Transfer Talk: Ashley Williams to Liverpool; Ezequiel Garay to Manchester United; Martin Olsson to QPR

The Independent's Martin Hardy analyses today's January transfer window stories and separates the reality from the rumour

Player: Victor Wanyama

Club: Celtic

Possible move to: Manchester United

Time left on deal: Two-and-a-half years

The story: Sir Alex Ferguson wants a powerful midfielder and Wanyama has excelled at Celtic Park since Neil Lennon picked up a genuine bargain at £900,000 from Beerschot AC. Ferguson will most likely have to wait until the summer to land his man though.

Chance of moving: Two stars

 

Player: Martin Olsson

Club: Blackburn

Possible move to: QPR

Time left on deal: Two-and-a-half years

The story: Harry Redknapp has the cash to scupper West Ham's bid for for the Swedish left back and wants to strengthen his defence.

Chance of moving: Three stars

 

Player: Ashley Williams

Club: Swansea

Possible move to: Liverpool

Time left on deal: Two-and-a-half years

The story: Brendan Rodgers would like to take the cultured central defender he had at Swansea to Liverpool. His most likely chance of success will come in the summer.

Chance of moving: Two stars

 

Player: Ezequiel Garay

Club: Benfica

Possible move to: Manchester United

Time left on deal: Two-and-a-half years

The story: Manchester United have been scouting the 26-year-old Argentinian international and he could be seen as a long-term replacement for Rio Ferdinand.

Chance of moving: Three stars

 

Player: Chung-yong Lee

Club: Bolton

Possible move to: Stoke

Time left on deal: Two-and-a-half years

The story: Bolton are bracing themselves for a bid for the tricky winger and Stoke are at the front of a group of Premier League admirers that includes Liverpool.

Chance of moving: Three stars

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