Gossip: Transfer and Rumour - 12 January, 2014

Chelsea are prepared to pay £21m to bring Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic, 26, back to the club during the January transfer window. Matic moved to the Portuguese club from Stamford Bridge in January 2011. 
Nemanja Matic
Nemanja Matic made three first-team substitute appearances for Chelsea in 2009-10
Full story: Sunday Telegraph 
Manchester City are ready to pay £30m to sign Southampton defender Luke Shaw, 18. The fee would be a world record for a full-back, beating the £29.5m Barcelona paid Sevilla to sign Dani Alves in 2008.
Full story: Mail on Sunday  
Arsenal and Chelsea are battling to sign Atletico Madrid's 19-year-old midfielder Saul Niguez.
Full story: Sunday People 
Manchester United are set to sign Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao, 25, on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Full story: Sunday Telegraph 
Manchester City want to sign former Manchester United player Paul Pogba. The 20-year-old French midfielder is currently at Italian Serie A leaders Juventus.
Full story: Daily Star Sunday 
Manchester United midfielder Anderson, 25, is set to join Italian side Fiorentina, while wingers Nani, 27, and Wilfried Zaha, 21, will seal loan moves to Sporting Lisbon and Cardiff City respectively this month.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Arsenal will step up their bid to sign Schalke forward Julian Draxler, 20, after discovering he has a £40m buy-out clause.
Full story: Daily Star Sunday 


Former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay will become the next West Ham United boss when the Hammers dismiss Sam Allardyce.
Full story: Daily Star Sunday 
Sam Allardyce
West Ham beat Cardiff 2-0 on Saturday to ease the pressure on manager Sam Allardyce 

West Ham co-chairman David Gold says Allardyce's position has never been under threat and he should not be blamed for injuries to key players.
Full story: Sky Sports 
Former Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas could take over as the new coach of German club Schalke if they sack current boss Jens Keller, who is under pressure.
Full story: Sunday Telegraph 
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has tipped midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 20, to replace Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, 33, in the England team when the Three Lions captain retires.
Full story: Sunday Express

Liverpool legend John Barnes believes the Reds do not have a strong enough squad to win the Premier League title, but says they may claim a top-four place.
Full story: Sunday Mirror 


Leeds defender Jason Pearce, 26, forgot to take the price tags off his club shirt, which he wore during the 6-0 Championship defeat by Sheffield Wednesday. 

source: bbcsport 

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