Transfer talk: United set for double Juve swoop, Lambert's Tardis and Everton chase Kenwyne Jones
It clearly is the week for clubs to go back in for players they let go on the cheap, as Manchester United look set to swoop for Paul Pogba.
Following Chelsea’s reported interest in spending over £20m on Nemanja Matic (that one’s still dragging on, by the way), it seems that David Moyes wants to bring Juventus star Pogba back to the place he briefly called home.
Moyes was spotted at Juve’s clash with Cagliari at the weekend and the Daily Mail go big with the claim that he’s planning a double swoop for both Pogba and Arturo Vidal.
Bulls**t, we say, with Claudio Marchisio far more likely to be the object of Moyes’ affections.
Over to Arsenal. It’s not transfer news but the Daily Star claim that Arsene Wenger is set to sign a new deal to stay as manager as soon as new contracts for Bacary Sagna and Per Mertesacker are sorted out.
Paul Lambert is stepping into the Tardis and heading back to 2012 to sign veterans Grant Holt and Wes Hoolahan. Holt, of course, has been tearing it up in the Championship (banging in a whopping two goals for Wigan all season). Don’t expect a stampede on the Villa club shop any time soon.
Everton could be lumping the ball up to Kenwyne Jones whenever Romelu Lukaku is rested or injured, with Nikica Jelavic seemingly off to Hull City.
Not much going on at Liverpool. Yann M’Vila was linked with a move to Anfield from Rubin Kazan, but it seems that Rafael Benitez will get one over on his former employers and sign the French midfielder for Napoli.
Tiago Ilori, the young defender signed from Sporting Lisbon by Brendan Rodgers in the summer, looks set for a loan switch to Granada to gain experience.
Finally, Carlton Cole could leave West Ham for either Crystal Palace or QPR now that Andy Carroll is back from heel knack. That sound you hear is a resounding ‘meh’ coming from the Boleyn Ground faithful.