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Premier League Transfer Rumours: Jan 11, 2014

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Morata will not switch to Arsenal

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that Alvaro Morata will not be joining Arsenal this winter. The Italian was quoted in The Metro, saying: “We have not changed our idea at all. Morata stays here and he has not told us that he wants to leave.” Meawhile, reports in The Daily Mirror reveal that the Gunners are still hot on the trail of the highly rated youngster.

Defoe move confirmed

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed Jermain Defoe’s move to MLS side Toronto FC. The club tweeted on its official twitter page: ‘We have reached agreement with Toronto FC for the transfer of Jermain Defoe to the MLS side, with effect from February 28, 2014’.

Gunners eye Giovinco

Arsenal are understood to be keeping tabs on Juventus’ Sebastian Giovinco, reports The Metro. The north Londoners are in search of a replacement for Theo Walcott, who is set to remain out of action for a period of nearly six months at least.

Gala want Sagna

Galatasaray are considering making a move for Arsenal veteran Bacary Sagna, according to reports in The Daily Mirror. The Turks are ready to offer the Frenchman a bumper four year contract which will enable him to pocket £4m-a-year post tax!

Lamela won’t move

Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has made it clear that forward Erik Lamela will not be moving away from White Hart Lane this winter. The boss was quoted in The Metro, saying: “I really want to put him on the stage when he’s ready to perform rather than let people judge him when he’s really half-cocked. He won’t be leaving on loan in this transfer window.”

Milan want Essien

AC Milan are considering taking Chelsea’s Michael Essien on loan, reports Gazzetta dello Sport. The Ghanaian has failed to notch up regular appearances at Stamford Bridge and is believed to be desperate for a move. Meanwhile, reports in The Daily Mirror suggest that the player may be on his way to Middle Eastern club Al Ain, who are ready to offer him a lucrative deal.

Zaha edges closer to Cardiff move

Manchester United’s Wilfried Zaha is on the brink of a move to Cardiff City, reports The Daily Mirror. The youngster, who was at the club on Friday night to agree upon a deal, will move to the Welsh side on a six-month loan contract.

Cuenca to Spurs?

Tottenham Hotspur are contemplating making a move for Barcelona’s Isaac Cuenca, reports The Metro. The Catalans have allowed the 22 year old to move on loan this winter in search of regular game time.

Gunners table Griezmann bid

Arsenal have tabled a £12.5m bid for Real Sociedad’s Antoine Griezmann, reports The Daily Express. The 22 year old is also believed to be on the wishlist of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

New contract for Rosicky

Arsenal will offer veteran Tomas Rosicky a new contract to prolong his stay at the club. Manager Arsene Wenger was quoted inThe Metro, saying: “He will stay here. He is a marvellous player – an Arsenal player.”

Spurs will not sign Defoe replacement

Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood has made it clear that the club will not be brining in a replacement for Jermain Defoe. The manager was quoted in The Daily Express, saying: "We have [Roberto] Soldado and [Emmanuel] Adebayor - who is in form at the moment - and Nacar Chadli and Eric Lamela who can play in attack. We’ve got a lot of goalscoring options. Gylfi Sigurdsson, we know he has an eye for a goal. We’ve got enough goals from around different positions around the squad."

De Bruyne may leave but Hazard won’t

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said that while Kevin de Bruyne may move away from the club this month, Eden Hazard will not do so. The Portuguese was quoted in The Metro, saying: “The club bought him [De Bruyne] a few years ago for a small fee and now we have the possibility to sell him for a positive amount... Eden is not leaving.”

And Wolfsburg confirm De Bruyne interest

Meanwhile, Wolfsburg have confirmed reports of Kevin de Bruyne’s interest in joining them. Chief Klaus Allofs was quoted in The Metro, saying: “It has become more clear that the player wishes to join Wolfsburg. We must now find an agreement with Chelsea.”

Rooney should move to Chelsea – Phillips

Former Crystal Palace forward Kevin Phillips has advised Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney to move to Chelsea. The 40 year old was quoted in The Daily Mirror, saying: “He has had a fantastic time at Man United but I think, deep down, Wayne wants to leave the football club and Chelsea would be a good fit.”

€30m is what Carvalho will cost!

Sporting Lisbon have slapped a €30m price tag on Manchester United and Arsenal target William Carvalho, reports A Bola. The youngster has been extensively scouted by both the Premier League recently, with the clubs now desperate to land him.

Mou coy on Roo!

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is still giving away no hints over whether he wishes to make a move for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, or not. The boss was quoted in The Metro, saying: “You have to ask the player and Man United because Man United has a contract, so I think you have to speak with David [Moyes] and the player.”

Mourinho may get funds to spend from grand sale

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may be provided with funds to spend from this month, if the likes of Juan Mata, Demba Ba or Kevin De Bruyne leave the club, reports The Daily Express. For the Portuguese, spending will then become more of a compulsion, with the club then needing replacements.

United plotting double swoop for Ribeiro, Dede

Manchester United are considering tabling a double bid for Cruzeiro stars Everton Ribeiro and Dede, reports Sambafoot. The players are expected to be available for a combined price of nearly €30m this season.

Arsenal want Destro

Arsenal are set to make a move for AS Roma forward Mattia Destro, reports The Metro. The 22 year old has found chances hard to come by at the Serie A side and is reported to be open to the prospect of a move away from his club.

United prepare Gundogan swoop

Manchester United are preparing a £24m bid to land Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan, reports The Daily Mirror. However, the Bundesliga outfit are themselves desperate to make the highly rated midfielder put pen to paper on a contract extension at the club.

Hazard want to quit Chelsea!

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has told his friends that he wishes to move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, reports Le Parisien. The Ligue 1 side have been desperate to sign the Belgian this season.

Jelavic to Hull

Hull City are set to land Everton’s Nikica Jelavic in the next few days. A statement on the club’s official twitter page read: ‘We have agreed a fee with @Everton for Nikica Jelavic, and will enter talks with the striker over the coming days.’

Garay to Old Trafford...finally!

Manchester United are finally set to acquire the services of Benfica star Ezequiel Garay, reports A Bola. The Argentine will sign an agreement with the Red Devils that will enable him to move to Old Trafford at the end of the season.

Cabaye going nowhere

Newcastle United’s Yohan Cabaye has made it clear that he is not contemplating a switch to any other destination this winter. The Frenchman told the BBC: “For me to go to Paris or another club, there is nothing. Nothing is happening for me.”

Leeds grab Jimmy Kebe

Leeds United have landed Crystal Palace’s Jimmy Kebe on loan and have the opportunity to turn it into a permanent move, reports The Daily Express. The 29 year old told the club’s official webiste: “I haven’t come here for a holiday. My target here is to play in the Play-Offs, minimum.”

Pulis contemplating grand clearout sale

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is considering selling off his underperforming and surplus names this winter. Reports in The Daily Mirror suggest that the likes of Danny Gabbidon, Barry Bannan, Dwight Gayle and Jimmy Kebe may all move this month.

Fulham eye Ravel Morrison and Mo Diame

Fulham are considering making a swoop for West Ham’s Ravel Morrison and Mohamed Diame, reports The Daily Express. The Cottagers are considering tabling a bid of £7.5m for the pair.