Gossip: Transfer and rumour - 23 December, 2013


Roma are set to beat Arsenal to the signing of Barcelona's 17-year-old Paraguayan striker Antonio Sanabria.
Full story: Daily Mirror 
Pedro has spent his entire career at Barcelona. 

Arsenal and Liverpool are both interested in Barcelona winger Pedro, who could consider his options at the end of the season. The Spain international, 26, has scored 10 La Liga goals this season, including a hat-trick in the 5-2 win at Getafe.
Full story: Daily Express 
Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants to watch Andrew Robertson and John Souttar in person before stepping up his interest in the Dundee United duo. Left-back Robertson, 19, and centre-back Souttar, 17, are both regulars in Jackie McNamara's side.
Full story: Daily Mirror 
Hull boss Steve Bruce is still interested in signing West Brom striker Shane Long, despite failing to complete a move for the 26-year-old in last summer.
Full story: The Sun (subscription based) 
Yaya Toure has joined fellow Manchester City team-mate Sergio Aguero in urging Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 26, to join the Etihad club.
Full story: Manchester Evening News 


Louis van Gaal
Van Gaal is in his second spell as Netherlands coach. 

Tim Sherwood would rather return to his previous role as Tottenham's technical co-ordinator than work as interim head coach until the end of the season amid mounting speculation that Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal could take the job next summer.
Full story: Daily Mail 
Former Portugal coach and Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz is interested in the vacancy at White Hart Lane.
Full story: Daily Star 
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants to stay at Chelsea for 12 years as manager, having taken a pay cut to return to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid.
Full story: Guardian 
West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace flew abroad to speak to a potential replacement for Steve Clarke last week, sparking suggestions he could be targeting Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement or Stewart Baxter, currently in charge of South African side Kaizer Chiefs.
Full story: Daily Mail 
England and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, 33, will wait and see whether he plays more regularly in the second half of the season before deciding whether to retire in the summer.
Full story: Daily Telegraph 


Struggling Eredivisie side NAC Breda's players celebrated Saturday's 1-0 win over Cambuur by jumping into a jacuzzi next to the pitch.
Full story: Metro 

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