Lunchtime Roundup Monday 3rd December

Afternoon all,

 

New Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has admitted that he can’t wait for the return of English duo John Terry and Frank Lampard. According to Benitez, the team is lacking character and the return of the pair would see the team gain more

Harry Redknapp has said that if he is able to save QPR from relegation then it will be the greatest achievement of his carer. QPR currently sit at the bottom of the Premier League without a win to their name

Newcastle are currently in negotiations with Demba Ba over a renewal of his contract. His current contract has a release clause of just £7 million so if any club were able to get him for this price it would be an absolute bargain

Phil Jagielka believes that Everton have a very strong chance of qualifying for the Champions League this season. Everton are currently lying in 6th place in the Premier League, 3 points off that 4th qualifying space for the Champions League

And now for some transfer news,

Fulham and Reading have both shown some considerable interest in signing Arsenal’s out of favour midfielder Andrey Arshavin for as little as £3 million

Some very surprising news concerning Frank Lampard now, as Arsenal are lining up a move to offer the England international a contract in the January, as his current Chelsea deal is due to expire in the summer

Liverpool are looking at signing West Brom striker Shane Long for a whopping £12 million. The Republic Of Ireland international has already notched up 7 goals for the Baggies this season

Ipswich Town’s on loan striker DJ Campbell is un sure whether Harry Redknapp will recall him in January. The 31-year-old was sent out on loan to Ipswich this season after it was said that he was not part of then QPR manager Mark Hughes plans

Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele has said that he wants to sort out a new contract as soon as possible. And has had no thought on leaving the club whatsoever

Accrington Stanley goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin is set to miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Stanley have brought in Leeds United’s Paul Rachubka on an emergency loan as a replacement

 

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