Today's newspaper gossip: Spurs & Stoke race to sign Berahino, Terry announce Chelsea exit

Published on: 01 February 2016

Tottenham and Stoke have joined Newcastle in hoping to sign West Brom's 22-year-old striker Saido Berahino on transfer deadline day. (Daily Mirror)

The Daily Express back page focuses on John Terry's Chelsea exit

Aston Villa have failed with a bid for 29-year-old former Swansea striker Michu.(The Sun)

Manchester United are in advanced negotiations with Benfica over the signing of midfielder Renato Sanches, 18. (O Jogo via Metro)

Leicester are set to hijack Swansea's move for 26-year-old Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle. (Daily Mail)

LA Galaxy want to sign Aston Villa's 33-year-old defender Joleon Lescott.(Daily Mirror)

West Brom have beaten Burnley to the loan signing of 22-year-old Spurs midfielder Alex Pritchard. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Hearts hope to complete the signing of unattached 32-year-old former Scotland midfielder Don Cowie.(Edinburgh Evening News)

Russia winger Denis Cheryshev, 25, could be set for a move to Liverpool from Real Madrid. (As.com, in Spanish)

Roma's 28-year-old striker Seydou Doumbia, Aston Villa boss Remi Garde's number one transfer target, is expected to join Newcastle on loan instead. (Daily Telegraph)

Sheffield Wednesday are hopeful of completing the loan signing of 29-year-old Everton winger Aiden McGeady. (Sheffield Star)

Cardiff City look set to be given clearance to sign 22-year-old striker Kenneth Zohore from Danish side OB, despite a transfer ban. (Wales Online)

Plymouth manager Derek Adams says he has had "no word" about whether Crystal Palace will allow midfielder Hiram Boateng, 20, to re-sign for the Pilgrims on loan. (Plymouth Herald)

Sporting Kansas City defender Erik Palmer-Brown, 18, could be set for a loan move to Porto. (The Kansas City Star)

Genoa's Argentine winger Diego Perotti, 27, is set to join Serie A rivals Roma.(La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Former Millwall and Leicester striker Steve Claridge says Middlesbrough's move for Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes "will go through", despite it falling through after personal terms could not be agreed. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Watford are in talks to sign Rennes' 23-year-old midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. (Watford Observer)

Social Media

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was at AC Milan's derby win over Serie A rivals Inter Milan and managed to get a picture with one of Italy's greatest defenders, Franco Baresi. Carragher wrote: "Just getting ready for #DerbiDelaMadonina with the best defender I've ever seen! #baresi"

Jamie Carragher on Twitter

Jamie Carragher (left) with former Italy and AC Milan centre-back Franco Baresi

And finally

The Afghan Football Federation says five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi, who became a social media hit when he was pictured wearing a Lionel Messi shirt made out of a plastic bag, will meet the Barcelona star. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

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