Brief Transfer News – January 7th

The transfer window has opened, and bar the mega-bucks deal taking Edin Dzeko from Wolfsburg to Manchester City – how will the Bosnian striker fit into Roberto Mancini’s plans with Carlos Tevez currently occupying the lone striker role is anyone’s guess – it could be a month where loan and cut-price deals are the order of the day.

Here’s a quick rundown of today’s main activity:

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has admitted his club are interested in loan deals for former Portsmouth man Sulley Muntari and the talented PSG midfielder Stephane Sessegnon.

Tottenham Hotspur have signed the South African international defender Bongani Khumalo on a four-and-a-half year deal. Harry Redknapp also expects David Beckham to sign a short term loan deal on Sunday.

Fulham have pinched Steve Sidwell, the Aston Villa midfielder, from under the noses of both Wolves and West Ham.

Aston Villa are likely to sign Wayne Bridge on a loan deal until the end of the season, having already tied up a 6 month loan-deal for Tottenham’s highly-rated right-back Kyle Walker.

Giant Italian striker Luca Toni has left Genoa, after only 6 months at the club, to join Juventus until the end of the season.

And Finally:

Birmingham City have had a £700k bid for Rangers striker Kenny Miller accepted by the Glasgow giants. This comes following the break down in the £6m deal for Tottenham’s Robbie Keane– Ireland’s record goalscorer would rather stay in London, and is keen on a move to West Ham United reports Goal.com.

 

Robbie Keane - Wants to stay in London

 

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