Transfer Gossip: West Ham capture duo; Sneijder & more

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Here is 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.

All these stories are based on what their sources are stating, not me. Truth-ability is my little rating of how much truth a story has in it.

West Ham set to sign Chamakh and Cole

East London side, West Ham United are near completion of two new attacking signings. Out of favor Arsenal and Morocco striker, Marouane Chamakh is believed to be on the verge of a move which could revive his career, whilst Liverpool midfielder, Joe Cole has already agreed to return to the club where he began his career – beating QPR in a race for his signature.

Metro, Daily Mail, BBC Sport & More – Worldwide      Truth-ability: *****


Manchester United move ahead in race to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha

Premier League leaders, Manchester United, have reportedly moved ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham in the race to sign 20 year old English sensation, Zaha from Crystal Palace for a deal worth £10m.

Metro – UK      Truth-ability: *****


Athletic Bilbao confirms Juventus and Llorente in talks

Spanish striker, Fernado Llorente is in talks with Italian champions, Juventus with the view he will sign next season. A 36m Euro buy-out clause however may stall the move.

Marca – Spain      Truth-ability: *****


Tottenham leading the hunt for Barcelona striker David Villa

Spain’s all time leading goal scorer, David Villa is believed to be heading to the Premier League with Spurs the side most likely to get his signature, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea having already been linked.

Metro – UK      Truth-ability: *****


Lazio weigh up £4m swoop for Andrey Arshavin

Arsenal and Russia winger Andrey Arshavin has been bid on by Italian side Lazio. The 31 year old has had limited games with Arsenal this season and the club are ready to sell now before his contract runs out in the summer.

The Sun – UK      Truth-ability: *****


Sneijder shock QPR move

Harry Redknapp has been offered Dutch star Wesley Sneijder to boost QPR’s relegation scrap hopes by Inter Milan. However, Redknapp has stated his wages are far too high to be a realistic acquisition at Loftus Road.

The Sun – UK       Truth-ability: *****


City’s Lescott on his way to boyhood club Villa

England and Manchester City defender, Joleon Lescott is being considered by relegation battling Aston Villa to shore up their leaky defence. Lescott grew up supporting Villa but would have to take a big pay-cut; he is largely out of favour with Man City.

Daily Mirror – UK      Truth-ability: *****


Falcao ‘has already agreed a move to the Bernabeu’

Atletico Madrid’s president claims on Spanish TV that their Colombian striker, Radamel Falcao’s future has been decided for some time, with rival Real Madrid set to bring the world class talent to the Bernabeu this summer for £48m.

Daily Mirror – UK      Truth-ability: *****


Lampard is leaving Chelsea in the summer, reveals England star’s agent

34 year old Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard will leave the club at the end of the season as his contract runs out. Italy is his most likely destination according to his agent. Inter Milan and Lazio are believed to be interested.

Daily Mail – UK       Truth-ability: *****


David Villa ready to pack his bags

Barcelona forward, David Villa looks set to move to the Premier League. The Spanish striker has barely played for Tito Vilanova’s side this season and Villa now wants a move this January. Arsenal and Liverpool have both expressed interest with Juventus also looking at him.

Marca – Spain      Truth-ability: *****


and in other news…


Ballotelli and Mancini is Man City bust up

Manchester City’s Italian unstable striker, Mario Ballotelli has been involved in a training ground ‘bust-up’ with manager Roberto Mancini following a poor tackle on a team mate. Disputes are common within football clubs however a photographer managed to capture several controversial stills of the unrest.

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By Stowe Gregory @stowegregory

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