Football transfer rumours and gossip (Tuesday, January 6)

Football transfer talk and gossip.
Football transfer talk and gossip.

Newcastle United, Sunderland, Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool all make the headlines

Former England boss Steve McClaren and ex-Lyon coach Remi Garde are the leading contenders for the vacant manager’s job at Newcastle - Daily Mail

However, former Mainz manager Thomas Tuchel topped a vote of all candidates for the Newcastle job in the Newcastle Chronicle. The 41-year-old got 20 per cent of the votes and the paper believes Glenn Hoddle, Real Madrid coach Paul Clement and Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe are also under consideration - Newcastle Chronicle

Current interim boss John Carver does not know if he’ll be in charge for the Magpies’ game against Chelsea on Saturday - Daily Star

Sunderland are keeping a close eye on developments in the Premier League’s loan market - Sunderland Echo

Sunderland could pay Celtic as much as £8m for defender Virgil van Dijk, 23 - Daily Mail

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 27, has sparked speculation that he wants to join Chelsea - The Sun

Tottenham will test Aston Villa’s resolve with a £3m January bid for England midfielder Fabian Delph, 25 - Daily Mirror

Javier Hernandez will be sold by Manchester United at the end of the season when the 26-year-old’s loan deal at Real Madrid ends - Daily Telegraph

Tottenham and Liverpool are ready to do battle for the £20m signature of West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 21 - Independent

Chelsea’s pursuit of Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric is set to end in disappointment with the 23-year-old choosing Leicester City instead of the Blues - Sky Sports

The Blues have beaten Arsenal and Liverpool in the race to sign Saint-Etienne’s young midfielder Rayan Souici, 16, who has been dubbed the “new Paul Pogba” - Daily Express

Wilfried Bony has told Swansea City he would be interested in moving to a Champions League club this month. The 26-year-old, who will be part of Ivory Coast’s Africa Cup of Nations bid in January, has interested Premier League champions Manchester City - Daily Telegraph

Manchester City could lose Micah Richards to Chelsea this summer. The defender, 26, is on loan at Fiorentina but is out of contract at the end of the season - Guardian

Inter Milan have beaten Liverpool to sign 23-year-old Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri - Talksport

Southampton are considering a move for Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi. The 22-year-old was a target for Saints boss Ronald Koeman in the summer - Daily Mail

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed the club are interested in signing midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 30, from Galatasaray - Guardian

Leeds United have offered 17-year-old midfielder Lewis Cook a new contract to fend off interest from Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham - Daily Star