Transfer News – Monday 31st December

Reading have signed their first player of the transfer window in the form of former Sporting Lisbon captain Daniel Carrico. The defender will join for a fee believed to be around £700,000.

Tottenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini is in talks with MLS side LA Galaxy regarding a permanent transfer. The Italian currently finds himself fourth choice goalkeeper at White Hart Lane

Serie A side Lazio have reportedly offered Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard a three-year contract to join the club. The Italian reports also suggest his contract will be worth around £7 million across the three year period.

Norwich City are interested in striker Ibrahim Toure of Monaco. the twenty-seven year old is a long term target of current manager Chris Hughton.

Demba Ba’s move to Chelsea appears to be off due to the amount of money his agent is looking to gain from the deal. There is also speculation the striker wants £120,000 a week to move from St. James Park.

Newcastle United are looking to conclude a French double raid with the acquisitions of Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy. the right back looks set to sign in the next few days after being courted by The Magpies since the summer. Remy however is interesting many parties including Harry Redknapp’s Queens Park Rangers

AC Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani is in talks with Didier Drogba’s representatives regarding a move to The San Siro. The Ivorian would replace the departing Robinho and Alexandre Pato who are both set to join Santos and Corinthians respectively in their native Brazil

Derby County midfielder James Bailed has re-joined Coventry City on loan for the rest of the season

Former Reading midfielder Scott Davies has had his contract mutually terminated at Crawley Town and has left the club. Former midfielder Cameron Edwards has also joined Melbourne Heart in Australia

Colchester United midfielder John Joe O’Toole has joined Bristol Rovers on loan until January 29th

Manchester United’s Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez is set to join fellow Premier League side Wigan Athletic on loan for the rest of the season

QPR are lining up a reported £20 million triple raid on West Ham United midfielder Mohammed Diame, Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila and Marseille striker Loic Remy

Napoli are favourites to sign starlet Radja Nainggolan from Cagliari. His parent club are in a dire financial position and look set to offload their best players.

Reports from the football website GOAL have suggested Arsene Wenger has made an official offer of £10 million for Atletico Madrid’s spanishh striker Adrian Lopez

Portsmouth have signed former Southampton striker David Connolly on a one month contract, and have also released striker Izale Mcleod.

Swansea City are interested in signing Real Betis midfielder Jose Canas. the player is out of contract in June, and a move to The Liberty Stadium looks likely in January

New Nottingham Forest manager Alex McLeish will try and loan former midfielder Barry Bannan from Aston Villa in the January Transfer window

That is all for now upto 6pm! i will attempt to tweet more news tonight when drunk!

Have a very Happy New Year

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