Here is all of Friday’s transfer gossip and paper talk...
Newcastle United have been rocked by the request of their captain, Fabricio Coloccini, to leave the club during the January transfer window. The 30-year-old wants to return home to Argentina. (Independent)
Roman Abramovich will make Pep Guardiola a ‘take it or leave it’ £18 million-a-year deal to become Chelsea’s next manager in the summer. (Daily Express)
Chelsea could miss out on Brazilian midfielder Taison because his club’s new owner does not want to sell to Roman Abramovich. (The Sun)
Real Madrid have opened negotiations with Ashley Cole, whose Chelsea deal expires at the end of this season. (Daily Express)
QPR boss Harry Redknapp is set to sign Stoke’s Wilson Palacios. (The Sun)
Redknapp is also competing with LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls for Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne. (Daily Mirror)
And Redknapp plans to hold talks with Ryan Nelsen next week in an attempt to convince the defender to remain at Queens Park Rangers until their Premier League fate has been decided. (Guardian)
Manchester City are expecting AC Milan to make a £24million bid for Mario Balotelli — despite branding him ‘a rotten apple’. (The Sun)
Wesley Sneijder is pining for a last-minute switch to England and has asked his advisers to make one final attempt to plot a move to a top Premier League club. (Daily Mail)
Michael Laudrup is set to bag Swansea another stunning bargain from La Liga by nabbing Real Betis ace Jose Alberto Canas for nothing. (The Sun)
Fulham are set to make the first move in the race to buy Birmingham and England goalkeeper Jack Butland. (Daily Mirror)
Southampton face a battle to keep £12million record signing Gaston Ramirez only five months after the Uruguayan arrived at St Mary’s - with Serie A giants Inter Milan eyeing the former Bologna star. (Daily Mirror)
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Real Madrid to battle Man City for Cavani
Newcastle told to forget about signing St Etienne star
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Tottenham 'extremely unlikely' to land Brazil star
Ajax and Galatasaray interested in Liverpool winger
Everton eyeing Brazilian full-back to replace Baines
Fulham boss Jol targets Belgian starlet
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