Daily Transfer Thread and soccer general
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>Italian giants AC Milan are interested in signing Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, 24, and full back Davide Santon, 22.
>Newcastle have made enquiries into deals for five players including Saint Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 23, and former Arsenal striker Jeremie Aliadiere, 29, who plays for Lorient.
>Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 31, says he has made no decision over his future amid speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool.
>Barcelona are lining up Manchester United keeper David De Gea, 22, to replace Valdes if he leaves the club.
>QPR striker Djibril Cisse, 31, is set to move to the Middle East on a six-month loan to make way for £7m Marseille striker Loic Remy, 26.
>Fulham are considering a move for out-of-favour Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock, 31.
>Chelsea's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 20, says he wants to stay on loan at Atletico Madrid for another year.
>Aston Villa are set to beat Sunderland to the signing of Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 22.
>Charlton are offering Bolton striker Marvin Sordell, 21, a chance to return south, a year after he left Watford.
>Fulham are no longer chasing 19-year-old England goalkeeper Jack Butland as Martin Jol is on the verge of signing Roma's Maarten Stekelenburg, 29.
>Fulham have told Norway defender John Arne Riise, 32, that he is free to leave the club this month, after a fall-out with manager Martin Jol.
>Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk will consider selling Brazilian playmaker Willian to Chelsea or Tottenham this month but want around £20m for the 24-year-old.
GOSSIP OF THE OTHERS
>Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola says he wants to manage in the Premier League.
>Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez says that "real" fans of the club want him to win matches.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
>Former Barcelona star Samuel Eto'o, 31, has been keeping himself busy while at Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala by creating a comic book.
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