Football Transfer Gossip and Rumours 13th December 2011

Benzema still remains a top target for ArsenalAs we edge ever closer to the January transfer window, a window that managers make no secret as being the most annoying mid-season, certain aspects of transfer gossip really appears to be hotting up especially where Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea are concerned.

Here is a compilation of today’s football transfer rumours and gossip:

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Arsenal are believed to be preparing a mammoth bid to finally bring Real Madrid striker Karin Benzema to the club.

More: Footylatest

Tottenham are planning an audacious raid on Real Madrid to take out of favour playmaker Kaka to White Hart Lane on loan for the remainder of the season.

More: Daily Express

Bobby Zamora remains a top target for Premiership side QPR as they look to add to their attacking options in January.

More: Daily Mail

Liverpool have beaten Manchester United and Tottenham to the signature of 16 year old Wycombe Wanderers player Jordan Ibe.

More: TalkSPORT

Bolton have identified Crawley Town defender Kyle McFadzean as the long term replacement for Gary Cahill should the England international be sold in January.

More: Daily Star

Chelsea have joined the race to sign Newcastle United’s dynamic midfielder Cheik Tiote but will face competition from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

More: Footie-Online

Steve Cotterill is looking to sell players in order to raise cash to buy a new striker at Nottingham Forest.

More: Daily Mirror

Manchester United have earmarked Nathaniel Clyne as the man to be the long term replacement for Gary Neville who retired last season.

More: Daily Mail

Liverpool are pondering a move for either Fabrice Muamba of Bolton Wanderers or PSV Eindhoven’s Kevin Strootman.

More: Footybunker

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