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Transfer Talk: Massadio Haidara to Newcastle; Etienne Capoue to Everton; Danny Graham to Sunderland

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

Player: Massadio Haidara

Club: Nancy

Possible move to: Newcastle

Time left on deal: 18 months

The story: Newcastle desperately need to strengthen a woefully thin squad and a £2million offer has gone in for the full back Massadio Haidara. Roma have shown interest but United are speaking to the player and want to push through a deal quickly.

Chance of moving: Four stars


Player: Tim Krul

Club: Newcastle

Possible move to: AC Milan

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

The story: AC Milan are in the market for a new goalkeeper and have earmarked the powerful Krul as the man they want. A fee of around £10million has been mentioned but Newcastle, fighting relegation, know their position at the bottom of the table means they can't sell.

Chance of moving: Two stars


Player: Yann M'Vila

Club: Rennes

Possible move to: QPR 

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

The story: Harry Redknapp has got his cheque book out in a desperate bid to save Rangers. M'Vila has pedigree and was wanted by several clubs but QPR are prepared to pay big wages.

Chance of moving: Five stars


Player: Danny Graham

Club: Swansea

Possible move to: Sunderland

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

The story: Graham wants out of Swansea where his first team chances are limited. The 27-year-old would love to return home to the north-east and Martin O'Neill's team need a regular goalscorer (and keep an eye on Newcastle in this one).

Chance of moving: Three stars


Player: Etienne Capoue

Club: Toulouse

Possible move to: Everton

Time left on deal: 18 months

The story: Everton are bracing themselves for losing the hugely influential Marouane Fellaini in the summer. David Moyes knows that if the clause in Fellaini's contract gets triggered then he will need to find a replacement.

Chance of moving: Two stars