Top five transfer rumours: Chelsea close in on Alonso, Liverpool target midfielder, Zlatan wants to play for Celtic

Could Alonso be heading to the Bridge? Photo: PA

Christmas is over for another year so we can now officially look forward to the January transfer window - it's only two days away!

We'll start with a festive cracker as Chelsea are looking to bring former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso to Stamford Bridge after the Spanish international snubbed new contract talks at Real Madrid (Express)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has highlighted the need to strengthen his squad in January and has targeted Udinese's defensive midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Metro)

Mark Hughes wants to bring former Chelsea player Michael Mancienne back to the Premier League with a loan bid for the Hamburg player in January (Mirror)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted that he would like to end his career playing for Celtic (Mirror)

One man who is going nowhere in this transfer window is Leighton Baines according to Everton manager Roberto Martinez - he has long been linked with a move to Manchester United (Sky Sports)