Transfer Talk: David Bentley to QPR; Kenwyne Jones to Aston Villa; Tom Huddlestone to Fulham

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

Player: David Bentley

Club: Tottenham

Possible move to: QPR

Time left on deal: Six months

The story: Harry Redknapp HAS to buy footballers on transfer deadline day. He could be ready to forgive Bentley for tipping a bucket of water on his head by taking him to QPR.

Chance of moving: Three stars

 

Player: Kenwyne Jones

Club: Stoke

Possible move to: Aston Villa

Time left on deal: Paul Lambert desperately needs to add something to his struggling squad and Jones could be a possible option in a swap deal with Stoke keen on Villa forward Darren Bent.

The story: 18 months

Chance of moving: Three stars

 

Player: Tom Huddlestone

Club: Spurs

Possible move to: Fulham

Time left on deal: 18 month

The story: Huddlestone is eager to push on and get back into the England squad. He might have to leave Spurs to get it.

Chance of moving: Three stars

 

Player: Aiden McGeady

Club: Spartak Moscow

Possible move to: Wigan

Time left on deal: 18 months

The story: Roberto Martinez wants to add a new dimension to his side in their annual battle to avoid the drop and McGeady is ready to return back to the UK.

Chance of moving: Four stars

 

Player: Jack Butland

Club: Birmingham

Possible move to: Stoke

Time left on deal: 18 months

The story: Stoke face a fight to hold on to Asmir Begovic in the summer and know they can land a bargain in Butland with Birmingham needing to sell

Chance of moving: Four stars

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