Transfer Talk: Featuring Sagna, Fellaini and Moutinho

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Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna is reported to have edged one step closer to the exit door after contract talks between club and player reached an impasse. Sagna was critical of the sale of Robin van Persie to Manchester United and Alex Song to Barcelona earlier this season, and is wanted by Italian side Inter Milan. Arsenal fans would be sad to see the Frenchman depart, but the emergence of Carl Jenkinson would make it an easier pill to swallow. Both The Mail and The Telegraph are reporting the disagreement between Sagna and Arsenal, with the defender said to be feeling 'disrespected' at the offer of a 12-month extension on his current deal which expires in 2014 and are refusing to up the 29-year-old's £60,000 per week wages. The report even claims Sagna has told teammates he will leave the club in the summer.

Everton's key man Marouane Fellaini has emerged as a top target for Zenit St Petersburg. The Russian side made waves earlier this season by spending mega-money on Hulk, and Fellaini's international teammate Axel Witsel, however the spree was not enough to see the side fail to qualify from their Champions League group and slip into the Europa League instead. A Zenit spokesperson said of their January plans: "The signings will be players of very high quality. For example, the Belgium international Marouane Fellaini is on the list – he has proved himself in his games for Everton.” However the Blues will attempt to resist any offers, and the Liverpool Echo report that so far the Toffees have received no initial contact from the Russian club for the midfielder.

After QPR's so far disastrous start to the season in the Premier League, Esteban Granero is already being lined up for a move back to La Liga. Despite having a contract at the club until 2016, Granero is wanted by Atletico Madrid, to aid their Champions League push. However any move would have to overcome the sizeable hitch of FIFA's regulations restricting players being registered with three clubs during one season. 

Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas has got the rumour mill spinning by attending this week's Champions League match between Porto and PSG. Joao Moutinho was a January target for Spurs and AVB's potential scouting mission has added fuel to the fire the club could be back in for the Porto midfielder. The two clubs agreed a fee on transfer deadline day only for it to break down over personal terms. However AVB has remained coy on the reasons for his visit, insisting it was purely to visit old friends at his former club, insisting the 'tiring' trip was worth it.

The Tottenham boss has also given his backing to Brad Friedel despite the American losing his number one place to new signing Hugo Lloris. AVB insists Friedel still has a part to play at White Hart Lane, which casts doubt over the rumours he could rejoin former club Blackburn Rovers in January, adding he didn't know anything about any move for the veteran goalkeeper. He has insisted Friedel will play tonight against Panathaniakos in the Europa League as he looks to give both 'keepers game time. 

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