Friday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Liverpool have ditched plans to sign Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 32, who is now training with Manchester United – (Liverpool Echo)
Valdes’ arrival at Old Trafford in January on a permanent deal could signal the departure of Danish goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard – (Daily Express)
Liverpool are, however, keeping tabs on AC Milan full-back Ignazio Abate, 27, as a potential replacement for Glen Johnson – (Daily Mirror)
Real Madrid are keen to complete the permanent signing of Javier Hernandez, 26, from Manchester United, but the Spanish giants want the Red Devils to lower their £17m asking price – (Daily Express)
Petr Cech, 32, is in line for shock move to Turkish side Besiktas after losing his first-team place at Stamford Bridge – (Talksport)