Daily Football Round-Up Monday 14th January

Good evening all,

 

Sunderland have signed Kader Magnane on loan for the remainder of the season. The Senegalese defender joins from Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal, with an option for a permanent move in the summer.

 

Harry Redknapp is planning on trying one more time to lure Loic Remy from Marseille despite reports that the French striker is on the verge of joining Newcastle United. The French club confirmed that they have agreed a deal with Newcastle but this won’t stop ‘Arry having one last go.

 

AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has ruled out a move for out of favour Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. He told Sport Mediaset, “I always said that if only one striker were to leave, we would not have taken anyone, and we have sold only Pato.”

 

Liverpool have invited Vegard Forren for a trial in a hope to sign the defender who has been linked with rivals Everton for the past couple of months.

 

Despite PSG continuously knocking back rumours of further signings this month they are repeatedly linked with football’s hottest properties. Radamel Falcao is the latest player in a long line and when questioned about a possible move, the Colombian refused to rule it out saying, “It’s not impossible that PSG and me see each other very soon.”

 

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has seemingly ended the talk of David Villa leaving the club in January. Arsenal have been repeatedly linked with Spain’s record goal scorer but Vilanova said, “David is not going to leave. We are very happy with him.”

 

Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo has admitted he is open to a move to England after talking to Spanish international team mates Fernando Torres and Juan Mata. The front man has been linked with Spurs, Arsenal, Sunderland and Newcastle in the past few weeks and this admission is sure to see at least one of the clubs step up their interest.

 

Gaston Ramirez has moved to distance himself from a move to Italian giants AC Milan following rumours of a potential move by saying he is “very happy at Southampton.”

 

Martin Petrov has signed for Espanyol on loan until the end of the season. The Bulgarian joined Bolton in 2010 but the club are looking to build for the future and 33-year-old Petrov doesn’t appear to fit into that plan.

 

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