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Last updated: 29th December 2013
Manchester City are considering a move for Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic, 25, with the club willing to offer £20m plus midfielder Javi Garcia.
West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka faces an FA probe after being accused of making a neo-Nazi racist salute.
Manchester City keeper Joe Hart needed six stitches after suffering a sickening cut eye during his heroic performance against Crystal Palace.
Malky Mackay faces six months out of football because of his forthcoming legal war with Cardiff owner Vincent Tan.
Manchester United transfer target Leighton Baines, 29, is going nowhere in January insists Everton boss Roberto Martinez.
Meanwhile, United winger Nani is an £18m transfer target for Juventus if he shakes off a hamstring injury.
Newcastle keeper Tim Krul, 25, is wanted by Italian side Napoli who are set to lose Pepe Reina - on loan from Liverpool - to Barcelona in the summer.
Tottenham will resume their attempts to recruit Louis van Gaal as their new boss.
Joe Hart was bloody and brilliant as Manchester City hit the top of the Premier League.
Tottenham's top managerial choice is Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.
Liverpool are lining up January moves for Basel attacking midfielder Mohamed Salah, who is valued at £10m, and Barcelona's Spanish left-back Martin Montoya, which would allow Daniel Agger to join Napoli.
Fulham are plotting a January raid on Portugal for Pacos winger Paolo Hurtado and Sporting midfielder Zakaria Labyad.
Manuel Pellegrini had one eye on the Premier League title last night - and praised keeper Joe Hart for his performance after cutting his left one in a gruesome incident at the Etihad.
Cardiff City's bid to land Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their new boss is under threat - from Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ashley Cole could be heading for a stunning move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Everton and Newcastle want to sign Reading's 24-year-old goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.
Liverpool legend John Barnes fears striker Luis Suarez, 26, will leave Anfield in the summer even if the club finish in the top four.
West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka was at the centre of an international race row last night after appearing to celebrate his two goals at West Ham with an anti-Semitic salute.
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Manchester United's hopes of signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke appear to be back on after they tabled a £30m bid for the 21-year-old.
West Ham could make a double swoop on Everton to land defender John Heitinga as well as striker Nikica Jelavic.
Controversial striker Nicolas Anelka is to be the subject of a Football Association investigation after allegations that he used an anti-Semitic gesture to celebrate his first goal in West Bromwich Albion's 3-3 Premier League draw at West Ham yesterday.
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is the man most likely to join Arsenal in the January transfer window to help support Olivier Giroud up front.
Nicolas Anelka, the West Bromwich Albion striker, was last night facing a storm of controversy in France for making a "race-hate" gesture at Upton Park to celebrate the first of his two goals in his club's 3-3 draw against West Ham United in the Premier League.
Nicolas Anelka is under investigation by the Football Association for a gesture which was last night condemned by the French Sports Minister as a "shocking disgusting" display of anti-semitism.
Nicolas Anelka faces an investigation by the Football Association after he made a gesture when he scored for West Bromwich Albion yesterday that has been interpreted as being anti-Semitic or anti-Zionist.
Jose Mourinho has dismissed Luis Suarez's infamous biting of Branislav Ivanovic last season, saying that "everyone makes mistakes" and refusing to fuel the feud between the two clubs over the incident which earned the Uruguayan a 10-match ban.
Nicolas Anelka could face a Football Association charge for his controversial goal celebration during yesterday's 3-3 draw with West Ham.
Malky Mackay will sacrifice his managerial career to take on Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan in court.
Tottenham will try to lure Jurgen Klinsmann in the summer if their experiment with Tim Sherwood does not work.
Meanwhile, Spurs are considering a move for West Brom striker Shane Long, 26, although chairman Daniel Levy says the Londoners must sell before they can buy after spending £110m in the summer.
Chelsea may have to part with back-up keeper Thibaut Courtois permanently if they want to land Atletico Madrid's star striker Diego Costa.
Liverpool are odds-on to sign Basel forward Mohamed Salah in January
Malky Mackay is the new favourite to be appointed West Brom's next manager
Manchester United are hot favourites to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke
West Ham are deemed most likely to sign Emmanuel Adebayor in the January transfer window
Manchester United and Bayern Munich head the betting to sign Marco Reus