Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 12/28/12
Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... DAILY EXPRESS Referee Mike Dean has come under fire from his former colleagues for failing to stop Sir Alex Ferguson's tirade. Alex McLeish takes over as Nottingham Forest manager today but will face a fans' revolt similar to that he had to deal with at Aston Villa . QPR boss Harry Redknapp is plotting a move for Fulham defender Brede Hangeland when the transfer window opens on New Year's Day. Joey Barton could extend his stay at Marseille beyond the end of the season. Yossi Benayoun is set to return to Chelsea next week after being told his loan spell at West Ham will not be extended. DAILY STAR Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is plotting a shock bid to beat Chelsea to the signing of Barcelona striker David Villa. Furious Sam Allardyce accused referee Anthony Taylor of costing his West Ham side vital points after Carlton Cole's red card was overturned. Norwich defender Javier Garrido says Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini should be unsackable. Blackburn wants Mark Hughes to make a shock return to Ewood Park to replace Henning Berg. THE SUN Rafa Benitez is in line to land the Chelsea manager's job permanently. Lionel Messi turned down a monster £460,000-a-week offer to quit Barcelona. Newcastle will bank just £5million when top scorer Demba Ba leaves next month. Everton defender Leighton Baines has emerged as a shock £15million target for moneybags Paris St Germain . Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski is set to complete an £18million move to Manchester United in the summer. Salomon Kalou insists he is not interested in joining QPR next month. Chelsea want £10million-rated Lyon and France striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who is nicknamed 'Baby Drogba'. Jay Tabb is getting a new two-year deal off Reading. DAILY MIRROR David Villa wants to quit Barcelona next month - and is targeting a move to Chelsea. Cristiano Ronaldo has put Manchester United on red alert by refusing to sign a new contract with Real Madrid . Radamel Falcao last night put Chelsea and Manchester City on hold by staying at Atletico Madrid for the rest of the season. Bolton boss Dougie Freedman is plotting an ambitious swoop for West Brom's England Under-21 star Craig Dawson. Reading contract rebel Simon Church is a £400,000 target for Millwall. DAILY MAIL Alex McLeish has returned to football as the new manager of Nottingham Forest. Arsenal have been quoted £16million for Barcelona striker David Villa. David Beckham is expected to pick his final club early in the new year. Robert Lewandowski will double his earnings as a Manchester United player after moving a step nearer to landing his dream move.
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