Bidding war for £20m Premier League midfielder

Everton's Jack Rodwell in action for the England U21's.
Everton's Jack Rodwell in action for the England U21's.
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We take a look around the papers for the latest news from Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Everton, Bolton, Newcastle and Sunderland.

Chelsea are ready to test Everton’s resolve to hang on to £20m-rated Jack Rodwell, 20, with a January bid.

Chelsea duo Florent Malouda and Salomon Kalou are being targeted for mega-wages moves to Russia. Anzhi Makhachkala want Malouda and are willing to pay the 31-year-old Frenchman £150,000 a week while they and Lokomotiv Moscow fancy 26-year-old Kalou who could earn £120,000 a week.

Daily Mirror

Premier League strugglers Bolton look ready to cash in on in-demand defender Gary Cahill, 26, in the January transfer window.


Arsenal are ready to sell 30-year-old winger Andrey Arshavin and will listen to offers for the Russian forward in January.

Manchester United head the queue to buy 25-year-old Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote next summer.

Daily Mirror

And United are targeting Ajax teenager Christian Eriksen, 19, as the man to solve their midfield problems.

Daily Mail

The Old Trafford club are also chasing Xherdan Shaqiri, the man dubbed the new Lionel Messi. The 20-year-old, who helped Basel dump United out of the Champions League earlier this month, is also being tracked by Liverpool.

Daily Star

Cash-rich Spanish side Malaga are hoping to tempt Chelsea to part with 27-year-old Fernando Torres for £25m.


North east rivals Newcastle United and Sunderland are set to clash over the transfer of 23-year-old Celtic striker Gary Hooper.


Tottenham Hotspur have lodged a £5m bid for 23-year-old FC Twente goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov.


Defender Michael Dawson is set to return for Tottenham early in the new year after an Achilles injury.

Former Arsenal manager George Graham believes current incumbent Arsene Wenger needs to sign another striker in the January transfer window if the Gunners are to finish in the top four of the Premier League.


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