United offer Kagawa for Sneijder, Chelsea to swoop for Falcao, Arsenal want Costa and Heitinga is off to Roma, plus other rumours...
Manchester United are considering a swap deal involving Shinji Kagawa in an attempt to land Galatasaray’s Wesley Sneijder.
Why it will happen: Sneijder is a long-term United target and Galatasaray could persuaded to sell if they got a player of Kagawa’s quality in return.
Why it won’t happen: Galatasaray are into the knockout phase of the Champions League and Sneijder is a big part of that – does the move make sense for anyone?
Tabloid speculation I
Chelsea are set to launch a sensational swoop for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao – in a deal worth around £46million.
Why it will happen: Torres, Eto’o and Ba have all been unconvincing in front of goal this season and Mourinho is determined to find a reliable striker.
Why it won’t happen: Falcao was Monaco’s marquee summer signing and they won’t want to let him go so soon.
Tabloid speculation II
Arsenal scouts are watching Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, with a view to making a January bid for the in-form Brazilian-cum-Spaniard.
Why it will happen: Arsenal believe they are only a striker away from winning the Premier League, so will be prepared to spend the £32million required to trigger his release clause.
Why it won’t happen: Atletico are having a great season and Costa has been a vital part of that. What would he gain by joining Arsenal?
Everton defender John Heitinga is set to swap Merseyside for Rome with a January move to unbeaten Serie A high-flyers Roma.
Why it will happen: Heitinga has struggled to impose himself at Everton since Roberto Martinez took over and the Dutch international is eager to get some regular playing time under his belt.
Why it won’t happen: There's little doubt he'll move on from Goodison Park, but Roma already have a settled defence and Fiorentina, who are also interested, may be a better fit.
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