Football transfer gossip (January 23): Leicester City, Sunderland, Fulham

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Chelsea’s decision to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United is part of a plan to land Everton’s 20-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley.

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley continues to be coveted by the Premier League’s top clubs

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, also linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, wants to stay at Old Trafford and the club are set to discuss a new contract with the England international once the Mata move is finalised.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Arsenal look set to be frustrated in their pursuit of Jackson Martinez, 27, as the striker will sign a new deal at Porto.

Full story: Daily Star

Mourinho is said to want to use some of the funds from the sale of Mata to bring in Real Madrid’s France Under-21s wide midfielder Antoine Griezmann, 22.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

Manchester United are monitoring Inter’s Colombia international midfielder Fredy Guarin, 27, after his swap deal with Juventus’s Mirko Vucinic fell through. Inter are thought to be interested in taking United striker Javier Hernandez, 25, in exchange.

Full story: The Independent

Manchester City are hoping to bring in another defender before the transfer window closes with Porto’s France international Eliaquim Mangala, 22 and Bayern Munich defender Dante, 30, - also believed to be a target for Manchester United - on their radar.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Arsenal will make a last-ditch effort to buy Schalke’s 20-year-old midfielder Julian Draxler now rather than risk getting caught up in a summer bidding war.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton’s loan move for striker Lacina Traore, 23, could be in jeopardy after his Monaco team-mate Radamel Falcao suffered a knee injury.

Full story: Daily Express

Liverpool are closing in on the signing of 21-year-old Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah after agreeing a £10m fee with Basel for the player.

Full story: Daily Express

French side Evian have emerged as contenders to sign Fulham’s 30-year-old midfielder Derek Boateng.

Full story: Talksport

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 27, is a £3.5m target for Italian side AC Milan.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Argentine club Independiente have told Sunderland manager Gus Poyet to end his interest in striker Facundo Parra, 28, during the summer transfer window.

Full story: Talksport

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