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Man United to Sign £24m Keeper, Liverpool Want Thug, Arsenal Want £22.5m On Star Striker, Chelsea Plan Major Clear-Out, Tottenham Covet German Wing Wizard, Man City Plot Move for Serie A Pair, Sunderland Plan Move for Cardiff City Ace and Wayne Rooney Admits He Was Wrong

Transfer Rumour Round-Up. The run-down on the latest rumours and speculation.

Liverpool want continental bad boy midfielder.

Full Story: Sportingo

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema could be lured to Arsenal by the offer of first-team football after struggling to establish himself in the starting line-up at the Bernabeu.

Full story: CaughtOffside

Man United to sign £24m keeper.

Full Story: Sportingo

Chelsea are closing in on the £18m capture of 17-year-old Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku, who is being tracked by a host of top European clubs and has been labelled the ‘new Didier Drogba’.

Source: the Sun

And the Blues’ chances of securing Netherlands full-back Gregory van der Wiel from Ajax appear to have been enhanced after reports in Germany that Bayern Munich, the defender’s other principal suitor, have dropped their interest.

Full story: the Guardian

But winger Florent Malouda and striker Nicolas Anelka will be shown the door in a summer clear-out at Stamford Bridge.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will make a £24m bid to pip Bayern Munich to the signing of Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Source: Daily Star

An escalating war of words between Schalke and Bayern has given Manchester United the chance to lure Neuer to Old Trafford.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Turkey midfielder Nurin Sahin, previously monitored by Chelsea and a possible summer target for Liverpool, could be free to leave current club Borussia Dortmund after the German league leaders lined up Nuremberg’s Ilkay Gundogan as a replacement.

Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool are also interested in a £5m move for Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton, with Reds manager Kenny Dalglish keen to reunite him with former Magpies team-mate Andy Carroll.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City have identified Napoli striker Edison Cavani is a leading trasnfer target alongside Udinese forward Alexis Sanchez, although their pursuit of both players is likely to be heavily influenced by who leaves in the summer.

Source: the Times

Werder Bremen playmaker Marko Marin could be heading to Tottenham, with the 22-year-old’s fine form and relative youth tempting manager Harry Redknapp.

Full story: Footy Latest

Meanwhile, Tottenham midfield anchorman Wilson Palacios is a £10m target for Serie A side Napoli who hope to exploit the Honduran’s fall down the pecking order at White Hart Lane.

Full story: talkSPORT

And his fellow Spurs midfielder Niko Kranjcar could also be on his way out of White Hart Lane after failing to cement a permanent spot in Redknapp’s plans this season. “I would definitely be interested in moving to Italy,” he said. “I think I would adapt quickly to Italian football.”

Source: the Sun

Everton will make a summer move for Preston full-back Billy Jones.

Source: the Sun

Blackburn have been warned that they will have to offer £7m if they are to secure the services of Malaga midfielder Jose Recio.

Full story: Daily Mail

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has moved into pole position in the race to land Cardiff striker Jay Boothroyd on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Striker Wayne Rooney has admitted he was wrong to state his desire to leave Manchester United in October.

Source: the Sun

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