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With just 8 days to go until the transfer window deadline is looming around the corner with more certain thrilling and twists and turns when the window shuts at 11:00pm next Friday.

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The Times 23/01/14

Chelsea are planning a renewed attempt to sign Wayne Rooney in the summer in the belief that his expiring contract will enable them to get him on the cheap.

Daily Mirror

  • Wayne Rooney wants to stay at Manchester United, who are ready to open contract talks once Juan Mata’s move to Old Trafford is sealed.
  • Arsenal will make a last-ditch push to buy Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler now rather than risk getting caught up in a summer bidding war.
  • Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is a £3.5million target for AC Milan.
  • Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is willing to pay Chelsea £20million for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who is in his third season on loan at the Spanish side.

The Sun

  • Manchester United are sending out an SOS to £37million Juan Mata after crashing out of the Capital One Cup.
  • Jose Mourinho wants to land Real Sociedad striker Antoine Griezmann after flogging Juan Mata to Manchester United.
  • Yaya Toure has caused alarm at Manchester City by admitting that he would be open to a move to Paris Saint Germain.
  • Manchester United last night agreed a club record £37million fee for Chelsea’s Juan Mata to ease the pain of their Capital One Cup KO.

Daily Express

  • Manchester United will smash their transfer record today to land Juan Mata from Chelsea for £37million – after refusing to talk about a swap deal with Wayne Rooney.
  • Cardiff are edging close to signing Manchester United’s Wilfried Zaha on loan until the end of the season after the winger had a medical yesterday.
  • Monaco could pull the plug on Everton’s deal to sign Lacina Traore after star striker Radamel Falcao suffered a serious knee injury.
  • Jackson Martinez is set to turn his back on a potential move to Arsenal or Chelsea by signing a new deal at FC Porto.

The Daily Telegraph

  • Chelsea have accepted a £37million bid for Juan Mata and immediately released the Spain international to join Manchester United to complete the most dramatic deal of the transfer window.
  • Chelsea intend to launch big bid for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley in summer, and allowing Juan Mata to leave could aid the process.

The Gardian

Juan Mata is close to completing a £40m move to Manchester United, after telling Chelsea yesterday morning that he wanted to leave and sitting out training to guard against injury.

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