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All hell has finally broken loose in the gossip columns as a day after Nani was linked with a move to Arsenal the Daily Mail now feels that Manchester United could take Theo Walcott in the opposite direction. The 23 year old winger could quit the Gunners in January if the current contract deadlock isnâ€™t broken and Sir Alex Ferguson might pull of another transfer coup of an Arsenal talent, albeit not as high-profile as Robin van Persie. (read more)
Liverpool fans have received some great news as the Mirror reveals that the higher-ups at Anfield have finally released funds for attacking imports, namely Chelseaâ€™s Daniel Sturridge and Blackpoolâ€™s Thomas Ince, who would be returning to the Reds after being let go last year. The pair will reportedly burn an Â£18m hole in the Liverpool coffers and also spell the end of Joe Coleâ€™s undistinguished career on Merseyside. (read more)
A day after Man City were linked with Corinthians midfielder Paulinho, The Sun claim that Chelsea are also on the trail of the Â£11m-rated Brazilian solely based on the fact that they could see him in action at the Club World Cup and possibly also driven by the need to find a temporary replacement for crocked bench-warmer Oriol Romeu.
Joleon Lescott has been pushed further and further away from the first team at Manchester City, leading to rumours that the Englishman will leave the Etihad to be replaced by PSGâ€™s Mamadou Sakho. Carlo Ancelottiâ€™s seems to disagree with the report from Daily Mail as he staunchly backed the 22 year old centre-back, telling ESPN: â€œSakho is not in a position to ask to leave. He's staying here, because he's an important player for us.â€
Schalke have used the greatest trick in the book to stump the suitors of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar after their general manager Horst Heldt stated that since he hadnâ€™t heard anything about a transfer, the striker would staying at the Bundesliga club. Heldt said this to WAZ.de with his eyes and ears closed: â€œTo this day, for me these mythical stories because I've heard nothingâ€, thus sending Arsenal, Liverpool and Inter Milan fans into a tizzy over the prolific Dutchman who would be available for free in the summer.
Udineseâ€™s highly-rated defender Mehdi Benatia is set to disappoint his suitors in England by deciding to jump over to Napoli instead according to the Metro as the Moroccan, wanted by Man United, Chelsea and Tottenham, reportedly prefers staying in the Serie A. (read more)
Christian Eriksen is back in the news as the Ajax star has helped fuel the rumours surrounding his future at the club, with the Metro reporting that Liverpool and Tottenham lead the race for the Danish midfielder who has long been a target for the Manchester duo.
Osasunaâ€™s towering French midfielder Raoul Loe has plenty of admirers in England according to the Daily Mail, who claim that Aston Villa, Reading, Newcastle and Norwich are all behind the 23 year old who has established himself in the Osasuna line-up after making his debut in January this year.
Shane Longâ€™s undoubted skills as a centre-forward have long been considered a ticket to a bigger club in England and after West Bromâ€™s fine start to the campaign there once again question marks over his Hawthorns future. But the Irishman dismissed them as mere speculation, telling the Express & Star that he was very happy with Baggies and wasnâ€™t looking to engineer a move to a â€˜bigger clubâ€™, namely Liverpool.
Most fans could be forgiven for wondering if the Premier Leagueâ€™s greatest underachiever Carlo Cudicini was still at Tottenham and the answer arrives through the Daily Mail as they report that LA Galaxy want the 39 year old keeper who seemingly has a lifetime contract at any London club he chooses.
Newcastle striker Demba Ba has been strongly linked with a move to either Arsenal or Liverpool in the January transfer window, and Newcastle United are preparing to bring in 27-year old Dynamo Kiev striker Artem Milevskiy as a replacement according to reports in the Sun. - new
More Man City news, and the English champions have been strongly linked with a move for 22-year old Santos goalkeeper Rafael Cabral. The Metro believes that the Brazilian stopper would cost City a measly 5 million pounds and is being targeted to provide competition for England international Joe Hart, who has come in for some stick in recent weeks from Roberto Mancini. - new
And staying with the Man City theme for a bit longer, highly rated reserve striker John Guidetti is attracting interest from Palermo according to TalkSPORT, putting the Swede's possible loan move to Sunderland in doubt. - new
Reading, who came out on the wrong end of an early relegation 6-pointer against Sunderland last night, are continuing to plot a Russian revolution at the club. Having already signed striker Pavel Pogrebnyak on a record contract, the club were linked with a move for Arsenal benchwarmer Andrey Arshavin a few weeks ago. The latest Russian believed to be heading to the Royals is former Tottenham striker Roman Pavluchenko, who the club are hoping to bring back from Spartak Moscow according to the Daily Mirror. - new
- 12/12/2012 13:15 - Chelsea, Man United snubbed by Benatia
- 12/12/2012 09:29 - Manchester United enter race for Walcott
- 12/12/2012 08:46 - Liverpool line-up January offers for Sturridge and Ince, Cole to be shown the door