Paper Talk: December 29

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Chelsea will be offered the chance to swap on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for either Arsenal target Diego Costa or Manchester United target Koke (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City are unlikely to do any business in the January transfer window, with manager Manuel Pellegrini happy with his squad (Daily Mirror)

Despite that - reports suggest that Manchester City are considering a move for Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic, with the club willing to offer £20m plus midfielder Javi Garcia (The Sun)

Juventus want to pull off an £18 million January deal for Manchester United's Nani (Sunday People)

Ashley Cole is being linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid to hook up with former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti (Sunday Express)

Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are battling it out to land Tottenham's €30 million attacking midfielder Erik Lamela (Gazetta dello Sport)

Tottenham are willing to let Jermain Defoe leave, with boss Tim Sherwood keen on taking West Brom's Shane Long as his replacement.(Daily Mirror)

Tottenham are still keen on landing a new manager in the summer, and have once more been linked with Jurgen Klinsmann and Louis van Gaal.(Daily Mirror & Daily Mail)

Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool were all dealt a blow when Barcelona ace insisted he was going nowhere this season (Marca)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering a loan move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata - who is a target for rivals Tottenham (Mail on Sunday)

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