Transfer Rumour Mill 30/08/12

As the transfer window starts to creep shut, mangers and board members hurriedly scratch around as they try to put the finishing touches to their squads and offload players who have become surplus to requirements.

Deadline day usually brings some high profile moves and a ridiculous amount of spending; this year doesn’t seem to be drifting too far from precedent.

betfair 1Over the next two days, Place a Bet Online will be bringing you the pick of the transfer rumours that have surfaced across the media.

Manchester City have finally agreed a deal with Swansea for Scott Sinclair, having courted the Team GB star all summer. With the player due in Manchester today to complete a medical, it remains to be seen exactly where Sinclair fits into Mancini’s star studded squad (Sky Sports). Mancini is also likely to move for former charge Maicon within the next 36 hours. (The Guardian)

Following the impasse between Theo Walcott and Arsenal over a new contract. Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has emerged as a shock transfer target for Arsenal, with Walcott potentially moving in the other direction (The Metro); however, Liverpool could be about to pounce as well.

The Anfield club are rumoured to be frantically looking for suitors for Andy Carroll, as they look to raise funds for bids on both Theo Walcott and Clint Dempsey (The Times). West Ham appear to be the only club interested in taking Carroll at the moment. (Daily Mail)

bet365 sportBrendan Rodgers is also contemplating a move for Atletico Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, again providing they can offload Carroll. (The Sun)

Fulham are set to make an improved bid for West Ham Midfielder Mark Noble, having already been rebuffed with a previous bid, as they search for a replacement for Mousa Dembele. (

Tottenham are looking to follow up the purchase of Dembele with Marseille striker Loic Remy, but face a head to head battle with Chelsea for the 25 year old. (Daily Express)

To cope with the impending departure of Scott Sinclair, Swansea appears set to make an improved £5m plus bid for Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez. (Daily Mirror)

Hamburg are still chasing Spurs midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart and are desperate to land the Dutch international before the window slams shut (Metro)