Arsenal bid £19m for Higuain, new deal for Bale, Moyes minded to keep Rooney, Atletico say Falcao can go...
LIVERPOOL GO FOR FRANCO
We were reminded on Wednesday night on Twitter that we had laughed at Kenny Dalglish's reported interest in Momo Diame so we will not laugh at Brendan Rodgers' reported interest in Wigan striker Franco Di Santo.
We will just tell you that the Daily Mirror claim that Rodgers is very interested in the Argentine striker, who is available for nothing at the end of the season. He's worked with him before, you see. And we all know that's the first consideration whenever Rodgers is looking to buy a striker.
Meanwhile, Wigan is said to be looking at Luciano Becchio in a £4m deal in January. He's a sh*tehouse but he scores goals.
BUTLAND FOR LIVERPOOL?
The gist of the piece in the Daily Mirror is that Birmingham will sell Jack Butland in the January transfer window if a proposed takeover fails to go through. They will need to cash in on their biggest asset. The two clubs linked with a move for Butland are Liverpool and Everton.
ARSHAVIN HEADIN TO READIN
The consensus of opinion across the tabloids is that Andrey Arshavin is close to signing for Reading in the January window. The Russian has not started a Premier League game this season and is said to be very frustrated with life on the fringes in north London. Arsenal could sell for as little as £2m to get his £85,000-a-week wages off the books.
The most interesting thing about the Daily Mail's report is the suggestion that West Ham and Norwich are interested in Marouane Chamakh. Yes, that's Marouane Chamakh.
AND THE REST
Manchester United outcast Bebe is talking over a move home to Portuguese club Rio Ave...Ipswich must pay £1.8million for defender Richard Stearman...Roy Keane is in line for a shock return to Nottingham Forest as their new manager...Brad Friedel insists he is happy fighting for a place at Tottenham - after signing a deal to stay until he turns 43...Leicester are poised to sign West Brom striker Chris Wood in a £1.25million deal...Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has rubbished reports suggesting he was keen on signing Barcelona and Spanish striker David Villa in a loan deal.