Transfer News Today: Anelka set for Juventus switch

Forum chatter

Kieron Dyer, who was released by QPR at the end of 2012, could be set to make a swift return to football. Championship side Middlesbrough are believed to be willing to take a punt on the former England international.

Tabloid speculation

Celtic striker Gary Hooper is attracting plenty of attention this transfer window. Tottenham are the latest club to be linked with the Englishman, who is also a target for Norwich City.

Contact made

Stoke City's usually solid defence has been under fire in recent weeks, meaning Tony Pulis could look for reinforcements. One man on his radar is Arsenal youngster Carl Jenkinson, who has been consigned to the substitutes' bench since Bacary Sagna's return from injury. Would a loan move suit all parties?

Bid tabled

West Ham have made a bid of £1.75mil for Montpellier left-back Henri Bedimo. The Cameroonian helped his side win the French title last year; could he help the Hammers stave off relegation fears in 2013?

Medical and terms

Didier Drogba has long been linked with a move to Serie A, but it's his former Chelsea team-mate Nicolas Anelka who could make the jump from China to Italy first. Juventus are the club believed to be closing in on a six-month deal for the veteran.