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Irish international wanted by Cardiff, Bojan asks to leave Stoke and today's transfer gossip

Plus, Radamel Falcao is the latest player linked with China.

Hayes played twice for Ireland in 2016.
Hayes played twice for Ireland in 2016.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

HERE ARE THE good, the bad, and the unlikely football moves being talked about today…

Ireland international Jonny Hayes is wanted by Championship club Cardiff City but Aberdeen have turned down a reported £500,000 bid for the winger.

Hayes, 29, is contracted to the Scottish side until May 2018 and Cardiff’s offer is considerably below Aberdeen’s valuation.

Manager Derek McInnes has said he is confident of holding onto Hayes during this transfer window but has told Cardiff ‘to be serious’ if they are to make a second approach for the Dubliner.

Hayes has won two Ireland caps under Martin O’Neill in friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia last year.

Bojan Krkic has told Stoke City he wants to leave the club this January, according to reports.

The Spaniard didn’t feature during the Potters’ 3-1 win at Sunderland over the weekend and has played just nine league games this season.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes is keen to keep hold of the former Barcelona forward but Middlesbrough are reported to be interested in his services.

Chelsea v Stoke City - Premier League - Stamford Bridge Bojan is reportedly looking to leave the Potteries. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Sky Sports say Stoke would want at least £12 million for the 26-year-old before even considering selling.

Radamel Falcao is the latest player linked with China, after Tianjin Quanjian launched a €50 million bid for the Monaco forward, according to Canal+.

Falcao re-established himself in the Monaco starting XI following unsuccessful loan spells at Manchester United and Chelsea, and has scored 12 Ligue 1 goals in 14 games so far this season.

Tianjin manager Fabio Cannavaro is looking to add firepower to attempt to challenge for the Chinese Super League title, and sees the Colombia international as a solution up front.

Cannavaro has already signed Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel during the transfer window, and is eager to bring in another superstar after winning promotion to the top flight.

Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud will hold talks with West Ham officials on Monday in regards to a transfer for wantaway Dimitri Payet, according to Sky Sports.

The France star sees his future away from the London Stadium and was subsequently dropped from Slaven Bilic’s first-team for Saturday’s win over Crystal Palace, and is to be fined by the club.

Leicester City v West Ham United - Premier League - King Power Stadium Things could get messy between West Ham and Payet. Source: PA Archive/PA Images

West Ham have reportedly reached a compromise with Payet, who is set to return to Ligue 1 with Marseille, though he will no longer remain in the Premier League for the rest of the season and instead make an immediate exit.

According to the report, West Ham will accept no less than £30 million for the playmaker, however, which may stall discussions with Marseille.

Everton captain Phil Jagielka has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park, with both Sunderland and West Ham said to be interested.

The Daily Mail reports that Ronald Koeman would be happy to let the 34-year-old leave in order to bring in a younger replacement either this month or during the summer.

Finally, Diego Costa is prepared to call a truce with Chelsea and remain at the club until the end of the season. The Sun say the striker won’t sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge and will look to leave during the summer.

His current deal runs until June 2019.

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