Football Transfer News and Rumours – Fri 8th January

Jan Kirchhoff – Sunderland – DONE DEAL

Sunderland have completed the signing of Bayern Munich central defender Jan Kirchhoff. The 6 foot 5 inch giant is one step towards tightening up the faltering Sunderland back line ahead of their inevitable relegation battle.

Shani Tarashaj – Everton – DONE DEAL

  Everton have signed Swiss striker Shani Tarashaj from Grasshopper Zurich for around £3 million. But we won’t see the 21 year old forward in action this season, Everton are loaning him back to Grasshopper until the summer so he can complete the obligatory national service.      

Harry Kane – Real Madrid

Real Madrid have started pursuing Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane as they look towards the future Galacticos.

Eden Hazard – Manchester United

Manchester United have been told by Real Madrid that they have no chance of signing him, so they will lodge a £65 million bid for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard instead. PSG are still favourites for his signature though.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Chelsea

Chelsea could look close to home for a replacement for the departing Hazard, and might make a move for Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Romelu Lukaku – Manchester United

Manchester United have decided to wait until the summer before launching a £40 million bid for Everton’s 22 year old in form striker Romelu Lukaku.

Simone Zaza – Crystal Palace

Reports are emerging that Crystal Palace have lodged a 27 million Euro offer for Juventus striker Simone Zaza as they look to solve their scoring problems.

Felipe Anderson – Manchester United

Lazio have told Manchester United that it will cost them £36 million if they want to sign their 22 year old winger Felipe Anderson.

Saido Berahino – Stoke

Out of favour West Brom striker Saido Berahino is attracting in interest of Stoke, who think there could be a cut price deal on the table after his Twitter shenanigans in the summer. The 22 year old striker hasn’t started a Premier League game in two months.

Mario Suarez – Watford

Quique Sanchez Flores is hoping that his past history with Mario Suarez will convince him to swap Fiorentina for Watford this January.

Manolo Gabbiadini – Swansea

Napoli say that they have rejected a £14 million bid from Swansea for their 24 year old striker Manolo Gabbiadini. Swansea reject this report and say that they have only made an enquiry for the player as they look to solve their dreadful form up front.

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