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Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, January 25: Terms of Coutinho’s new Liverpool deal revealed, Man …

Liverpool have tied Philippe Coutinho down to a new long-term deal[1], with the Brazilian penning a new five-year contract on ?200,000 a week. (Daily Mirror) The Reds are in discussions over a ?26million move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho. (A Bola)[2] Manchester United will not allow France striker Anthony Martial to join another club on loan in the January transfer window. (Daily Express)[3]

West Ham will not take wantaway attacker Dimitri Payet on their warm-weather training camp in Dubai. (Daily Mail) Pep Guardiola wants a new five-year deal as Manchester City boss. (The Sun)[4] Southampton could be set to keep hold of in-demand defender Virgil van Dijk, with reports that he is set for three months on the sidelines with injury. (The Sun)[5]

Hull, Swansea, West Ham and Zenit St Petersburg are among a host of clubs interested in signing 28-year-old Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia. (Gazzetta dello Sport)[6] West Brom have cooled their interest in Watford striker Odion Ighalo, but Baggies boss Tony Pulis is keen to make one more signing this month. (Express and Star)[7][8] Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce is keen on signing his former Sunderland midfielder Yann M’Vila.

The 26-year-old now plays at Russian club Rubin Kazan and has an ?11m release clause. (Daily Telegraph)[9][10] The Eagles are considering offering a trial to former Blackburn Rovers and QPR defender Christopher Samba, 32, who is a free agent after leaving Greek club Panathinaikos. (Croydon Advertiser)[11][12] Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam is reportedly wanted by Turkish club Fenerbahce. (ESPN)[13]

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines: Micky Gray has criticised Sunderland for ‘signing has-beens’ after 34-year-old defender Joleon Lescott was confirmed as their latest January arrival[14] Hull City star Ryan Mason has been told to stay positive as he should soon be back playing again – by a footballer who suffered the same horror injury[15]

Oliver Burke has told talkSPORT he is enjoying life in Germany with RB Leipzig – but has not ruled a return to English football this month[16] Liverpool representatives have used the opportunity of talks with Sporting Lisbon over terminating Lazar Markovic’s loan agreement to speak to the Portuguese side about signing William Carvalho[17] Juventus defender Patrice Evra is due to decide on his future this week[18]

Hull City and Swansea City are involved in a three-way scrap for Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia[19]

References

  1. ^ Liverpool have tied Philippe Coutinho down to a new long-term deal (talksport.com)
  2. ^ Sporting Lisbon (talksport.com)
  3. ^ Manchester United (talksport.com)
  4. ^ Manchester City (talksport.com)
  5. ^ Southampton (talksport.com)
  6. ^ Inter Milan (talksport.com)
  7. ^ Watford (talksport.com)
  8. ^ Tony Pulis (talksport.com)
  9. ^ Crystal Palace (talksport.com)
  10. ^ Rubin Kazan (talksport.com)
  11. ^ Blackburn Rovers (talksport.com)
  12. ^ Panathinaikos (talksport.com)
  13. ^ Charlie Adam (talksport.com)
  14. ^ Micky Gray has criticised Sunderland for ‘signing has-beens’ after 34-year-old defender Joleon Lescott was confirmed as their latest January arrival (talksport.com)
  15. ^ Hull City star Ryan Mason has been told to stay positive as he should soon be back playing again – by a footballer who suffered the same horror injury (talksport.com)
  16. ^ Oliver Burke has told talkSPORT he is enjoying life in Germany with RB Leipzig – but has not ruled a return to English football this month (talksport.com)
  17. ^ Liverpool representatives have used the opportunity of talks with Sporting Lisbon over terminating Lazar Markovic’s loan agreement to speak to the Portuguese side about signing William Carvalho (talksport.com)
  18. ^ Juventus defender Patrice Evra is due to decide on his future this week (talksport.com)
  19. ^ Hull City and Swansea City are involved in a three-way scrap for Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia (talksport.com)

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