World Transfer Rumors: 10 Players Most Likely To Be On The Move

James WillisAnalyst IJanuary 31, 2011

World Transfer Rumors: 10 Players Most Likely To Be On The Move

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    BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22:  Charlie Adam of Blackpool applauds the supporters during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackpool and Sunderland at Bloomfield Road on January 22, 2011 in Blackpool, England.  (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Im
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    With the January transfer window nearly closed, there are still many transfers that could be made.

    The amount of rumours and reports that have come out today are through the roof as each club tries to ensure that they get the player's they need to end the season on a high note.

    There have however been some persistent rumours right through the transfer window that will either be just wrapping up now or ending up being proved as absolute nonsense.

    Here is a list of the 10 players who are most likely on the move over the remaining hours of the transfer deadline day, today.

Charlie Adam

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    BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22:  Charlie Adam of Blackpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackpool and Sunderland at Bloomfield Road on January 22, 2011 in Blackpool, England.  (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
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    Current Club: Blackpool

    Likely Destination: Liverpool

    Explanation: The Blackpool midfielder has been the subject of much intense speculation right through this month with Liverpool lodging a fair number of different bids for the player.

    Ian Holloway has repeatedly said that he will not sell Charlie Adam for any less than the right price and that he will not let the bigger club's push Blackpool around.

    With Liverpool struggling again to reclaim their place in the top four, the signing of a strong, creative midfielder like Charlie Adam looks very likely.

Luis Suarez

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 19:  Luis Suarez of AFC Ajax celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between AFC Ajax and AJ Auxerre at the Amsterdam ArenA on October 19, 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Ge
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    Current Club: Ajax

    Likely Destination: Liverpool

    Explanation: The fee has already been agreed and personal terms are also thought to have already been agreed. That means that the only reason the signing hasn't officially been announced yet is something to do with his medical.

    As soon as Suarez passes his medical (which he almost certainly will), Liverpool will be able to announce the arrival of their new striker.

    In fact, by the time this is published and you are reading this it may even have already been announced.

Stephen Ireland

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    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26:  Stephen Ireland of Aston Villa shows his frustrations during the UEFA Europa League  Play Off, second leg match between Aston Villa and SK Rapid Vienna at Villa Park on August 26, 2010 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by L
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    Current Club: Aston Villa

    Likely Destination: Newcastle

    Explanation: Having agreed on a transfer, the latest news of Stephen Ireland going to Newcastle was him undergoing a medical.

    While the transfer is only expected to be a loan move, the midfielder looks set to help the northern club push on to retain their place in the Premier League for next season.

Andy Carroll

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    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11:  Newcastle United Manager Alan Pardew issues instructions to Andy Carroll of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St James' Park on December 11, 201
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    Current Club: Newcastle

    Likely Destination: Liverpool/Tottenham

    Explanation: This transfer has come as a bit of a surprise as the young England striker has mainly been linked with Tottenham and all bids have been rejected by Newcastle.

    Tottenham are still looking for a new striker, and after the news filtered through that no bid had been lodged for Diego Forlan, the odds of Tottenham moving for Andy Carroll shortened significantly.

    In terms of Liverpool, the Merseyside club are also interested in securing the services of another striker and they are understood to have lodged a second giant bid for the Newcastle player. It has also been reported that Andy Carroll is keen on a move to Anfield.

    Update: Liverpool has completed a £35 million record signing of the English international

Fernando Torres

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    BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05:  Fernando Torres of Liverpool dejected during a Barclays Premier league match betweem Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool at Ewood park on January 5, 2011 in Blackburn, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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    Current Club: Liverpool

    Likely Destination: Chelsea

    Explanation: Some reports have suggested that Torres is in London today, most likely to have talks with Chelsea, while other sources have suggested that he's staying put.

    While no news has been confirmed, Liverpool's search for a big-name striker to add to the club on top of the signing of Luis Suarez, may be an indication that an agreement has been reached for the sale of the World Cup winning star.

    It would be a big transfer and big news, but that doesn't mean it won't happen.

    Update: Fernando Torres has joined Chelsea for a record £50 million fee

James Beattie

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    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 14:  James Beattie of Glasgow Rangers running through on goal during the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Glasgow Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium on August 14, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo
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    Current Club: Glasgow Rangers

    Likely Destination: Blackpool

    Explanation: Admittedly one of the less interesting transfers that could still be done, but it is thought that Beattie is on his way to a loan move to Blackpool.

    The latest reports are that the striker has been having a medical at the club, and any announcement is expected to be made soon.

    While it may not be the most attractive transfer, it definitely seems like one of the most certain.

Ryan Babel

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    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06:  Ryan Babel of Liverpool tangles with Jonathan Hogg of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on December 6, 2010 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/
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    Current Club: Liverpool

    Likely Destination: Hoffenheim

    Explanation: There have been very few specific rumours today about Ryan Babel, but that is largely because the media have focused on who Liverpool will be signing and whether Fernando Torres will be leaving.

    This transfer has pushed on right through the January transfer window and it could well be completed today.

    The latest updates on the transfer would probably be found on Babel's infamous twitter page, @RyanBabel.

Sebastian Larsson

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    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01:  Sebastian Larsson of Birmingham City celebrates scoring a penalty during the Carling Cup Quarter Final match between Birmingham City and Aston Villa at St Andrews on December 1, 2010 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by C
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    Current Club: Birmingham City

    Likely Destination: Manchester City/Newcastle United

    Explanation: Although the latest reports are that no bid has been received from Manchester City for Sebastian Larsson, today has been so topsy turvy that the transfer may still happen before the end of the day.

    Newcastle have also been interested for a long time and if the signing of Stephen Ireland falls through for one reason or another, expect them to step up their pursuit of Larsson.

Nicolas Anelka

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09:  Nicolas Anelka of Chelsea looks on during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON 3rd round match between Chelsea and Ipswich Town at Stamford Bridge on January 9, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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    Current Club: Chelsea

    Likely Destination: Liverpool

    Explanation: While Liverpool are apparently closing in on Andy Carroll, their have been no reports set in stone of that transfer.

    Rumours also suggest that Fernando Torres is in London to talk to Chelsea, making this move more likely as a possible swap deal.

    It has been rumoured that Nicolas Anelka may join Liverpool throughout the transfer window, and with Torres looking ever more likely to eventually leave for Chelsea, Anelka may return to the club he joined on loan in 2002.

Phil Neville

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  Phil Neville of Everton celebrates as Jermaine Beckford scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on December 4, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Shau
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    Current Club: Everton

    Likely Destination: Tottenham

    Explanation: There have been numerous reports focussing on Tottenham's attempts to sign a striker this transfer window but little news of the club's bid to sign full back Phil Neville.

    While the club's first bid was rejected, the rumours of a transfer here just won't go away and some places have even reported that Tottenham are putting together one final bid for Neville to try and secure his services before the end of the day.

    With much of the media focussing elsewhere, don't be surprised if this deal is done quickly and smoothly.