Football transfer rumours and news: Friday, December 21

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

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has agreed a £10m deal for 25-year-old Marseille striker Loic Remy - paving the way for Magpies forward Demba Ba, 27, to leave in January – Daily Mirror

Arsenal and Liverpool target Fernando Llorente is set to meet Juventus officials on Monday in a bid to thrash out a deal that will see the 27-year-old old Spain striker leave Athletic Bilbao – talkSPORT

Chelsea have been told to cough up £30m if they want to sign 28-year-old Corinthians striker Paolo Guerrero, who scored the winner against them in the Club World Cup final – Daily Star

Manchester United want Benfica centre-back Ezequiel Garay to beef up their shaky defence. The club are ready to bid £15m for the 26-year-old Argentina defender at the end of the season – the Sun Arsenal have turned down a bid of £2.5m from Turkish side Galatasaray for their Brazilian left-back Andre Santos. The Gunners want to recoup £5m of the £6.8m they paid Fenerbahce for the 29-year-old last term – the Sun

Liverpool are set to add 19-year-old Birmingham and England keeper Jack Butland to deals for Daniel Sturridge and Thomas Ince as Reds manager Brendan Rodgers targets a triple swoop of English talents. Chelsea striker Sturridge, 23 and Blackpool winger Ince, 20, are also expected to complete their moves in January – Metro