EPL Transfer Talk

Transfers: Latest news, rumours and gossip for every Premier League club during the January 2013 transfer window.

ÔÇó Rumour of the day: ChelseaÔÇÖs Yossi Benayoun is in talks with Southampton after having West Ham loan cut short.

ÔÇó Long shot of the day: QPR emerging as the frontrunners to sign the Marseille forward Lo├»c R├®my.

ÔÇó Done deal: West Ham offering Marouane Chamakh a route out of Arsenal with six-month contract.


Barcelona striker David Villa is preparing to ask his club to allow him to move to Arsenal during the transfer window. (Sportsvibe)

Arsenal target Benedikt Howedes has shelved contract talks with Schalke, according to a number of reports. (TalkSport)

Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal supporters will not be happy unless the club brings in someone of Lionel Messi’s status in January. (ESPN)

Arsenal are being heavily linked with Adrian Lopez but Wenger says the priority is to keep Theo Walcott at the club. (ClubCall)

INS: None

OUTS: Marouane Chamakh (West Ham, loan)

Aston Villa

Aston Villa are considering a move for boyhood fan Joleon Lescott in order to avoid a relegation scrap. (Mail)

Villa have joined the race for Charlton’s talented midfielder Bradley Pritchard. (Express and Star)

Villa are interested in FC Dnipro midfielder Derek Boateng who is available for £2m but Fulham remain favourites to land the Ghanaian (Ghana Web)

INS: None

OUTS: None


Real Betis manager Pepe Mel has warned Chelsea that transfer target Benat Etxebarria will not be sold for less than Ôé¼20million. (Sky Sports)

Reports from Italy suggest that that Chelsea are monitoring Roma central defender Marquinhos, valued at £22 million. (Gazzetta Giallorossa)

Brazil and Metalist Kharkiv midfielder Taison has his sights set on a January transfer to Stamford Bridge. (Give Me Football)

(Watch Taison score a beauty for Metalist earlier this season here)

Chelsea and Arsenal have pulled out of the running for Wesley Sneijder despite the Dutch midfielderÔÇÖs availability on a free transfer from Inter Milan (The Sun)

INS: Bemba Ba (Newcastle United, £7m)

OUTS: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool, £12m)


Everton jave joined the race to sign Molde defender Vegard Forren. (Mail)

David Moyes is eyeing up a six-month loan deal for Manchester City flop Scott Sinclair. (Caught Offside)

Norway and Molde’s Vegard Forren is on standby to finalise a transfer, with Everton mooted. (Sport Witness)

David Moyes will be given a ÔÇ£very small amountÔÇØ to strengthen his sideÔÇÖs push for Champions League qualification (Daily Express)

INS: None

OUTS: None


Dutch midfielder Chris David has finally secured a long-awaited move to Fulham, according to reports in Holland. (Hammy End)

Wolfsburg defender Alexander Madlung could be on his way to Craven Cottage as Martin Jol looks to bolster his defensive options. (Sky Sports)

England striker Darren Bent could be on his way to Craven Cottage. Fulham are willing to meet Aston Villa’s ┬ú8m asking price. (Mirror)

INS: None

OUTS: None


Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers has hinted at one more January signing. (This is Anfield)

The agent of Napoli striker Eduardo Vargas has alerted a number of clubs, including Liverpool, that Chilean is likely to leave Serie A side this month. (Football Talk)

Nuri Sahin could cut short his year-long loan at Anfield from Real Madrid to join Inter Milan (Daily Mail)

Loan target Kevin Gameiro insists he wants to stay at PSG (Daily Mail)

INS: Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea, £12m)

OUTS: Joe Cole (West Ham United, free), Adam Morgan (Rotherham, loan)

Manchester City

City are ready to sell Mario Balotelli as soon as possible after Roberto Mancini privately conceded he cannot change the wayward Italy striker. (Mail)

Japanese starlet Hideki Ishige has been offered a trial by City with a view to a permanent move (Mirror)

Borussia Dortmund central defensive pair Mats Hummels and Neven Subotic have emerged as targets for Roberto Mancini. (Sunday Times)

Marseilles defender Nicolas N’Koulou is also being monitored as a potential centre-half partner to captain Vincent Kompany. (Sunday Times)

INS: None

OUTS: None

Manchester United

Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole could make a shock Old Trafford switch if they fail to sign new deals at Chelsea. (Daily Star)

Sir Alex Ferguson will launch an ┬ú8m bid for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha (Mirror).

Real Madrid are lining up a £22m summer bid for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. (The Sun)

Arsène Wenger looks set to be thwarted in his bid to sign Manchester United winger Nani after Sir Alex Ferguson said the club would not be letting him go. (Sunday Times)

INS: None

OUTS: Angelo Henriquez (Wigan Athletic, loan)

Newcastle United

Newcastle centre-back Fabricio Coloccini wants to leave the club to join former team San Lorenzo, according to his father. (Goal)

Swiss under-19 international Kevin Mbabu, the highly-regarded defensive talent at Servette, is being mooted with possible move to Newcastle. (Independent)

Alan Pardew is lining up Peter Odemwingie as a replacement for Demba Ba. (The Sun)

INS: Mathieu Debuchy (Lille, £5m)

OUTS: Demba Ba (Chelsea, £7m)

Norwich City

Gary Hooper has been linked with a move from Celtic to Norwich after impressing Chris Hughton. (Independent)

Chris Hughton has had a £2.5m opening offer for Ibrahima Toure rejected (Mirror)

Norwich will table a £3million offer for Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray. (Daily Mail)

INS: None

OUTS: None

Queens Park Rangers

QPR jump ahead of Newcastle in the race for ┬ú10m Lo├»c R├®my. (Independent)

QPR boss Harry Redknapp claims he has been offered the chance to sign Inter Milan’s unsettled star Wesley Sneijder. (Sky Sports)

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed that he is set to sign former Portsmouth centre-back Tal Ben Haim. (Mail)

Mick McCarthy wants to bring DJ Campbell back to Ipswich following a successful loan spell (GreenÔÇÖUn24)

INS: None

OUTS: Tom Hitchcock (Bristol Rovers, loan)


Andrei Arshavin has reportedly rejected a six-month loan deal to Reading. (Arseblog)

Aussie A-League side Central Coast Mariners say personal terms are all that stand between Tom Rogic and a move to Reading. (Touchline)

(Meet Tom Rogic, the latest Wizard from Oz)

Reading and Norwich have reportedly both made approaches to sign out-of-favour Swansea striker Danny Graham. (PA)

INS: Daniel Carrico (Sporting Lisbon, £600,000)

OUTS: Dominic Ugwu (Colchester, loan)


ChelseaÔÇÖs Yossi Benayoun is in talks with Southampton after having his West Ham loan cut short. (West London Sport)

Southampton left-back Luke Shaw is set to be wooed by Arsène Wenger after the two teams play. (Daily Mail)

Southampton want to boost their squad by signing goalkeeper Jack Butland and centre-half Davide Astori in £13m swoop. (Mirror)

Saints manager Nigel Adkins is lining up a January raid on south coast rivals Brighton for winger Will Buckley. (Mirror)

INS: None

OUTS: Sam Hoskins (Stevenage, loan)

Stoke City

Stoke striker Michael Owen is investigating a possible move to Australia club Perth Glory. (Sky Sports)

Ghana international Solomon Asante has impressed in the African Champions League with club side Bekerum Chelsea. Has been strongly liked with a move to Stoke.

Stoke head a long list of clubs wanting the signature of Crewe Alexandra’s 23-year-old midfielder Luke Murphy.

INS: None

OUTS: Danny Higginbotham (Sheffield United, loan)


Sunderland have made their first significant transfer move by lodging a ┬ú1.8m bid for Bursaspor midfielder Alfred N’Diaye. (Roker Report)

Martin O’Neill has offered England defender Joleon Lescott an escape route from Manchester City with a loan offer. (Sunday People)

Tim Cahill is at the centre of talks between New York Red Bulls and Sunderland as the north-east club look to lure the ex-Everton midfielder back to the Premier League. (Sky Sports)

INS: None

OUTS: None

Swansea City

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup plans to get his transfer deals done quickly and quietly this month ÔÇô to stop bigger clubs stealing his top targets. (Wales Online)

Bolton left-back Marcos Alonso could be on his way to Wales. (Sky Sports)

Michael Laudrup has signalled his intentions to make a bid for Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas and also hinted that Danny Graham would be allowed to leave. (South Wales Evening Post)

Manager Michael Laudrup has laughed off reports linking him with a loan move for Barcelona and Spain striker David Villa. (Daily Mail)

INS: None

OUTS: None

Tottenham Hotspur

Lewis Holtby, will join Tottenham in the summer when his deal at Schalke expires, subject to a medical. Steffan Freund backs him to succeed. (Mail)

Tottenham have renewed their attempts to sign Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho. (Goal)

Tottenham will listen to offers for England international Jake Livermore this month. (Mail)

INS: Ezekiel Fryers (Standard Liege, £3m)

OUTS: None

West Bromwich Albion

Good news for Albion. Romelu Lukaku wants to remain at the Hawthorns for the remainder of the season despite Chelsea’s interest in taking him back to Stamford Bridge. (Mail)

England Under-21 defender Craig Dawson is a target for Championship side Bolton Wanderers. (Mirror)

INS: None

OUTS: None

West Ham United

Sam Allardyce could bring former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson to Upton Park with Fulham and LA Galaxy also interested (Mirror)

The Hammers have had an approach for Rickie Lambert dismissed by Southampton (Mirror)

INS: Joe Cole (Liverpool, free), Marouane Chamakh (Arsenal, loan), Sean Maguire (Waterford, no fee)

OUTS: None

Wigan Athletic

Wigan will sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel in the next few days, according to reports. (Transfer Tavern)

Striker Franco Di Santo, 23, is the subject of interest from Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers worked with the Argentine at Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)

INS: Angelo Henriquez (Manchester United, loan)

OUTS: None