Transfer Rumour Mill – Transfer News 040113

Being as we are four days into the transfer window, the amount of transfer news has been a little disappointing so far. In recent years teams have scrambled to bolster their teams as early as possible, but things have been a bit subdued so far with only Chelsea and Liverpool spending any decent money.

None the less the transfer rumour mill continues to churn, so as we did through the summer, we will try our best to keep you updated with the most credible transfer news doing the rounds in our daily transfer rumour mill.


paddy powerAston Villa are considering a move for Manchester City’s out-of-favour defender Joleon Lescott, who supported Villa as a boy. Lescott has fallen out of favour recently and is desperate for regular football to keep his England hopes alive.

Full story: Daily Mirror


QPR manager Harry Redknapp has wasted no time in his wheeling and dealing, apparently being offered Inter Milan forward Wesley Sneijder, 28 to boost his side’s relegation scrap.

Full story: the Sun


Despite Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish’s insistence, that forward Wilfried Zaha will stay at Selhurst Park until the summer. Manchester United appear to be in pole position to sign Zaha and the Old Trafford club are confident of recruiting the England international.

Full story: ESPN


Tottenham are leading the race to sign France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 23 on a pre-contract agreement from Toulouse.

Full story: the Times


Newcastle are wasting no time in replacing Chelsea bound Demba Ba and have compiled a shortlist of strikers to replace him, with Marseille’s Loic Remy top of the list.

Full story: the Journal


Swansea striker Danny Graham may be handed a Premier League lifeline and is Brian McDermott’s next target after the Reading manager’s capture of defender Daniel Caricco, 24 from Sporting Lisbon.

Full story: the Times


French club Evian Thonon Gaillard are interested in ending Florent Malouda’s time at Chelsea and prolong his career.

Full story: (in French)


Fabio Coentrao’s future at Real Madrid is in danger after the 24-year-old full-back failed to show up for the first training session of the year.

Full story: Marca (in Spanish)


Brazil striker Alexandre Pato, 23 a previous target of Manchester City and Chelsea has left AC Milan for Corinthians, for around £12m.