Football transfer talk and gossip (Thursday, January 30)

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

Newcastle United, Sunderland, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea make the headlines today

Newcastle United target Clement Grenier has distanced himself from a move to St James’s Park - Shields Gazette

Newcastle’s new signing Luuk de Jong says it would be a “dream come true” to score the winning goal in Saturday’s Tyne-Wear derby. The 23-year-old striker joined from Borussia Monchengladbach - the Sun

Lyon’s Clement Grenier, 23, has indicated he is unlikely to sign for Newcastle this month, despite the Magpies making a bid for the midfielder on Wednesday - Newcastle Chronicle

It is understood that Sunderland have agreed a fee with Brighton for their main January target Liam Bridcutt - Sunderland Echo

Arsenal are in talks with Schalke over Julian Draxler with Dick Law, the club’s chief transfer negotiator, having been in Germany to try to seal a January deal for the 20-year-old attacking midfielder - Guardian

Liverpool face competition from two unnamed Premier League clubs for the signature of Ukraine forward Yevhen Konoplyanka, 24, despite opening negotiations with his club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on Wednesday - Independent

Crystal Palace have made a last-ditch attempt to sign 21-year-old Tom Ince, but Blackpool want £4m for the winger who is out of contract this summer - the Times

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has opened the door for Toni Kroos to join Manchester United. Asked about the 24-year-old Germany midfielder’s potential move to Old Trafford, Guardiola said: “He is an important player but things can move fast in football. Here today, gone tomorrow.” - Daily Express

Arsenal have reached an agreement with Juventus to sign striker Mirko Vucinic on loan for the rest of the season. The 30-year-old Montenegro international will have a medical at the London club on Thursday - Inside Futbol

St Etienne are holding out for £18m from Chelsea for their 19-year-old French centre-back Kurt Zouma - Daily Mirror

Lewis Holtby’s agent has confirmed the 23-year-old midfielder wants to leave Tottenham before Friday’s transfer deadline - Metro