Paper Talk

This week’s transfer news and gossip throughout the papers. Make of them what you will.

Find out what's brewing in the rumour mill.

Find out what’s brewing in the rumour mill.

The Italian giants Juventus want to sign former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 34, from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. – Gazetta della Sport

Liverpool are set to buy Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge, 23, and 20-year-old Blackpool forward Thomas Ince – as well as allowing Joe Cole, 31, to leave – in the January transfer window. – Daily Mirror

Manchester United have joined the race for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, 23, in a move similar to Robin van Persie’s switch to Old Trafford in August. – Daily Mail

West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long, 25, says he is not looking to leave The Hawthorns in the January transfer window. – Express and Star

Real Madrid are confident they can beat Chelsea and Manchester City to Atletico Madrid’s Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 26, whose five goals in the 6-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna at the weekend took his tally to 19 for the season. – Metro

Newcastle striker Demba Ba will be sold to either Arsenal or Liverpool in the first week of the transfer window and they will attempt to replace him with Marseille’s France forward Loic Remy, 25. – Daily Mirror

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson could land Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, 20, in the January transfer window by letting the £10m-rated winger spend the rest of the season on loan at Selhurst Park. – Mail on Sunday

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