Football transfer rumours (Saturday, January 3, 2015)

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Newcastle United, Sunderland, Hartlepool United, Crystal Palace, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and West Brom are among the clubs making today’s headlines.

Alan Pardew has been confirmed as Crystal Palace’s new manager after being released from his contract at Newcastle United. Northumberland Gazette

Earlier today: Crystal Palace are confident Alan Pardew will be at the helm for Sunday’s FA Cup tie at Dover despite a delay in his appointment as manager. Northumberland Gazette

Mainz boss Thomas Tuchel, 41, is a leading contender to take over from Alan Pardew at Newcastle. Guardian

Newcastle United caretaker boss John Carver confirmed the Magpies will look to bring in another defender in this month’s transfer window following news that Steven Taylor will undergo surgery next week after rupturing his Achilles tendon against Burnley on New Year’s Day. Shields Gazette

New Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is poised to make immediate signings, with a loan deal for Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo, 21, his top priority. Times

Hartlepool United boss Ronnie Moore completed his third signing yesterday - Sunderland defender Scott Harrison, who had been training with Pools this week, has joined on loan until the end of the season. Sunderland Echo

West Brom would sell striker Saido Berahino for £20million, with Tottenham and Liverpool both interested in the 21-year-old. Sun

Liverpool are already considering re-signing captain Steven Gerrard, 34, on loan next January after the end of the Major League Soccer season. Daily Telegraph

Gerrard will command a £20million salary from Los Angeles Galaxy to end his career in the MLS. Daily Mirror

Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes has told Gerrard he would be welcome at Real Sociedad next season if he decides to play in Spain rather than the United States. Daily Mail

Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign Toronto striker Jermain Defoe, 32, to boost their forward options. Daily Telegraph

Alternatively, Leicester lead the chase to secure Defoe’s services. Guardian

Tottenham are set to offload midfielder Paulinho, 26, with Brazilian club Cruzeiro a likely destination, while 27-year-old winger Aaron Lennon could also leave if any club meets his asking price of £7million. Daily Mirror

Chelsea and Manchester United’s chase of winger Gareth Bale, 25, has ended, with the Welshman set to sign a new and improved deal at Real Madrid. Daily Express

Arsenal are set to pip Manchester United to Ipswich’s £10million-rated 18-year-old midfielder Teddy Bishop. Sun

Leicester City are on the verge of signing 42-year-old Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer. Daily Star

Borussia Dortmund are ready to listen to offers for Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool also interested in the 24-year-old midfielder. Daily Express

Midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, is in talks to extend his stay at Manchester City until 2016. Daily Star

Chelsea skipper John Terry, 34, says former team-mate Lampard’s form with Manchester City is no surprise, but says it is a shame that he is scoring goals ‘in a City shirt’. Manchester Evening News

Hull captain Curtis Davies, 29, says he is still haunted by the memory of his side’s defeat by Arsenal in the FA Cup final ahead of Sunday’s meeting between the teams. Daily Express