Transfer window gossip: Wednesday


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants to sign Schalke playmaker Julian Draxler, 20, for £35m and then turn him into the new Robin van Persie.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Schalke midfielder Julian DraxlerJulian Draxler has earned 10 caps for Germany

Manchester United will not be allowed to re-sign midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus in January, but a deal for the 20-year-old could be revived in the summer.

Full story: Manchester Evening News 

But Pogba is bitter about his time at Old Trafford and refuses to return to the club.

Full story: the Independent 

Liverpool have joined the race to sign Porto midfielder Fernando, 26.

Full story: Daily Express 

Turkish club Galatasaray want to sign Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam, 28, for £5m.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has been told he must pay £6.5m to land Argentine forward Ignacio Scocco, 28, from Internacional.

Full story: Daily Star 

Tottenham Hotspur may be preparing to take a £1.5m loss on Etienne Capoue just six months after signing the 25-year-old French midfielder from Toulouse for £9m.

Full story: Daily Express 

The White Hart Lane club are also set to let midfielder Lewis Holtby leave. The 23-year-old only signed for them last January from Schalke, who are believed to be interested in taking him back.

Full story: Daily Mail  

Manchester City are ready to reignite their interest in £42m-rated defender Eliaquim Mangala, 21, from Porto.

Full story: Talksport

Everton are hopeful 29-year-old left-back Leighton Baines, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, will sign a new deal with the club which will keep him at Goodison Park for the rest of his career.

Full story: Daily Express 

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on bringing in Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, 21, and West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison, 20, to help the club’s relegation fight.

Full story: Guardian 

Spanish clubs Valencia and Real Betis want to sign 26-year-old Liverpool striker Iago Aspas, who signed for the Reds from Celta Vigo for £7m last summer, on loan.

Full story: Daily Mirror 


Barcelona star Lionel Messi says he expects to be back to his best for the Spanish club’s last-16 Champions League knockout tie against Manchester City in February.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has shown his faith in manager Jose Mourinho by allowing him to decide whether the club offer Frank Lampard, John Terry and Ashley Cole new contracts.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Mourinho, meanwhile, claims to have “inside information” that all is not well at Manchester United, although the Old Trafford club’s manager David Moyes is not under pressure.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar SolskjaerOle Gunnar Solskjaer is on a one-year rolling contract with Cardiff City

Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told he has a job at Cardiff for the next five years by chairman Mehmet Dalman.

Full story: Daily Star 

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Chelsea could sell 26-year-old centre-back David Luiz to Barcelona for 35 million euros (£29m), after having rejected the Catalan club’s earlier offer of 25 million euros (£21m) last summer.

Full story: Lefigaro (in French) 

Newcastle and Stoke City are emerging as potential destinations for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Swiss forward Luuk de Jong, 23.

Full story: Kicker (in German)