World Football Gossip Roundup: John Terry, Edin Dzeko, Robert Lewandowski
John Terry is injured, but for how long?
Arsenal need players in January, but who will they target, if anyone?
Those questions top this Monday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup. Inside, we also have updates on Robert Lewandowski, Frank Lampard and Nicolas Anelka.
Read on for all the details.
John Terry Injury Update
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Chelsea captain John Terry was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday after leaving Sunday's match against Liverpool with a knee injury. The scans should reveal the extent of his injury (via ESPN FC).
Terry, 31, left Stamford Bridge on crutches after being involved in a collision with Liverpool's Luis Suarez. Suarez sent "hugs" to Terry via Twitter on Sunday night.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Terry could miss the rest of the season if he tore cruciate knee ligaments. Terry had surgery on the same knee earlier this year.
Terry scored the game's opening goal, a header, in the first half before leaving the pitch before halftime. The match finished 1-1.
Arsenal Set to Spend in January?
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has received authorization to spend heavily in January and will make Manchester City striker Edin Dezko his top target. Crystal Palace midfielder Wilfried Zaha will also be targeted (via Daily Mail).
The club's directors are reportedly concerned about the team's prospects of qualifying for the Champions League next season. Missing the competition would hurt the club's finances.
Wenger has reportedly identified three areas for improvement: a goalkeeper, striker and wide midfielder. Swansea's Michel Vorm and Liverpool's Pepe Reina are reportedly among the keepers being watched.
Manchester United Interested in Robert Lewandowski Again?
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Manchester United will try again to sign Robert Lewandowski after the forward and Borussia Dortmund stalled in contract talks (via Daily Mirror).
United reportedly tried to sign Lewandowski, 24, over the summer. Lewandowski, a Poland international, has a contract until 2014.
Frank Lampard Set for China?
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Veteran Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to move to China in January, according to The Sun.
The paper cites reports from China that say Lampard is the top priority for Guizhou Renhe. Lampard, 34, will reportedly be offered a contract worth £250,000 per week.
Nicolas Anelka Heading Back to England?
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Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka could be set to return to England from China, according to the Daily Star.
The Star reports that West Ham have held talks with Anelka over a proposed transfer.
Anelka, 33, also played for Arsenal, Bolton, Manchester City and Liverpool. At Bolton, he played under current West Ham manager Sam Allardyce.