Football Transfer Gossip 7th November 2011

Celtic are rumoured to be interested in ZendenThe first week in November is usually the point where most transfer rumours and speculation begin to pop up from everywhere and this year is no exception. With Manchester United already having made their first signing for January, other clubs are likely to follow suit with certain players, albeit for those that will play a part in the clubs future and not the immediate impact many will expect.

Newcastle United’s start to the season has them linked with numerous players although it can be claimed that manager Alan Pardew will play it cool as he did during the summer.

Here is a compilation of today’s football transfer gossip.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City are keeping a watchful eye on Ghana’s international left sided midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah this season with it likely that at least one club will make an approach for the Udinese player within the year.

More: Footybunker

Newcastle United are ready to go back for Birmingham City defender Liam Ridgewell in January but will face competition from West Bromwich Albion for his signature.

More: Daily Mirror

Bristol City are rumoured to be keen on Stoke City’s experienced midfielder Michael Tonge and are believed to be looking to bring the 28 year old to Ashton Gate on loan within the next fortnight.

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Derby County are ready to pounce for Mansfield Town midfielder Tom Naylor on loan with the 20 year old also attracting interest from QPR, Leeds United, Hull City and Charlton Athletic.

More: Daily Mail

Manchester United have made their first signing for 2012 already having completed a deal for 15 year old youngster Andreas Pereira.

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Celtic are reported to be keen on former Middlesbrough forward Boudewijn Zenden.

More: UK Press

Newcastle United are prepared to wait until the summer for bosman targets Gary Cahill and Junior Hoilett but will have to hope that neither sign a contract extension before then or are sold on in January, something that looks exceedingly likely to happen to both players after Christmas.

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Blackburn Rovers manager Steven Kean claims his players within the squad are fed up over certain fans looking to oust him from the side.

More: Daily Mirror

Liverpool FC defender Daniel Agger has described his side recent display against Swansea as a group of “headless chickens”.

More: Daily Express

New Arsenal signing Gervinho could play a key role in landing long term target Eden Hazard.

More: FootballTransferTavern

Nigel Pearson wishes to return to Leicester City but a compensation package will need to be agreed with current club Hull City.

More: Daily Mirror