Transfer news round-up: Erik Lamela looking for a way out at Spurs; Jay Bothroyd signs £5m Thai deal; Nemanja Vidic may leave Manchester United
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Wednesday 08 January 2014
Tottenham's record signing Erik Lamela is looking for a way out of White Hart Lane, his father has told Italian media.
The 21-year-old only joined Spurs in the summer, under Andre-Villas-Boas, for £30m but has made just nine appearances for the club and looks set to leave.
Arsenal will turn their attentions to Porto star Jackson Martinez should he fail in a second attempt to persuade Real Madrid into letting Alvaro Morata leave on loan.
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic could leave Old Trafford this summer as Napoli show an interest in the out-of-contract Serbian, according to reports.
Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay's club-record £7.6m signing Andreas Cornelius has been described by a aid close to Vincent Tan as like being 'instructed to buy a Bentley, but buying a Toyota instead'.
Jay Bothroyd, dubbed 'JayBo' by his new club, has signed a lucrative tax-free deal which will earn him £5m over two years at Thai Premier League side Muangthong United.
English duo Manchester City and Arsenal are weighing up the pros and cons of an attempt to sign Celtic centre-back Virgil van Dijk.
Barcelona midfielder Xavi has put Europe's elite clubs on alert after raising doubts over his chances of ending his career at the Nou Camp.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will meet with Joe Kinnear and Mike Ashley this week to discuss the club's transfer policy in the January window.
Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has set his sights on completing the double signing of Nikica Jelavic and Tom Ince as the Eagles look to strengthen their survival bid.
Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has started his January transfer business with the signing of Magnus Wolff Eikrem from Heerenveen.
Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is on the verge of signing Le Havre winger Riyad Mahrez as the East Midlands club chase promotion to the Premier League.
Leeds United's potential owners Sport Capital, close to acquiring a minimum 75% stake in the club, have reassured fans that Brian McDermott will be given financial support this month.
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