Saturday’s transfer gossip column.
Roma have joined Italian rivals Inter Milan and Napoli, and Turkish side Besiktas, in pursuit of 22-year-old Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah – (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he does not expect to make a big signing this month – (Manchester Evening News)
Everton forward Samuel Eto’o, 33, has agreed a deal to move back to Italy and sign for Sampdoria, with the prospect of a coaching role at the end of a two-and-a-half-year contract – (Daily Mail)
Fabian Delph has been linked with a move to Liverpool but Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says the Midlands club are still hopeful of persuading the 25-year-old midfielder to sign a new deal – (Daily Star)
Striker Mario Balotelli, 24, has four months to save his Liverpool career or face being sent back to a club in his native Italy – (Daily Mirror)