Newcastle star wanted on loan, while Liverpool and Arsenal chase Greek ace

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NEWCASTLE United defender Steven Taylor is on Queen’s Park Rangers January wishlist, while the Reds and the Gunners could do battle over a strike target.

United star Taylor is a January target for QPR manager Harry Redknapp, who wants the 27-year-old on loan for the second half of the season – Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez wants to sign Reds defender Daniel Agger, 29, on loan in January to boost Napoli’s Serie A title chances in Italy – Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal and Liverpool are chasing £7.5m-rated Olympiakos and Greece striker Konstantinos Mitroglou, 25 – Full story: Daily Star

Manchester United are considering a move for Dinamo Bucharest’s 18-year-old winger Dorin Rotariu – Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Chelsea are leading the chase for Inter Milan’s 25-year-old defender Andrea Ranocchia – Full story: Daily Express

Monaco are weighing up a move for 23-year-old Tottenham and England defender Kyle Walker, who only signed a new contract in October – Full story: Daily Telegraph

Bayer Leverkusen want Chelsea’s 22-year-old Belgian winger Kevin De Bruyne in January, according to the Germans’ director of sport Rudi Voller – Full story: Metro

Other gossip

Sacked Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, 36, is in line for a £4.5m compensation package – Full story: London Evening Standard

Villas-Boas was sacked after refusing to pick 29-year-old striker Emmanuel Adebayor – despite Tottenham’s lack of goals – Full story: Independent

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will give former midfielder Tim Sherwood, 44, two games to prove he is up to replacing Villas-Boas – Full story: Daily Star

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes Sherwood should get the job permanently – Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay, 41, is on the brink of leaving the club after being told he will not get a “single penny” for new signings in January – Full story: Daily Mail

Schalke boss Ralf Rangnick, 55, came top in a newspaper poll of men West Bromwich Albion fans would like as their new manager following Steve Clarke’s exit – Full story: Birmingham Mail




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