Football transfer talk and gossip (Wednesday, January 22)

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

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

Stoke City are closing in on the £5m signing of Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole, 25 - Stoke Sentinel

Newcastle are hopeful of clinching a loan deal for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Netherlands international forward Luuk de Jong, 23 - Newcastle Journal

Real Madrid plan to make a £25m move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, in the summer when he enters the final year of his contract - Daily Telegraph

Manchester United are ready to break their transfer record with a £37m bid for Spanish midfielder Mata, but Chelsea are thought to want £40m for the player they bought from Valencia for £23.5m in 2011 - the Times

Arsenal hope to sign Benfica striker Rodrigo, 22, from Benfica but face competition from Valencia and Zenit St Petersburg - Daily Express

Centre-back Joleon Lescott, 31, will be allowed to leave Manchester City before the end of the transfer window if manager Manuel Pellegrini can secure a replacement - the Guardian

Liverpool are considering a loan bid for AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong, 29, as a replacement for the injured Lucas Leiva, 27 - the Independent