Gossip: Transfer and rumour - December 20, 2013

Transfer gossip

Chelsea and Manchester City face competition from Barcelona to land Villarreal's Argentine centre-back Mateo Musacchio, 23.
Mateo Musacchio
Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio has been capped twice by Argentina
Full story: Daily Express 
Arsenal will go head-to-head with Italian side Roma to sign 21-year-old Auxerre striker Paul-Georges Ntep.
Full story: Daily Star 
Veteran Wolfsburg forward Ivica Olic, 34, has emerged as a surprise target for Stoke City. The Croatia international is out of contract next summer and is also being chased by Hamburg.
Full story: Talksport  
Arsenal have been scouting Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, 25, but remain doubtful about their prospects of signing him in January.
Full story: Daily Telegraph 
Manchester United face a battle against Arsenal to land Basel defender Fabian Schar, 21.
Full story: Daily Star 
Liverpool and Manchester must meet Ivan Rakitic's release clause of £33m if they are to sign the 25-year-old Sevilla midfielder.
Full story: Daily Express 

Other gossip

Tottenham have been dealt a double blow after former Netherlands manager Guus Hiddink and current Ajax boss Frank De Boer both turned down the chance to manage the club. 
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won back-to-back Norwegian league titles in his first two seasons with Molde
Full story: Daily Mirror 
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust has demanded answers from Spurs chairman Daniel Levy following the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas as manager and the club's exit from the Capital One Cup.
Full story: The Times (subscription) 
Ex-Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to open talks with West Brom about becoming their new head coach after he turned down the chance to manage Legia Warsaw in Poland.
Full story: Daily Mirror 
However, it is claimed the Baggies are unlikely to move for Molde boss Solskjaer and have also ruled out Argentine Mauricio Pellegrino.
Full story: Express & Star 
Cardiff City have refused to comment on fresh speculation over the future of their manager Malky Mackay.
Full story: Sky Sports 
Everton will turn to the loan market in January for a midfielder and striker to boost their Champions League hopes after injuries to Arouna Kone, Darron Gibson and Gerard Deulofeu.
Full story: Liverpool Echo 

And finally

Sir Alex Ferguson beat his previous mark on ITV quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? to secure £50,000 for the Manchester United Foundation.
Full story: Daily Mail 
Birmingham City fans are in uproar after the new Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square was lit up in the claret and blue colours of arch-rivals Aston Villa.
Full story: Express & Star 
Brazil Under-17s were so incensed by a referee's decision to send one of their players off against the USA that they completely stopped playing.
Full story: Daily Mirror 

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