Football transfer gossip (December 12): Sunderland, Reading, Wolves

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Manchester United have joined the race for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, 23, in a move similar to Robin van Persie’s switch to Old Trafford in August.

Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool are set to buy Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge, 23, and 20-year-old Blackpool forward Thomas Ince - as well as allowing Joe Cole, 31, to leave - in the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea will step up their pursuit of Corinthians midfielder Paulinho, 24, after Oriol Romeu was ruled out for the rest of the season.

Full story: The Times (subscription only)

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is ready to replace Demba Ba with Dynamo Kiev striker Artem Milevskiy, 27.

Full story: the Sun

West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long, 25, says he is not looking to leave The Hawthorns in the January transfer window.

Full story: Express & Star

Manchester City are monitoring developments with Paris Saint-Germain defender Mamadou Sakho, 23, as they consider allowing Joleon Lescott to leave in January.

Full story: Daily Mail

City are also weighing up a £5m move for Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael Cabral, 22, as manager Roberto Mancini looks to add competition for number one Joe Hart.

Full story: Metro

Reading are lining up a January swoop to bring former Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, 31, back to the Premier League.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland are facing competition from Italian club Palermo to sign Manchester City striker John Guidetti, 20.

Full story: talkSPORT

Wolves manager Stale Solbakken insists it is “out of the question” that midfielder Bakary Sako, 24, will leave the club in January.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

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