Transfer Rumour Frenzy: Part 1

The first part of our joyous Christmas transfer rumours bundle…

Arsene Wenger quite fancies a bit of Tottenham’s Dimitar Berbatov, and isn’t afraid to mount an audacious bid. Wenger said that Berbatov’s performance in the weekend’s North London derby was excellent, and apparently this means he’ll fight tooth and nail to gobble him up in January. (Daily Mail)

Rejoice! Arsenal’s loon keeper Jens Lehmann may finally leave the Gunners and move to Wolfsburg. (Guardian)

…Meanwhile Derby are after Nigeria’s Patrick Ogunsoto , the striker who currently plies his trade in Belgium, is a top target for manager Paul Jewell. (The Sun)

Sunderland’s Daryl Murphy could be moving to moneybags club QPR. (The Sun)

Bolton’s Gary Speed, 38, is set to join Sheffield United on loan in January with a view to making the arrangement permanent. (The Sun)

Aston Villa’s Olof Mellberg has turned his back on the near-constant rumours linking him with a move to Juventus and will stay with Aston Villa for the duration of his contract. (Independent)

Terry Venables is apparently very interested in taking the reigns at Fulham. (Independent)

Blackburn’s Mark Hughes is after Djurgardens’ South Africa international Lance Davids, and is ready to shell out half a million quid for his services. (Mail)

Word on the street is that Barcelona boss Frank Rijkaard is set to be kicked into touch for performing the ultimate Catalan no-no, losing to Real Madrid at the Camp Nou (only the second time they have done so in nearly a quarter of a century). (Mail)

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