Chelsea set for transfer boost while Premier League rivals want Sunderland ace

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to add to his squad in January in a bid to claw the Blues back into the Premier League title race.

According to a report in one of today’s newspapers, an outgoing player could give Chelsea a major boost in the transfer market.

That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Liverpool, Sunderland and Manchester United among the other clubs to feature.

Chelsea could be handed a boost in their quest to strengthen in January, with Juventus keen to make a loan move for Juan Cuadrado permanent for £16million. (Daily Telegraph)

Bournemouth tried to sign Jermain Defoe from Sunderland in the summer and could return in January with a loan bid. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona have no intention of selling Neymar to Man United. (Daily Mirror)

Lazar Markovic could be recalled by new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp from his loan spell at Fenerbahce. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea target Marko Grujic, who plays for Red Star Belgrade, is now being watched by Man United. (Daily Mail)

Lucas has appealed to Liverpool team-mate Philippe Coutinho to stay at the club, and turn down any interest from Barcelona. (IB Times)

Tottenham winger Erik Lamela has insisted he has never wanted to leave the club. (London Evening Standard)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United.