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Transfer Rumour Round-Up: Manchester United and Liverpool Fight to Sign £25m Playmaker, Chelsea Plan £25m Real Madrid Swap, Newcastle Want Liverpool Star, Blackpool In Search for Keeper and Tottenham to Sell Pair

The run-down on the latest rumours and speculation.

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Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are apparently embroiled in a battle to sign highly rated Danish teenager Christian Eriksen and both sides will hope to persuade Ajax to sell the talented playmaker. Sir Alex Ferguson is looking for a long term replacement for Paul Scholes and apparently does not see the likes of Michael Carrick, Anderson or Darren Flecther as possessing enough in the way of creativity.

Liverpool’s Director of Football Damien Comolli is similarly looking to add more flair to his side’s midfield and in related news Newcastle United would like to bring in Joe Cole to help boost their midfield. Arsenal would appear to have more than enough in the way of talented midfielders, especially those of a youthful age with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Aaron Ramsey, Samir Nasri,Theo Walcott to name just three then of course there are the likes of Andrei Arshavin and Tomas Rosicky at the Emirates Stadium.

Real Madrid and Chelsea may be ready to do a swap with Chelsea after Kaka and Jose Mourinho being keen on a reunion with Didier Drogba. Carlo Ancelotti may also be looking to sell some of his ageing stars such as Florent Malouda, who has been talking up a move to Brazil, Nicolas Aneka, linked with moves to the MLS and France. Paulo Ferreira may also be on his way back to Portugal.

Blackpool are struggling to get a keeper into Bloomfield Road after seeing a number of his side’s contingent out injured. Tottenham are looking to sell David Bentley and Niko Kranjcar, and perhaps Roman Pavlyuchenko and Peter Crouch to boot, as Harry Redknapp considers a move for Sunderland pair Lee Cattermole and Kieran Richardson.

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Man United and Liverpool fight to sign £25m playmaker.

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Chelsea plan Real Madrid swap deal.

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Liverpool will look to bolster their attack by signing 23-year-old Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema in the summer having failed in attempt to buy him last month.

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Blackpool boss Ian Holloway could sign out-of-contract former Manchester United keeper Roy Carroll to ease his goalkeeping crisis. The Tangerines are without Matt Gilks and Paul Rachubka, while Richard Kingson is also short of full fitness.

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Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has targeted Sunderland midfielder Kieran Richardson as a summer signing, with Niko Kranjcar and David Bentley likely to leave White Hart Lane this summer.

Read More: Metro

Chelsea midfielder Jack Cork wants his loan spell at Burnley to turn into a permanent deal.

Read More: Daily Mirror

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is planning a £5m summer bid for Liverpool’s 29-year-old midfielder Joe Cole.

Read More: caughtoffside.com

Liverpool are closing in on talented Argentine forward.

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Chelsea are interested in bringing Lille’s 20-year-old winger Eden Hazard to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Read More: Daily Mail

Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen, 18, looks set to disappoint Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool as he insists that he is happy in Holland for another 18 months at least.

Read More: Daily Mail

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