Football transfer gossip (January 7): Stoke City, West Ham United. Crystal Palace

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Manchester United manager David Moyes will be given free reign in the January transfer market by the club’s owners in a bid to ensure they qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Moyes has given the club a list of targets that include 21-year-old Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, Borussia Dortmund duo Marco Reus, 24, and Ilkay Gundogan, 23, Porto’s Eliaquim Mangala, 22, and 18-year-old Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, but they may not be available until the summer.

Full story: Daily Express

But United are set to miss out on defender Fabio Coentrao, 25, for a second successive transfer window after Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insisted the club would not be doing any business this month.

Full story: Metro

However, Portugal international Coentrao could be on his way to old Trafford with Real Madrid’s stance more to do with the Spanish club trying to get a higher transfer fee.

Full story: Times (subscription required)

Moyes has sent scouts to watch Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, 25, and Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, 24.

Full story: Daily Mail

Diego Costa has scored 23 goals in 21 games for Atletico Madrid this season

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata is set to have talks about his Stamford Bridge future later this week - and a transfer to Atletico Madrid is still on the cards for the 25-year-old.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham’s record £30m signing Erik Lamela, 21, only signed for the club last summer but could be on the move with his agent speaking to Serie A sides Inter Milan and Lazio about taking the winger on loan for the rest of the season.

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Brondby striker Simon Makienok’s agent says that Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen must map out the club’s long-term Premier League future to convince the 23-year-old to move to Craven Cottage.

Full story: Independent

Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is planning on making a loan bid for Chelsea striker Demba Ba, 28.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen insists it was a ‘hard decision’ to reject a new contract at the club amid reports the 21-year-old will join Barcelona at the end of the season.

Full story: Sky Sports

Inter Milan have ruled out the sale of midfielder Fredy Guarin, 27, despite Premier League interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham.

Full story: Daily Express

Stoke and West Ham are battling to secure the signature of Olympiakos defender Claude Dielna, 26.

Full story: Talksport

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