Thursday’s Transfer Rumours: Part 2

All the remaining scraps from Transfer Top Table….

Aston Villa’s defender Martin Laursen has signed a new contract with the club, to much joyous whooping and hollering. (Various)

Despite remaining tight lipped, inside sources say that Spurs’ sporting director Damien Commolli is flying to France at the weekend for talks with Lyon striker Fred. (Independent)
…And Spurs may be in for a rough ride in their attempts to bag Espanyol defender Daniel Jarque, he is currently recovering from a toe injury. (Express)

Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger is hopeful that if he keeps on waving a new contract under the nose of Mathieu Flamini, the French midfielder will eventually sign it. (Independent)

Derby County have turned their noses up at a bid from Maccabi Tel Aviv for US midfielder Benny Feilhaber. (Various)

Middlesbrough’s transfer swoop for Afonso Alves is becoming a sticky maze of red tape, after successfully navigating through work permit issues for the Brazilian, AZ Alkmaar now reckon that they already bagged the 26 year-old on a pre-contract(!) (Independent)

Birmingham are having a hearty bloodhound-like sniff around Huddersfield ‘keeper Matt Glennon, who performed heroics against Brum in the FA Cup third round. (Mirror)

Man City’s out of favour ‘keeper Andreas Isakson has been told by Swedish national boss Lars Lagerback to look for a new club if he wants to continue playing for Sweden. (Independent)

Manchester United’s Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher is thinking about leaving Old Trafford in search of first team action. (Daily Mirror)

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