Chelsea working on deal to sign Shakhtar star Douglas

Chelsea are negotiating the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa.

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


Louis van Gaal has used his own version of Sir Alex Ferguson’s "squeaky bum time" to explain why Manchester United cannot play 4-4-2.

Harry Redknapp is working on a bid to keep QPR in the Premier League with Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato leading the way.

Arsene Wenger last night revealed Arsenal missed out on signing Angel Di Maria for nothing.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis admits Saido Berahino may still go as he fears his head will be turned if a big club bids for the striker.

Arsene Wenger has sent a clear message that Wojciech Szczesny’s Arsenal career could be over as he eyes a new number one goalkeeper.

Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool are preparing to move for Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez.

Swansea boss Garry Monk is eyeing a move for Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M’Vila.

Hull want to beat Leicester to the signing of £2million Lokomotiv Moscow striker Dame N’Doye.


Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will not play 4-4-2 because it gives him a twitchy bum.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has risked a huge row by calling for more foreign players to be allowed to play in England.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has warned anyone hoping to sign Saido Berahino to move now – as deadline day will be too late.

Chelsea are working on a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa  and are edging closer to landing Juan Cuadrado.

Ben Watson is ready to leave Wigan to sign for Watford on loan.

Bolton are set to sign Cardiff forward Adam Le Fondre on loan for the season.


Louis van Gaal has admitted it’s already squeaky bum time for Manchester United.

Cambridge boss Richard Money has warned his players it will cost them £39.99 if they swap shirts with Manchester United’s stars tonight.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants more foreign imports to arrive by scrapping the work permit rule.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has backed Jordan Henderson after the midfielder’s tunnel bust-up with Chelsea star Diego Costa.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis says the clock is ticking on any big-money bid to land £20-million rated Saido Berahino.


West Brom have warned potential suitors for Saido Berahino they must move quickly to sign him this month.

Chelsea will only allow Mohamed Salah to leave for Roma this month as part of a permanent deal worth more than £11million.

Liverpool are to make a renewed effort to keep Glen Johnson.

 


David de Gea’s Manchester United future was thrown into doubt last night as his agent failed to rule out a move to Real Madrid in the summer.

Manchester City’s flight home from their warm-weather training trip to Abu Dhabi will not land until 6pm tonight – just 21 hours before they face Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.

Garry Monk has told Bafetimbi Gomis to forget any idea he has of leaving Swansea this month.

Hull are making a bold bid to sign Aaron Lennon from Tottenham with Wigan’s Callum McManaman an alternative if they fail to agree the finances.

Crystal Palace are in talks with QPR over a move for Jordon Mutch.

Chelsea have made a move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa as they continue to broker a deal for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado.

Liverpool are close to agreeing an improved four-and-a-half-year contract with Philippe Coutinho.

Tony Pulis has offered free agent Shola Ameobi the chance to join West Brom.

Swansea plan further talks over a move for Jordan Rhodes after Saturday’s FA Cup tie with Blackburn.

Watford are in talks with Wigan to sign midfielder Ben Watson.


Brendan Rodgers has intervened in Glen Johnson’s contract stand-off with Liverpool to declare he wants to keep the defender at Anfield.

Crystal Palace are confident of completing a deal to sign Bolton winger Lee Chung-yong.


The head of English referees has hit back at a recent barrage of criticism by insisting that standards of officiating are better than ever.

West Brom have made an offer to former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi.

West Ham are confident of landing Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher on loan.

Birmingham have rejected Bournemouth’s third offer for Demarai Gray worth an initial £3million, rising by £500,000.

Crystal Palace are confident of signing Lee Chung-yong from Bolton.

Tottenham are unwilling to allow Aaron Lennon to leave on loan.


Liverpool have reopened contract talks with Glen Johnson in an effort to prevent the full-back leaving at the end of the season.

Swansea are considering competing with QPR to sign French midfielder Yann M’Vila.

Hull have entered the race to sign Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon.

Mike Phelan is poised for a swift return to football by joining Steve Bruce at Hull.