Champion League briefs
By: Cathal Dervan | Published Thursday, January 3, 2013, 10:15 PM | Updated Thursday, January 3, 2013, 10:15 PM
Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has signed a lucrative contract extension that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2015 despite recent interest in his services from the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan and AC Milan.
Manchester United have emerged as favorites to sign Southampton youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish will outbid any offer from Spurs for Blackpool captain Charlie Adam this summer.
Chelsea will review Carlo Ancelotti’s position as manager at the end of the season according to chief executive Ron Gourlay.
Barcelona defender Dani Alves is closer to a move to Manchester City after rejecting a new contract at the Nou Camp.
Liverpool could offer £10million for Everton left-back Leighton Baines.
Arsenal will only sell Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona for a transfer fee of at least £45million.
Matt Jarvis of Wolves, called up to the England squad for the first time on Sunday, and Ashley Young of Aston Villa are on Liverpool’s radar.
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is Manchester City’s number one target to replace Roberto Mancini.
Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is desperate to sign a new contract to keep him at Old Trafford for the rest of his career.
Aston Villa say manager Gerard Houllier is under no pressure despite his team’s home defeat to Wolves on Saturday.