Transfer Talk: Featuring Zaha, Yanga-Mbiwa, and Sissoko

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Liverpool, QPR, Arsenal, Fulham, Manchester United, and Newcastle United all feature.

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Manchester United are pressing on with a move for Wilfried Zaha, reports this morning state. The Crystal Palace winger is said to have had 'secret talks' with Sir Alex Ferguson. The Metro state personal terms have been agreed, with United willing to part with up to £15 million in total for the starlet.  The only issue remaining is said to be whether Zaha is loaned back to Palace for the rest of the season.

Liverpool are keen on signing Inter Milan attacker Coutinho, according to reports. The Serie A side value the Brazilian at £12 million, but Liverpool are said to have offered £8 million which has been rejected. He is an example of the Reds looking at alternatives to Thomas Ince, after becoming exasperated with Blackpool.

QPR are linked with signing Florent Malouda from Chelsea, who has not played a single minute this season. They also hope to find out today if they have been successful in their pursuit of Yann M'Vila, who latest reports say is close to a move to Russia with Rubin Kazan.

Djibril Cisse has left QPR and has signed with Qatari side Al Ghafara on loan until the end of the season. He has scored just four goals this season for the Rs.

Arsenal have been linked with Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, but plans to hold off on any move until the summer. However Celtic are likely to try to spark a bidding war for his signature, with Manchester United also said to be interested.

Newcastle want to tie up a move for Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, however the Mirror report there is real risk of Arsenal hijacking the deal. Yanga-Mbiwa is a long-term target of Arsenal and a former teammate of Olivier Giroud, and may be tempted into a switch to North London if the Gunners' interest is concrete.

French newspaper L'Equipe report that Newcastle are close to signing Moussa Sissoko from Toulouse. The 22-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has previously been linked with Arsenal, Tottenham, and Everton, however there could be more bad news for the Toon as the paper also claim the player's representatives are holding talks with QPR.

Another French news outlet report Newcastle are interested in Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran. The forward is out of contract at the end of the season and is seen as a potential replacement for Demba Ba.

Fulham are hoping to swoop for Greek right-back Giorgos Karagounis, report The Sun. The Olympiakos defender is a former Manchester United target and could be available for just £500,000.

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