Transfer news round up: Chelsea willing to wait for Wayne Rooney; Jermain Defoe completes switch away from Tottenham; Courtois seeks Mourinho talks
The day's biggest headlines all in one place as Chelsea retain their interest in Rooney and Liverpool turn their attention to Yarmolenko
Friday 10 January 2014
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will resist the temptation to sign a top-class striker this month as the Portuguese manager remains confident of sealing a deal for Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney in the summer, according to reports.
Chelsea have scored the lowest amount of goals of all the clubs currently occupying the Premier League's top four places and have targeted a new striker as scouts and agents continue to send in dossiers to the Stamford Bridge club on a variety of different options.
Tottenham have confirmed the sale of Jermain Defoe to Major League Soccer franchise Toronto FC, although the England international could remain with the north London side until the end of February before completing his move.
However QPR manager Harry Redknapp remains optimistic of agreeing a short-term deal to take FC Toronto bound Jermain Defoe to Loftus Road, until the MLS transfer window official opens on 12th February.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has admitted he tried to persuade Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Old Trafford last summer.
Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois plans to discuss his long-term future with manager Jose Mourinho after three seasons on loan at joint La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.
Paris Saint Germain target Eden Hazard has reportedly told his Chelsea teammates that he will 'certainly' leave for the Ligue 1 champions next summer after rumours surfaced of a €60m bid yesterday morning.
Mourinho also confirmed that they have received two offers for Kevin De Bruyne as he nears a transfer away from the club in search of first team football.
Liverpool may switch their attention to Dynamo Kiev's Andriy Yarmolenko should their pursuit of Mohamed Salah be cancelled by FC Basel.
La Liga giants Valencia are interested in taking Liverpool's under performing striker Iago Aspas back to Spain in a short-term loan deal, according to reports in Italy.
Chelsea could be set to miss out on long-term target Fredy Guarin after Inter Milan offered the attacking player to Southampton as part of a deal for Pablo Osvaldo, according to reports.
West Ham United are hoping to tie up a deal for newly-signed Monaco striker Lacina Traore just days after the Ivorian signed for the French club from Anzhi Makhachkala.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said that no official bids have been submitted for any players, despite their reported interest in Remy Cabella, Luuk de Jong and loanee Loic Remy.
Bryan Ruiz is in discussion with a number of foreign clubs after being told he can leave Fulham, manager Rene Meulensteen has confirmed.
Gus Poyet has confirmed that Sunderland are trying to sign Argentinian trio Santiago Vergini, Mariano Andujar and Ignacio Scocco to aid their efforts to remain in the Premier League.
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