Transfer Rumors (11 Dec 08): City prepare Torres bid, Serb duo in Manchester, Zaki staying at Wigan, and more
It’s a lot more exciting on my end when there’s plenty to report to you from the transfer gossip pages, and that’s the case today. Let’s get on with it, shall we?
Manchester City to Make 50m Torres Bid?
Regardless of the fact that Liverpool don’t want to sell Fernando Torres no matter what is thrown at them, he still somehow ends up in the gossip pages. Doesn’t hurt to try, right?
Zaki Not Leaving Wigan in January
Amr Zaki may be drawing interest from some of Europe’s best (and Manchester City), but Steve Bruce is putting his foot down and saying that his on-loan star isn’t going anywhere in January.
Tosic and Ljajic Set to Sign On at United
Partizan Belgrade duo Zoran Tosic and Adem Ljajic have flown to England to undergo medicals at Manchester United. Tosic may join his new club right off the bat in January, while Ljajic looks set to stay at Partizan for at least the remainder of the season.
Agger to AC Milan? Maybe, Maybe Not
Liverpool’s Daniel Agger has been heavily linked with AC Milan in the last couple of days, but how viable is the speculation? I’m sure we’ll hear something different tomorrow, but here’s what his agent says today.
Alex Wants Out of Chelsea
I don’t think Luiz Felipe Scolari will object too much to this transfer request, but we’ll have to see. A commenter said he’d be a good fit at Arsenal – what do you think?
Tottenham to Make Warnock Bid?
Newcastle have been looking like the most likely destination for Blackburn defender Stephen Warnock, if he was to leave the club anytime soon, but Warnock has now emerged as a target to take over Tottenham’s left back position. His name’s certainly much less of a mouthful than Benoit Assou-Ekotto, that’s for sure. Half the name, twice the game, I say.
Bellamy to Leave West Ham for Celtic?
Craig Bellamy had a highly successful loan spell at Celtic in the 2004/05 season, and he could be set for a return to the club in January, if reports of a 5m bid come to fruition.
Pazzini to Replace Bellamy at Upton Park?
Fiorentina striker Giampaolo Pazzini has been linked with West Ham, and his manager says he won’t be opposed to letting him move to the Premier League. But are the Hammers even interested in him?
Another Spaniard for Newcastle?
We all know Liverpool love their Spanish players, but Joe Kinnear could be looking to add another one to his ranks, in Real Betis captain Juanito.
Watford’s Smith Set for Step Up?
Stoke are reportedly interested in Watford striker Tommy Smith, but Watford won’t let him go for pennies, according to the Daily Mail.
Keep checking back throughout the day tomorrow, as Subhankar and I continue to deliver all of the latest transfer news and rumors.