Football Transfer News and Rumours – Wed 20th January

Steven Naismith – Norwich – DONE DEAL

Steven Naismith has signed a three and a half year contract with Norwich after a deal of £8.5 million was agreed between them and Everton.

Costel Pantilimon – Watford

  Sunderland’s out of favour giant of a goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon has completed a move to Watford for an undisclosed fee. The 28 year old has fallen down the Sunderland hierarchy and now joins fellow new signing Nordin Amrabat at the Hornets.  

Saido Berahino

As clubs circle Saido Berahino, Tony Pulis has stated that he wants to keep the 22 year old striker. But Chelsea remain favourites to land his signature at 7/4.

Ezequiel Lavezzi – Chelsea

Also catching Chelsea’s eye is PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezzi. Reports suggest that Chelsea officials are meeting with Lavezzi’s agent today to discuss a potential January move to Stamford Bridge. Inter Milan are also interested.

Alex Teixeira – Chelsea

But Chelsea aren’t stopping there. They are still in negotiations with Shakhtar Donetsk about the transfer of 26 year old midfielder Alex Teixeira, but the £30 million asking price is proving to be a stumbling block.

Romelu Lukaku – Manchester United

Manchester United have been told by Everton that 22 year old striker Romelu Lukaku will cost them a huge £65 million as they attempt to put Man United off making a move for him.

Jackson Martinez – Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur want to be the latest club to lure a key Atletico Madrid striker to the Premier League, and they will pay £23 million to secure the services of 29 year old Jackson Martinez. He would join the likes of Fernando Torres, Diego Costa, and Sergio Aguero on the list of Atletico Madrid defectors.

Daniel Sturridge – West Ham

Apparently two injury prone strikers isn’t enough for West Ham. The Hammers are lining up an £18 million bid for injury laden Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.

Javier Hernandez – Liverpool

Should Sturridge leave the club, Jurgen Klopp will make a move for ex-Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who has impressed for Bayer Leverkusen this season.

Alvaro Morata – Liverpool

Also interesting Liverpool is Juventus’ 23 year old forward Alvaro Morata. Liverpool and Juventus have held talks about a potential £45 million deal for the player.

Marouane Fellaini – AC Milan

AC Milan are still interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, but they will have to stump up £20 million if they want him.

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