All the rumour, gossip, and news you need to know from the last 24 hours
Tottenham Hotspur are ready to 'gazump' Liverpool and Swansea by beating them to the signing of Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, according to German newspaper Bild. Hoffenheim's Sigurdsson has been stewing over his future over the last fortnight after Brendan Rodgers quitting Swansea forced him into a re-think, but Tottenham's later emergence comes as a surprise. Rumours have since circulated on Twitter that Sigurdsson's agent was spotted at Anfield late last night, so this one may have a few twists and turns ahead yet.
Former Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles could be on his way out of Chelsea if reports are to be believed. The Portuguese midfielder's agent is said to be courting a move to Italian side Napoli. Don't expect any immediate movement on this one as Meireles has a big Euro 2012 semi-final coming up when Portugal take on Spain tomorrow. He had a mixed season at Chelsea last year and was said to be disappointed when Andre Villas-Boas was sacked, and missed the Champions League Final through suspension. The Mirror report a deal could be struck for £8 million.
Swansea are desperate to hang onto key man Scott Sinclair and want to get him tied down to a new contract as soon as possible. His current deal will expire next summer and Swansea do not want to risk losing him on a free. The 23-year-old scored eight goals and provided four assists last season and was linked with a move to Liverpool in January. Swansea will not feel easy with the threat of him walking out for nothing hanging over them, and The Sun report that chairman Huw Jenkins wants the issue resolved.
The Guardian is reporting a whole host of scurrilous transfer rumours, one of which is talk over the Manchester City centre-back position. The paper report that they want to sign Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, who last week said he wasn't going anywhere, and offer Joleon Lescott to Liverpool in exchange. Both players are excellent defenders, but we just can't see this one panning out somehow. Agger had a very good Euro 2012 for Denmark as did Lescott with England and we'd be surprised if either club let them leave.
Fulham allowed Danny Murphy to leave on a free for Blackburn, and today's papers report that they want to replace him with Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey. The Welshman would be an excellent addition to Martin Jol's side, but convincing him to leave Arsenal so soon could be a tough ask. A lot was expected from him last season and he underwhelmed, even getting criticised by a section of the Gunners support. Still there is no reason for him to give up yet, it is all part of the learning curve and he'd be advised to ride it out and come back better. He is only 21, but if he finds first team football limited this season perhaps he should think about a move, but jumping ship now could be a mistake.
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