Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell looks set to join West Ham United in the January transfer window. The former Reading and Chelsea midfielder is in negotiations with the Hammers over a move, despite having been suffering with an achilles injury that has limited him to just three starts this season.
Chelsea’s hopes of signing Anderlecht sensation Romelu Lukaku in January have been dealt a blow. The 17 year old striker will announce on Thursday that he will be staying at the Constant Vanden Stock until at least the end of the season.
Newcastle United are believed to be prepared to allow controversial midfielder Joey Barton to leave St. James’ Park for as little as £1.5m in January despite being a key player since their Premier League return – However, striker Andy Carroll is going nowhere according to new boss Alan Pardew.
Wolverhampton Wanderers injury-hit winger Michael Kightlyhas undergone another knee operation. Kightly hasn’t been seen in aWolves shirt in over a year and will be out for at least another three months.
And Finally, Christian Nerlinger, the Bayern Munich Sporting Director, was at Eastlands last night keeping an eye on Everton’s left-back Leighton Baines as he scored in Everton’s 2-1 win over Manchester City.Can’t help but think Nerlinger will have been impressed.
Bayern Munich stepping up their chase for Leighton Baines