Tuesday’s Transfer Rumours

The latest scoop from the goings on in the frenetic transfer window japery.

Liverpool are set to swoop for or Zenit St Petersburg’s Slovakian international defender Martin Skrtel. The 23-year old will cost the Anfield club around £6m. (various)
…And Rafa is also pondering a move for 17-year-old Ghanaian defender Daniel Opare, who has issued a classic ‘come-and-get-me’. (Telegraph)

Gary Megson wants to take Hearts striker Andrius Velicka to the Reebok stadium, he’ll set Bolton back £2m. (Daily Mail)

Gareth Southgate is ready to leap into the transfer market with aplomb, Middlesbrough are set to snap up Heerenveen’s Brazilian striker Afonso Alves. (various)

Juande Ramos is toying with the idea of bringing former Chelsea midfielder Tiago to White Hart Lane, Tiago has been a bit of a flop at Juventus and would cost Tottenham £9m. (Telegraph)

Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson is set to go on a spending spree has formed a veritable police line-up of usual suspects, the Swede is looking at Peter Crouch, Fred, Lukas Podolski, Amanto Mancini and Vagner Love among others. (Telegraph)
…And Torino’s president Urbano Cairo has claimed that his team have absolutely no interest in signing Manchester City’s grumbling striker Rolando Bianchi. (Independent)

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has confessed that Juande Ramos has told him that he can leave if he wants to, but Defoe wants to stay and fight for a place. (The Sun)
…But Aston Villa’s Martin O’Neill is getting very excited over the idea of whisking away 25-year-old Defoe to Villa Park. (various)
…And Martin O’Neill isn’t stopping there, he is using his unique brand of geek chic footballing nous to tempt Arsenal defender Justin Hoyte and Reading striker Kevin Doyle too. (Telegraph)

Portsmouth and Reading are in a two-way race to capture Lille forward Nicolas Fauverge. (The Times)

Arsene Wenger’s plans of snapping up Bolton ‘keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen on a free in the summer have been hijacked by Barcelona, who want him now! (Daily Mail)
…However, Jaaskelainen isn’t 100% keen on this idea and wants to stay at the Reebok stadium until the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Chelsea have been told that they need to up their stingy £10m bid for Bolton’s Nic Anelka up to £15m. (The Sun)

West Ham and Everton are chasing Ipswich midfielder Danny Haynes, but the club have denied that Haynes is going anywhere. (Telegraph)

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