Friday, January 04, 2013

All the Latest Transfer Gossip across Europe!

The January 2013 transfer window only opened four days ago, but it is safe to say that the media is rife with transfer rumours across Britain and Europe!

Clubs have 27 more days to reshape and strengthen their squads with players that they feel can help them achieve 'comparative' success, whether they are chasing trophies, eyeing up promotion or bidding to avoid relegation.

With purse strings being pulled ever increasingly tighter by the owners of many clubs, perhaps the loan market will play a more significant role than ever in this winter window!

Here is a round up of all of today’s latest transfer gossip:

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Chelsea, Newcastle, Lille, West Ham, Liverpool, QPR, Inter Milan, New York Red Bulls, Los Angeles Galaxy, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City, Fulham, FC Twente, Tottenham, Toulouse, Monaco, Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Arsenal, PSV, Aston Villa, Wigan, Sporting Kansas City, Liverpool, Sunderland, Hull, Hannover, Ipswich, Nottingham Forest, Swansea, Reading, Sporting Lisbon, AC Milan, Corinthians, Bayern Munich, Mainz 05, West Brom, Zenit, Dianamo Kiev, Genoa, Southampton, Birmingham, Bolton, Blackburn, Brighton, Bristol City, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood, Lazio, Willem II, Bournemouth and Northampton........are all caught up in the latest transfer news/rumours across Europe, as we speak.

Chelsea have completed the signing of striker Demba Ba from Newcastle on a three-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee - and

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Mathieu Debuchy (right) from Lille - and

Joe Cole has completed his transfer to West Ham United from Liverpool, with the 31 year-old signing an 18-month contract at Upton Park -

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has been offered Inter Milan forward Wesley Sneijder, 28, to boost his side's relegation scrap - The Sun and

QPR boss harry Redknapp was also happy to confirm that loan moves for Los Angeles Galaxy's Robbie Keane and New York Red Bulls' Tim Cahill are under consideration -

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has been quoted by Spanish newspaper AS as describing reports linking striker Radamel Falcao, 26, with Real Madrid as "totally false" -

Borussia Dortmund CEO Aki Watzke has rubbished recent reports linking centre-back Mats Hummels, 24, with a January move to Manchester City -

Manchester United may wait until the summer before bidding for Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha (right), but his arrival could mean the end of Nani’s time at the Manchester club - and

Fulham have confirmed the signing of teenage forward Chris David from FC Twente after having missed out on him during the summer after a problem with his medical -

Tottenham are leading the race to sign France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 23, on a pre-contract agreement from Toulouse, but face competition from Monaco - The Times and

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh has signed a six-month loan deal with West Ham United, at least according to Jack Sullivan, the son of Hammers co-chairman David Sullivan. Arsenal are expected to make a significant contribution to Chamakh’s £60,000-a-week wages during his time at Upton Park -

Arsenal are looking at a move for PSV Eindhoven midfielder Kevin Strootman (right), 22. Arsene Wenger has earmarked a move for the young Dutch international, and will offer Russian winger Andrei Arshavin as part of an offer that the Arsenal boss hopes will tempt the Eredivisie side into selling the Dutch international -

Aston Villa are considering a move for Manchester City's out-of-favour 30-year-old defender Joleon Lescott - Daily Mirror and

Tottenham will listen to offers for England international midfielder Jake Livermore, 23, this month, with West London rivals QPR and Fulham monitoring the situation - Daily Mail

Wigan Athletic have completed the signing of Honduran midfielder Roger Espinoza (right) from Sporting Kansas City. The 26 year-old has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at the DW Stadium - and

Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell is keen on a £7million move to Hull City - The Sun, The Mirror and Daily Mail

Hannover have confirmed that they are hopeful of sealing a deal for Arsenal defender Johan Djourou. Hannover are keen to take Djourou, who has two years left on his current deal, on a loan deal with a view to that becoming permanent in the summer -

Ipswich Town have raided Championship rivals Nottingham Forest to sign 25 year-old striker David McGoldrick on loan -

Swansea City striker Danny Graham, 27, is Reading manager Brian McDermott's next target following the capture of  Daniel Caricco (right), 24, from Sporting Lisbon - The Times and Daily Express

Fabio Coentrao's future at Real Madrid is in danger after the 24-year-old full-back failed to show up for the first training session of the year - Marca (in Spanish) and

Brazil striker Alexandre Pato, 23 - a previous target of Manchester City and Chelsea - has left AC Milan for Corinthians for around £12m - Tottusport (in Italian) and

Bayern Munich have confirmed a deal that will see them sign Mainz 05 defender Jan Kirchhoff at the end of the season. The 22-year-old will join Bayern on a three-year deal in the summer, once his current contract has expired -

Arsenal are reportedly among the clubs who are considering a January bid for Jonas Olsson, but West Bromwich Albion insist the defender is going nowhere. Last summer WBA took steps to ensure Olsson would not leave, and gave the Swede a new four-year contract, but the terms are rumoured to include a £3million release clause -

Joel Obi's agent says the player is unlikely to leave Inter Milan, but confirmed Sunderland's interest in the Nigerian ace. The Black Cats have been linked with a January move for the 21-year-old, but his agent insists that a deal is unlikely

Inter have confirmed the arrival of former Italian international striker Tommaso Rocchi from Lazio. Inter have secured the services of the experienced striker on a permanent deal with reports suggesting the 35-year-old will be there till June - and

Yann M’Vila (right) is ready to leave Rennes during the current transfer window if a fee can be agreed with the French club. The news is likely to be listened to carefully by a number of clubs who have been keen on M’Vila in the past. Interested parties include Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Zenit St.Petersburg and most recently QPR -

Genoa's Andreas Granqvist will not be returning to England after links with Liverpool and Sunderland, as he is set for talks with Zenit and Dynamo Kiev - La Gazzetta dello Sport

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has insisted he is not interested in signing Birmingham City's 19 year-old goalkeeper Jack Butland -

Brighton's 21-year-old defender Lewis Dunk is a target for both Bristol City and Blackburn -

QPR have signed defender Tal Ben Haim on a short-term deal until he end of the season. The Israel was a free agent since leaving Portsmouth in August - and

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman is set to sign Barnsley striker Craig Davies, 26, in a £300,000 deal. Freedman wants the powerful frontman to bolster his struggling side - Daily Mail

Martin Olsson's agent has claimed that West Ham are one of a number of clubs looking to land the 24 year-old Blackburn defender-

Willem II have confirmed that they are hoping to agree a deal with Bournemouth for Lorenzo Davids (right) -

Swindon have completed the permanent signing of defender Darren Ward, 34, following his release by Millwall -

Doncaster Rovers have announced the signing of 29 year-old midfielder Lee Fowler from Fleetwood for an undisclosed fee -

Northampton have completed the signing of defender Clarke Carlisle on an 18-month contract -

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