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Chelsea consider Diego Costa for Jackson Martinez swap deal

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Chelsea are looking to make Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini their next permanent manager.

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Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Alex Teixeria could be on his way to Stamford Bridge in January for a fee of around £30million ($44.6m).

Louis van Gaal will not resign as Manchester United boss, despite their alarming dip in form.

Arsenal will sign striker Aleksandr Kokorin in a £4.4m ($6.5m) deal from Dynamo Moscow in January - if Danny Welbeck suffers a further setback in his recovery from a knee injury.

Bolo Zenden reckons the criticism Louis van Gaal is receiving from former Manchester United players isn't helping the club's current situation.

Chelsea are considering swapping misfiring striker Diego Costa for Atletico Madrid's Jackson Martinez, who is said to be unhappy in Spain.

Besiktas are eyeing a January move for Chelsea outcast Papy Djilobodji; the Senegal international has had just one minute's action in a League Cup match against Walsall since arriving in a £3m ($4.4m) deal from Nantes last summer.

Aston Villa will make a move for Leicester midfielder Gokhan Inler as they look to avoid relegation.


Chelsea are hoping the lure of a London lifestyle could be their trump card as they prepare a massive financial package to beat Manchester City to Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City's players are convinced Guardiola will be their next manager though, with many believing he will be at the Etihad for the start of next season.

Remi Garde is looking to Bordeaux's Wahbi Khazri and Monaco's Jeremy Toulalan in a bid to stave off Aston Villa's relegation, while former West Ham midfielder Morgan Amalfitano could also be on his way to Villa Park.

Arsenal are hoping to tie down Mesut Ozil to a new long-term deal as they prepare for a charge towards the Premier League title.

Two-time Champions League winner Pep Guardiola still has 'everything to prove' as a manager and moving to the Premier League will be the 'biggest test' of his career, Glenn Hoddle has claimed.

Leicester City defender Yohan Benalouane is wanted by Sampdoria. The 28-year-old only joined Leicester in August from Atalanta but has struggled for game time.


Manchester United have denied rumors that Louis van Gaal's future was discussed at a meeting in London on Tuesday.

Crystal Palace are in talks to extend manager Alan Pardew's contract - and divert his focus from the England job.

Everton are at the center of a £200m ($300m) takeover bid from a US-led consortium, who are understood to have signed a non-binding agreement with chairman Bill Kenwright. Reports claim they will look at the club's books before deciding whether to proceed with an offer for the club.

Managerless Swansea have made a shock move to recruit Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal.

Phil Neville has labeled the Premier League a laughing stock for not having a winter break; it is the only major league in Europe not to have time off over Christmas.

Ashley Cole could join Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane at LA Galaxy as he looks for a new club, having left Roma in August. Aston Villa manager Remi Garde is also understood to be interested in the former Chelsea and England left-back.

Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer could be loaned out to Marseille as he looks to secure his place in Austria's Euro 2016 squad.

Chelsea's 19-year-old midfielder Charly Musonda has been watched by scouts from QPR and Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.


Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has called a crisis meeting at Old Trafford in a bid to get their season back on track.

Mathieu Flamini is set to leave the Emirates next summer - despite being Arsenal's lucky charm; the France midfielder has never finished on the losing side in the 52 league games he has played at the Emirates.

Bournemouth may pip Watford to the signature of Roma's 22-year-old forward Juan Iturbe, with the Cherries ready to offer a £1.1m ($1.6m) loan deal, with a view to a £16m ($23.8) permanent move.

Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan has told PSG striker Edison Cavani not to join United or Chelsea, with the Premier League clubs understood to be interested in making a move for him.

Spurs defender Federico Fazio could be on his way back to Sevilla after failing to secure a permanent place in the side this season.

Dutch club Groningen will make a January move for 19-year-old Liverpool striker Jerome Sinclair.

West Ham are to grant captain Mark Noble a testimonial match as he closes in on his 350th appearance.

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho insists the Premier League title is not out of reach.


Manchester City and Chelsea will bid in the region of £30m ($44.6m) to try and tempt Leicester into parting with top striker Jamie Vardy.


West Brom striker Saido Berahino will look to resurrect his move to Tottenham, with the 22-year-old becoming increasingly isolated among his team-mates at The Hawthorns.

West Ham have placed an £18m ($26.8m) price tag on striker Andy Carroll, with Newcastle understood to be interested in taking their former player back to St James' Park.


Arsenal are interested in signing Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic; the Croatian has 14 international caps.

Swansea are keen to take Chelsea's Loic Remy on loan during the January transfer window.


Arsenal and Liverpool will battle it out to sign Coventry's highly-rated 19-year-old attacking midfielder James Maddison.


Arsenal's Mesut Ozil has spoken about his successful year, saying that he has looked after 'the small details' - such as having more sleep and more physiotherapy.