Transfer Rumours: Part 1

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A host of January transfer high jinks…

Everton’s David Moyes has finally had enough of Alex McLeish’s farting around with miniscule £2.5m bids and has told the Birmingham City manager that James McFadden will not be leaving for anything less than £5m. (The Express)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is trailing Marseille’s £5million-rated Ghanaian whizz-kid Andre Ayew. Left winger Ayew, the son of African superstar Adebi Pele, is off on African Nations duty though so Wenger will have to hurry up if he wants to bag him. (The Sun)

Tottenham are apparently all set to sign Lyon’s £8.5m striker Fred with PSG also hovering around menacingly for the Brazilian. (The Sun)

Liverpool and Chelsea are squabbling like rabid hyenas over Villareal’s 19 year-old Uruguayan centre-back Martin Cacares. The Spanish club is holding out for £10 for their man. (The Sun)

A whole pack of Premier League clubs were at Sunday’s Ajax – AZ Alkmaar game. While Spurs, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Liverpool were watching Ajax striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland scouts were also there – just milling around – and Spurs were having a look at Ajax ‘keeper Maarten Steklenberg too. (Times)

Portsmouth will jump ahead of Spurs today and sign of Arsenal’s Lassana Diarra for £5.5m. (The Mirror)
…And yet…Portsmouth have denied that they will jump ahead of Spurs today and sign of Arsenal’s Lassana Diarra for £5.5m. (Times)

Derby gaffer Paul Jewell is set to toss aside USA international Benny Feilhaber like yesterday’s news. Jewell will flog the 22-year –old midfielder – who has fallen way down the pecking order – to Maccabi Tel Aviv for £275,000.
Tottenham boss wants to use ‘keeper Paul Robinson as bait to lure Middlesbrough into selling winger Stewart Downing. (The Sun)

….And Spurs wanted to use Darren Bent in a potential exchange deal for Downing, but that idea was shot down by Middlesbrough. (Daily Mail)

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