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23:59 GMT: That's it for another day. Stay tuned for Wednesday's paper round-up.
22:44 GMT: Ryan Nelsen's last game in a QPR shirt will be against Manchester City on January 29 after confirmation he will start his job with Toronto FC on February 1. The 35-year-old New Zealand international announced his decision to become head coach at the Canadian MLS side on January 8. Nelsen has been one of the standout performers for Rangers this season and his departure will leave a hole in Harry Redknapp's defensive plans.
22:15 GMT: Public service announcement: you can have your say on all of the latest moves and speculation via the comments section of this blog.
21:52 GMT: Fiorentina have agreed a deal with Legia Warsaw for Rafal Wolski, with the player set for a medical in the coming days.
21:17 GMT: St Mirren have signed striker Esmael Goncalves on loan from Portuguese side Rio Ave, subject to international clearance.
20:42 GMT: Gouffran: I'm set for Newcastle. Here's the full story.
20:05 GMT: DONE DEAL - Newcastle United have completed the signing of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa from Montpellier for an undisclosed fee, with the player inking a five-and-a-half-year contract.
19:36 GMT: Earlier we brought you the news that Newcastle had agreed a 1.5 million euros fee with Bordeaux for striker Yoann Gouffran. The player has now confirmed the move via his personal twitter account. The 26-year-old said: "Big thank you to all those who have supported me. The good with the bad I thank the leadership and staff employees of the club have been. Growing up I needed a new challenge so I hope you will respect my choice. Tomorrow I will be a Newcastle player."
19:12 GMT: Gary Hooper starts for Celtic against Dundee United this evening, the striker having been linked with a move to Norwich. UPDATE: Celtic have rejected a second bid from Norwich for the striker, who has turned down a contract offer from the Parkhead club, manager Neil Lennon told BBC Scotland.
18:44 GMT: Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Chris Lines is set to join MK Dons on loan. Confirmation of the deal is expected soon.
18:22 GMT: Mainz striker Adam Szalai has cooled talk of a January transfer to Arsenal. He told German television on Monday: "There hasn't been any connection made with the clubs who have been reported in the press, so I don't have to think about being an Arsenal striker. It's improbable that I'll go anywhere in the winter transfer window and that 15million euros will be paid for me."
18:09 GMT: Ricky van Wolfswinkel has been fleetingly linked with Newcastle - in that it seems the rumour lasted only a matter of minutes before being quelled.
17:49 GMT: Here's the full story on Ashley Cole's contract extension at Stamford Bridge.
17.30 GMT Sportinglife.com are reporting that Celtic forward Gary Hooper has turned down Celtic's final offer of an improved contract, after the Hoops rejected a second bid from Norwich. Many other sources claim the striker will stay in Scotland. As reported earlier, Spurs are also interested.
17.23 GMT Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that Inter Milan are going to offer £12.6 million to sign Paulinho from Corinthians.
17.17 GMT Chris Brunt hopes an extended chance of first team action for Graham Dorrans will persuade the midfielder to re-think his plans to leave West Bromwich Albion this month.
"Everybody in the squad knows how good Graham is. It’s not really my place to say any more but he’s a good lad, a top pro and that’s all you can ask for. He’s been in and out of the side for the last couple of seasons and he’d like to be playing more regularly, but he’s played the last couple of games and I know the gaffer has spoken about him playing more regularly."
17.11 GMT: BREAKING Ashley Cole has signed his new Chelsea contract. The deal keeps him at the club for another year.
17.08 GMT The Irish Independent report that Wesley Sneijder has revealed that he sought advice from Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal before finally deciding to join Galatasaray.
"I've been very well briefed on all sides, very well briefed. I called Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal because they have been key figures in my football career and I think their opinion is important."
"They both said the same thing: do. They gave me the final push, knowing how Turkish football is on the rise."
17.00 GMT Edgar Cani, 23, has signed a contract until June 2016 with Catania after rescinding his agreement with Polonia Warsaw.
16.52 GMT Anderlecht forward Matias Suarez is set to undergo a medical on Wednesday with a view to joining CSKA Moscow, according to Het Nieuwsblad, although the transfer would not take place until mid-February.
16.39 GMT Barcelona veteran Carles Puyol has signed a new contract at the club to keep him in Spain until 2016.
16.30 GMT Sportsport.ba reports that Barcelona have contacted Roma to enquire about Miralem Pjanic, who is apparently viewed as a successor to Xavi, and Brazilian centre-back Marquinhos.
16.24 GMT New Deportivo la Coruna coach Domingos Paciencia wants to sign Portuguese international centre-back Rolando from Porto on loan, with QPR and Napoli also interested.
16.12 GMT Getafe are still chasing left-back Jose Angel, who is currently on loan at Real Sociedad from Roma.
16.03 GMT Rafa Benitez when asked about Chelsea targets: "Do you think really that if I have any information I will give you a name? No, because maybe it will cost more money."
15.55 GMT Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle have agreed a fee with Bordeaux for striker Yoan Gouffran.
15.46 GMT Parma’s Colombian attacker Dorlan Pabon is willing to pressure his current club to allow him to leave for Espanyol on loan.They’re prepared to pay ¬300k loan fee until end of season, say AS.
15.40 GMT: DONE DEAL: The Wesley Sneijder transfer saga is over. The Dutch playmaker has completed his move to Turkish side Galatasaray.
15.36 GMT Parma have re-signed 21-year-old defender Mohamed Traore from Crotone, the club have confirmed today.
15.30 GMT Panathinaikos forward Sebastian Leto has left the Greek club by mutual consent after a long battle with injury.
15.19 GMT The agent of Sevilla defender Fazio, linked with moves to Liverpool, Hoffenheim and Zenit this month, says there’s been plenty of interest in the player but no suitable offers yet.
"Hoffenheim made an offer, but at the moment it is not something that is acceptable to Sevilla or the player. Not Zenit nor any other Russian club has made a formal offer, although it is true that some clubs have sounded out the possibility."
"He is happy here, but we will see what happens in the coming days. At the moment it looks unlikely he will leave (in Jan).But he has only 18 months left on his contract and Sevilla will want to get a good fee. Either they sell him or offer him a new deal."
15.05 GMT The Metro, amongst others, are linking Gary Hooper with a move to Spurs. The Celtic striker has been the subject of a bid from Norwich as previously reported.
14.55 GMT Malaga are close to signing Diego Lugano on loan from PSG. The centre-back has not played this year, but will offer useful cover at the back. PSG will continue to pay a portion of his wages. He is expected to be presented later today.
14.27 GMT Atletico Madrid striker Falcao has denied meeting Real Madrid president Florentino Perez for dinner to discuss a move across Madrid, and says he is learning new languages: "I already know a bit of Portuguese. English is so important for life, and I also want to speak it better. After that I would like to learn French or Italian."
14.17 GMT Ex-Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he could have signed Cristiano Ronaldo for Barcelona: "Sporting offered him to us, even cheaper than to Manchester United due to some transfers we had done for them, but at that moment we did not have the resources after signing Ronaldinho, Márquez & Quaresma."
He also said AC Milan tried to swap Kaka for Ronaldinho at one point: "Berlusconi tried to swap him (Kaka) for Ronaldinho, but at that moment it was not an option for us."
14.10 GMT The father of Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini has once again underlined his son’s desire to return to Argentina. FULL STORY HERE.
14.00 GMT: BREAKING Sky Sports are reporting that Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has arrived in Newcastle ahead of his proposed move from Montpellier.
13.48 GMT Barcelona midfield maestro Andres Iniesta spoke yesterday evening about Victor Valdes' decision to leave the club in 2014: "He is one of the most important players the club will ever have in its history. The only thing you can do is keep applauding and supporting him. It would be a mistake to throw stones at ourselves."
"It is harder to say no to this team but that was his personal decision that he’s been meditating for some time. My desire is to see my career out at this club. The only handicap is the matter of performance. When I stop performing, or when the club decides I’ve stopped performing, is the day I’ll leave."
13.35 GMT ESPN FC contributor Kristan Heneage on Twitter: "L'Equipe claiming Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa will sign a 5-year deal with Newcastle. Gouffran still in negotiations, Bordeaux want £3.4 million.
13.28 GMT Marca believes that Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is keen to move to the Premier League. The paper reports: “The challenge he is aiming for lies in one of Europe's greatest competitions. He is very taken with England but that is not the only option.”
13.20 GMT ESPN FC contributor Dermot Corrigan on Twitter: "Celta Vigo confirm loan deal for ex-Bayern Munich Croatian international Danijel Pranjic from Sporting Lisbon, with option to buy in summer."
13.10 GMT beIN Sport are claiming Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko has agreed to join Newcastle. The French midfielder is out of contract in the summer.
13.00 GMT More quotes from Arsene Wenger: "Yes [I still want two signings]. We work very hard on it, it is not the number that counts but the quality. I don't give you any names. I don’t come out on rumours because it would put [teams] in a bad position. The player as well."
"You have to respect the player has a contract somewhere, is playing and as long as the transfer is not done for anybody it is best not to talk about it because it doesn’t work. He has to continue to play where he is."
12.51 GMT ITV.com report that CSKA Moscow have made an enquiry into the availability of Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin, with the Russian Premier League leaders keen to take the German international on loan.
12.42 GMT More on Nancy defender Massadio Haidara's move to Newcastle here.
12.25 GMT Brek Shea's proposed move to Stoke City has been plunged into doubt and may not be completed during the January transfer window. FULL STORY HERE.
12.06 GMT: DONE DEAL David Abraham, 26, has joined Hoffenheim from Getafe, signing a contract until 2016. Hoffenheim general manager Andreas Muller: "Right from the beginning, David Abraham showed his willingness to challenge the difficult mission here in Hoffenheim. I am convinced he can help us."
11.58 GMT Update on Yann M'vila transfer story. Rennes have accepted a £9.6 million offer from Rubin Kazan for the player, but the France midfielder favours a move to England, BBC Sport reports.
11.40 GMT Arsene Wenger has talked up West Ham midfielder, and possible target, Mohamed Diame - who has a reported release clause of £3.5 million in his contract - as he revealed: "He has a great presence in the games, I have seen him have a big impact."
11.20 GMT Sky Sports are reporting that Peterborough forward Nicky Ajose is poised to join Bury on loan.
11.00 GMT Arsene Wenger has denied that Arsenal are interested in Crystal Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha, as Manchester United look set to complete a deal for him. FULL STORY HERE.
10.45 GMT Lyon have moved to play down speculation France international Yoann Gourcuff could leave the club this month. FULL STORY HERE.
10.17 GMT Pepe Reina's father, Miguel, has said the Liverpool goalkeeper would be "delighted" to replace Victor Valdes at Barcelona. FULL STORY HERE.
09.50 GMT John Cross of The Mirror on Twitter: 'Wenger says he's looking to bring in 2 players, can't say if they're close but 'we work very hard.'
09.20 GMT French side Nancy have confirmed that a deal has been agreed with Newcastle for Massadio Haidara, reports Sky Sports.
A statement from the club read: "After 46 games and two-and-a-half years in the Nancy shirt, Massadio Haidara is leaving his former club for Newcastle United, currently sixteenth in the Premier League. The two clubs have reached an agreement and will finalise the transfer on Tuesday."
08.59 GMT The Daily Telegraph are speculating that Victor Valdes' decision not to sign a new contract with Barcelona will prompt Manchester United to make a summer move for the goalkeeper.
08.44 GMT Palermo chief executive Pietro Lo Monaco insists the Rosanero are still interested in bringing Malaga midfielder Diego Buonanotte to Serie A, telling Corriere del Mezzogiorno: "The talks are alive. It all depends on Malaga as the player is convinced and enthused by Palermo."
08.31 GMT Newly appointed Al Nasr technical director Sven-Goran Eriksson says the club would "open the gate" for David Beckham to move to the UAE. FULL STORY HERE
08.06 GMT Porto midfielder Fernando has welcomed reports that compatriot Liedson could be returning to Portugal. Liedson played for Sporting for eight years before moving back to his native Brazil in 2011, with Fernando telling Globoesporte.com: "He is a great player. He was very good at Sporting. If he comes it will be very good and I hope that Porto can close this deal. I know him well football, and I'm sure he will fit well into the team and make a lot of goals."
07.52 GMT Bayern Munich centre-back Daniel van Buyten wants to end his career with the Bavarians, with the 34-year-old telling kicker: "Bayern is one of the best clubs in the world. When I came here I was proud and I still am." His current contract runs out at the end of the season and Bayern have already announced the signing of Mainz centre-back Jan Kirchhoff.
07.29 GMT Hoffenheim being linked with Getafe centre-back David Abraham, who only arrived at the club from FC Basle last summer. According to kicker, Abraham should be available for ¬3 million and a decision about the transfer is to be expected within the next couple of days.
07.23 GMT Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has downplayed a move for Corinthians star Paulinho, telling Corriere dello Sport: "A player like that, with his attributes, is always useful. But the cost does come into it." Today's Gazzetta dello Sport says the club have made a ¬15 million bid.
06:55 GMT: The Independent says Arsene Wenger could make a move for Celtic's Victor Wanyama in an attempt to bolster Arsenal's midfield. The Bhoys' asking price of £10m could scare Wenger off, although Wanyama's wage demands are relatively low.
06:40 GMT: Veteran Jamie Carragher has given Brendan Rodgers an ultimatum: 'Play me or I'll quit'. Carragher was planning to retire at season's end if his contract at Liverpool wasn't extended, but he now claims he could look to another club for regular football. FULL STORY.
04:25 GMT: Liverpool and Juventus are among the targets for New Zealand international Marco Rojas. It is believed both sides will send scouts to Australia this weekend as Rojas's Melbourne Victory face Alessandro Del Piero's Sydney FC.
03:39 GMT: West Ham boss Sam Allardyce claims he will not be pursuing his interest in Nicolas Anelka. "At the moment I am not in a position for Nicolas Anelka because my main priority is defenders," Allardyce said. "We have got Andy Carroll close to coming back and we have got Carlton Cole, Marouane Chamakh and we have also brought in Wellington Paulista."
02:05 GMT: Here is the story on Liverpool target Philipe Coutinho claiming he is happy at Inter Milan. There promises to be more developments on this story throughout the day with reports suggesting Brendan Rodgers is hoping to have the Brazilian midfielder available for Sunday's FA Cup trip to Oldham.
01:00 GMT: Let's get started with the latest goss from Tuesday's newspapers.
We start with a sensational claim from the Daily Star that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been seeking out the advice of Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho throughout this season. The report says Abramovich has been regularly texting and calling Mourinho in a bid to entice him to move back to Stamford Bridge by asking for a solution to Chelsea's topsy-turvy season. It is believed the conversations are an attempt to restore the relationship that saw Abramovich recruit Mourinho from Porto in 2004. Amid claims that the Portuguese boss's rapport with his players at the Bernabeu is strained, rumours linking him with a return to the Premier League have intensified.
QPR have been one of the most active clubs in the transfer window, but their latest target - Frenchman Yann M'Vila - is set to turn his back on Loftus Road in favour of a move to Russian side Rubin Kazan. After signing Loic Remy last week, Harry Redknapp was hoping to secure Rennes star M'Vila to strike up a partnership between the international team-mate's, but the £45,000 offered for the 22-year-old has been trumped by one of Russia's big spenders. The Sun reports that Rubin have offered M'Vila an extra £10,000-a-week and they are likely to secure their man in the coming days.
Newcastle target Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has received a warning from Montpellier president Louis Nicollin that he should not even consider moving to the Premier League side in January. Well, Nicollin was a bit more of a straight shooter in his advice to the 23-year-old: "If he (Yanga-Mbiwa) is an ass, it's not my fault, but I think his manager has a lot to do with it," he is quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror. "Newcastle really isn't a good choice. He'll get himself moved on next year, but it doesn't bother me." Those words aren't likely to be the remedy to keep the France international at the club, though, with Nicollin also insisting he is happy to replace Yanga-Mbiwa.
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