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Liverpool, Arsenal, Man United, Celtic and Chelsea made today’s transfer headlines

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THE clock is ticking towards the end of the January transfer window, with over half of the month now complete.

Not many high-profile moves have yet been completed, but business is expected to hot up imminently.

Rumours have been plentiful again today, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal among the Premier League clubs to feature prominently.

Liverpool could make a £40m summer move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. (Metro)

Man United want to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid for £40m plus goalkeeper David de Gea, who they value at £40m. (Manchester Evening News)

Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista says his agent is in talks with Arsenal. (The Guardian)

Leicester City have rejected a £5m bid from West Bromwich Albion for Jamie Vardy. (Goal)

Kris Commons is expected to leave Celtic either this month or in the summer, as contract talks have broken down. (Daily Express)

Fulham want to sign Stoke City defender Robert Huth on loan. (Kicker)

Club Brugge goalkeeper Mathew Ryan wants to play in the Premier League, amid interest from Liverpool. (Metro)

Samuel Eto’o is set to join Sampdoria from Everton. (BBC)

Chelsea have opened talks with Partizan Belgrade over a move for 18-year-old Danilo Pantic. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool are favourites to land 18-year-old Ipswich Town midfielder Teddy Bishop. (Daily Mirror)

West Bromwich Albion have made a £4m bid for £6m-rated Wigan Athletic midfielder Callum McManaman, who is also wanted by Bournemouth. (Daily Telegraph)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez feels the club will have to show they can match Kevin Mirallas’ ambitions if he is to sign a new contract. (The Guardian)

Liverpool have pulled out of a move to bring striker Divock Origi back from his loan at Lille early. (Daily Star)

Swansea City have bid £4m for Norwich City left-back Martin Olsson. (Daily Express)

Danny Ings says he’s no closer to signing a new deal at Burnley. (Sky Sports)

Rudy Gestede is unhappy Blackburn Rovers have valued him at £6m or more. (Sky Sports)

However, striker Gestede will complete a £4m move to Crystal Palace today, with Glenn Murray departing Selhurst Park for Reading. (The Sun)

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