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Thursday’s Transfer Rumours: Part 1

Some more transfer mouth farting from the tabloids and broadsheets…

Portsmouth have snapped up Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra who took no time to declare: ‘The people at Portsmouth know I will not spend my life at this club’. (Guardian)

Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill is hot for Jermain Defoe, and is desperate to take him to Villa Park – however the small matter of agreeing a transfer fee with Spurs may be a roadblock on any potential deal. (Daily Mail)
…Newcastle’s Kevin Keegan is also eyeing up a potential move for the out of favour striker. (Daily Mail)
…And Portsmouth’s ‘Arry Redknapp has been told to stop being so cheeky and that Defoe is only available on a permanent deal and not on loan. (Independent)
…Meanwhile, the number of clubs expressing an interest in Darren Bent is currently at zero. (Independent)
Chelsea are looking to swap unhappy Didier Drogba either for Barcelona’s Argentine God Lionel Messi or AC Milan’s Brazilian servant of God Kaka…hmmmm. (Various)

Real Madrid are going to keep hammering away at Manchester United in the frail hope that one day the Old Trafford club will have a change of heart and sell them Christiano Ronaldo. (The Sun)
…And Manchester United are lining up a swoop for Brazilian identical twins. The 17-year-old twin defenders Fabio and Rafael Silva, should form a natural partnership at the back in the future. (Times)

Liverpool are set to swoop for 15 year old Rochdale defender Matty Hughes, the Anfield club will bring him in, have a good look at the young scamp, and consider shelling out £200,000 for him. (Daily Mail)

Freshly flush with the Anelka cash, Bolton are set to try and nab Olof Mellberg from Aston Villa and will try and convince the Swede that he doesn’t want to hang around at Villa waiting for the amorous advances of Juventus. (Various)

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is set to bring in another addition to the small American community at Craven Cottage by snapping up Kansas City Wizards striker Eddie Johnson. (Sun)

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