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Transfer gossip... who is rumoured to be on the move today

Published 31/01/2012 | 11:26

Spurs are keen on making Emmanuel Adebayor's loan from Manchester City permanent
Spurs are keen on making Emmanuel Adebayor's loan from Manchester City permanent

THE Premiership window is about to slam shut ... so who is likely to move today?

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Arsenal

Arsenal are closing in on the £400,000 signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Thomas Eisfeld after holding talks in London. (Goal.com)

Verdict: Mmmh, the 'closing in' part suggests a deal is far from being signed and sealed.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is exploring the possibility of a loan deal for Malaga striker José Salomón Rondo. (Mail)

Verdict: With a record of scoring every three games, McLeish will be licking his lips.

Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn hope to sell unsettled Argentinian star Mauro Formica to Brazilian club Flamengo – to give boss Steve Kean some last-minute cash. (Mirror)

Verdict: A sale with Kean not seeing any of the cash would seem like par from the Venky's chaps.

Bolton Wanderers

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is getting his teenage kicks with a sensational double swoop for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha and Porto’s Argentinian striker Juan Iturbe. (Mirror)

Verdict: Rumoured £5m likely to be too much to turn down for Palace, promise of first team team football likely to tempt squad player Iturbe.

Chelsea

Chelsea are will offer striker Fernando Torres a chance to return to his former club Atletico Madrid as Andre Villas-Boas looks to lure former Porto striker Radamel Falcao to the Bridge. (Caught Offside)

Verdict: La Liga side spent £36m to sign Falcao last summer so unlikely to send him on his merry way just yet even if for sentimentally reasons they'd love to have Torres back.

Everton

Everton have made an official offer to sign Rangers' in-demand striker Nikica Jelavic. (Sky Sports)

Verdict: The first concrete bid for the in-demand striker. Move would suit both parties.

Fulham

Borussia Dortmund striker Lucas Barrios looks set to move to Craven Cottage in a deal around £8.35m. (Spiegel.online)

Verdict: Could be a busy day with striker Pavel Pogrebnyak also being linked with a move to the Cottagers.

Liverpool

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish would take Carlos Tevez on loan – if Manchester City let their rebel star leave before the window shuts. (Mirror)

Verdict: What's in it for City? Not a whole lot.

Manchester City

Roberto Mancini is battling it out with Juventus for the signature of Roma's attacking midfielder David Pizarro. (Mail)

Verdict: Story adds that deal might cost City £1m, that's loose change to City's owners.

Manchester United

Mame Biram Diouf is on the verge of joining Hannover, bringing to the end a short-lived United career. (Manchester Evening News)

Verdict: He's gone.

Newcastle United

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew wants to seal a deal for teenage Danish defender Jores Okore. (Mirror)

Verdict: Another relative unknown starlet for Pardew to mould into his Newcastle success machine? Why not?

Norwich City

Harry Redknapp has City's Steve Morison in his sights as a possible target, if his supposed bid for Andy Carroll doesn't come off. (Carrowroad.net)

Verdict: To be taken with a industrial silo full of salt.

Queens Park Rangers

Michael Ballack could be set for a sensational return to west-London with Queens Park Rangers. (Footy Bunker)

Verdict: Would you fancy a move back to England after returning to your home country at this stage in your career?

Stoke City

Danny Collins's exit from Stoke may not be a forgone conclusion after all with manager Tony Pulis stating that the 31-year-old could remain in his plans. (Stoke Sentinel)

Verdict: Manager in U-turn shocker, whatever next.

Sunderland

Martin O'Neill will today step up his bid to sign Bolton striker Kevin Davies. (Bolton News)

Verdict: Striker has fallen down the pecking order at Bolton and must be tempted by a final payday at 34.

Swansea City

Swansea will battle Newcastle in bid to sign Watford defender Adrian Mariappa, 24 (Wales Online)

Verdict: The Swans are on the up, so who's to stop them?

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham want to sign on-loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor from Man City on a permanent deal and are ready to pay £8m to get their man. (Mail)

Verdict: It's not like City have missed his services anyway but wages could be stumbling block for Spurs.

West Bromwich Albion

Birmingham manager Chris Hughton says he would be happy to keep Liam Ridgewell, despite West Brom's interest in the defender. (Birmingham Mail)

Verdict: Judging by Hughton's less than bullish words Ridgewell is off.

Wigan Athletic

Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega is in QPR's sights, as Mark Hughes plans a last-minute spending spree. (Metro)

Verdict: Unlikely to be allowed to leave for one of Wigan's relegation rivals.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is still to decide whether to sign 28-year-old free agent Mark Fotheringham. (Birmingham Mail)

Verdict: Come on Mick, the clock is ticking...get thinking.

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