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Paper News and Gossip: '5 More' Follow Juan Mata to Man Utd, Cavani Chelsea Link

Ian RodgersWorld Football Staff WriterJanuary 26, 2014

Paper News and Gossip: '5 More' Follow Juan Mata to Man Utd, Cavani Chelsea Link

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    Manchester United might not be involved in the FA Cup this weekend, but that hasn't stopped David Moyes enjoying a fruitful few days with the club.

    Juan Mata completed his move from Chelsea late on Saturday evening, and United have targeted five more players to follow him to Old Trafford, according to one report on Sunday.

    Wayne Rooney has also been highlighted as part of further good news for United as negotiations on a new deal are poised to begin.

    Elsewhere, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is eyeing a summer move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, claims one newspaper.

    But who else is making the headlines on Sunday? Read on to find out more.

'5 More' to Follow Mata to United as Rooney Talks Begin

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    Manchester United manager David Moyes is targeting "five more players" of the calibre of Juan Mata as he overhauls the squad, report Jonathan Northcroft and Duncan Castles of the Sunday Times (subscription required).

    United completed the signing of the former Chelsea midfielder late on Saturday, and names such as Toni Kroos, Mario Mandzukic, Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal and Fredy Guarin are now being linked with Old Trafford.

    John Richardson of the Sunday Express reports that Sir Alex Ferguson and former United chief executive David Gill played their part in securing Mata during last week's defeat at Chelsea.

    United will now open talks with striker Wayne Rooney over a new deal, reports Simon Mullock of the Sunday Mirror.

    The report also claims Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye and Southampton defender Luke Shaw are being considered by United for moves this week.

    Mullock also claims Chelsea were reluctant to sell Mata to United after their failure to land Rooney in the summer, but the Old Trafford club was the only one to meet their valuation of the midfielder.

    There could be even better news ahead for Moyes and United this week after Robin van Persie hinted at a return to action on Tuesday, according to Gary Jones of the Daily Star Sunday.

Chelsea Eye Summer Move for Cavani as One Direction Star Helped by Mourinho

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    Chelsea have targeted Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani for a summer move to Stamford Bridge, claims Dave Kidd of the Sunday People.

    The Uruguay international is unhappy at the French club, according to the report, and Jose Mourinho will sell Romelu Lukaku to fund the move for Cavani.

    Chelsea are likely to spend £20 million of their £37.1 million fee for Mata on Basel winger Mohamed Salah, claims Joe Bernstein of the Mail On Sunday.

    Mourinho has also called for an end to FA Cup replays to ease fixture congestion, reports Dave Kidd of the Sunday People.

    One familiar non-football face who is receiving treatment from Chelsea medical staff is One Direction singer Niall Horan, reports Dan Wootton of The Sun (subscription required).

    Horan is recovering from a knee operation, and Mourinho has offered him treatment as his daughter is a fan of the band, claims the article.

Manchester City Offer PSG Star Blaise Matuidi £8M to Sign

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    Manchester City will offer Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi £8 million in a bid to tempt him to the Etihad Stadium, reports Charlie Wyett of The Sun (subscription required).

    The France international will be a free agent in the summer, and City will offer the lucrative deal to secure his services in lieu of a transfer fee, says Wyett.

    Yaya Toure will consider his international future with Ivory Coast after the World Cup finals, writes David Walker of the Sunday Mirror.

    City are maintaining their interest in Southampton full-back Luke Shaw along with Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham, claims Rob Shepherd of the Mail On Sunday.

Liverpool Make Move for Saul Niguez as Xherdan Shaqiri Linked with Reds

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    Liverpool have set up a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez by arranging a secret meeting with his father, reports Alan Nixon of the Sunday People.

    Anfield manager Brendan Rodgers has made his move for Niguez, who is on loan at Rayo Vallecano, after missing out on Mohamed Salah, claims the article.

    And a fee of £12 million could be enough to tempt Atletico into doing business, writes Nixon.

    Liverpool are also eyeing a transfer move for Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, claims Charles Perrin of the Sunday Express.

Bits and Pieces: Radamel Falcao, Paolo Di Canio, Tony Pulis, Dani Osvaldo

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    Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has received a boost in his hopes of playing in the World Cup finals this summer.

    The Colombia international was expected to be ruled out of the finals in Brazil after undergoing knee surgery this week, but his doctor has given him a "50-50" chance of appearing in the summer, reports John Drayton of the Mail On Sunday.

    Former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has delivered a withering assessment of his old charges at the Stadium of Light, reports Justin Allen of The Sun (subscription required).

    John O'Shea, Phil Bardsley and Lee Cattermole were all derided by the Italian as he considered his time at the club in the interview.

    Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is set to quit the club in the summer over the interference of co-chairman Steve Parish, reports Dave Kidd of the Sunday People.

    Juventus and Fiorentina could offer Dani Osvaldo a way out of Southampton after his recent troubles at the club, claims Charles Perrin of the Sunday Express.

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