Global Sports: Morning Paper Talk

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All the latest transfer gossip and football stories from the Sunday morning newspapers.
Manchester United believe they can still tie down goalkeeper David de Gea to a new contract – but they may have to make him the world’s highest paid keeper to do it, and include an escape clause.
Louis van Gaal still has his eyes set on Roma’s Kevin Strootman as a key summer transfer target despite the midfield enforcer having to have another knee operation.
Tottenham are planning a £60m deadline day spending spree that includes landing Southampton’s England striker Jay Rodriguez, Yohan Cabaye from Paris Saint-Germain and Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao.
Manchester United are trying to push through a £35m transfer deal for Brazilian defender Marquinhos from Paris Saint-Germain – despite the French club initially quoting a £112m price tag for the 20-year-old.
Edin Dzeko could be heading for Fenerbahce on loan with Manchester City looking towards Burnley’s Danny Ings as his replacement in their star-studded squad.
Manchester United appear set to give 19-year-old striker James Wilson a new four-year contract, quadrupling his pay to £20,000 a week.
Arsenal and Liverpool have both been offered Portugal left-back Fabio Coentrao who has found himself out of favour at Real Madrid.
QPR are to make a £2.5m swoop for Wolves winger Bakary Sako who can also play as a central striker.
Hull have agreed fees to sign Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon and Lokomotiv Moscow’s Dame N’Doye – but boss Steve Bruce has admitted both might have second thoughts after the Tigers’ 3-0 drubbing at home by Newcastle.
Diego Costa says he has done nothing wrong and has pledged not to change the way he plays following his three-match FA ban for stamping on Liverpool’s Emre Can.
West Bomwich Albion have rejected a bid by Qatari club Al Gharafa for Nigeria striker Brown Ideye, their record £10m signing.
Arsene Wenger has warned Chelsea that Arsenal can still defy the odds by winning the Premier League title – just as his side did in 1998 when they were 13 points behind leaders Manchester United at Christmas.
Manchester United midfielder Anderson appears set to sign for Brazilian club Internacional before the end of the January transfer window.

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