World Football Gossip Roundup: Willian, Yann M'Vila, Wesley Sneijder
Another day, another healthy heaping of transfer gossip. Despite the amount of matchday action going on around the world, this weekend provides us with as generous a dosage of speculation as ever.
With the money wheel now well and truly spinning, clubs from all over the world are becoming increasingly eager to buff up their ranks in the January transfer window lest they fall behind the competition.
Sneijder Nears Inter Deadline
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In what has become one of the more odd transfer sagas in recent history, Wesley Sneijder is supposedly soon to decide whether or not he will be moving to Galatasaray, after the Guardian reported of a 24-hour deadline set on Friday.
Internazionale were reportedly "satisfied" with the €10 million offer submitted by the Turkish outfit earlier in the week, and it would seem to rest solely on the Dutch playmaker whether or not he completes the switch or holds out for another transfer.
The Daily Mail have supposed that Sneijder is keen for the Premier League's elite to once again raise interest in his services, but it's unknown as to whether English clubs will want to pay the Holland international's wages.
Swansea City Aim to Beat Liverpool to Ince
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Despite news emerging that the youngster was closing in on an Anfield return, Tom Ince has become subject to a £7 million bid from Swansea City.
The 20-year-old left Liverpool for just £250,000 in 2011 but has matured greatly during his time with Blackpool and is thought to be worth a far greater amount this January.
talkSPORT report that the Reds lodged a £5 million bid for their former academy player, but Tangerines chairman Karl Oyston is keen to receive more for his premier starlet.
One factor of any move for Ince is that he receives regular first-team football in his new surroundings, something he’s undoubtedly more confident of receiving at the Liberty Stadium.
QPR Close in on Rennes’ M’Vila
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With Harry Redknapp seeking to bring the Hoops back from the brink of relegation, Yann M'Vila has once again popped up on QPR's radar and has allegedly become subject to a £7.5 million bid from the west London outfit (via Le Parisien, in French).
The Daily Mail have also reported of Redknapp's interest in the Rennes bad boy, adding that the former Tottenham boss may be keen on a move for West Brom's Odemwingie.
M'Vila has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past, and is reported to be wanting a clause inserted into any QPR contract allowing him to leave should the R's see relegation.
Arsenal Interested in Bundesliga Hitman Adam Szalai
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Having impressed greatly in his goalscoring exploits for Mainz this season, Adam Szalai has understandably courted a raft of European attention in recent months, the most evident of which comes from Arsenal.
The Gunners are set to sign Theo Walcott to a much sought-after contract extension but are keen to increase their attacking ranks further rather than rest on their laurels.
Szalai has netted 11 goals for club and country this season, with Metro alleging that the Hungarian striker is seen as an alternative option for Olivier Giroud.
German newspaper Bild have reported that the forward has a €15 million release clause in his contract, putting the Bundesliga sensation well within Arsene Wenger’s reach.
Chelsea Reviving Interest in Shakhtar Ace Willian
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After cooling their previous interest in the attacker, Chelsea are once again lodging some attention toward Shakhtar Donetsk's Willian, after being gazumped by the Ukrainian side in their move for former target Taison (via Metro).
The Blues have been linked with Willian on numerous occasions in the past but have seen any previous moves for the forward snubbed.
However, with Taison now amongst their ranks, Shakhtar may be more open to the idean of their Brazilian sensation leaving the club but are thought to be seeking more than £20 million for his signature.
With Daniel Sturridge now at Liverpool, Chelsea may have the squad space for a Willian arrival. It might just be a matter of meeting the prescribed valuation.