WITH the transfer activity hotting up this window, so are the rumours of incomings and outgoings.
Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Liverpool all featured heavily in today’s transfer columns.
Meanwhile, one deal that did go through was Aston Villa’s loan swoop for Wigan striker Grant Holt.
here is a round-up of today’s transfer headlines:
Chelsea will re-sign Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 25, from Benfica for £22m - three years after selling him to the Portuguese giants for £3m. Full story: Guardian
Sporting Lisbon have entered the race for Manchester United winger Nani, 27. Full story: Daily Star
But Fulham are ready to hijack the deal with their own move for the Portugal international. Full story: Metro
Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori, 20, is in talks over a loan move to La Liga side Granada. The centre-back has yet to feature for Brendan Rodgers’s side following his £7m move from Sporting Lisbon in the summer. Full story: Daily Mail
Manchester City want to sign Barcelona central midfielder Xavi, 33, to play for their new Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC in 2015. Full story: Daily Telegraph
Manchester United boss David Moyes has held talks with Juventus over a planned double move for 20-year-old Paul Pogba - who left Old Trafford 18 months ago - and fellow midfielder Arturo Vidal, 26. Full story: Daily Mail
But Moyes is set to miss out on Benfica’s Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay, 27, who is poised for a move to Russian club Zenit St Petersburg instead. Full story: Daily Express
Crystal Palace and QPR may make a move for Carlton Cole, 30, after the former England striker’s short-term deal with West Ham expired on Monday. Full story: Daily Mirror
Everton are interested in signing Kenwyne Jones, 29, from Stoke City. Jones has just six months left on his current deal and Stoke might be prepared to sell the Trinidad and Tobago striker for £1m. Full story: Guardian
Fulham’s Costa Rica international forward Bryan Ruiz, 28, is set to join PSV Eindhoven following talks last weekend. Full story: London Evening Standard
Burnley’s 21-goal top scorer Danny Ings, 21, is staying at Turf Moor at least until the end of the season as they bid for promotion to the Premier League, says manager Sean Dyche. Full story: Lancashire Telegraph