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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Former England captain David Beckham could land a contract worth £12.5m by following Carlo Ancelotti to Paris St Germain.
Full story: the Sun

Chelsea could break the British transfer record in their bid to sign Porto striker Hulk. The Brazil forward has an £84m buyout clause with the Portuguese champions.
Full story:Times (subscription required)

Spanish giants Barcelona look set to offer £25m for Tottenham winger Gareth Bale in the January transfer window.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Croatia international playmaker Luka Modric says he is almost 100% certain he will remain with Spurs until the end of the season.
Full story: Evening Standard

Spurs are also monitoring developments with Freiburg striker Papiss Cisse. The 26-year-old Senegal striker was wanted by Sunderland and Newcastle in the summer but both clubs fell short of the German club's £14m asking price.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool target and Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly is believed to have chosen to snub Anfield in favour of a move to Swansea.
Full story: talkSPORT

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson could be set to swoop for Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic.
Full story: Express & Star

QPR have made a £7m bid for Rangers 26-year-old striker Nikica Jelavic.
Full story: Daily Mail

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says it will take a "mega bucks" offer from Newcastle to prise England Under-21 defender James Tomkins away from Upton Park.
Full story: the Sun

Shamrock defender Enda Stevens will officially link up with Aston Villa next week and activate the three-year contract he agreed with the club in the summer.
Full story: Daily Express

Manchester United face losing out to AC Milan in the battle to land Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo.
Full story: talkSPORT

Blackburn midfielder Mauro Formica is believed to want out of Ewood Park to return to Argentina.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is inviting bids for six players in the January transfer window.
Full story: Daily Mail

Swansea and Aston Villa are believed to be among the frontrunners to land Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran on loan in January.
Full story: Footybunker

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea captain John Terry says he expects to end his career at Stamford Bridge - but has hinted he may go elsewhere to fulfil his managerial ambitions.
Full story: Evening Standard

Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen insists the club can lose defender Gary Cahill in January and still fight their way to Premier League survival.
Full story: Bolton News

Schalke fans look set to boycott their Europa League clash with Czech side Viktoria Plzen on 16 February over ticket prices. Visiting fans are being asked to pay 110 euros (£92) for a lowest category seat which would usually cost just 40 euros (£34).
Full story: Bild (in German)

Defender Alan Hutton has appealed for patience from Aston Villa fans as he strives to kickstart his career at the club.
Full story: Birmingham Mail

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew insists the pursuit of a new striker during the January transfer window would be "reckless".
Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

However, the Magpies are believed to be running the rule over non-league hitman Jason Prior, who plays for Isthmian League Division One South side Bognor Regis.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United fear key defender Chris Smalling could be out for three months with glandular fever.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has made a further substantial donation to the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG).
Full story: Liverpool Echo

AND FINALLY

Three-time winner of Fifa's Player of the Year Ronaldo joined Brazil's current hotshot Neymar in a charity match organised by former national team captain Zico.
Full story: Metro



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