Football transfer talk and gossip (Friday, January 31)

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

Newcastle United, West Ham, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United make the headlines

Luuk de Jong’s been backed to bring goals to Newcastle any which way he can – starting against Sunderland - Shields Gazette

French side Nantes hope to secure the signing of out-of-favour striker Arsenal Park Chu-Young, 28, and Newcastle’s 27-year-old midfielder Sylvain Marveaux - Inside Futbol

Clement Grenier, the man Newcastle lined up to replace Yohan Cabaye, will remain at Lyon until the summer as the 23-year-old hopes to secure his World Cup place in the France squad - Talksport

Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has entered the race to sign Cagliari and Italy defender Davide Astori, 27 - Daily Mail

Fulham are on the verge of four signings, with Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou, 25, set to be joined by Tottenham’s Lewis Holtby, 23, and two Manchester United youngsters - goal.com

West Ham are attempting to hijack Fulham’s capture of Mitroglou in a move which would see Dimitar Berbatov remain at Craven Cottage - Daily Mirror

Tottenham have joined Italian side Inter Milan in the chase to sign Manchester United winger Nani, 27, on loan - Metro

Manchester United manager David Moyes is eyeing up a move for Spurs winger Andros Townsend - the Sun

Liverpool are embroiled in a race against time to try to land Ukraine international Yevhen Konoplyanka amid interest from Spurs - Daily Express

Arsenal’s big-money move for Schalke striker Julian Draxler, 20, is set to collapse with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all set to join the hunt for the player at the end of the season if he stays in Germany - Daily Star