Transfer News Today: Schalke eye up former Spurs boss

Mata to Bayern, Villas-Boas to Schalke, Norwich close on Gutierrez and Stoke want Guidetti...

Tabloid speculation I

Bayern Munich are set to test Chelsea’s desire to hang on to out-of-favour Juan Mata with a £20million offer for the Spaniard.

Why it will happen: Mata isn’t part of Mourinho’s plans and the player will be keen to get game time in a World Cup year. Every player has their price…

Why it won’t happen: Mourinho will see Mata as a good back-up option should Hazard, Oscar or Willian get injured. And will Mourinho want to sell a key player to his old rival Pep Guardiola?


Tabloid speculation II

Former Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has emerged as a target for Bundesliga side Schalke.

Why it will happen: Schalke are on a poor run and current coach Jens Keller is under increasing pressure. Villas-Boas would be a high-profile appointment for Die Königsblauen.

Why it won’t happen: AVB has failed in his two Premier League jobs at Chelsea and Spurs. How many second chances will he get?

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In talks I

Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez is closing in on a move to Norwich, according to reports.

Why it will happen: Gutierrez is hoping to get back into the Argentina squad and will relish the chance to link up with former boss Chris Hughton.

Why it won’t happen: Newcastle will look to recoup most of the £4.8millon they paid for him in 2008. Norwich have offered just £2million…


In talks II

Stoke will sign Manchester City striker John Guidetti on loan until the end of the season, according to reports. Guidetti, 21, scored 20 goals in 23 appearances during a loan spell at Dutch club Feyenoord during the 2011/12 season but is yet to break into City’s first team.

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