Paper Talk: 20 January

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Chelsea could be in the market for a new goalkeeper after it emerged that Barcelona want on-loan shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois to replace Victor Valdes at the Nou Camp.

The Belgian international has impressed at the Vicente Calderon during his 18-month loan spell from Stamford Bridge, and Tito Vilanova’s side are reportedly ready to spend up to £10m to keep him in Spain permanently. [The Metro]

Manchester United’s number one January transfer target Wilfried Zaha looks set to stay with Crystal Palace as reports suggest United’s move for the England international is on the brink of collapse.

The Championship club have rejected a £10m offer from Old Trafford, as the Eagles are thought to be holding out for a figure closer to £15m for the 20-year-old winger. [Daily Mirror]

Carlos Tevez intends to leave Manchester City when his contract runs out in 18 months time to return to Argentina.

The former-Manchester United striker wants to see out his current deal at the Etihad Stadium before returning to play for his boyhood club Boca Juniors. [Daily Mail]

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas will resist the temptation to enter the transfer market to sign a replacement for injured midfielder Sandro.

The Brazilian suffered knee ligament damage during last weekend's 0-0 draw at QPR, and has since undergone surgery that will see the 23-year-old miss the remainder of the season. [The Independent]

West Ham have yet to agree a new deal with midfielder Mohamed Diame, 25, and he could join Arsenal before the end of the transfer window. [The Metro]

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