Chelsea eyeing Gerard Pique transfer? Wednesday’s transfer news and gossip

The clocks have gone back and winter is coming, which means that the next transfer window is looming on the horizon.

As the temperature drops, the Premier League season is heating up and several clubs will be ready to plug some gaps in January. Will Arsenal sign some defensive steel? Do Liverpool need more firepower upfront? Will Manchester United add some depth to their threadbare defense?

We’ve checked every one of the morning’s papers and a select group of websites to bring you a full round-up of who could be on the move, who is staying put, and who could go either way.

How benevolent of us.

Transfer stories from today’s Daily Mirror

Steve Bardens
Bert and earned-it: Has Ryan earned a move away?


Chelsea full-back Ryan Bertrand has hinted that he won’t be returning to Stamford Bridge after his successful loan spell with Southampton.

Mario Balotelli is on Napoli’s wanted list, and will test Brendan Rodgers’ resolve with a £10million offer.

Aston Villa eye winger Bakary Sako from rivals Wolves in a bid to add more cutting edge.

Other stories from today’s Daily Mirror

Liverpool saviour Mario Balotellialmost missed Swansea League Cup thriller with warm-up injury

In pictures: Liverpool 2-1 Swansea


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho annoyed after Blues are given a League Cup scare by Shrewsbury

England stars including Wayne Rooney
throw weight behind Unicef malaria campaign

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini insistshis side are still in Premier League title hunt

Hull’s Steve Bruce is a shock Fulham managerial candidate as bookies slash odds on him taking over 

Transfer stories from other newspapers and websites

Gareth Bale
Bale out? Gareth has been benched in favour of Isco


Chelsea are considering a January bid for Gerard Pique – who is unwanted at Barcelona. (Star)

Manchester United could go back in for Gareth Bale after the Welshman lost his place in the Real Madrid first team to Isco. (Star)

United are also considering a move for unsettled Roma full-back Ashley Cole. (Express)

Arsenal, meanwhile, lead the race for Bayern and Milan target Goncalo Guedes, 17, of Benfica. (Express)

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