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Posted by ESPNsoccernet Staff on 01/22/2012

ESPNsoccernet's On the Move transfer blog is where you will find a hearty round-up of all the rumours and signings during the January transfer window. Get your teeth into the below to find out which player(s) your side are being linked with today.


Real Madrid and Inter Milan are reportedly keen on Liverpool forward Luis Suarez © Getty Images

23.30 GMT That's all for tonight, my kingdom for a DONE DEAL. Hopefully, as the final week of the window draws to a close we might just get some. More of the same tomorrow.

23.09 GMT Anybody want a Russian striker? Slightly used? Tottenham's Roman Pavlyuchenko is being offered to Newcastle and Sunderland, apparently.

22.35 GMT You would think they had enough strikers at the moment, but Manchester United are interested in Brazil striker Leandro Damiao according to the Daily Mail. The 22-year-old was subject of a £15 million bid from Tottenham in the summer but his club Internacional want closer to £24 million.

22.00 GMT Lancenet say that Sao Paulo are closing on the signing of Nilmar and could announce it by Tuesday, having agreed a deal with Villarreal.

21.38 GMT Greek champions Olympiakos are reported to be in advanced talks with Blackburn Rovers over Mauro Formica.

21.27 GMT Reports in Italy suggest Everton are showing an interest in Alessio Cerci of Fiorentina, who was linked with Man City last season.

20.59 GMT Reading are closing in on signing Blackburn striker Jason Roberts on loan until the end of the season.

20.52 GMT Want another Carlos Tevez update? I'm sure you do, so here you go: AC Milan coach Massimo Allegri told Sky Italia: "Am I optimistic over Tevez? I'm always optimistic in life."

20.23 GMT Brazil Under-20 international defender Juan has confirmed that he is on the verge of completing a move to Inter Milan. "I have passed a medical; thanks to God everything is okay," the Internacional man is quoted as saying by FcInterNews.it.

Inter assistant coach Beppe Baresi claimed he would go out on loan, and told Sky Sport Italia: "Juan is a young player with good quality. He knows how to defend very well, but he also plays well with the ball."

19.14 GMT Leicester are believed to be interested in taking Nathan Delfouneso on loan from Aston Villa.

18.34 GMT Yuri Zhirkov, who moved to Chelsea from CSKA Moscow for a reported £18 million in July 2009, didn't actually want to join the Blues. "Then I had offers from both Chelsea and Bayern, and I wanted Bayern," he was quoted as saying by Anzhi's website. "(It was) because (former CSKA team mate and friend) Ivica Olic was already playing for Bayern and in general I like Germany more than England. But in the end I was sold to Chelsea."

16.06 GMT - DONE DEAL: Senegalese striker Baba Diawara has completed his move to Sevilla from Maritimo, the Primera Division club have announced.

15.20 GMT Sky Sports are reporting former Chelsea midfielder Tiago is eyeing a return to the Premier League.

14.35 GMT - DONE DEAL: Parma have signed Roma striker Stefano Okaka on loan until the end of the season.

13.52 GMT: Andre Villas-Boas: "Willian is a very interesting player, but he is cup tied in the Champions League. I don't think we should go for players who cannot be involved in all the competitions. We are not stressed regarding what we can do in this transfer window. If a good opportunity arises, we could study it, but at the moment, we are very satisfied."

13.13 GMT: Paris Saint Germain sporting director Leonardo on Carlos Tevez: "It is true that with a player like Tevez, we know that we must make sacrifices." Read into that what you will.

12.45 GMT: Fulham boss Martin Jol has issued a hands-off warning to clubs tracking his hat-trick hero Clint Dempsey.

12.00 GMT: Stuttgart are expected to firm up their interest in Hoffenheim striker Vedad Ibisevic in the wake of their 3-1 defeat to Schalke on Saturday.

11.16 GMT: The Daily Mail suggests Manchester United could bid £50 million for Tottenham's Luka Modric in the summer.

10.36 GMT: Martin O'Neill has confirmed that Sunderland have rejected offers from abroad for Ji Dong-won.

10.09 GMT: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes the key to defeating Arsenal is to nullify the threat of star striker Robin van Persie - a player the Scottish coach considered signing. Full story.

09.45 GMT: The Star: Chris Samba is seeking a pay rise, with the defender out to double his pay at Blackburn to £80,000-a-week ... Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka is open to a loan move to Roma.

09.30 GMT: The Mirror: Tottenham have slapped a world-record £150 million price tag on Gareth Bale, who is a target of Manchester City ... Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has reiterated that Dimitar Berbatov has a future at the club ... Tottenham are keen on Swansea playmaker Joe Allen.

09.15 GMT: The People: Inter Milan and Real Madrid are interested in signing Liverpool forward Luis Suarez ... Chelsea are closely monitoring Lille star Eden Hazard, who is said to be available for around £25 million ... Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Manchester United's Danny Welbeck.

09.00 GMT: Good morning one and all. We are knee-deep in newspapers for your pleasure. Rumours to follow...

Comments

Posted by Glenn on 01/22/2012

Luis Suarez has only beenat Liverpool no longer than a year, and hes been targetted already.

Mr Wenger, i remember at one stage Suarez was on your radar as has been Hazard, both are primed for moves, why not do a double swoop.

for the good of The Gunners buy some reinforcements.

Posted by Godwin Alex on 01/22/2012

Barca should try and sign Mario Gotze in the summer before any other club does and Hulk i think will add fire to the strike force of Barcelona.Up Barca,pls am a footballer and i need help from a club i can train with.

Posted by Tarun on 01/22/2012

150euros for Bale?well i dont think even a rich club like Man City would bid such a big amount.they could better get quality players like Kaka,maicon and higuain in the same amount.

Posted by Jake Nazar on 01/22/2012

Well AVB your saying that "we should not buy players if they are not available for all competitions" gets me angry for one reason: You have the opportunity to buy the best young player in the world in Eden Hazard and since he is cup-tied you are not going to sign him? Rumors are that Chelsea are in pole position and AVB PLEASE get that deal done becuase if we get him we have a talent on our hands and a creative spark we need.

Posted by Dan on 01/22/2012

Gareth Bale's club rates him at ₤150m? I didn't realize Hulk's agent worked at Tottenham FC.

Posted by Ahmad on 01/23/2012

Maybe Man Unitd should rather spend the £24million on spanish youths & develop themself(Worth) . Just like how Barca did.. (Example) Xavi , Iniesta & Puyol.

Posted by Ahmad on 01/23/2012

AVB should sign Edin Hazard (Speedy & Tricky) player. £20-£30 Million *STAR BUY* All I Can say..

Posted by chidel on 01/27/2012

pls liverpool should not try to sale luis plz,because if they do am sure liverpool hope of coming to top 4 is finished...

Posted by rossoneri faizal.. on 01/30/2012

better n nver sale suarez..iff do im sure liverpool cannot make at list 4 spot..

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