Peter Odemwingie wants out to QPR, but the Baggies won't let him go. Meanwhie, Rs goalkeeper Julio Cesar could be in line for a significant lifestyle change with reports that he could move from the Premier League struggler to Spanish champions Real Madrid as a replacement for Iker Casillas.
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23:44 GMT: West Ham are reportedly close to agreeing fee for Carlton Cole with Istanbul's Kasimpasa. A move to Turkey always works out so well for the Brits.. we'll see what happens here.
23:15 GMT: Sir Alex Ferguson has told Rio Ferdinand his ability is not under question even though Manchester United are only prepared to offer him a one-year contract extension. "There is nothing wrong with us giving players one-year contracts," he said. "Players with the reputation and ability of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand should not worry about that. It is quite straightforward. It is not to say we doubt them but it is natural
you never know how they cope with getting older. Some do, some don't."
22:49 GMT:The Guardian report that Liverpool have submitted a third and final offer for Inter Milan's Philippe Coutinho. The Reds have again offered around £8 million for the 20-year-old, a fee that Inter rejected earlier this week, but their latest bid increases the amount paid up front.
22:45 GMT: Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has told BeIN Sport that he has rejected an offer from Juventus to take striker Lisnadro Lopez. "Lisandro won't leave. He's indispensable to OL," he said. "We've said 'no' to Juventus."
22:34 GMT: Wigan striker Mauro Boselli is set for a loan move to Serie A side Palermo. "It’s a good operation and it is practically done," Palermo director Pietro Lo Monaco told Mediagol. "We’re in the final stages of negotiations and he could even arrive tomorrow. He’ll join on loan, with the option to be signed outright."
21:50 GMT:Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper Diego Lopez from Sevilla on a four-and-a-half year contract. Madrid swooped for the 31-year-old Lopez, a former player at the Bernabeu, following confirmation today that Iker Casillas could be out for up to three months with a hand injury.
A statement on Real Madrid's website read: "Real Madrid and Sevilla have reached an agreement for the transfer of Diego Lopez, who will join the club
until the end of the 2016/17 season."
21:23 GMT: Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera has confirmed that he will join FC Porto this summer, meaning that speculation that he will join Manchester United will die down.
20:45 GMT: DONE DEAL DENCH! Fulham have confirmed the signing of Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, on loan for the rest of the season. FULL STORY HERE
20:24 GMT:Italy is busy tonight, as Sampdoria have agreed a co-ownership deal with Torino for striker Gianluca Sansone.
20:02 GMT:Fiorentina have completed the signings of midfielder Rafal Wolski and defender Marvin Compper, the Serie A club have confirmed.
19:36 GMT: Juventus appear to be closing on a deal to sign Shanghai Shenhua striker Nicolas Anelka until the end of the season.
18:57 GMT: More French players at Newcastle? Not yet. Bastia president Pierre-Marie Geronimi that the club have rejected Newcastle's ¬3 million offer for midfielder Florian Thauvin. The bid included a 15% sell on clause with Thauvin returning to the club on loan.
18:36 GMT: Newcastle have confirmed the signing of midfielder Moussa Sissoko from Toulouse for an undisclosed fee.
18:21 GMT: Tottenham and Arsenal are still sniffing around West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame without actually making a bid, but there are reports that Schalke could swoop in and snap him up.
18:01 GMT: The deal is dead, but Jose Mourinho seems to want Kaka to re-join Milan, saying: "Going there could be a good option. But he is a Real Madrid player"
17:35 GMT: Odemwingie wants out, we know that, but West Brom have rejected his transfer request. FULL STORY HERE
17:30 GMT: Atletico Madrid have submitted an official bid for midfielder Yoann Gourcuff, according to the player’s agent. "Atletico are actually interested in Yoann Gourcuff," Nikola Franco told L’Equipe. "But, the (Spanish) club will not discuss a loan fee with Lyon. The only solution proposed by Madrid is a free loan with a purchase option at the end of the season."
17:15 GMT: The Daily Mail are reporting that Stoke are interested in PSV left back Erik Pieters.
17:10 GMT: Wolves and Leeds are reportedly after Aston Villa left-back Stephen Warnock. They both apparently want the player on loan, that's according to the Daily Express and the Daily Star.
17:00 GMT: BREAKING: Peter Odemwingie has handed in a transfer request at West Brom.
16:48 GMT: Sky Sports are reporting that Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton could be set for a move to Spanish side Real Mallorca on loan.
16:30 GMT: Pescara have completed the loan signing of Roma youngster Alessandro Crescenzi until the end of the season, reports Football-Italia.net. The 21-year-old defender has been on-loan at the Delfini since the start of the campaign, but Cristiano Bergodi's side have decided to renew the deal until June.
16:00 GMT: Sky Sports say that Norwich want Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel on loan.
15:50 GMT: Roma forward Mattia Destro has refused to rule out a move to AC Milan in the future. Milan president Silvio Berlusconi recently voiced his admiration for the young striker, and Destro told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "I enjoyed his comments and I felt honoured. Could I join Milan? Never say never... I see myself playing for Roma next season, though."
15:35 GMT: Wigan Athletic have announced that Callum McManaman has committed his future to the club by signing a contract extension which will see him remain at the DW Stadium until 2016.
15:25 GMT: Goal.com are reporting that Barcelona plan to use Dani Alves as their secret weapon in the battle to sign Brazil superstar Neymar.
According to Goal.com 'sources', the relationship between the pair is excellent, to the extent that Neymar treats the Barca right-back "like a big brother" and seriously considers his advice both on and off the pitch.
15:12 GMT: Fiorentina have made a loan move for Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella, as they aim to further strengthen their attack this winter, Goal.com are reporting.
14:38 GMT: DONE DEAL: Leroy Lita has left Swansea for Sheffield Wednesday until the end of the season.
14:28 GMT: Goal.com are reporting that Isco is on the verge of signing a new five-year deal with Malaga, they go onto quote the club's director of football Mario Husillos.
"Isco's contract renewal is in its advanced stages and should be signed shortly. We will be here presenting Isco very soon. We will be here shortly to announce the renewal of his contract. It's not renewed as yet, but I think it will be very shortly. We understand it is virtually a done deal. There are no sure things in football.
"Everything can change in an instant. The club's intention and what Isco has stated is that he is going to stay here; he's going to renew his contract. Life can also throw up a lot of surprises. That is the most conclusive statement that the club can make on the issue. Isco has really taken off. He's a great player and they want him at a number of clubs. We intend to keep him at Malaga for as long as possible. Everyone wants to improve and if he continues growing like this, he'll have to go to a legendary European club. That's understandable."
14:05 GMT: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has confirmed that Fabricio Coloccini will be staying at the club, and will remain club captain.
13:52 GMT: In a surprising turn of events Yun Suk-Young, who seemed set to join QPR and Harry Redknapp appears to be having a change of heart. Reports in the South Korean media claim late interest from London rivals Fulham, with the full-back confirming via his Twitter account he needed one more day to think and come to a decision.
13:36 GMT: The Wilfried Zaha deal is great news for Man United, but bad news for both Antonio Valencia and Nani, writes Musa Okwonga. Read the blog here.
13:15 GMT: DONE DEAL: Spanish defender Sergio Escudero has made a loan move from Schalke to Getafe for the rest of the season.
12:55 GMT: Inter Milan could secure the signature of Corinthians midfielder Paulinho, Il Corriere dello Sport has revealed.
Whereas, TalkSPORT are reporting that Corinthians will not listen to any offers below £15 million for Paulinho as they look to keep the midfielder from the clutches of Premier League clubs; Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.
12:39 GMT: Harry Redknapp has said that he wants to keep Julio Cesar AND Robert Green at QPR this month.
"I don't want to sell Cesar or Green. They're two good quality keepers. They're our backbone. We need to keep them here.
"Cesar is a top keeper and you can understand why people would want him, but we've not had any enquiries. I can't let anybody go unless we get some players in. We need to strengthen, not weaken the side and we have been trying."
12:18 GMT: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has ruled out striker Mario Balotelli moving to AC Milan on loan or otherwise. Read the full story here.
"It is not true, Mario stays here. We didn't have any requests about Mario or other players. Mario has another three years on his contract."
Mancini was then asked about buying and selling at City in general, and responded with these revealing quotes: "I don't know, but we don't have enough players. We have 18 players now. We can't sell any players. I think it's difficult."
11:50 GMT: DONE DEAL: Tottenham youngster Souleymane Coulibaly has joined Serie B side US Grosseto on loan until the end of the season. The striker is very highly rated, and has impressed in Spurs' youth setup.
11:25 GMT: Liverpool striker Michael Ngoo is set to sign for Hearts on loan until the end of the season, according to the Scottish club. FULL STORY HERE.
10:50 GMT: Some new quotes from Arsene Wenger, which are nothing to do with Goal.com, I might add. "We have two players in every position and that should be basically enough plus the young players we have in behind. But if we find top class players we will never refuse to strengthen our squad."
10:35 GMT: Goal.com are reporting that Arsene Wenger has ruled out the signing of David Villa. They quote the Arsenal manager saying: "We are not on the case, we want to make things happen from inside the club. We have the resources to do well."
"The gamble is much bigger than during the summer. The number of players you are allowed to sign should be limited."
10:15 GMT: Wilfried Zaha: "I am delighted to be joining Manchester United and ending the recent speculation. I would like to thank the owners at Palace for making the move possible, however my focus for the next five months will be solely at Crystal Palace." Read the full story on his move here.
09:42 GMT: BREAKING: Sky Sports are reporting that Wilfried Zaha has agreed to join Manchester United. The deal is all done, subject to a medical. However, the player will not transfer until the summer. Giving his current club Crystal Palace a boost for the rest of the season.
09:25 GMT: Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has advised Frank Lampard to join Lazio when he leaves Stamford Bridge, reports Goal.com.
"Lampard is a great player and a great professional, so I am certain he can play at least another two years at the top level," Di Matteo told Sky Sport Italia.
"I don't know if he will join Lazio or not, but it would certainly be a good move for both parties. We often talk and I gave him my opinion. At the end of the day he will make the decision."
08:31 GMT: The Guardian say that Tottenham are set to rival Arsenal, Everton and Fulham for the signature of West Ham's highly-rated midfielder Mohamed Diame.
08:11 GMT: Liverpool and Everton are among the sides considering a bid for Chesterfield's highly-rated winger Tendayi Darikwa. The League Two side's chief executive, Chris Turner, told talkSPORT: "Tendayi is a fantastic talent and we would never stand in the way of a player from moving to a Premier League club."
07:33 GMT: Norwich's search for striking reinforcements has seen them linked to Danny Graham, Gary Hooper and Luciano Becchio, but now Sky Sports have added Sporting Lisbon frontman Ricky van Wolfswinkel to the list.
07:05 GMT: St Etienne's teenage defender Kurt Zouma is going to be a summer transfer target for Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail, as Sir Alex Ferguson continues to revamp his defensive options.
06:05 GMT: Santos chairman Luis Alvaro says talks are underway to extend Neymar's contract at the club. "We are already talking about the chance of getting a new deal for him and it is a dream of mine to keep him here," Alvaro told reporters. "I also think he is happy with his big salary here and he certainly deserves it." Will it be enough to prevent Neymar moving to Europe?
04:10 GMT: Reports from the Daily Star suggest Arsenal and Liverpool are in the hunt for Barcelona youngster Isaac Cuenca. The 21-year-old has been sidelined for eight months with a knee problem but is returning to fitness and could be snapped up by a Premier League club.
02:50 GMT: Here is a look at what is making headlines in today's newspapers.
QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar could be set to make an emphatic move from the doldrums of the Premier League to the heights of Europe, with rumours in the Daily Mail suggesting the Brazilian has become the frontrunner to replace Real Madrid's wantaway No. 1 Iker Casillas. Casillas was ruled out for up to two months after suffering a broken hand in Real's Copa del Rey draw with Valencia on Wednesday and has recently expressed his desire to leave the Bernabeu at the end of his contract. It is believed Jose Mourinho could turn to Cesar as a quick fix solution for Real as they prepare for the crucial Champions League fixtures against Manchester United, although a deal would be dependent on Rangers finding a replacement 'keeper. It would be a sensational move for Cesar, although his experience of playing under Mourinho at Inter would allow him to settle into La Liga.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has turned heads for more reasons than one with his request to sign Swansea defender Ashley Williams, the Sun says. Rodgers promised not to raid his former club after recruiting midfielder Joe Allen at Anfield, but he is hoping an £8 million offer is enough to lure Williams to the Reds. But any move for the defender would be heavily scrutinised given Williams's history with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. Williams claimed in his book My Premier League Diary that he wanted to 'knock out' Suarez and labelled the Uruguayan a 'serial diver'. Although Rodgers claims there is no tension between the two players, it could be a driving factor in Williams' decision to leave Swansea.
Over to the Mirror now and it is reported Fabricio Coloccini could soon pledge his immediate future to Newcastle - albeit against his will. Coloccini requested a move back to Argentina for personal reasons, but the club's defensive struggles have forced them to reject the 31-year-old's pleas. According to reports, the Toon have threatened to sue Coloccini for as much as £7m if he ends his contract at St James' Park early. The hefty sum is to compensate the Argentine's release clause and the Magpies have given him the ultimatum to buy his way out of his contract or remain at Newcastle for the rest of the season.