Gossip: Transfer and rumour - 11 January, 2014

New Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen is lining up a double raid on West Ham for midfielders Ravel Morrison, 20, and Mohamed Diame, 26.
Full story: Daily Express 
Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal to sign Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay, 27, but they will have to wait until the end of the season.
Full story: Metro 
Arsenal's 30-year-old full-back Bacary Sagna - out of contract at the end of the season - is a £4m target for Roberto Mancini at Turkish club Galatasaray.
Full story: Daily Mail 
Chelsea are vying with Inter Milan for Kurt Zouma, the 19-year-old central defender who has been earmarked as a future France captain by the country's coach Didier Deschamps.
Full story: The Times (subscription required) 
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that the transformation of Eden Hazard from worst trainer to model professional has allowed the club to sanction the sale of winger Kevin de Bruyne, 22, to Wolfsburg.
Full story: Daily Telegraph 
Ilkay Gundogan
Manchester United are targeting Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan 

Reports in France claim Paris St-Germain are contemplating making a bid this month for Chelsea winger Hazard, 23, but Mourinho says he has become so important that his club would not let him go for any amount.
Full story: The Guardian 
Hull City have launched a £14m double bid to sign Everton forward Nikica Jelavic, 28, and West Bromwich striker Shane Long, 26.
Full story: Hull Daily Mail
Tigers boss Steve Bruce says he will make no further bids for Long until he gets the go-ahead from new Baggies manager Pepe Mel.
Full story: Express and Star 
Manchester United are prepared to pay £24m to tempt Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 23, away from Borussia Dortmund.
Full story: Daily Mirror 
Norwich are refusing to allow former manager Paul Lambert to take midfielder Wes Hoolahan, 31, to Aston Villa.
Full story: Daily Telegraph 
Arsenal have been linked with attacking midfielders Yoann Gourcuff, 27, of Lyon and Juventus's Sebastian Giovinco, 26.
Full story: Daily Express 
Arsenal are interested in Roma striker Mattia Destro, 22, according to reports in Italy.
Full story: Metro 
Midfielder Michael Essien, 31, could end his Chelsea nightmare by joining AC Milan on loan. "It's true that he could leave Chelsea this winter," said his agent.
Sunderland target Santiago Vergini (left) in action for Newell's Old Boys
Sunderland target Santiago Vergini (left) plays for Newell's Old Boys
Full story: Daily Express 
Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 27, says there is no truth in stories linking him with a move away from St James' Park.
Full story: Newcastle Chronicle 
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has revealed a deal is "very close" to sign Argentine centre-half Santiago Vergini, 25, from Newell's Old Boys.
Full story: Sunderland Echo 


Manager David Moyes fears his players may not be good enough to halt Manchester United's slide.
Full story: Daily Express 
Manchester United fear striker Robin van Persie, 30, could be on the sidelines for a further six weeks with a repeat of a thigh injury he suffered at Arsenal.
Full story: Daily Mail 
Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher, 29, insists there is no dressing room unrest at Manchester United and says the players are buying in to David Moyes's new style.
Full story: Manchester Evening News 
New West Brom boss Pepe Mel has sensationally threatened to quit at the end of the season - unless he is allowed to bring in his own backroom staff.
Full story: The Sun (subscription required) 
Cardiff have posted a £30m loss, taking their debt to £118m with £66m owed to owner Vincent Tan.
Full story: Wales Online 
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has ruled out recalling South Korea international Ki Sung-Yueng, 24, from his loan at Sunderland, despite the club's injury crisis.
Full story: South Wales Evening Post 
Under-fire manager Sam Allardyce has vowed he will not walk away from his job at West Ham.
Full story: Talksport 


Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, banned for 10 games for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic at the end of last season, says he is trying to change his attitude because he knows it was wrong in the past.
Full story: ESPN 

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