Tuesday's Paper Talk: Football transfer news, rumours and gossip, including interest in Edinson Cavani and Moussa Dembele

Premier League and EFL football gossip and transfer rumours

Manchester United have joined the race to sign Edinson Cavani from PSG while Moussa Dembele is also wanted by Premier League clubs.


  • Crystal Palace have received a major boost after Wilfried Zaha told the club he wants to stay at Selhurst Park until the end of the season.
  • Derby County are being investigated by the Charity Commission over links between the club's community programme and main sponsor 32Red.
  • Southend have been charged with misconduct by the EFL for failing to pay nine of their players on time for December.
  • Danny Rose was involved in a heated exchange with Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho after being left out of Saturday's Premier League clash with Watford.
  • Moussa Dembele's future at Lyon could be back up in the air after the club was able to secure a possible replacement in the form of Villarreal striker Karl Toko Ekambi.
  • Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are on red alert after Porto defender Alex Telles told the club he does not intend to sign a new contract.
Alex Telles


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is safe in his position as Manchester United manager even if the club fails to qualify for Europe at the end of this season.
  • Tottenham's Christian Eriksen is a matter of days away from completing his move to Inter Milan.
  • Wolves will swoop for Portuguese pair Daniel Podence and Nelson Oliveira as well as teen sensation Leonardo Campana.
  • Shamed Irish FA chief John Delaney has quit UEFA after the Irish government bailed out the organisation which racked up debts of £47m mainly under his tenure.
Nelson Oliveira (right) during his time at Nottingham Forest


  • Manchester United have joined the race to sign Edinson Cavani, who has handed in a transfer request at PSG.
  • Everton defender Mason Holgate is in line for his first call into the senior England squad after impressing Gareth Southgate's coaching staff in recent weeks.
  • Arsenal's hopes of signing Atletico Paranaense midfielder Bruno Guimaraes are on the wane over shared ownership clauses being insisted on by the Brazilian club.
Edinson Cavani has handed in a transfer request at PSG


  • Cardiff City's chairman has condemned the response to the death of Emiliano Sala as an "appalling national scandal", one year on from the late footballer's passing.
  • Chelsea are rivalling Atletico Madrid for the signature of PSG striker Edinson Cavani.


  • Derby County may have incurred losses of almost double the permitted £39m for a three-year period after introducing an "unusual" accountancy policy for players.
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  • Ed Woodward is facing calls to be sacked as Manchester United are forced into a rethink of their transfer business because of Marcus Rashford's injury.
  • Manchester United are ready to launch a £42m bid for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele to replace the injured Marcus Rashford.
  • Borussia Dortmund have offered Manchester United and Tottenham the chance to sign Paco Alcacer to solve their respective striker injury crises.
  • AS Roma owner James Pallotta, who is currently in the process of selling the Serie A club, is interested in taking over either Newcastle United or Leeds United according to reports in Italy.
  • Burnley have had a second bid for defender Dael Fry turned down by Middlesbrough.
Moussa Marega celebrates scoring for Porto against Everton


  • Man City manager Pep Guardiola wants the League Cup scrapped to help ease the fixture congestion in English football.


  • Manchester United are lining up Inter and Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino as a possible alternative to signing Sporting Lisbon's Bruno Fernandes. (Sky Italia)
  • Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the Gunners "lost our soul" when they left Highbury for the Emirates Stadium. (Evening Standard)
  • Liverpool are not willing to let midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri leave the Anfield club this month amid interest from Roma. (Sky Sports)
  • Spanish side Celta Vigo have been in contact with Southampton over a move for defensive midfielder Oriol Romeu but the Saints do not want to let the Spaniard leave. (Southern Daily Echo)
  • Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is hopeful of sealing a deal for Inter and Austria winger Valentino Lazaro in time for the weekend. (Newcastle Chronicle)

January Window: Done deals

A full list of all the complete signings in the January 2020 football transfer window with details of the confirmed deals from the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

A complete list of all the completed transfer deals during the January transfer window

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