Football transfer gossip (December 30): Swansea City, Aston Villa, Chelsea

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Former England captain David Beckham could land a contract worth £12.5m by following Carlo Ancelotti to Paris St Germain.

Full story: the Sun

Chelsea could break the British transfer record in their bid to sign Porto striker Hulk. The Brazil forward has an £84m buyout clause with the Portuguese champions.

Full story:Times (subscription required)

Spanish giants Barcelona look set to offer £25m for Tottenham winger Gareth Bale in the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Croatia international playmaker Luka Modric says he is almost 100% certain he will remain with Spurs until the end of the season.

Full story: Evening Standard

Spurs are also monitoring developments with Freiburg striker Papiss Cisse. The 26-year-old Senegal striker was wanted by Sunderland and Newcastle in the summer but both clubs fell short of the German club’s £14m asking price.

Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool target and Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly is believed to have chosen to snub Anfield in favour of a move to Swansea.

Full story: talkSPORT

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson could be set to swoop for Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic.

Full story: Express & Star

QPR have made a £7m bid for Rangers 26-year-old striker Nikica Jelavic.

Full story: Daily Mail

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says it will take a “mega bucks” offer from Newcastle to prise England Under-21 defender James Tomkins away from Upton Park.

Full story: the Sun

Shamrock defender Enda Stevens will officially link up with Aston Villa next week and activate the three-year contract he agreed with the club in the summer.

Full story: Daily Express

Manchester United face losing out to AC Milan in the battle to land Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo.

Full story: talkSPORT

Blackburn midfielder Mauro Formica is believed to want out of Ewood Park to return to Argentina.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is inviting bids for six players in the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Mail

Swansea and Aston Villa are believed to be among the frontrunners to land Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran on loan in January.

Full story: Footybunker

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