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Ashley Cole: Real Madrid and PSG in frame for Chelsea defender

Real Madrid and PSG in frame with new Chelsea deal for Cole yet to materialise

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UPDATED:

12:14 GMT, 30 December 2012

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been targeted by BOTH Real Madrid and PSG for a big-money move.

The Spanish and French giants will lead the European battle for Cole's signature, according to the Sunday Mirror, although he could keep his options open.

The 32-year old's contract is due to expire at the end of the season and both Manchester City and Manchester United will be keeping tabs on his situation.

On the move Cole's Chelsea future remains undecided

On the move Cole's Chelsea future remains undecided

Cole only has to wait until Tuesday until he can begin talks with overseas clubs, and if Cole is angling for a move away from Stamford Bridge, can sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign outfit or wait until the summer when he can negotiate his own terms, on a free transfer.

Its thought both La Liga champions Real and cash-flushed PSG will offer Cole three-year deals.

He has stayed tight-lipped on his own future but is thought to be prepared to consider an offer if Chelsea can improve on their one-year extension, which was snubbed.

Wanted man: PSG and real Madrid are tracking Cole's position

Wanted man: PSG and real Madrid are tracking Cole's position

Reading and QPR eye Udinese"s Emmanuel Badu

QPR and Reading keeping tabs on Udinese's battling midfielder Badu

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UPDATED:

22:21 GMT, 12 December 2012

QPR and Reading are tracking Udinese and Ghana defensive midfielder Emmanuel Badu.

The 22-year-old has established himself in the first team after the departure of Gokhan Inler to Napoli in 2011, and played the full 90 minutes in last week's 1-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Europa League,

Attracting attention: Badu (left) fends off Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in the recent Europa League tie

Attracting attention: Badu (left) fends off Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in the recent Europa League tie

Tom Ince catches the eye again as Manchester United ramp up interest in Blackpool ace

Ince catches eye again as Man United ramp up interest in Blackpool starlet

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UPDATED:

09:21 GMT, 7 November 2012

Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Blackpool’s highly-rated midfielder Tom Ince.

The 20-year-old enhanced his growing reputation by scoring in the 2-0 victory at Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.

Hot prospect: Blackpool's Tom Ince

Hot prospect: Blackpool's Tom Ince

Sir Alex Ferguson has ordered his scouts to keep tabs on the midfielder, who could follow in his dad Paul's footsteps and join the Old Trafford side.

The England Under 21 international has been a revelation at Blackpool since joining from Liverpool last year.

The 20-year-old was wanted by Swansea in the summer transfer window but opted to remain with the Tangerines

Arsenal watch Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha

Arsenal send scout to watch Palace star Zaha as they weigh up January move

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UPDATED:

07:12 GMT, 29 October 2012

Arsenal have upped their interest in Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha after watching him at the weekend.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger’s chief scout Steve Rowley watched Zaha in Palace’s 2-1 win at Leicester.

Zaha has been in good form this season and has already netted four goals this term.

Keeping tabs: Arsenal watched Wilfried Zaha at the weekend

Keeping tabs: Arsenal watched Wilfried Zaha at the weekend

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Palace managed to hold onto Zaha in the summer but are likely to receive more interest in the 19-year-old when the transfer window re-opens in January.

The forward's form has also brought interest from Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea, but the Palace owners will be keen to hold onto one of their prize assets after insisting earlier this month that Zaha is not for sale.

Manchester United want Bruno Gomes

United keeping tabs on Gomes after inviting Brazilian youngster for trials

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UPDATED:

22:11 GMT, 24 October 2012

Manchester United have invited Desportivo Brasil striker Bruno Gomes, 16, over for further trials.

Gomes has trained with the club previously but is wanted by a host of European clubs.

He has spoken of his admiration for United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Thumbs up: Bruno Gomes has been on trial with Manchester United

Thumbs up: Bruno Gomes has been on trial with Manchester United

'My goal is to become top scorer in the league, being the first Brazilian to do so, while also to be English champion and to win the Champions League,' he said.

'[Ferguson] is a legend in Manchester, where everybody respects him and to be close to him was great. In fact, he only asked about my position and if I spoke English. Then he talked with the club representative who took me to Manchester.'

On Gomes' Twitter account, he states that he is bound for Manchester.

“My goal is to become
top scorer in the league, being the first Brazilian to do so, while also
to be English champion and to win the Champions League,” he told
reporters.

“It was nice. [Ferguson] is a legend in Manchester, where everybody
respects him and to be close to him was great. In fact, he only asked
about my position and if I spoke English. Then he talked with the club
representative who took me to Manchester.”

Read the full story
on Sports Mole at:
http://www.sportsmole.co.uk/football/man-utd/transfer-talk/news/gomes-targets-success-with-united_51401.html”My goal is to become
top scorer in the league, being the first Brazilian to do so, while also
to be English champion and to win the Champions League,” he told
reporters.

“It was nice. [Ferguson] is a legend in Manchester, where everybody
respects him and to be close to him was great. In fact, he only asked
about my position and if I spoke English. Then he talked with the club
representative who took me to Manchester.”

Read the full story
on Sports Mole at:
http://www.sportsmole.co.uk/football/man-utd/transfer-talk/news/gomes-targets-success-with-united_51401.html”My goal is to become
top scorer in the league, being the first Brazilian to do so, while also
to be English champion and to win the Champions League,” he told
reporters.

“It was nice. [Ferguson] is a legend in Manchester, where everybody
respects him and to be close to him was great. In fact, he only asked
about my position and if I spoke English. Then he talked with the club
representative who took me to Manchester.”

Read the full story
on Sports Mole at:
http://www.sportsmole.co.uk/football/man-utd/transfer-talk/news/gomes-targets-success-with-united_51401.html

Manchester United and Chelsea want Lucas Digne

Man United and Chelsea keeping tabs on exciting young Lille defender Digne

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UPDATED:

21:58 GMT, 1 October 2012

Manchester United and Chelsea scouts watched Lille left back Lucas Digne, 19, against Rennes last Friday.

Digne, who has represented France at youth levels from Under-16 up to Under-19, broke into the Lille first-team last season and has continued his good form going into this campaign.

French fancy: Lille left back Digne (right) is attracting interest from United and Chelsea

French fancy: Lille left back Digne (right) is attracting interest from United and Chelsea

United are looking to replace ageing first-choice left back Patrice Evra and brought in Dutchman Alexander Buttner this summer.

Chelsea are also looking to boost their options in that area with Ashley Cole's contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Andrey Arshavin on Fulham radar

Fulham keeping tabs on Arshavin as Cottagers plot surprise 1m swoop

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UPDATED:

11:42 GMT, 27 July 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Fulham are considering a swoop for Arsenal outcast Andrey Arshavin.

Zenit St Petersburg are leading the race to resign the Russia international, but Arshavin's preference to remain in London is hindering the deal.

Arshavin's wife Julia is expecting their third child, and they are keen to school their children in London.

Wanted: The Russia international is set to leave the Emirates this summer

Wanted: The Russia international is set to leave the Emirates this summer

Arshavin, who hasn't travelled with Arsenal on the club's pre-season tour of Asia, is deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium, and could be sold for just 1million.

Fulham haven't made a firm offer for the 31-year-old, who has just one year remaining on his current deal and would have to take a cut on his 80,000-a-week wages.

Qatari side Al-Sadd are also hopeful of sealing the signature of Arshavin.

The ambitious Doha-based club are seeking a second big-name signing following the capture of Spanish legend Raul.

M"baye Niang on trial at Arsenal

France Under-21 international Niang on trial at Arsenal as Wenger keeps tabs on Milo

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UPDATED:

21:59 GMT, 9 July 2012

Arsenal are giving a trial to Caen striker M’baye Niang, 17. Tottenham and Liverpool are also keen.

French fancy: Wenger is interested in signing Caen teenager Niang

French fancy: Wenger is interested in signing Caen teenager Niang

The Gunners are also monitoring Egypt left back Milo.

Meanwhile, Reading are giving a trial to former Manchester City and Arsenal goalkeeper Stuart Taylor.

Newcastle monitoring Ola Toivonen

Toon turn to Toivonen as Sweden striker continues to angle for move from PSV

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UPDATED:

23:13 GMT, 26 June 2012

Newcastle are the latest Premier League club to reveal an interest in PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen.

Tottenham, Liverpool and rivals Sunderland have all been keeping tabs on the Sweden international, who scored 18 goals in 33 league games last season.

Come to Toon: Sweden striker Ola Toivonen is interesting Newcastle, and others

Come to Toon: Sweden striker Ola Toivonen is interesting Newcastle, and others

Toivonen has also attracted interest in Italy from Fiorentina and Genoa who had hoped to lure him away from Holland for 7million.

The 25-year-old was part of Sweden's Euro 2012 campaign, making two appearances.

Stoke want Michael Owen on free transfer

We want Owen! Stoke keen to snap up former Man United striker on a free

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UPDATED:

13:51 GMT, 8 June 2012

Up for grabs: Michael Owen

Up for grabs: Michael Owen

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is keeping tabs on Michael Owen now the striker is a free agent but admits he is only one of a number of players under consideration this summer.

The 32-year-old former England international was released by Manchester United last month and has yet to find another club.

Pulis was previously interested in signing the former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker and he is a name currently on their list.

'We tried to find out what he was doing a couple of years ago but nothing came of it – and it was a couple of years ago,' Pulis told The Sentinel.

Waiting game: Ex-England striker Owen hopes to find a new club this summer

Waiting game: Ex-England striker Owen hopes to find a new club this summer

'Everyone knows Michael's pedigree and the fact he has performed with such distinction at the highest level for club and country.

'We are monitoring him, but along with about 400 other players to be honest, so it's a case of waiting to see what happens.'