Transfer News Today: Will Manchester United finally land Sneijder?

Today we examine a striker being monitored by Arsenal, an Italian swoop for an Everton defender, a player willing to take a pay cut to join Manchester United and a possible loan signing for Newcastle...

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Arsenal have been scouting Diego Costa with a view to a possible January move.

Why it will happen: Arsenal are on the lookout for a world class striking talent and Costa has moved into that bracket with his displays for Atletico Madrid this season.

Why it won’t happen: Atletico are fighting for the title in Spain and there is zero chance of them selling Costa in January. Even a summer move could prove difficult, with Costa’s value spiralling by the month.

Tabloid Speculation

Roma will make a January bid for Everton’s Johnny Heitinga.

Why it will happen: Heitinga has yet to play in the Premier League this season and would jump at the chance to join Roma’s challenge for the Serie A title.

Why it won’t happen: Unless Everton can recruit a replacement it would be a risk to sell Heitinga when they are flying high. A summer transfer seems more likely.

Come and Get Me

Wesley Sneijder is reputedly ready to take a pay cut to join Manchester United.

Why it will happen: If Sneijder came cheap enough then it would be worth gambling that the club could get the player back near to the level he enjoyed at Inter Milan.

Why it won’t happen: Sneijder is past his best and occupies the same position as both Wayne Rooney and Shinji Kagawa. 

No Deal

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has denied that he is planning to take Manchester United’s Wilfried Zaha on loan in January

Why it will happen: Newcastle are currently flying high and probably don’t need a player that is still far from the finished product.

Why it won’t happen: Is Pardew calling our bluff? He wouldn’t want to demotivate his attackers by revealing that he wants to sign a new player, with three fixtures still to come before the January window even opens.

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