Here is all of Tuesday’s transfer gossip and paper talk...
Sir Alex Ferguson is confident of signing Wilfried Zaha for £12m from Crystal Palace by the end of the week – with Manchester United’s willingness to loan the winger back to the Championship club for the remainder of the season helping smooth the way towards an agreement. (Guardian)
And United are actively searching for an experienced and imposing goalkeeper to replace David De Gea at the end of the season. Iker Casillas and Victor Valdes are expected to be on Fegruson’s radar. (Daily Telegraph)
Mario Balotelli's agent claims there is ‘zero per cent chance’ Manchester City will sell the striker to AC Milan this month. (Daily Mail)
Newcastle United £7m target Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa failed to appear at the club for a medical on Monday, amid fears he could follow Loic Remy in snubbing a move to St James’ Park. (Daily Telegraph)
John Terry’s long-term future at Chelsea will remain in doubt until the summer, with the club unlikely to open discussions about an extension to his contract until the end of the season. (Daily Telegraph)
Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, has been paving the way for a sensational return to Chelsea by regularly texting and phoning Blues owner Roman Abramovich. (Daily Star)
Highly-rated English goalkeeper Jack Butland could be set for a cut-price move to the Premier League as cash-strapped Birmingham look to balance the books. Liverpool, Newcastle, Everton and Southampton are all showing an interest. (Daily Mail)
Sven-Goran Eriksson will try to convince former England captain David Beckham to join him at Al Nasr after the Swedish coach signed an 18-month contract as a technical adviser of the United Arab Emirates club. (Guardian)
New Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has joined the chase for Anderlecht’s Lucas Biglia. (Daily Mirror)
Fulham are considering a move for Blackpool midfielder Ludovic Sylvestre. (Daily Mail)
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