Football transfer gossip (December 3): Manchester City, Sunderland, Chelsea

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says he would be keen to take Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba to White Hart Lane in the January transfer window.

Full story: the Sun

The Spurs boss also compared Gary Cahill to midfielder Scott Parker and indicated he will return with a fresh bid for the Bolton and England centre-back in January.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has revealed that Portugal forward Yannick Djalo will join the club on trial but insisted it is “premature” to talk of a permanent deal for the player.

Full story: Express & Star

Manchester United are facing a fight to keep hold of France Under-19 midfielder Paul Pogba - with Italian giants AC Milan ready to pounce for the 18-year-old.

Full story: talkSPORT

Spain and Barcelona striker David Villa insists that he is “very happy” and “settled” in Pep Guardiola’s side, amid reports linking him with a possible move to Liverpool.

Full story: El Mundo (in Spanish)

Greece international and PAOK Salonika midfielder Georgios Fotakis’s agent says that he would be interested in a move to the Premier League with Blackburn.

Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Manchester United’s veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs could be offered a 12-month contract extension if he decides to play on at Old Trafford.

Full story: the Sun

Arsenal will have to battle it out with Premier League rivals Newcastle if they want to capture the signature of Senegal and Lille forward Moussa Sow.

Full story: Footybunker.com

However, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says he does not intend to make any signings during the January transfer window, despite the prospect of being short of strikers when Maroaune Chamakh and Gervinho depart for the African Cup of Nations.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has identified Chelsea’s long-serving goalkeeper Petr Cech as one of a number of players who would be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of this season as part of the comprehensive overhaul of the club’s ageing squad.

Full story: the Independent

French Ligue 1 side Marseille could approach Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou in the January transfer window with regard to a possible move away from Stamford Bridge.

Full story: talkSPORT

Sunderland defender Matt Kilgallon looks set to train with a series of Championship clubs in the coming weeks with a view to a January loan move.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, a target for Paris Saint-Germain, has threatened to quit the club in January.

Full story: Daily Mirror

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