Lunchtime Round-Up 15th January

Afternoon all,

Big news concerning French striker Loic Remy, as the Marseille man is set to reject a move to Newcastle in favour of joining Premier League strugglers QPR in a deal which is believed to be worth around £8.3 million, and he is set to undergo a medical today. Newcastle thought that the deal to sign Remy was almost done, but QPR came in with a last minute bid to try and lure the Frenchman to Loftus Road and is widely expected to complete his move there in the next couple of days

Swansea have completed the signing of midfielder Roland Lamah from Osasuna on an 18- month loan deal with an option to make the move a permanent one next summer. The Belgian will not be able to play in Swansea's FA cup replay against Arsenal, but he should be available for their game against Stoke this Saturday

Wigan Athletic's Spanish defender Ivan Ramis will miss the rest of the season after he ruptured his cruciate ligament during Wigan's 1-1 draw with Fulham on Saturday. But luckily for Ramis the injury is not as bad as first thought, as it was believed that he could have done more damage. Ramis has been a key player for The Latics this season, playibng 19 times and scoring three goals

Blackpool's current caretaker manager Steve Thompson has said that he is ready to become the clubs full time manager. He also added that he is as ready as he will ever be to be a number one manager. But Dundee United manager Peter Houston is said to be the front runner at this moment in time

West Brom duo Peter Odemwingie and Steven Reid are set to return to the side for their FA Cup replay with fellow Premier League side QPR. Odemwingie who is a target for QPR will be returning from a calf problem which has seen him sit out the last couple of matches. And defender Reid has recovered from a shin injury which has also kept him out for a couple of matches

Reading boss Brian McDermott has said that midfielder Jay Tabb can leave the club in January if they receive a suitable offer for him. Tabb is out of contract in the summer, and McDermott has no interest in renewing his contract by the look of things, which could be the reason why he wants to offload the 28-year-old in January

Southampton are closing in on a deal to sign Norweigan defender Vegard Forren from Norweigan side Molde for a fee of £3.5 million. Forren has already attracted a lot of interest from Premier League clubs including Liverpool and Everton

Portsmouth have released captain Brian Howard, Mustapha Dumbuya, Jon Harley, Lubomir Michalik, Luke Rodgers and Lee Williamson after all of their contracts expired, and none of them were offered a new one. It is believed that this is because the club needs to slash the wage bill down again

Peterborough have rejected a bid from Nottingham Forest for transfer-listed midfielder George Boyd. Boyd has also attracted interest from Reading, Crystal Palace and Millwall who could all potentially make a bid for the Scottish midfielder in the coming weeks

Rotherham United have extended the loan of Huddersfield full-back Liam Ridehalgh until the end of the season. Ridehalgh has made seven appearances since joining the club in November


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