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Departures Lounge: Shane Long set for Hull move?

Meanwhile, United are interested in re-signing Paul Pogba, while Stephen Ireland has signed permanently with Stoke.

Updated at 15.05


(Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport)

Will it happen?

imageLong to become a Tiger: Having gone close to joining Hull in August, the Irish international finally looks set to sign for Steve Bruce’s men, with West Brom having reportedly agreed a fee with the club.

Nemanja Matic to seal Chelsea return: Having sold the Serbia international for £3million back in 2011, the club are now ready to re-sign him in a £22million deal.

Will it happen?

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imageBarcelona prepare for life without Xavi: The Spanish international is attracting interest from Man City, who want him to play for their Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC next year.

United to swoop for Pogba and Vidal: David Moyes could be set to re-sign Paul Pogba, in addition to his Juventus teammate Arturo Vidal.

Will it happen?

imageCarlton Cole set for West Ham departure: The player’s short-term deal with West Ham has expired — news that has reportedly alerted both QPR and Crystal Palace.

Everton want Jones: Having just completed a move for Aiden McGeady, Everton are now preparing a move for Kenwyne Jones.

Irish deal of the day

Aside from the aforementioned Long news, Stephen Ireland has signed for Stoke permanently until the end of the season, primarily in order to accommodate the loan signing of Man City’s John Guidetti.

First published at 14.59

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