Here is all of Friday’s transfer gossip and paper talk...
And Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to break the bank to sign Atletico Madrid superstar Radamel Falcao. Abramovich will activate the £48million buy-out clause in the Colombian’s contract and is prepared to take the prolific striker's earnings to a whole new level with a contract offer of £200,000-a-week. (Daily Mirror)
Frank Lampard expects to be shown the door by Chelsea at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United and Arsenal are battling to capture PSV Eindhoven’s £17million-rated midfielder Kevin Strootman. (The Sun)
Maicon is ready to quit Manchester City – and make an instant return to Inter Milan. (Daily Star)
Real Madrid are willing to pay up to £56million to land Gareth Bale from Tottenham. (Metro)
Fulham boss Martin Jol wants to sign his old keeper Maarten Stekelenburg from Roma. And Stekelenburg will jump at the chance of teaming up with Jol again after the pair worked together at Ajax. (Daily Mirror)
Heurelho Gomes has urged Tottenham to let him leave on a free and return home to Brazil in the winter window - or else he will dig in his heels and collect his wages for another 18 months. (Daily Mirror)
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Esteban Granero is a £5.6million target for Fiorentina. (Evening Standard)
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