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Transfer rumour mill: January 24
10:35am Friday 24th January 2014 in Sport
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.
MANCHESTER UNITED striker Wayne Rooney, 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.
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.
CHELSEA boss Jose Mourinho wants to use some of the funds from the sale of Mata to bring in Real Sociedad’s France Under 21s wide midfielder Antoine Griezmann, 22.
MANCHESTER UNITED are monitoring Inter’s Colombia international midfielder Fredy Guarin, 27, after his swap deal with Juventus’ Mirko Vucinic fell through. Inter are thought to be interested in taking United striker Javier Hernandez in exchange.
MANCHESTER CITY are hoping to bring in another defender before the transfer window closes, with Porto’s France international Eliaquim Mangala and Bayern Munich defender Dante – also believed to be a target for Manchester United – on their radar.
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.
LEICESTER CITY goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is a £3.5m target for Italian side AC Milan.
EVERTON’S loan move for striker Lacina Traore, 23, could be in jeopardy after his Monaco team-mate Radamel Falcao suffered a knee injury.
LIVERPOOL are closing in on the signing of winger Mohamed Salah after agreeing a £10m fee with Basel for the player.
French side EVIAN have emerged as contenders to sign Fulham’s Derek Boateng.
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