Mourinho bombarding Abramovich

Mourinho bombarding Abramovich

Published Jan. 22, 2013 12:00 a.m. ET

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...


West Ham want to hijack Newcastle's move for Nancy left-back Massadio Haidara.

New Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has joined the chase for Anderlecht's £8m-rated midfielder Lucas Biglia and also wants to sign Malaga striker Sebastian Fernandez on loan with view to a permanent deal.


West Brom forward Peter Odemwingie wants to speak to QPR and may hand in a transfer request if Albion continue to block him.

Championship side Brighton have beaten Everton, Newcastle and Sunderland in the race to sign FC Groningen defender Virgil van Dijk.

Theo Walcott has claimed Arsenal must show more belief and commitment if they want to catch bitter rivals Tottenham.

Long-serving Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, 34, says game-time could determine whether he will end his career with the club.


QPR look set to miss out on Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, with Russian side Rubin Kazan now favourites to sign him.

Theo Walcott says Arsenal must stop doubting themselves or risk missing out on the Champions League next season.

Alex Ferguson has been ordered by the FA to explain his rant at linesman Simon Beck.

League Two side Rochdale are ready to take Keith Hill - recently sacked by Barnsley - back as manager after axing John Coleman.


Jose Mourinho has been paving the way for a sensational return to Chelsea by regularly texting and phoning Blues owner Roman Abramovich.

Arsene Wenger has held crisis talks with his Arsenal squad in a desperate attempt to save their season.

Meanwhile, Wenger is considering whether to take Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff on loan.

Reading expect to complete the signing of Zambian defender Stopilla Sunzu when he returns from the African Nations Cup.

Charlton want to sign QPR winger Hogan Ephraim on loan after failing to sign Notts County midfielder Alan Judge.

Championship rivals Ipswich and Burnley are tracking 26-year-old Tranmere defender Zoumana Bakayogo.


Mario Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola claims Manchester City will not sell the 22-year-old striker to AC Milan this month.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is showing interest in Dynamo Kiev's former Spurs midfielder Niko Kranjcar.

Stoke have taken USA winger Brek Shea, 22, on a week-long trial ahead of a potential £2.5m move from FC Dallas.

Fulham are considering a move for Blackpool midfielder Ludovic Sylvestre.

Nigel Adkins was handed a humiliating final snub by Southampton as he was airbrushed out of the match programme.

Sir Alex Ferguson faces a misconduct charge after the FA asked the Manchester United manager to explain comments he made about the linesman following Sunday's draw at Tottenham.

QPR have suspended highly-rated youth team coach Mark Langton amid allegations of racism.


Jose Mourinho has sent text messages to Roman Abramovich to pave the way for a return to Chelsea.

Manchester United have upped their bid to £17m for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in an attempt to beat off Arsenal.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has been given the green light to bring in three players after 10 defeats in their last 13 matches.

Pepe Reina's father says the Liverpool goalkeeper would be an 'ideal' signing for Barcelona.


Manchester United are actively searching for an experienced and imposing goalkeeper to replace David de Gea at the end of the season because of a growing acceptance at Old Trafford that the Spaniard is unsuitable for the demands of English football.

Newcastle United's troubles are showing no signs of easing after Montpellier centre-back Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa did not arrive for a planned medical and skipper Fabricio Coloccini failed to resolve his future at a meeting with club officials.

John Terry's long-term future at Chelsea remains in doubt, with the club unlikely to open discussions about an extension to the 32-year-old defender's contract until the end of the season.


Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is confident of signing Wilfried Zaha for £12m from Crystal Palace by the end of the week, with the aim of loaning the winger back to the Championship club for the remainder of the season.


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering making a move for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama as he attempts to improve the Gunners hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.


Sir Alex Ferguson is monitoring Victor Valdes' situation at Barcelona as the Manchester United manager weighs up a move for a new goalkeeper.

Theo Walcott has admitted that a lack of belief amongst Arsenal's players has contributed to defeats in their past two Barclays Premier League matches.