Rooney to sign new Man United contract

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Jose Mourinho is confident he can land Wayne Rooney at the end of the season.AllsportWayne Rooney is rumoured to be close to signing a new deal at Manchester United.

The good news keeps getting better for Manchester United with striker Wayne Rooney rumoured to be close to signing a new deal with the club. Oh, and David Moyes has been checking out German international Toni Kroos.

Meanwhile, Arsenal’s pursuit of Schalke star Julian Draxler continues to gain strength while West Ham United continue to build for their campaign against the drop.

Stay tuned for the latest rumours and done deals ...

22.24 GMTBored of hearing about Juan Mata? How about some Lionel Messi instead? And no, he's not going to Manchester.

Jorge Messi, Lionel Messi's father and agent, insists that the Barcelona star is not thinking about leaving the club. "I have heard about those rumours and I don't know where it came from," Jorge Messi told L'Equipe when asked about PSG's reported interested. "There is nothing so far. Lionel is a Barcelona player, where he is under contract for several years [until 2018]."

21.39 GMT DONE DEAL: Manchester United have announced they have signed Juan Mata from Chelsea for a fee of £37.1 million. Read more

21.30 GMT Manuel Pellegrini is staying calm about the possibility of bringing in new signings before the transfer deadline as he still has faith in his squad. He told Sky Sports after the defeat of Watford: "We’ll see what happens, deadline day is 31 January – it’s not our first concern but we’ll see what happens in the future. I don’t have weak feelings about the team based on one half of football."

20.42 GMT Sky Sports understands talks between Momo Sissoko and Crystal Palace have broken down. It is understood up to four other top-flight teams are looking at Sissoko, who is a free agent, but it won't be Liverpool who have had their fingers burned before.

20.18 GMT Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta says Mirko Vucinic is welcome to stay at the club after his move to Inter Milan collapsed. He told Sky Sport Italia: “I want to point out I intervened out of a respect for the truth. I always said we would only sell a player if he asked to be sold. Inter made a request,Vucinic had agreed terms, but he is now back in our squad and to all intents and purposes a Juventus player. We’ll see in future.”

19.42 GMT Everton have confirmed that Bryan Oviedo has been taken to hospital after suffering a broken leg during their 4-0 FA Cup fourth round win over Stevenage. They may be looking for reinforcements now.

18.46 GMT Remember David Ngog? Well, he of ex-Liverpool fame is in Swansea for talks with them. The French striker is in last six months of his Bolton contract so it will be a loan or nominal fee.

17.30 GMT With Manchester United set to confirm the signing of Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata within the next 24 hours, ESPN blogger Musa Okwonga assesses whether he will be a hit or miss. Story here.

17.15 GMT DONE DEAL! It's a busy day for West Ham. Having confirmed the transfer of Antonio Nocerino from Milan earlier this afternoon, fellow Italian Marco Borriello has also put pen to paper to complete his loan move from Roma. Jack Sullivan, the son of West Ham co-owner David Sullivan, has confirmed the deal via his Twitter.

17.00 GMT Tottenham are yet to dip into the transfer market this month but the Metro claim that Tim Sherwood is exploring the possibility of bringing Barcelona outcast Ibrahim Afellay to North London. The Dutch winger returned to training this week after spending over a year on the touchlines through injury and is reportedly open to a move after being told that he does not feature in Tata Martino's first-team plans.

16.50 GMT Wigan manager Uwe Rosler hopes that Chelsea youngster Josh McEachran can fulfil his potential at the DW Stadium. The 20-year-old took a wage cut to join the FA Cup holders on loan and Rosler is confident that he can help to resurrect the youngster's career.

“Because of his outstanding qualities as a footballer -- and the fact that he played for such a world-class team for 17 games in a season -- the expectation on him was far too high to fully fulfil that week in, week out," Rosler told the Manchester Evening News. “They sent him out on loan and for some reason his career has stalled a little bit. Josh is a confident lad; he knows that he' a good footballer. He knows that he can play at his best in the Premier League, no problem."

16.35 GMT ESPN blogger Nick Miller believes that Robert Lewandowski's move to Bayern Munich is one of the top 10 free transfers in football history. Take a look at the other nine here.

16.20 GMT Queens Park Rangers striker Andy Johnson hopes that an injury-free second half of the season will reward him with a new contract at the club. The 33-year-old has been troubled by a hamstring injury in recent weeks but he hopes to put those problems past him and fire Harry Redknapp's side back to the Premier League.

"I'm quick and sharp and working hard in training," Johnson told the Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle. “I’d love to stay. I love it here but it’s not down to me. Hopefully, towards the end of the season and fingers crossed if I’ve done enough, I will get a new deal. If not I’ll have to look at other options.”

15.55 GMT After missing out on Mohamed Salah, should Liverpool fans be concerned about their club's transfer policy? ESPN blogger Kristian Walsh gives his verdict here.

15.40 GMT Portuguese newspaper Maisfutebol claim that Monaco are preparing a bid for Jackson Martinez as they desperately seek to fill the void left by injury-stricken Radamel Falcao. Porto have reportedly demanded 40 million euros for the Colombian forward.

15.30 GMT Reports in Italy say that Inter have turned down an offer from Borussia Dortmund for defender Andrea Ranocchia. The Bundesliga side's injury crisis has forced Jurgen Klopp to enter the transfer market but Inter say that they are not prepared to let Ranocchia leave on the cheap and have rejected a seven million euro bid for the Italian.

15.20 GMT Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects to have two more Bluebirds in his roost by the end of the weekend. Wales Online say that Cardiff City are close to wrapping up their fourth and fifth signings of the winter transfer window with Manchester United full-back Fabio and Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones expected to agree terms within the next 24 hours.

15.10 GMT Birmingham City manager Lee Clark is hopeful of bringing Manchester United striker Jesse Lingard back to St Andrews. The highly-rated 21-year-old impressed on loan at the Blues earlier this season, netting six goals in 13 starts, before returning to Old Trafford at the turn of the year.

"I am still in conversation with David Moyes and his staff about Jesse," Clark told the Birmingham Mail. “I am also having conversations with other clubs regarding some of the top young players to bring them in on loan. I am trying to build a relationship with all these big clubs."

15.00 GMT Jose Mourinho has insisted that the imminent signing of Basel winger Mohamed Salah will signal the end of Chelsea's January spree. The Egyptian is expected to complete terms with the Blues in the coming days to become the third signing at Stamford Bridge in this window after midfield pair Bertrand Traoré and Nemanja Matic. Many had questioned whether Mourinho would enter the market for a striker but the Chelsea boss says that all transfer dealings have been concluded.

"Hopefully we are done. We are not bringing in a striker in this window," Mourinho said. "You can see what we're trying to do. Nemanja is 26, Salah 21, so we are trying to build a team for the future."

14.45 GMT Manchester United players Rio Ferdinand, Robin Van Persie and David de Gea have all sent messages on Twitter to soon-to-be teammate Juan Mata. The Spaniard is currently undergoing a medical at Carrington and is expected to finalise his move from Chelsea within the next 24 hours.

14.30 GMT With Robert Lewandowski arriving at the Allianz Arena in the summer, it looks increasingly likely that Mario Mandzukic will leave Bayern Munich. Despite 12 goals in 20 appearances for Die Roten this season, Mandzukic was left out of Bayern's squad in the 2-0 win at Borussia Monchengladbach yesterday amid rumours that Pep Guardiola is unhappy with his efforts in training. The Mirror report that Arsenal are interested in the Croatian's signature and Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer concedes Mandzukic may leave.

"His style fits Guardiola's tactics better that a pure box striker like Mandzukic," Beckenbauer said. "There are even more reasons why he could leave -- even without him, Guardiola could still count on Thomas Mueller and Mario Goetze in attack."

14.10 GMT DONE DEAL! West Ham have completed the loan signing of Antonio Nocerino from Milan. The 28-year-old has been capped by Italy on 15 occasions, going to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Euro 2012, where he scored one of the penalties that eliminated England at the quarter-final stage.

13.50 GMT Is Jose Mourinho making a big mistake by selling Juan Mata to Manchester United? Will the Spaniard prove to be the missing piece in David Moyes' jigsaw? ESPN blogger Ian Darke assesses Mata's imminent arrival at Old Trafford here.

13.31 GMT DONE DEAL! Bradley Orr has become the newest Toronto FC signing as the Blackburn Rovers full-back joins the MLS side on an 11-month loan deal. The Canadian outfit are managed by former Rovers captain Ryan Nelsen and have been active in the winter window after completing big-money deals for Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley.

"Bradley Orr represents the addition of a versatile defender with valuable experience, and gives greater depth to our backline,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko.

13.17 GMT Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is hopeful that Phil Bardsley will commit his future to the club. The Black Cats right-back scored a crucial goal in the midweek Capital One Cup semi-final against Manchester United to take his season tally to four and has impressed Poyet with some dynamic performances. Bardsley appeared to have no future at the Stadium of Light after being frozen out by Paolo Di Canio but Poyet hopes to reward his impact since being recalled to the side.

“When I first joined, he was being held separate from the rest of the squad. I gave him a chance but he had to take it, and he has done," Poyet told the Sunderland Echo. “Now he knows he has a real Premier League future. I would like to keep him at the club and I have told him so and I know he wants to stay too."

13.07 GMT MATA UPDATE: Manchester United have confirmed that Juan Mata has arrived at the club's training ground.

13.02 GMT Juan Mata is believed to have finally arrived at Carrington to complete his move from Chelsea to Manchester United. say that the Spaniard flew into the club's training ground by helicopter earlier this afternoon after poor weather conditions and Chelsea's negotiations for Egypt international Mohamed Salah delayed proceedings.

12.52 GMT Sochaux right-back Sebastien Corchia has been left out of the squad for the Ligue 1 encounter at Ajaccio today and ESPN blogger Jonathan Johnson suggests that the former Arsenal target could be set to complete a 2.5 million euro switch to Lille.

12.46 GMT Mirko Vucinic continues to be linked with a move away from Juventus this month and Football Italia report that the Montenegro international could be reunited with ex-Roma coach Luciano Spalletti at Zenit St Petersburg. The 30-year-old striker has been left out of the Bianconeri's squad to face Lazio today and a transfer away from Italy could be on the cards.

12.36 GMT Roma could be set to reignite their interest in Everton defender Johnny Heitinga after the Serie A high-flyers sold Nicolas Burdisso to Genoa. The Dutch centre-back is desperate for first team action ahead of the World Cup and his agent Fabio Parisi expects his future to be resolved by the end of the transfer window, with Galatasaray also believed to be interested.

"After the sale of Burdisso, Roma may need a defender," he told Sky Sport Italy. "They know that Heitinga can be taken on special conditions without paying anything, because he has not been playing with Everton and he wanted to go to the World Cup. There are two teams that have come forward and one is Galatasaray."

12.27 GMT Sky Sports say that Nottingham Forest are preparing a two million pound bid for Middlesbrough left-back George Friend. The 26-year-old was voted Boro's Players' Player of the Year in his first season at the Riverside and has chipped in with two goals in 23 Championship appearances this campaign.

12.18 GMT Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes that Arsene Wenger will wait until the end of the season before making a big-money signing. There is growing speculation around Europe that the Premier League leaders are set to agree a fee with Schalke for Germany forward Julian Draxler but Keown told Talksport that he doubts Wenger will dip into the transfer kitty this month.

“If Arsenal are going to buy a player now, it’s got to be a ready-made player, like Mesut Ozil was,” he said. “Wenger is the sort of manager who deals himself a hand at the start of the season, and then plays it. He doesn’t like dipping in [to the market in January]. They’ll be saving their money for an Ozil-like signing in the summer."

12.10 GMT German side Borussia Monchengladbach have reportedly identified Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul as the ideal successor to the outgoing Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The Metro say that Monchengladbach boss Lucien Favre is impressed by the Dutch shotstopper and hopes to lure the Magpies No.1 to the Bundesliga with the growing possibility of Champions League football.

12.00 GMT DONE DEAL! Former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn striker Yakubu has signed for Qatari side Al-Rayyan. The second highest African goalscorer in Premier League history joins the Middle Eastern side from Asian Champions League winners Guangzhou Evergrande.

11.50 GMT It looks set to be a busy week for West Ham as Sky Sports announce that Milan midfielder Antonio Nocerino is undergoing a medical at the club. Fellow Italian Marco Borriello is also expected to sign for the Hammers in the next few days.

11.40 GMT Sunderland defender Modibo Diakite could be set for a return to Italy just six months after joining the Black Cats on a free transfer from Lazio. Sport Mediaset claim that Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has identified Diakite as a solid defensive reinforcement and has made an offer to take the French defender on loan until the end of the season with view to a permanent two million euro deal.

11.30 GMT Reports in Italy suggest that Lazio are ready to offer under-fire West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka a contract until the summer. The 34-year-old is currently awaiting the result of an FA appeal hearing after denying a charge of improper conduct for his controversial ‘quenelle’ gesture. New Biancocelesticoach Edoardo Reja is desperate to bolster Lazio's strike force and is also eyeing up a move for Juventus misfit Fabio Quagliarella.

11.15 GMT Neil Lennon is hopeful of bringing a new striker to Celtic this month. The Bhoys boss has been frustrated in his attempts to sign Robert Snodgrass and Steven Fletcher and the Daily Mail say that he has now turned his attentions to landing Wolves striker Leigh Griffiths. The 23-year-old impressed on a loan spell at Hibernian last season -- where he scored 23 goals in 37 Scottish Premier League appearances -- and could be available for one million pounds.

Celtic also remain keen on Middlesbrough centre-back Rhys Williams, but could face competition from West Ham.

11.00 GMT An ESPN source says that Dani Osvaldo no longer has a future at Southampton after his violent training ground bust-up with Jose Fonte and has been transfer listed by the club. The Mirror report that the Saints are prepared to take a 5 million pound hit on his club-record fee, with Juventus and Inter both attracted by the Italy international's 10 million pound asking price.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino is now frantically searching for someone to fill the void left by Osvaldo, with prolific Sampdoria striker Eder their top target.

10.50 GMT Jeremy Menez continues to be linked with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain and L'Equipe reveal today that four clubs are chasing the French winger's signature. Reports in France yesterday claimed that the French champions were prepared to allow the 26-year-old to leave on a free this month and Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Monaco and Fiorentina have all expressed an interest. PSG are believed to have identified Ukraine international Yevhen Konoplyanka as a ready-made replacement should Menez depart.

10.40 GMT Could Rio Ferdinand be the next big name to head to the MLS? The Metro claim that the former England captain is considering a move to LA Galaxy when his contract expires at the end of the current season. The 35-year-old has featured in only seven Premier League games this campaign and is reportedly set to reject a new one-year deal at Manchester United.

10.30 GMT Burnley have told Premier League clubs that they will have to raise seven million pounds to prise in-form striker Danny Ings away from Turf Moor. The Mirror say that West Brom lead the chase for the Clarets striker -- who has scored 15 goals in 25 Championship appearances -- but could be deterred by the expensive price tag. Crystal Palace and Fulham are also rumoured to be potential suitors for the 21-year-old.

10.20 GMT Milan defender Philippe Mexes could be set for a return to France. The 31-year-old has lost his starting place in the Rossoneri line-up and L'Equipe say that Monaco are preparing a bid. Mexes reportedly turned down a move to Turkish side Trabzonspor earlier this month but is free to leave Milan as the Serie A side aim to reduce their high wage bill.

10.10 GMT Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is plotting a transfer flurry with only six days remaining in the January window. The Mirror say that Pulis is anxious to shake up his squad in a battle to avoid relegation and is preparing bids for Sochaux striker Cedric Bakumbu, free agent Momo Sissoko, Wolves defender Richard Stearman and Cardiff midfielder Aron Gunnarsson. Brighton winger Will Buckley is believed to be close to a move to Selhurst Park with the clubs on the verge of agreeing a fee.

10.00 GMT Juventus coach Antonio Conte is lining up several targets in case Mirko Vucinic completes a move away from Turin. Monaco are the latest name to be linked with the Montenegro striker after losing Radamel Falcao to injury, although Arsenal and Inter are also rumoured to still be interested. Gazzetta say that Conte is keeping tabs on potential loan deals for Jeremy Menez and Nani while he could be tempted to test Udinese's resolve with a 15 million euro bid for co-owned Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado.

09.50 GMT After losing out on the signing of Chelsea-bound Mohamed Salah, the Mirror claim that Liverpool have identified out-of-favour Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri as a priority target. The Switzerland international has struggled to find a spot in Pepe Guardiola's star-studded side and could be lured to Anfield with the promise of regular first-team action.

09.40 GMT Stoke City are closing in on a deal for Cardiff striker Peter Odemwingie which could see Kenwyne Jones go in the opposite direction. The Mail say that Mark Hughes has targeted the unsettled Nigerian as the key man to bolster his strike force despite the 32-year-old scoring only two goals in 15 appearances for the Bluebirds since joining from West Brom in the summer.

09.30 GMT Newcastle appear to have finally concluded a deal to bring Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong to St James' Park. The Bundesliga side had been considering their options but Sky Sports say that the Dutch striker will finally be allowed to leave Germany and could be included in Newcastle's trip to Norwich on Tuesday.

De Jong's arrival does not necessarily pave the exit for Papiss Cisse however, with Newcastle standing firm on their nine million pound asking price. The likes of West Ham, Cardiff and Besiktas have expressed an interest in the Senegalese striker.

09.20 GMT West Ham look set to complete the loan signing of out-of-favour Roma forward Marco Boriello later today but he may not be the only player heading to Upton Park. Talksport say that the Hammers have expressed an interest in Portugual international Raul Meireles who is reportedly desperate for more regular first-team football ahead of the World Cup. The former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder joined Fenerbahce in 2012 but could be open to a loan move after falling down the pecking order at the Turkish club.

09.00 GMT Jermaine Pennant is a free agent after agreeing to mutually terminate his contract at Stoke City. The former Arsenal and Liverpool winger has struggled for regular first-team action this season but thanked the Stoke fans and boss Mark Hughes for their support during his three-and-a-half year spell at the Britannia Stadium.

"I met with the manager and he was honest with me which I appreciated, I wasn't playing and at 31 now I need to be playing games," he said. "I'd like to thank the club for the opportunity of a new challenge and would like to thank everyone at Stoke City and the fans for the fantastic support over the last few years."

GMT 04.30: ESPN FC is led to believe that Manchester United have made a bid to secure Southampton left-back Luke Shaw.

The good news can’t stop for Manchester United at the moment. Just as the reigning Premier League champions wrapped up the transfer for Spain international Juan Mata, the Telegraph was reporting that striker Wayne Rooney is expected to sign a new 300,000 pound-a-week contract that will keep the England international at Old Trafford until 2018. Rooney was rumoured to be considering his options ahead of this year’s World Cup with much speculation suggesting he could leave the club in the summer. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail is reporting that David Moyes was spotted talking to Toni Kroos’ agent ahead of what could be a 25 million pound swoop for the Bayern Munich midfielder.

Arsenal’s rumoured move for Schalke star Julian Draxler continues to gain strength -- despite Gunners boss Arsene Wenger telling the British media no deal will be done. The Sun is reporting that the Premier League club is close to a 30 million pound move for the German international while the Mirror adds that the 20-year-old is personally pushing through the deal, excited at the chance to join the table-topping Gunners. Finally, the Daily Mail is reporting that it may not be just Draxler moving to the London, with Arsenal still in hot pursuit of young Spanish forward Alvaro Morata.

Finally, West Ham United’s bid to survive the dreaded drop is continuing to build strength with the Daily Star reporting that the London club has made a 4 million pound bid for Leeds star Ross McCormack. The Scotland international is lighting up the Championship this season, topping the scoring charts with 17 goals. And that type of form has caught the attention of West Ham boss Sam Allardyce who is looking to strengthen his attacking line-up ahead of the final stages of this season’s relegation battle.


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