Football transfer gossip (December 24): Manchester City, Birmingham City, QPR

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Arsene Wenger is contemplating a loan move for Manchester City’s out-of-favour 31-year-old defender Wayne Bridge, despite denying having made an approach for the left-back in his pre-match news conference on Friday.

Full story: Daily Mail

The Gunners are also ready to step up their interest in Brazil’s 19-year-old midfielder Casemiro as his club Sao Paulo are reportedly ready to cash in with a £10m deal.

Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham are interested in Bolton defender Gary Cahill, but Chelsea will beat them to the signing.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Spurs are believed to have held talks with midfielder Giovani dos Santos and his representatives with a view to selling the Mexican in January.

Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea target Gonzalo Higuain could be set for a summer switch to Juventus, according to reports in Italy, as the Italian giants plan on opening the bidding at £24m for the Real Madrid striker.

Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor will not open talks about staying at loan club Tottenham until the end of the season.

Full story: the Sun

Birmingham have put a £12m price tag on 17-year-old winger Nathan Redmond who is being targeted by Manchester City.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is weighing up an offer for Hamburg SV’s versatile left-sided player Marcell Jansen, 26, whose contract is due to end in 18 months.

Full story: FootyBunker

Manchester United have emerged as the latest suitors for Real Sociedad’s 20-year-old centre-back Inigo Martinez, according to reports in Spain.

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Blackburn will offer Fulham striker Andy Johnson, 30, a £2m pay deal to help them secure their Premier League status.

Full story: Daily Mirror

QPR are believed to be considering a move for Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones.

Full story: Daily Mail

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