Lunchtime Roundup 27th November

Afternoon all,

 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident that midfield maestro Jack Wilshere will sign a new deal. Wilshere still has 2 years left on his current contract, so there is plenty of time for negotiations

Roberto Martinez still believes that Oman goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi is at his best, even after his huge error this weekend practically gifted Reading a goal. Luckily for Al Habsi Jordi Gomez scored in the final few minutes of the game to see wigan come out 3-2 winners

Michael Owen is set to miss out on playinf former club Newcastle United tomorrow as he is still not fully fit after being out for a month with a hamstring injury

Wigan are on the verge of signing Sporting Kansas midfielder Roger Espinoza. The Honduras international sparked the attention of many scouts around Europe after impressing at the 2012 Olympics

Aston Villa right back Alan Hutton believes that there is no future for him left at Villa Park. The Scotland international completed a loan move to Nottingham Forest last week

Everton are planning to make a move for former Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon. Gordon is a free agent after leaving Sunderland in the summer.

Manchester United are planning on making an ambitious move for QPR ‘s Morrocan playmaker Adel Taarabt. United are also planning on making a £15 million bid for Everton left back Leighton Baines

Michael Dawson has confirmed that he has shrugged off any interest shown from QPR. There were rumours saying that Harry Redknapp wanted to sign the Spurs central defender in January

Leeds are hoping to finalise a new deal for Senegalese striker El Hadj Diouf. His current contract runs out in January

Tyrone Barnett who is currently on loan at Ipswich from Peterbrough has said that he would be delighted if he never returned to Peterbrough. Peterbrough boss Darren Ferguson has also confirmed that Barnett does not have a future at the club

Port Vale have completed the signing of former Crystal Palace striker Calvin Andrew on a short term deal to fill the hole that was supposedley meant to be filled by Notts County’s Jeff Hughes