joining Swansea in the Premier League, with a multimillion deal set to be secured in the next few days.

03.30 GMT: The Mirror is reporting that Everton are holding off on signing Monaco forward Lacina Traore. The Merseyside club are waiting for the results of scans on a hamstring injury before committing to the loan deal.

Paris Saint-Germain are set to test the limits of Newcastle's resolve with reports that the French champions are closing in on midfielder Yohan Cabaye. The Paris club have a long-standing interest in the France international and are again considering bringing the 28-year-old back to his homeland. Arsenal were rumoured to be also thinking of making a play for Cabaye, but after their 10.1 million pound offer in the summer was rejected, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger’s interest has waned -- leaving PSG as the most likely destination. However, the deal will cost the Parisians, with the club rumoured to be bidding in the region of 26 million euros.

Liverpool’s chase of Basel winger Mohamed Salah could be coming to a successful end, with the Mirror claiming that Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has been given the "green light" to make a bid for the 21-year-old. The highly rated Egypt international has impressed this season in Switzerland and the continent, scoring 10 goals in all competitions for the Super League club. However, the Premier League and Merseyside could be the forward’s new home, with Rodgers a big fan of Salah’s flexibility to play along the midfield and the front line. And with the bid expected to be in the region of 8 million pounds, Salah could be the deal of the window.

Finally, Sunderland are interested in signing Almeria goalkeeper Oscar Ustari, according to Marca. The Argentina international has yet to play for the Spanish club since transferring from Argentine giants Boca Juniors and is hoping to be granted a free transfer to look for a new club in order to stay on the radar of the Argentine national team ahead of the World Cup. And Sunderland may be that club, with the struggling Black Cats hoping to strengthen their stocks of glove men.


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