Today's newspaper gossip: Lukaku wants PSG move, Barca target Ramsey

Published on: 10 January 2016

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 22, wants a move to Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid in the summer and will turn down interest from Manchester United. (The Sun) 

Barcelona have set their sights on Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 25, and Everton defender John Stones, 21, following the lifting of the club's transfer ban. (Daily Express) 

Arsenal are set to spend a combined £52m on Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Grant Xhaka, 23, and Paris St-Germain's 20-year-old midfielder Adrien Rabiot. (Daily Star on Sunday) 

Swansea will offer former striker Wilfried Bony, 27, the chance to return to the Liberty Stadium and are also considering a move for Milan's Netherlands international midfielder Nigel de Jong, 31. (The Sun) 

Tottenham are poised to make another bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, with a £20m package that includes England winger Andros Townsend, 24. (Daily Star on Sunday) 

Lazio rejected a 50m euro (£37.6m) offer from Manchester United for striker Felipe Anderson, 22, in August but have not received another bid from the Old Trafford club, according to the Italian side's director of sport.(ESPN) 

Boss Louis van Gaal says he does not expect Manchester United to make any additions to their squad in the January transfer window.(Talksport) 

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, 27, is considering his future with the German champions and that will put Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea on alert.(Independent on Sunday) 

Pep Guardiola is already planning his future in the Premier League and never enjoyed "true love" with his players at Bayern Munich, according to Germany legend Lothar Matthaus. (Daily Mail) 

Arsene Wenger has hinted that 23-year-old Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who is set to complete a move to the Emirates in the next few days, will be Arsenal's only signing during the January transfer window. (London Evening Standard) 

Sevilla's Poland international midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, 25, says he is aware of interest from the Gunners.(FourFourTwo via Daily Telegraph) 

Micah Richards was separated from a confrontation with furious fans by stewards during Aston Villa's draw at League Two Wycombe Wanderers as the Villa captain told them: "We are giving our best." (Daily Mail) 

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has called on the Premier League to follow European leagues and introduce a winter break to help the welfare of players. (Sky Sports) 

Newport manager John Sheridan expressed his disappointment that his club had not done more to avoid the FA Cup match with Blackburn being called off an hour before kick-off. (Lancashire Telegraph) 

The Sunday Mirror is launching a Knight the Heroes of 1966 campaign to have all the survivors of England's triumphant 1966 World Cup campaign knighted. (Sunday Mirror) 

Best of social media

Mesut Ozil makes it into the social media section again, this time nailing his colours to the Prince Ali of Jordan mast in the Fifa presidential election campaign.

Mesut Ozil with Prince Ali

An unusual award to add to Samuel Eto'o's collection as the former Barcelona and Chelsea striker, now with Antalyaspor, explains

https://twitter.com/setoo9/status/685915791158452224

— (@setoo9)

">on Twitter:  "I'm proud to be awarded the trophy for Best Transfer in Turkey 2015."

Sunderland's 21-year-old goalkeeper Jordan Pickford

https://twitter.com/JPickford1/status/685896211472191489

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">on Twitter following his competitive debut for the Black Cats in the 3-1 defeat at Arsenal. "The dream has finally come true !! Making my debut for @SunderlandAFC is the proudest moment for me and my family! Hard work pays off."

After Manchester United's 1-0 victory over Sheffield United courtesy of a penalty deep into injury time, Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger

https://twitter.com/BSchweinsteiger/status/685914545974579200

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">tweets:  "It's always important to fight until the very end!"

WBO inter-continental middleweight champion and West Brom fan Tommy Langford, who fights Lewis Taylor for the vacant Commonwealth title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool next month, took his belt along to be photographed with several Baggies players - including Chris Brunt - at the FA Cup tie with Bristol Rovers.

Tommy Langford with Chris Brunt

Best of 5 live Sport

Manchester United fan Leanne told 606 that her side are the "most boring team in the world," after Louis van Gaal's team scraped a 1-0 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup third round. (Listen to the clip)

Bolton manager Neil Lennon was unhappy with the playing conditions in his side's 1-1 draw against Eastleigh and described the pitch as "like a ploughed field." (Listen to the clip)

Mark Chapman presents reaction from all the big FA Cup ties of the day, including interviews from Eastleigh v Bolton, Wycombe v Villa and a report on Manchester United v Sheffield United. (Listen to the 5 live Football Daily)

And finally

Doncaster's Richard Chaplow did not just have to think about his team's 2-1 defeat against Stoke as he made his way home, because he was serenaded by Potters fans who spotted the follically challenged midfielder and sang: "He looks like my thumb."

But Chaplow took the episode in good spirit and

https://twitter.com/Rchap04/status/685905309039243265

— (@Rchap04)

">tweeted video  of the incident, writing: "When you've just played Stoke and get recognised by their fans on the train after - good to set be fair #awaydays."

Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles found an unexpected obstacle as he prepared to take a goal-kick against Dagenham & Redbridge - a black and white cat that had wandered onto the pitch and planted itself on the edge of the penalty area. (Daily Telegraph) 

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