Argentina star in £25m Premier League move

Nicolas Gaitan celebrates with his Benfica team-mates after his cross caused Manchester United's Phil Jones to score an own goal.
Nicolas Gaitan celebrates with his Benfica team-mates after his cross caused Manchester United's Phil Jones to score an own goal.
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We take a look around the papers for the latest news from Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Everton, Blackburn, Bolton, Newcastle, QPR, Aston Villa, Swansea, Fulham and Sunderland.

Benfica’s Argentina international midfielder Nicolas Gaitan is in talks with Manchester United over a £25m move, according to his agent.

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy wants to sign Stoke frontman Kenwyne Jones in a bid to boost his strike force.

Former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is rumoured to be in line to take over as the manager of the South Korea national team in the new year.


The Old Trafford club are also believed to be keen on Independiente forward Patricio Rodriguez but Benfica, Udinese and Marseille have also shown interest.

Newcastle scout Peter Beardsley was left red-faced on Monday night after making the 600-mile round trip to London to watch Wilfried Zaha - only to discover the Crystal Palace starlet was suspended.

Daily Mail

QPR are lining up a shock move for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent in the January transfer window.

The Stamford Bridge side are also set to clinch the £7m signing of Bolton’s Gary Cahill in January. Wanderers have agreed to sell the England defender, rather than lose him for nothing when his contract expires in June.

Blackburn’s owners are bidding to bring back Mark Hughes as manager - and tempt him with a massive bonus to keep Rovers in the Premier League.

Daily Mirror

Manchester City are preparing a £30m bid for Lille’s Belgium international midfielder Eden Hazard in January, with Roberto Mancini hoping to beat Arsenal in the race to land the sought-after star.


Arsene Wenger is looking to sign a left-back on loan after Kieran Gibbs suffered a setback in his recovery from hernia surgery and Manchester City’s Wayne Bridge could be on his list.

Chelsea’s young midfielder Josh McEachran has been told he can go out on loan in January, in order to help his development. Aston Villa, Bolton, Swansea City and Fulham are all interested.

The Guardian

Bridge has been told it is time to leave by City boss Roberto Mancini, who questioned the defender’s desire after he rejected chances to go out on loan.

Tottenham are monitoring Shrewsbury’s Connor Goldson, a 19-year-old who can play on the right side or in the centre of defence.

The Sun

Swansea have reportedly agreed £100,000 deal to sign Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly, who had been in talks over a move to Liverpool.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is unlikely to let Jake Livermore go out on loan during January. The 21-year-old midfielder is wanted by several top flight clubs but Redknapp wants to keep him as cover, although winger Andros Townsend is expected to have another loan move.

Daily Star

Arsenal are reportedly monitoring Manchester City’s Swedish U-21 international striker John Guidetti. The 19-year-old is impressing during a loan spell at Feyenoord, with 11 goals in 12 games.

Current Rovers boss Steve Kean is expected to be dismissed “imminently” after the 2-1 home defeat against Bolton that leaves the club on the bottom of the Premier League table.

Lancashire Telegraph