Football transfer gossip (December 31): Liverpool, Manchester United, Norwich City

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Liverpool are trying to gazump Chelsea’s move for Bolton centre-back Gary Cahill. The England defender had been expected to join the Blues after a £7m deal was agreed. But there has been a disagreement over personal terms and Liverpool are poised to take advantage.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda is 95% certain to join Queens Park Rangers on loan in January, according to his agent.

Full story: skysports.com

Manchester City are bracing themselves for January bids for promising young striker John Guidetti after Spanish side Espanyol admitted their interest in the young Swede.

(Source: Catalan newspaper SPORT)

Meanwhile, Inter Milan are prepared to battle with city rivals AC Milan to secure the signature of wantaway City forward Carlos Tevez.

Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed the club look set to offer defender Ledley King a new contract.

Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is battling with old club Southampton for Dutch goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter, who currently plays for FC Volendam.

Full story: the Sun

Former Scunthorpe striker Gary Hooper looks set to reject QPR and Sunderland to stay at Celtic.

Full story: Metro

Neil Warnock’s QPR are among the front-runners to sign Manchester City left-back Wayne Bridge in January.

Full story: Daily Mail

Blackburn manager Steve Kean has been told there is no bumper transfer ‘war chest’ available to him in January - as owner’s Venky’s consider selling some of Rovers’ prized assets to finance any squad rebuild.

Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Arsenal and Stoke sent scouts to watch Toulouse full-back Aymen Abdennour play for Tunisia against Catalonia in a friendly on Friday.

Full story: insidefutbol.com

Fulham are closing in on a loan deal for Marseille forward Andre-Pierre Gignac and could bid for his international team-mate Guillaume Hoarau.

Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has told midfielder Josh McEachran he can leave the club on loan next month - with Bolton favourites to

sign him.

Full story: talkSPORT

The Blues are also believed to be in pole position to sign midfielder Jack Rodwell from Everton but want the player’s £20m price tag reduced.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Norwich are hoping to land both Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso and Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong on loan in January as they look to avoid relegation.

Full story: Footybunker

Aston Villa are giving a trial to Nigerian defender Chibuzor Okonkwo, who currently plays for Heartland in Nigeria.

Full story: the Sun

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