Coyle eyes Ream as Cahill replacement

Each day we’ll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they’re always entertaining…

DAILY STAR

Juan Mata fears that Chelsea face a struggle to finish in the top four this season.

Alex McLeish will ask owner Randy Lerner to loosen the Aston Villa purse strings in January in response to a growing injury crisis.

Blackburn are lining up a bid for £5million-rated Watford striker Marvin Sordell.

THE TIMES

Andre Villas-Boas has instructed intermediaries to sound out representatives of Gonzalo Higuain to establish if the Real Madrid striker would consider moving to Stamford Bridge.

DAILY EXPRESS

Manchester United are facing a fight to keep two of their brightest young stars – Paul Pogba and Ravel Morrison – out of the hands of rivals Manchester City.

Chelsea’s January exodus is likely to swell further with Florent Malouda set to join Nicolas Anelka and Alex by leaving the club.

Tony Pulis is set to reward winger Ben Marshall with a new deal at Stoke – and then loan him back to Sheffield Wednesday.

Landon Donovan is due to arrive on Merseyside today to begin his second loan at Everton.

THE SUN

Mick McCarthy accused referee Stuart Attwell of crumbling under the pressure of the Emirates.

Florent Malouda is ready for a reunion with his former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti at PSG.

Roma want Tottenham right-back Vedran Corluka, who has been squeezed out by Kyle Walker.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle hopes to land £2million USA defender Tim Ream, 24, as a replacement for Gary Cahill.

DAILY MAIL

Bolton will give Owen Coyle the January transfer window to turn their fortunes around before deciding on the manager’s future.

Aston Villa, QPR and Bolton have been offered ex-Newcastle defender Jean-Alain Boumsong, who is currently with Greek club Panathinaikos

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will consider a move for Blackburn defender Chris Samba.

Bayer Leverkusen have made contact with Manchester United over their former striker Dimitar Berbatov.

Eden Hazard’s agent has confirmed that Manchester City are considering a £25million bid for the Lille winger.

West Ham are facing a battle with Real Betis for Valencia defender Ricardo Costa.

THE INDEPENDENT

Florent Malouda yesterday became the latest Chelsea player to signal that he is dissatisfied with life under Andre Villas-Boas when he announced that he favoured a move this January to Paris St-Germain, having been given little playing time this season.

DAILY MIRROR

AC Milan have warned they are prepared to drag out negotiations for Carlos Tevez for a month.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean expects to be given the green light to bid for Fulham striker Andy Johnson today.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis wants to sign Senegal midfielder Moustapha Bayal Sall in June – after he first goes to Doncaster on loan.

Former Manchester United star Andrei Kanchelskis has accused Andrey Arshavin of being a mercenary.