Today's newspaper gossip: Chelsea bid £30m for Teixeira, Liverpool seal Pato deal

Published on: 11 January 2016

Chelsea have tabled a £30m bid for Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira, 26, who has scored 26 goals in 26 games this season. (Star) 

The Blues are also eying a deal for AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca, 29, and are willing to meet the £30m asking price. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Express) 

Everton will make a £21m offer for Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko, 26, and they have completed the transfer of Steven Naismith, 29, to Norwich. (Express) 

Liverpool have sealed an £11m deal for Brazilian winger Alexandre Pato, 26, who currently plays for Corinthians. (Star) 

Newcastle have renewed their £18m bid for unsettled West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22. (Mail) 

The Magpies have also made a move for 23-year-old Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.(Sky Sports) 

Aston Villa duo Joleon Lescott, 33, and Brad Guzan, 31, allegedly swore at their own fans after drawing against Wycombe in the FA Cup. (Mirror)  

Villa boss Remi Garde hopes to be handed a large transfer fund to turn around the club's season after crunch talks with the board.(Sun) 

Oxford United boss Michael Appleton has warned Newcastle off midfielder Kemar Roofe, 23, after he played a starring role in the FA Cup win over Swansea. (Mirror) 

Federico Fazio heads the ball

Federico Fazio joined Spurs from Sevilla in August 2014

Tottenham centre-back Federico Fazio, 28, is set to return to former club Sevilla - but fellow centre-back Kevin Wimmer, 23, will be denied the chance to leave White Hart Lane on loan.(Mirror) 

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink believes 19-year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek can challenge for regular first-team action at Stamford Bridge. (Talksport) 

Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny, 23, is set to complete a £7.4 move to Arsenal within the next 24 hours. (Independent) 

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale admits the sacking of manager Rafael Benitez was a "big disappointment", but insists he is still happy at the club. (Guardian)  

Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin believes the Gunners have enough strength in depth to compete for a league and cup double this season.(London Evening Standard) 

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Best of social media

A groom whose wedding speech went viral after he dedicated it to Mesut Ozil has received a personal invite to the Emirates from the Arsenal midfielder on Twitter  - along with his new wife.

Burnley midfielder Joey Barton shared a snap of his current reading material on Twitter. 

Joey Barton Instagram snip

Joey Barton let his followers know what he is reading

And finally

Liverpool's new signing Marko Grujic almost didn't go through with the transfer - because he was so scared of getting in the MRI machine for his medical. (Daily Mail)