Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, January 4

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review 1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Manchester City are plotting a swoop for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 24, to resolve their striker crisis. (Sun on Sunday) Alternatively, City will this week step up their chase for Wilfried Bony, 26, with the reigning champions willing to pay £25m for the Swansea striker. (Sunday Mirror) Manchester City are also interested in signing Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 21, with the Toffees ready to sell for £45m to fund an overhaul of Roberto Martinez’s squad. (Mail on Sunday) Steven Gerrard’s next destination is set to be Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy when the midfielder, 34, leaves Liverpool at the end of the season. (Sunday Mirror) Former England skipper Gerrard is on the verge of agreeing a £3.9m deal to join the MLS franchise on an 18-month contract. (Mail on Sunday) And Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned the club’s owners that only ‘established international stars’ can replace the Anfield talisman. (Observer) Despite Gerrard’s summer departure, Liverpool are confident that forward Raheem Sterling, 20, will sign a new five-year contract by the end of the month. (Sunday Telegraph) Manchester United are to make bids for Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels, 26, and Schalke’s Benedikt Howedes, 26, as they aim to strengthen in defence. (Sunday Express) Striker Falcao could be heading out of Old Trafford, with Juventus hoping to snap up the 28-year-old Colombian when his season-long loan at Manchester United expires. (Sunday Mirror) Meanwhile, Bayern Munich will attempt to persuade Arjen Robben, 30, to turn down a move to Manchester United by offering the Dutch winger a new deal in excess of the £180,000-a-week contract he signed last year. (Daily Star Sunday) Manchester City are eying a deal for Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet, 20, but manager Manuel Pellegrini fears Financial Fair Play rules could scupper the move. (Mail on Sunday) Midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 28, is line for a return to Newcastle, with Paris Saint-Germain keen on a player-plus-cash deal for Magpies midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 25. (Sunday People) Steven Fletcher’s future at Sunderland is in doubt – and Hull boss Steve Bruce is waiting to swoop for the 27-year-old striker. (Sun on Sunday) Midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, 27, is set to leave Newcastle United and return to France after the Magpies agreed a deal with Nice. (Sunday Express) New boss Tony Pulis will be given £30m to spend in January by the West Brom board and has targeted Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon, 27, and Stoke striker Peter Crouch, 33. (Daily Star Sunday)And here are the latest transfer tales…Reports – Holland star set to snub Manchester United and join JuventusExclusive – Gerrard transfer latest! Liverpool skipper to replace ex-Everton star?Reports – Newcastle slap £15million price tag on Arsenal targetMan United reject Juventus enquiry for midfield maestroNewcastle flop could be an ‘important signing’, admits Serie A side’s presidentExclusive – Dyche blames Fulham for Burnley transfer woesBlow for Arsenal! Celtic defender going nowhere, claims DeilaGerrard transfer update! Southampton enter race for departing Liverpool captainReports – Liverpool to renew interest in Valencia strikerReports: Koeman wants Alderweireld stayDerby complete loan signing of BentCrystal Palace star Bolasie not for sale, says MillenSunderland target former AC Milan starReports – Salah set for Inter Milan loan movelast_img

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