Transfer News Today: Why Marca's Suarez mischief may have legs

Today's transfer tittle tattle involves Manchester United chasing an Argentine defender, Chelsea's pursuit of a top striker, a fee being set for Jermain Defoe and the latest bit of mischief from Marca...

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Manchester United are rumoured to be considering a move for the Benfica centre-back Ezequiel Garay.

Why it will happen: Rio Ferdinand’s career seems to be coming to an end. Garay could prove to be his long-term replacement.

Why it won’t happen: David Moyes still has central defenders of the calibre of Nemanja Vidic, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling to call upon. There are also far bigger issues in the team to address.

Tabloid Speculation

Chelsea are primed to bid for Monaco’s Radamel Falcao in January.

Why it will happen: Jose Mourinho coveted Falcao during his time as Real Madrid manager and Chelsea need a top striker. There were also rumours late in the summer window that the recently-signed Falcao would be sold, due to financial problems at Monaco.

Why it won’t happen: Monaco are in a good position to qualify for the Champions League, so they would surely be better off keeping Falcao in order to qualify and receive a major cash boost.

Fee Set

Tottenham have put a £6.5m valuation on Jermain Defoe, who is wanted by West Ham and QPR.

Why it will happen: Defoe has only started one Premier League game for Spurs this season and at 31-years old, this could be the last chance to receive a notable fee for the striker.

Why it won’t happen: Tottenham would want to bring in a major striker to the club before Defoe was sold. It is notoriously difficult to negotiate such a move in January.

Marca Pen

The Spanish newspaper Marca claims that Liverpool have offered Luis Suarez To Real Madrid in order to keep him from Arsenal’s clutches.

Why it will happen: When Marca report such a story it’s very often because their ‘good friends’ at Real Madrid are keen on the player and want to make that known publicly (see the Gareth Bale transfer saga for further details). It's certainly true that Liverpool would rather sell the wantaway Suarez outside of the Premier League.

Why it won’t happen: Liverpool are desperate to keep their best player and won’t be offering him to anyone. Champions League qualification could be enough to persuade the Uruguayan to stay at the club.

Bet now on Luis Suarez to score for Liverpool against Everton at 2.30

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