Barcelona have identified Manchester City's David Silva as the ideal replacement for Xavi when he retires (The Sunday People)

Robin van Persie could make a sensational return to Arsenal after being left disillusioned by the post Sir Alex Ferguson era (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester City and Manchester United could be gearing up for a transfer tussle over Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal are trying to send deadline-day signing Kim Kallstrom back to Spartak Moscow after the Swede was injured in his first training session with his new club (The Sun on Sunday)

Tim Sherwood turned down the chance to sign new players on deadline day despite being offered the chance to by chairman Daniel Levy (The Telegraph)

Chelsea will offer Frank Lampard a new contract in the summer - but fellow veterans Ashley Cole and John Terry could be released (The Mirror)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is losing patience with Tim Sherwood as head coach and has lined up Dutchman Louis van Gaal, 62, to replace the 44-year-old (The Mirror)

Schalke general manager Horst Heldt says Arsenal target Julian Draxler was the subject of a
number of bids in the January transfer window (Goal)

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