Gossip: Transfer and rumour - 23 January, 2014

Chelsea's decision to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United is part of a plan to land Everton's 20-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley.
Ross Barkley
Everton midfielder Ross Barkley continues to be coveted by the Premier League's top clubs
Full story: Daily Telegraph 
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, also linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, wants to stay at Old Trafford and the club are set to discuss a new contract with the England international once the Mata move is finalised.
Full story: Daily Mirror 
Meanwhile, Chelsea and Arsenal look set to be frustrated in their pursuit of Jackson Martinez, 27, as the striker will sign a new deal at Porto.
Full story: Daily Star 
Mourinho is said to want to use some of the funds from the sale of Mata to bring in Real Madrid's France Under-21s wide midfielder Antoine Griezmann, 22.
Full story: The Sun (subscription required) 
Manchester United are monitoring Inter's Colombia international midfielder Fredy Guarin, 27, after his swap deal with Juventus's Mirko Vucinic fell through. Inter are thought to be interested in taking United striker Javier Hernandez, 25, in exchange.
Full story: The Independent 
Manchester City are hoping to bring in another defender before the transfer window closes with Porto's France international Eliaquim Mangala, 22 and Bayern Munich defender Dante, 30, - also believed to be a target for Manchester United - on their radar.
Full story: Manchester Evening News 
Arsenal will make a last-ditch effort to buy Schalke's 20-year-old midfielder Julian Draxler now rather than risk getting caught up in a summer bidding war.
Full story: Daily Mirror 
Everton's loan move for striker Lacina Traore, 23, could be in jeopardy after his Monaco team-mate Radamel Falcao suffered a knee injury.
Full story: Daily Express 
Liverpool are closing in on the signing of 21-year-old Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah after agreeing a £10m fee with Basel for the player.
Full story: Daily Express 
French side Evian have emerged as contenders to sign Fulham's 30-year-old midfielder Derek Boateng.
Full story: Talksport 
Kasper Schmeichel
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is attracting interest from AC Milan 

Mirko Vucinic's move to Inter Milan could fall through, prompting Arsenal to ask Juventus to keep them informed of the 30-year-old striker's availability.
Full story: Evening Standard 
Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 27, is a £3.5m target for Italian side AC Milan.
Full story: Daily Mirror 
Argentine club Independiente have told Sunderland manager Gus Poyet to end his interest in striker Facundo Parra, 28, during the summer transfer window.
Full story: Talksport 


Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, could be asked to stand down as an ambassador for anti-racism group Kick It Out after he said Nicolas Anelka should not receive a ban for using a 'quenelle' gesture.
Full story: Daily Telegraph 
Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure has cast doubt over his long-term future at Manchester City 

Belgium manager Marc Wilmots watched Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj, 18, at Old Trafford on Wednesday and still hopes to persuade the winger to represent his team at international level.
Full story: Daily Mail  
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 30, has alerted Paris St-Germain after saying he would one day be interested in playing for the French club.
Full story: Metro 
Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, says Barcelona team-mate Neymar, 21, reminds him of the legendary Johan Cruyff.
Full story: Marca 


Former Blackpool defender Ian Evatt, 32, has sparked controversy after tweeting his delight following Paul Ince's sacking as the club's manager.
Full story: Metro 

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