United & Chelsea in for Mosquito, Moncao want Kompany, Barca back in for Luiz, Arsenal & Liverpool duke it out...
PERMANENT TOON DEAL FOR REMY
We can't say that it comes as surprising news, but it appears that Loic Remy's early-season form at Newcastle will lead to the club to attempting to make the deal permanent in January.
Joe Kinnear's negotiation skills seem to have finally come up trumps with a reported £6million fee agreed on top of the £2million loan deal, according to the Daily Mirror.
£8million for a 26-year-old international with 11 goals in his 19 Premier League games, all for struggling sides? Let's just say we'd be shocked if other clubs don't show an interest.
POGBA HAPPY AT JUVE
There had been talk of Chelsea sniffing around former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, but Juve's Frenchman has closed his eyes, shook his head and muttered 'No dice' to any passing flirters.
In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Pogba reiterated his desire to stay at the Old Lady.
"The fans fear losing me? But I'm not anybody yet."
"I look at the present and I say I'm fine here in Turin, I love everything about Juventus - the managers, the coach, my team-mates and the fans.
"At the moment I don't see myself anywhere but Juventus."
So that's that.
SPURS TO MOVE FOR CHICARITO
Given that Roberto Soldado and Jermain Defoe exist as Spurs' only viable striking options currently, it seems fairly evident that Andre Villas-Boas would quite fancy a January addition.
The Independent today report that Javier Hernandez could be their principal target. The Mexican seems to be a firm third choice at Old Trafford, and ten league starts since the beginning of last season will surely soon be seen as an untenable situation.
Only last week, Hernandez gave his feelings on a lack of action: "All of us want to be able to contribute our part so this team can win championships.I know my performance on the pitch will allow me to achieve that goal some day either here [in Manchester] or elsewhere for any other club."
However, the Independent also claim that any deal between United and Spurs will be dependent on Spurs moving that stickiest of limpets Emmanuel Adebayor, him of the £100,000-a-week contract.
Hands up who wants to take the Togo international to help out Spurs? No? Anyone? Is this thing on?
MANCHESTER CLUBS TO FIGHT OVER INIESTA...OR NOT
We're taking this with a big ol' pinch of salt, but the Daily Express reckon that Manchesters City and United are set to 'wedge a spanner in the works' of Andres Iniesta's new contract at Barcelona.
Two things guys:
1. Every club in the world would presumably like to 'wedge their spanner' (the phrase really makes the eyes water) in such talks. That's a lot different to actually signing the player.
2. In the same article, the Express use quotes from Iniesta himself in which he confirms a stay at Barca. "You have to be where you want to be, and Barca is the place for me. The club knows that and wants me to stay, so I hope and expect to spend the years I have left playing there."
Ain't nuttin' but click-mongering, it seems.
AND THE REST
Arsenal will be offered Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema, 25, at a bargain £20m in January...Wilfried Zaha may seek a loan move away from Manchester United... Italian side Lazio are ready to compete for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke... Belgian Thomas Vermaelen would consider leaving Arsenal to help his chances of playing the World Cup
Benzema's 25???? Also, no disrespect to Lazio, but I highly doubt Benteke would move to a nin title contender.- party terrorist