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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...
Teenage striker Raheem Sterling last night pledged his long-term future to Liverpool after agreeing a new five-year deal.
Meanwhile, the Reds and Merseyside rivals Everton are leading the chase for Birmingham City and England keeper Jack Butland.
Mario Balotelli has backed down in his row with Manchester City in a bid to salvage his career.
Adel Taarabt has pledged his future to QPR despite interest from Barcelona and Anzhi Makhachkala.
Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway is eyeing up Bristol City winger Albert Adomah as a replacement for Wilfried Zaha who is the January target of several clubs in the Premier League.
Championship leaders Cardiff City want to sign right-back John Brayford from Derby County in a £1m deal.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert could make a £2m bid for 29-year-old Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray.
West Brom have told Millwall and Brighton that they want £1.5m for 21-year-old New Zealand striker Chris Wood, currently on loan at the Lions.
Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Chelsea and Manchester City that former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has no interest in a return to management at present, after being linked with both Premier League clubs.
West Ham, QPR and Wigan are all competing to sign former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou in a £3.3m deal from French side Lille.
Daniel Sturridge's £12m move to Liverpool could be in jeopardy following a dispute between Chelsea and the player's advisors over agents' fees, with the Reds eyeing up PSG's Kevin Gameiro should the deal break down.
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is struggling to be fit for any part of City's Christmas and New Year programme after the extent of the Frenchman's groin injury was diagnosed.
Newcastle are looking to sign Ajax's Netherlands U21 international striker Jody Lukoki, who is valued at £3.5m.
Mario Balotelli has backed down in his battle with Manchester City because he wants to save his career at the Etihad.
Barcelona could look to bring back coach Pep Guardialo - a reported target for Chelsea and Manchester City - after current boss Tito Vilanova suffered a relapse on the cancer in his saliva glands.
Aston Villa are looking to sign Manchester City striker John Guidetti on loan for the rest of the season but face competition for the Swede from Sunderland.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has held a lengthy meeting with his defenders over putting a stop to the number of late goals Tottenham have conceded this season.
QPR are holding talks with out-of-favour Marseille striker Loic Remy, who has only started two league games this season.
Raheem Sterling has committed his future to Liverpool by signing a new long-term contract.
Manchester City's Mario Balotelli has backed down from his decision to challenge a £340,000 club fine.
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Chelsea are renewing their efforts to sign Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao after deciding to sell Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool.
Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is set to sign a new contract and remain at the German club, despite interest in the Dutchman from Liverpool and Arsenal.