Past and present Reading, Manchester City, Fulham, Arsenal, Chelsea, QPR, West Ham, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United transfer targets feature in a run-down of transfer news from Europe and the globe.
Falcao has moved to deny rumours he met with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez about switching sides in the Spanish capital. The Colombian is the hottest property in Europe right now and he was reported to have had dinner with the Real supremo. However Falcao has now discounted this talk stating ‘’everything is a lie.’’
Rubin Kazan have officially had a bid accepted for Yann M'Vila. The Russian side have met Rennes asking price for the French international but are currently in the midst of a transfer embargo which complicates a potential move.
Wesley Sneijder has formally completed his move to Turkish side Galatasaray after a protracted transfer saga. He was greeted in Istanbul by thousands of fans as ‘Sneijder-mania’ took hold of the country. He says he spoke to the likes of Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gaal before agreeing a move to join the Turkish champions but is now happy with the deal and looking forward to starting.
Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti has confirmed the clubs interest in signing Corinthians midfield talisman Paulinho in the wake of Sneijder’s departure. He still believes any transfer activity from Inter in the next week or so is unlikely but was more than full of praise for the Brazilian international. However finances are still an issue.
Inter Milan may still be able to make a return on one of their players this January however as River Plate are expected to come back in for playmaker Ricky Alvarez. The outcast has barely featured for the Nerazzuri this term and has long been linked with a move away from the Giuseppe Meazza. It comes after the Argentine side missed out on Cerro Porteno player Jonathan Fabbro.
AC Milan have announced they have given up hope of bringing in Kaka this month. The Rossoneri had hoped to bring in the former club favourite on loan this month but they cannot afford the wages for the Brazilian leaving his Real Madrid career in limbo. They have also confirmed that David Beckham will not make the move to Italy.
Stuttgart are believed to be in the hunt for a striker above all else but have seemingly completed the deal for Wolfsburg defender Felipe Lopes in the meanwhile. The Brazilian has joined the club on loan until the end of the season when they will consider a more permanent deal.
Transfer news from round the globe now as Celtic confirm Tom Rogic as a new member of their playing squad after he was granted a work permit to complete a move from Central Coast Mariners. Meanwhile another A-League talent is causing a stir in Europe as Juventus are being linked with Melbourne Victory’s New Zealand international winger Marco Rojas. Finally, in the MLS and Seattle Sounders have finally confirmed that Fredy Montero has completed a loan-deal back to his native Colombia with Millionarios.
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