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Transfer Gossip: Arsenal after Spanish forward & more

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Kevin Jairaj – USA TODAY Sports

This is the first of what I hope to make a more regular feature, the latest gossip of major transfers and Soccer news from around the globe, and the English Premier League in particular. By gathering the media’s latest rumors you can get a glimpse of what may be to come – or you can laugh and call it nonsense! Like I tend to do.

Click on the hyperlinks to read the full stories. All these stories are based on what their sources are stating, not me.

 

Arsenal chase Barcelona star Villa as Wenger aims to bolster attacking options

Arsenal are claimed to be exploring an audacious swoop for Spain’s all time leading goal scorer. At 31, David Villa is out of favour at the Nou Camp and Wenger has stated he’s on the look out for a Super star.

- Daily Mail - UK

Chelsea star Frank Lampard ready to replace David Beckham at LA Galaxy

In what is being described as “LAmps”, the man due to play his 500th EPL game this week is set to make a move to the USA after being told his future at Stamford Bridge is running out quickly.

- Daily Mirror – UK

Inter Milan join West Ham in the race for Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh

The 28 year old Moroccan has been told he can leave the Gunners next month after slipping down the pecking order. However, the Serie A, Italian giants are now ready to initiate a challenge with West Ham to get his signature. Arsenal fans will let him go anywhere.

- Metro – UK

Ferguson ready to battle Wenger for Palace wonderkid Wilfried Zaha

 Unfortunately this is not literall,  we won’t be seeing the two old managers throwing punches over the young England international. But, the Mirror does still believe that the Crystal Palace winger will be severely chased come January. However, one would believe Palace won’t sell as they bid for promotion first.

- Daily Mirror – UK

New Leeds owners to spend big to get the club back to the Premier League

Leeds United’s new owners say they will use their reported £52million to transform the club in an attempt to bring back the glory days to Elland Road.

- Metro – UK

Liverpool hoping to add Jack Butland to deals for Daniel Sturridge and Thomas Ince

Butland who is a target for Manchester City, Everton and Southampton is believed to be advanced talk with Brendan Rodger’s Liverpool with a fee left to be agreed with Birmingham for the England and Olympic goalkeeper.

- Metro – UK

 and in other news…

Kag-aoke! Man United stars singing Gangnam Style at Xmas Party

Manchester United and Japan Midfielder, Shinji Kagawa has been videoed signing the YouTube sensation, Gangnam Style at the clubs Christmas party. Robin Van Persie was also recorded singing “Glory Glory Man United” and controversially, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Nicee.

- Daily Mirror – UK

By Stowe Gregory @stowegregory