Transfer News Today: Spurs to sign Brazilian left-back?

Today we examine Hull’s attempt to sign a new striker, Spurs’ move for a Roma player, the possible sale of a Chelsea midfielder and Rafa Benitez looking towards his old club for talent...

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Hull will make another move to sign West Brom’s Shane Long in January, having narrowly missed out on his signing during the summer.

Why it will happen: Hull are doing well this season but lack a goalscorer. Signing Long could assure their future in the Premier League.

Why it won’t happen: West Brom are currently without a manager. The new man might well want to keep Long, especially when you consider that the Baggies are struggling for goals.

Tabloid Speculation

Tottenham will make a move for the Roma defender Dodo during the January window.

Why it will happen: Spurs are in need of a left-back and Franco Baldini knows the player from his time at Roma.

Why it won’t happen: To crisis club Tottenham really want to invite the jokes that signing a player called ‘Dodo’ will bring? More seriously, they might well be better served signing a more senior full-back.

Tabloid Speculation

Bayer Leverkusen are ready to make a £12.5m January move for the Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

Why it will happen: De Bruyne has not featured much this season and Chelsea might consider him surplus to requirements as they look to rebuild their squad.

Why it won’t happen: Mourinho rates De Bruyne and a loan move might be more likely at this stage of the player’s career.

No Deal

Liverpool have rejected a loan move for Daniel Agger from Napoli.

Why it will happen: Liverpool are challenging for the Premier League title and won’t want to weaken their squad.

Why it won’t happen: Agger is struggling to get games at Liverpool this season and Napoli manager Rafa Benitez is the man that first brought him to Anfield. A permanent transfer could see Liverpool do business.

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