Lunchtime Report: December 18

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Barcelona are reportedly chasing young Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.


The Blues bought the Belgian from Genk in 2011 and immediately loaned him to Atletico Madrid, where he has been since.


Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly wants either David Moyes or Jose Mourinho to succeed him as Manchester United manager.


However, he is said to have misgivings over the Portuguese’s high profile and greatly admires the job Moyes has done with Everton.


Arsenal are a club that make you dream, according to Newcastle United striker Demba Ba.


The Senegal international acknowledged the links between him and a move to the Gunners in January, but denied any deal was in place.


Manchester City target Fernando Llorente has admitted a desire to play in the Premier League.


City are one of many clubs linked with the Spain international, whose contract expires at the end of the season and is set to move on a free transfer.


Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has been told to forget about making any signings in January.


Spurs owner Joe Lewis is reportedly tightening the purse strings at White Hart Lane and the Portuguese has been told there is no money to sign the likes of Joao Moutinho, Willian or Fernando Llorente.

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