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Toni Kroos PA PhotosManchester United are said to be keen to sign Toni Kroos, who appears to be edging closer to leaving Bayern.

Pep Guardiola has has refused to rule out a departure for Toni Kroos, who is reported to be interesting Manchester United. The Bayern Munich midfielder is under contract until 2015, but it appears talks over an extension have reached a dead end -- leaving David Moyes ready to pounce.

Chelsea have switched their transfer focus to Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa after they failed in their attempts to lure Wayne Rooney to Stamford Bridge, while Arsenal and Juventus are chasing PSG attacker Jeremy Menez.

There is only a couple more days left in window, so don’t miss one rumour or done deal…

23.00 GMT: Another busy day comes to a close. De Jong to Newcastle likely to be confirmed on Wednesday. Let the scrambling commence!

22.46 GMT: Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen confirms that AC Milan have made enquiries about Adel Taarabt. Did anyone else see that one coming?

22.13 GMT: The Daily Mirror reports that Norwich are on the verge of signing Lazio defender Michael Ciani on loan.

21.58 GMT: Palmeiras defender Henrique is set to join Napoli after they met the Brazilian's six million euro release clause, according to Fox Sports Brazil. Henrique is expected to fly into Naples for a medical in the next couple of days, with Palmeiras president Paulo Nobre telling a news conference on Tuesday: "I can absolutely make clear that none of our players are untouchable and anyone can be on the market. I will not discuss negotiations already in progress or what could happen in future."

21.22 GMT: Lazio coach Edy Reja says there is no chance that Hernanes will depart in January and opened up the possibility of signing HElder Postiga. Reja said: "Hernanes? I can guarantee you he isn’t moving... Postiga is a guy we’ve been following for a while. He's a striker with international experience and has scored goals wherever he’s been."

21.01 GMT: it's being widely reported in the French media that Marseille have agreed to sign Brice Dja Djedje from Evian. L'OM will reportedly pay 1.5 million euros plus Kassim Abdallah to land him.

20.37 GMT: Galatasaray have emerged as favourites to sign Andrea Ranocchia from Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri had reportedly been ready to sell Rannochia to Dortmund for eight million euros, but Sky Sport Italia claims Roberto Mancini's Gala are ready to hijack the move by offering a higher fee.

20.15 GMT: As we speak there are several Premier League fixtures going on, including the Merseyside derby. You can stay on top of things by joining us in the ESPN FC Boot Room for live updates and chat.

20.10 GMT Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists Mario Mandzukic will not be leaving the club for Juventus, telling Bild:
"During our time in Marrakech [for the World Club Cup] I spoke with Mario’s agent. Between us there is a good relationship and we will continue to have him until his contract until 2016. We are not going to sell him." That's that then.

19.42 GMT: Frankfurt’s Alex Meier is the subject of interest from MLS, Premier League and Bundesliga clubs, according to Bild. The 31-year-old will be out of contract at the end of the season and has not yet signed a new deal.

19.18 GMT More from Newcastle, where the Evening Chronicle has snapped a photo of Luuk De Jong on Tyneside. He's set to join the Magpies from Borussia Moenchengladbach.

19.02 GMT: Having already reportedly sanctioned a deal that will see Yohan Cabaye leave for Paris Saint-Germain, it seems Newcastle will not be allowing striker Papiss Cisse to follow the midfielder out of the exit door. Speaking ahead of Tuesday's game with Norwich, Magpies boss Alan Pardew told Real Radio: "I don't envisage Papiss will leave the club this window. He's hurt his back actually so he'll miss Norwich."

18.35 GMT: We mentioned earlier today that Mikael Silvestre has had his Portland Timbers contract terminated after struggling with injuries; well, according to Sky Sports, the likes of Watford, Brentford and Blackpool are all interested in the defender. Silvestre's agent Gordon Reid said: "Mikael has attracted a lot of interest since leaving Portland and we are currently in discussions with a number of clubs in the UK and MLS."

18.23 GMT: DONE DEAL! Bordeaux have confirmed the transfer of Fahid Ben Khalfallah to Troyes on a one-and-a-half-year deal. The midfielder, who arrived at Les Girondins from Valenciennes in 2010, passed his medical on Tuesday.

18.11 GMT: Over to France next, where Stade Rennes have confirmed on their official website that they have struck an agreement with Auxerre for the transfer of Paul-Georges Ntep. The striker, who has been linked with Arsenal, is expected to arrive at the club tonight, before undergoing a medical tomorrow.

18.00 GMT: Big news for Fulham fans now as, according to Sky Sport Italia, Olympiacos striker Kostas Mitroglou is on the verge of a 14 million euro move to Craven Cottage. The Greek international will reportedly sign a four-year contract with the West London club.

17.45 GMT: Inter Milan striker Ishak Belfodil has been linked with a loan move to Queens Park Rangers recently, however, according to Sport Mediaset, the deal has now collapsed. QPR are believed to have changed the conditions of their offer for the Algeria international -- demanding a buy-out clause be included -- only to scare the Serie A side off.

17.30 GMT: Aston Villa may make a move for Bournemouth midfielder Eunan O'Kane, according to the Mirror. The 23-year-old impressed for the Championship club against Liverpool in the FA Cup last Saturday, and Paul Lambert is apparently keen on bringing the former Everton trainee to Villa Park before the likes of Swansea can make a bid for him.

17.23 GMT: DONE DEAL! Hannover have loaned midfielder Adrian Nikci to Swiss First League side FC Thun until the end of the season. The 24-year-old is under contract with the Bundesliga club until 2015.

17.18 GMT: Several Bundesliga clubs are interested in signing Valladolid midfielder Patrick Ebert, according to kicker. Freiburg, Hannover and Mainz are all being linked with the former Hertha BSC man.

17.08 GMT: Here's the full ESPN story on L'Equipe's claims that PSG have reached an agreement with Newcastle United over a deal for Yohan Cabaye, which will be worth up to 23 million euros to the Premier League club. Read more.

17.00 GMT: The curious case of Neymar's Barcelona transfer rumbles on, and Real Madrid have threatened legal action following a claim made on Catalan radio that Blancos president Florentino Perez was part of a high-ranking conspiracy pressing for Barca to be punished for signing the Brazilian last summer.Read more.

16.53 GMT: Here's the full story on Stoke looking to sign Tom Ince -- that'd be a fine deal for Mark Hughes to close in what has been a profitable January for the Potters. Read more.

16.48 GMT: DONE DEAL! Middlesbrough striker Lukas Jutkiewicz has completed a loan move to Bolton Wanderers until the end of the season. The forward has one goal in 20 league games this season, so may have to up his work rate to have an impact.

16.44 GMT: talkSPORT reports that Wayne Rooney has agreed a new contract to stay at Manchester United until 2019 -- neither the club nor the player have confirmed any such deal is in place, but it would represent a huge coup for David Moyes to keep the striker at Old Trafford after it seemed certain last summer that the England international would be leaving the club.

16.40 GMT: Michael Essien has revealed that he is fulfilling one of his remaining ambitions as a footballer by joining AC Milan. "I chose Milan because I said to my friends and family that if there is any one club I would play for before I retire, then that would be AC Milan.” Read more.

16.36 GMT: In perhaps one of the more peculiar deals of the window, there are strong reports in Italy that Fulham attacker Adel Taarabt is in negotiations with Milan. The deal could see Christian Zaccardo head to Craven Cottage as part of a swap deal.

16.32 GMT: Former Manchester United and Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre has had his contract with MLS side Portland Timbers terminated by mutual consent following an injury-shortened season. Read more.

16.26 GMT: Lewis Holtby's agent says the Spurs midfielder is currently negotiating a deal to return to the Bundesliga: "We are in negotiations, right now I can't say more," Marcus Noack told Die Welt. He added that there will be "clarity" in the next couple of days. Holtby has been linked with a return to Schalke, but Borussia Dortmund also appear to have entered the race following Kuba Blasczcykowski's ACL injury at the weekend.

16.16 GMT: DONE DEAL! The Stoke merry-go-round continues today as the Potters have allowed Jamie Ness to extend his loan deal with Leyton orient until the end of the season.

16.07 GMT: DONE DEAL! Pelly Ruddock has joined Skrill Premier club Luton Town from West Ham on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club announced on its official website. The 20-year-old was on loan with the Hatters earlier this season, and has been allowed to leave the Hammers by Sam Allardyce.

15.57 GMT: Here's our full story on Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood stating that Lewis Holtby and Etienne Capoue could both be on their way out of White hart lane this January: “We have a lot of players in that midfield area and if an opportunity does arise and it is right for the club, we will let players move on." Read more.

15.46 GMT: John Heitinga's Everton nightmare looks set to continue a little while longer as Voetbal International. reports that Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini will run the rule over other options before potentially turning to the Dutchman.

15.40 GMT: Wilfried Zaha has posted an emphatic Instagram message ahead of his impending loan move to Cardiff, writing: "Just want to play football ..nothing more .. Nothing less" -- is that meant for David Moyes? The press? Whatever his intentions, the Manchester United winger looks set to get his wish with the Bluebirds.15.30 GMT: The Mail reports that Manchester United are lining up a 25 million-pound bid for Toni Kroos as the Bayern midfielder stalls over a new contract. The paper states that the Germany international has asked the Munich money-men for the equaivalent of 150,000 pounds a week, which would be half the amount the Red Devils are set to offer Wayne Rooney. Those wages are well within what David Moyes would offer Kroos, so a deal could be on the cards.

15.24 GMT: DONE DEAL! Birmingham midfielder Wade Elliott has joined League One side Bristol City on a one-month emergency loan deal, the Championship club revealed on their official website.

15.20 GMT: Ajax striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson is a January target for Liverpool according to Ice News, although the Reds may have to hold off until the summer to sign the 23-year-old Iceland international.

15.14 GMT: Sky Sports reports that Tom Ince is in talks over a potential move to Stoke -- the Blackpool attacker has been cleared by his club to make a loan move this January, and a host of clubs have been interested in his signature.

The Mail meanwhile says that the Potters are lining up a 10 million-pound joint bid for Sunderland's Steven Fletcher and Lee Cattermole.

15.10 GMT: It seems as though Manchester united aren't happy with having just one Schmeichel play in goal for them, as Peter's son Kasper is a shock summer target for the Red Devils, according to The Sun The Leicester goalkeeper is out of contract at the end of the season, and his fine form for the Foxes has attratced attention from the likes of Milan and Newcastle.

15.03 GMT: ESPN correspondent Jonathan Johnson has big news for PSG and Newcastle fans now, as it looks like Yohan Cabaye has tied up a big deal with the Ligue 1 leaders.

15.00 GMT: Here's more on Jose Mourinho insisting that Thibaut Courtois will be returning to Chelsea while ruling out a swap deal with Atletico Madrid for Diego Costa -- though the Portuguese coach did not deny holding an interest in the striker. “Diego is not our player. So, again, I cannot speak about Diego Costa. About Courtois, I can. He's my player.” Read more.

14.50 GMT: DONE DEAL! Luton have completed the loan signing of Jernade Meade from Premier League Swansea City, the Skrill Premier League side announced on their official website.

14.43 GMT: Catania striker Maxi Lopez is set for a move to Sampdoria, with the Serie A side tweeting a picture of the player signing a deal. More on that when it is confirmed...

14.40 GMT: DONE DEAL! Adam King has joined Swansea from Hearts for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club revealed on their official website. The 18-year-old midfielder has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the Liberty Stadium, and trained with the club’s under-21 team earlier today.

14.30 GMT: Veteran former Eintracht Frankfurt keeper Oka Nikolov is set to join American Soccer League club Fort Lauderdale Strikers. “I still have fun,” the 39-year-old told Bild. The Frankfurt legend was with Philadelphia Union for a short stint in 2013.

14.17 GMT: A swap deal involving Kevin Constant and Napoli's Pablo Armero is totally dependent on the AC Milan defender giving his consent to the move, according to the club's general manager Adriano Galliani. The two clubs have agreed on a straight swap with Armero joining Milan and Constant Napoli until the end of the current season. Armero has also agreed, but Constant still needs some convincing. "It's up to Constant," Galliani said at a news conference in Milan. "Milan and Napoli, and Armero agree. Constant has not agreed yet. I'm going to speak to him shortly."

14.08 GMT: Everton and Liverpool are battling in the Merseyside derby tonight, but they could also be competing for the signature of Nottingham Forest centre-back Jamaal Lascelles -- the Toffees have launched an enquiry for the young defender, according to the Mail.

13.56 GMT: Here's the full story on Pep Guardiola suggesting that Toni Kroos could leave Bayern Munich amid reported interest from Manchester United. Read more.

13.50 GMT: Bild editor Alfred Draxler believes that Julian Draxler will not join Arsenal during the winter -- he has quoted an unnamed Schalke official who says there has been “no official contact with Arsenal. And moreover nobody thinks about letting him go.” Horst Heldt meanwhile has told WAZ that there has been no contact with the Gunners.

13.36 GMT: VfB Stuttgart midfielder William Kvist has linked with West Ham, despite Sam Allardyce suggesting the Hammers' January business is over. According to Danish paper BT, the east London club are interested in the holding midfielder, who did not make Stuttgart's squad in their 2-1 defeat to Mainz 05. Meanwhile, the 18-year old Carlos Gruezo seems Stuttgart bound, with his Twitter avatar already showing the Ecuadorian in a Stuttgart jersey. The midfielder could cost around 1.5 million euros.

13.30 GMT: Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has revealed in his first news conference as a Milan player that Clarence Seedorf was key to him signing a deal at the San Siro.

13.20 GMT: Aston Villa new-boy Ryan Bertrand has told the Telegraph he needed to leave Chelsea on loan in order to get regular football, citing Jose Mourinho's preference for the right-sided Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back as key to his decision. "When I was younger I saw it happen to certain players and I always said I'd never accept that. I don't think as a professional player you can accept another player playing in your position that isn't his position, so I think that was the one. That was when the alarm bells started ringing."

13.13 GMT: DONE DEAL! And Peter Odemwingie has made the move in the opposite direction as part of a player-exchange deal for Kenwyne Jones, Stoke have announced on their official website.

13.08 GMT: DONE DEAL! Cardiff have signed Kenwyne Jones from Stoke on a permanent deal, the Bluebirds confirmed on their Twitter feed.

13.06 GMT: ESPN writer Miguel Delaney has been reporting from Jose Mourinho's news conference this afternoon, and it looks like Chelsea's January business is done unless something "incredible" happens -- while he also made it clear that Thibaut Courtois' future lies at Stamford Bridge.

13.03 GMT: AC Milan have turned down an approach from Serie A rivals Sassuolo for their youth team coach Filippo Inzaghi. The days of Eusebio De Francesco as coach of the Serie A strugglers appear to be numbered following a 3-1 defeat to Livorno at the weekend, but Inzaghi has been declared off-limits by Milan's general manager Adriano Galliani. "Sassuolo have asked us, and we said no," Galliani said at a news conference in Milan on Tuesday. "My dear friend Pippo came to our headquarters this morning and we told him we cannot let him go."

13.00 GMT: The Mirror reports that David Moyes is considering a 7 million-pound move for Porto midfielder Fernando. The 26-year-old is apparently known as "The Octopus" for his distinctive style -- insert joke about Manchester United needing more legs [technically arms] in midfield here ...

12.53 GMT: News from Stoke now, and Mark Hughes has revealed the club may have a deal wrapped up for Peter Odemwingie in time for his to face Sunderland tomorrow evening: ""We're pleased to have him here, he is a player who can bring something different to the team." The Potters boss also wants to bring in new faces before the transfer window shuts without letting any old ones depart.

12.48 GMT: Bild reports that Borussia Dortmund want to sign Tottenham's out-of-favour midfielder Lewis Holtby -- BVB are seriously short of players following Jakub Blaszczykowski's season-ending ACL injury, whule Juergen Klopp is also reportedly interested in Hoffenheim's Kevin Volland.

12.41 GMT: here's the full story on Luuk De Jong having a medical at Newcastle -- the striker's signature will go some way to replacing the outgoing Yohan Cabaye, but the Magpies will need a creative force in the middle to feed De Jong should he complete a move from Borussia Moenchengladbach.Read more.

12.35 GMT: French media are reporting that Guy Hillion, Chelsea's French scout, was at Monaco's Stade Louis II on Sunday to watch Marseille's attacking midfielder Florian Thauvin.

12.26 GMT: Modibo Diakite's agent claims it is “50-50” whether the Sunderland centre-half will return to Serie A before Friday's deadline.

12.17 GMT: One midfielder who won't be joining Manchester United this January is Arturo Vidal, reports Sky Sports. The Juventus star told Rai Sport: "Will I leave? No, I will definitely stay in Turin."

12.05 GMT: Pep Guardiola has given Manchester United fans everywhere the chance of more transfer window joy by declaring Toni Kroos could disappear from Bayern Munich in January like a cheap magic trick. Guardiola said on Tuesday: "He is important. But things can change quickly in football. Here today, there tomorrow."

11.58 GMT: Former Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn has told kicker magazine that he would not be surprised to see Bastian Schweinsteiger leave the Allianz Arena. “Real or Barcelona always have a special aura,” he said. “Schweinsteiger has played for Bayern for over 10 years and you could understand it if he wants to experience something new.”

11.54 GMT: According to kicker, Bayer Leverkusen have targeted Valencia left back Andres Guardado. Leverkusen did not comment about a possible transfer of the 27-year-old Mexico international, who has won 99 caps for his country.

11.50 GMT: DONE DEAL! Adam Smith has joined AFC Bournemouth from Tottenham on a permanent deal, the Championship club have confirmed on their official website. The 22-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Goldsands Stadium.

11.45 GMT: Now for more on a transfer that never was -- Osasuna president Miguel Archanco is reportedly angry with West Ham for allegedly going back on a deal to sign Raoul Loe. The defensive midfielder had been linked with move to England this month, apparently because agent Willy McKay was brokering a deal. The player was in London on Friday to finalise move to Hammers, but it never happened. Osasuna sporting director Pedja Vasiljevic sais: "It's a bit strange. There was a firm offer, and exchange of mails. It was all firm, just needed a medical to be completed." But then, they say, Loe was told the medical was delayed, and then Hammers signed another player instead while he was waiting around in his hotel. Vasiljevic admits nothing was signed, and says it has been a lesson to them considering they lost 1-5 at home in the local derby to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday

11.38 GMT: Everton have confirmed they have recalled Luke Garbutt from League One side Colchester United. Bryan Oviedo broke his leg against Stevenage in the FA Cup on Saturday, so 20-year-old Garbutt will now provide cover for Leighton Baines at left-back.

11.32 GMT: Branislav Ivanovic has told the Independent that new Chelsea signing Mohamed Salah reminds him of Arjen Robben due to his attacking potential. “We know him because we played him four times in the last two years. He is a great player, very quick, and goes forward with the ball. These are the kind of players we need to improve our team. He reminds me of [Arjen] Robben, the way he plays always going from the right wing but going inside left-footed, I hope he is going to be important for us."

11.27 GMT: Clement Grenier has told beIN Sports he is not considering leaving Lyon, but has admitted he is aware of Newcastle United's interest in him and opened the door to a summer move. "Is it preferable for me to stay at Lyon? For the moment, yes. There remain many objectives still at Lyon. I have the good fortune to play frequently. I'm lucky to be at Lyon. After that, we'll see." Read more.

11.22 GMT: Edinson Cavani says he misses Napoli, but that he is focused on succeeding for PSG this season. He says the Serie A side were stronger with him last season than they are now, although they could still do better this year. Is that a typical "come and get me" plea, we hear?

11.16 GMT: Here's the translation of Borussia Moenchengladbach's tweet on Luuk de Jong's future for all you Magpies fans out there: "Luuk de Jong has not trained today with the Foals. The forward is on his way to Newcastle for a medical."

11.12 GMT: Sunderland are hopeful of completing a move for Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt before Friday's transfer deadline, while the Black Cats will open contract talks with Phil Bardsley after the end of the January transfer window.

11.08 GMT: Olivier Giroud has been having some fun with his Instagram followers, and Arsenal fans in general, by posting a teasing picture with the following caption: "Money in this envelope for a new player or not?! Anyway focus on Southampton game today #afc #matchday #keepitup #COYG"11.00 GMT: Former Inter president Massimo Moratti says he does not think the Fredy Guarin/Mirko Vucinic exchange could be on again, despite current president Erick Thohir spending all Monday in talks with club directors, believed to be discussing transfer targets.

10.50 GMT: Real Betis continue to look for players to help them escape relegation from La Liga, and have signed an unlikely-looking saviour in Antonio Adan. The ex-Real Madrid reserve keeper -- favoured by Jose Mourinho for a few weeks -- was out of work from the summer until November when he joined Cagliari, but was then dropped after run of horrible mistakes costing goals. The Serie A side let him leave on free, and Adan says of Betis: "This is a really great club at a social level for the feelings it moves. That is the principal reason I have decided to come here. I am aware of the situation the club is in, but I needed to take this brave move. The important thing is to be realistic. The situation is difficult... I am coming here with enormous motivation -- and what has accompanied me my whole life: work, work and more work." It's fair to say he'll have a whole lot of work on his hands for the rest of the season.

10.43 GMT: David Moyes has told Manchester United’s underachievers that he won’t settle for seventh place and is determined to bring in much better players than the ones currently at his disposal – though he revealed he may have to wait till the summer to do so. “I am not going to accept it. I am disappointed we are not in a much stronger position. I, ultimately, take the rap for that. But what I will do is make it right. I am going to get better players in. Unfortunately, I don't think there will be more in January. But it will change.” Read more.

10.32 GMT: Valencia are still looking for buyers for Sergio Canales according to AS, as the midfielder is their most saleable asset and they cannot seemingly rely on him due to his injury history. Canales is also reportedly happy to leave as he is not featuring much under new coach Juan Antonio Pizzi - who has put Ever Banega back into team in the No. 10 role.

10.22 GMT: Ignacio Scocco is set to tie up his 4 million pound move from Brazilian side Internacional to Sunderland today,. according to the Shields Gazette.

10.16 GMT: ESPN correspondent Digeo Cora has revealed that Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has three potential destinations -- Monaco, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid. The Ligue 1 said need a replacement for Falcao, Spurs are after more firepower as Roberto Soldado struggles, while Atleti may be searching for a potential replacement for Diego Costa, who is interested the Red Devils and Chelsea. It seems unlikely David Moyes will let Chicharito go to White Hart Lane to help Tim Sherwood's side qualify for the Champions League ahead of United, so a move abroad or in the summer seems likeliest if the Mexican does depart Old Trafford.

10.11 GMT: Borussia Moenchengladbach have confirmed on Twitter that Luuk de Jong is on his way to Newcastle for a medical.

10.06 GMT: Chelsea are keeping a close eye on Marseille starlet Florian Thauvin, but former Blues defender Franck Leboeuf has criticised the promising youngster for being too individualistic against Monaco: "There was one moment where he had the ball and he tried to knock it past the defender and go round the other side, and you wonder where he's going. Wait for your teammates to arrive, keep the ball. Football isn't played with 11 balls." Read more.

10.00 GMT: Sebastien Corchia will undergo a medical at Lille on Tuesday before completing a move from Sochaux worth up to 2.3 million euros. The 23-year-old right-back will sign a five-year contract.

09.55 GMT: ESPN writer Andy Brassell has just revealed that Newcastle are set to sign Luuk de Jong as the player has missed training with Borussia Moenchengladbach and is preparing for a medical with the Magpies. Some of the huge fee the club will get for Yohan Cabaye looks set to be reinvested right away by Alan Pardew.

09.50 GMT: Manchester United could be making another important signing in the next couple of days, as the Mail reports that Wayne Rooney is increasingly likely to sign a new long-term 300,000 pound-a-week deal with the Red Devils.

09.44 GMT: Antoine Griezmann scored his first career hat trick in Real Sociedad's 4-0 win over Elche last night, but insisted he will see out the season with the Spanish club before he even considers a move to the likes of PSG. "I am very good here at la Real, I am relaxed, I want to finish the year here and then we will see. I have been enjoying myself, but there were three games when I was below my usual level. What I did today makes me happy."

09.38 GMT: Paul-Georges Ntep is expected to undergo a medical at Rennes today. The 22-year-old is set to join the Breton club from Auxerre in a 5.5 million euro deal.

09.32 GMT: Monaco are looking to replaced the injured Falcao with either Javier Hernandez or Pablo Osvaldo, according to the Express. The Manchester United forward has struggled for form and match time this season, while the Southampton striker is currently suspended by the club and could well be on his way out of St Mary's by the end of the week.

09.25 GMT: Fabio Coentrao is a wanted man around Europe, but the left-back is back in the Real Madrid squad for their Copa del Rey game against Espanyol tonight, and could start. It would be his second game of the year. Mediaset says that Clarence Seedorf wants the Portuguese at Milan and that the Italian club are using contacts with Carlo Ancelotti to do the deal, but we'll bring you more as it happens.

09.18 GMT: Goal reports that Manchester City will attempt to sign PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi on the cheap. The 26-year-old France international is out of contract in the summer and the French giants are set to sign Yohan Cabaye, so Manuel Pellegrini will apparently try to land Matuidi this month for a cut-price offer.

09.10 GMT: Mario Balotelli says there's no truth in rumours he will make a return to the Premier League with Chelsea. "There's transfer news about me every day, I'm getting used to it," said the former Manchester City forward. The Italian's reply to rumours of a move to PSG was "absolutely not", so it seems the baffling, brilliant forward will stay with Milan for the time being.

09.00 GMT: RB Salzburg attacker Sadio Mane, 21, is linked with a switch to Bundesliga. The Senegal international is rated at seven million euros, and his agent Bjorn Bezemer confirmed to kicker that there is indeed interest from Bundesliga clubs -- but not from Gladbach, as had been speculated. “Gladbach is not among those interested. But it is true, we've got enquiries from Bundesliga about a summer transfer," said Mane.

03.30 GMT: According to our dedicated Norwich writer, Paddy Davitt, the Canaries won't be bullied as the deadline day looms. READ THE FULL STORY.

02.30 GMT: According to rumour, the deal to take Yohan Cabaye to Paris St-Germain will fetch Newcastle United a sum on 25 million pounds.



Chelsea have switched transfer focus to Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa after admitting defeat in their pursuit of Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. Chelsea were hopeful of luring the England international to Stamford Bridge with rumours hinting that Rooney would quit the Red Devils at the end of the season. But with the Daily Mail suggesting that the 27-year-old is just days away from signing a new 300,000 pound-a-week deal with United, Blues boss Jose Mourinho has moved onto his next target -- Costa. The Telegraph is reporting that Chelsea have made fresh inquiries about the Brazilian-born forward and a move, despite having to wait until summer, could be in the making.

Talking of United, Red Devils boss David Moyes is considering a late move for Porto midfielder Fernando. Despite just landing Juan Mata, Moyes is desperate to further strengthen his midfield stocks -- especially in the defensive midfield role. But with deadline day looming, United could be foiled in their chase for their main targets, leaving the Brazilian-born Fernando the club’s best option. The Mirror is reporting that Moyes is believed to be weighing up a 7 million pound offer for the 26-year-old Fernando.

And finally, Arsenal are set to take on Serie A champions Juventus in the battle to secure the signature of Paris Saint-Germain attacker Jeremy Menez. The 26-year-old has struggled for game time at the capital club and according to French outlet La Parisien, is looking to make the switch to the Premier League. And nothing would suit the Gunners more than snaring another gifted France international. But Juventus, who were linked with the player earlier this month, are refusing to lose one of their top targets. The mark both clubs are hoping to reach is in the vicinity of 14 million euros.

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