Football transfer talk and gossip (Sunday, January 26)

Today's football transfer talk and gossip.
Today's football transfer talk and gossip.

Sunderland, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, West Ham and Blackpool make the headlines today

Alberto Gilardino has disappointed Sunderland and West Ham by pledging his future to Italian side Genoa. The 31-year-old striker has his sights set on scoring 200 Serie A goals - Daily Express

Former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has launched a verbal attack on Black Cats players John O’Shea, who he says criticised team-mates to him in private, as well as the “rotten” duo of Phil Bardsley and Lee Cattermole - Sun on Sunday

Chelsea are on course to complete the £12m signing of 21-year-old Egypt midfielder Mohamed Salah from Basel before their FA Cup tie at home to Stoke on Sunday - Daily Star

Manchester United are planning up to five more signings of the same calibre as £37.1m club record capture Juan Mata, 25, as manager David Moyes instigates an overhaul of the current squad - Sunday Times

Liverpool have targeted Benfica midfielder Andre Gomes and the Portuguese club want £12.4m for the 20-year-old - Sunday Times

There is fresh doubt over Tom Ince’s Blackpool future after the 21-year-old winger was left out of caretaker manager Barry Ferguson’s first squad - Daily Mail