Transfer Talk: Danny Welbeck to Reading; Tom Ince to Liverpool; Edinson Cavani to Manchester City

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

Player: Tom Ince

Club: Blackpool

Possible move to: Liverpool

Time left on deal: Six months

The story: Brendan Rodgers has been tracking the talented Ince since the took over at Anfield. Liverpool believe a £6 million offer will be enough to land a player who fits in with Rodgers' passing ideology.

Chance of moving: Four stars

 

Player: Kenwyne Jones

Club: Stoke

Possible move to: Swansea

Time left on deal: 18 months

The story: Swansea want to build on another impressive season and see the powerful striker as more than capable of filling the boots of Danny Graham, who wants a move after not starting enough games.

Chance of moving: Three stars

 

Player: Danny Welbeck

Club: Manchester United

Possible move to: Reading

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

The story: Welbeck needs more football and Reading need more goals. Brian McDermott is planning a cheeky six month loan offer to deal with both problems.

Chance of moving: One stars

 

Player: Jose Canas

Club: Real Betis

Possible move to: Swansea

Time left on deal: Six months

The story: Michael Laudrup is ready to raid Spain once more to find another bargain after doing well in that market in the summer. He could land the defensive midfielder for around £1 million with the player's contract ticking down.

Chance of moving: Four stars

 

Player: Edinson Cavani

Club: Napoli

Possible move to: Manchester City

Time left on deal: 18 months

The story: Cavani is in demand after scoring a hatful of goals at Palermo and Napoli in Serie A. Mancini has wanted a new forward since van Persie slipped through his fingers in the summer but Cavani has a £50 million price tag on his head. 

Chance of moving: Three stars

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