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Transfer Window: Day Two

  • 02 January 2013 09:17
  • Posted by David Clayton

The second day of the January transfer window remains pretty sterile for most clubs with little or no activity so far.

Still, there are one or two snippets around if you are prepared to scour the gossip columns and search through countless papers and websites (don’t worry, we’ll do that for you!).

We begin with The Guardian who link the Blues with two England internationals and a Dutch playmaker.
They report: “Stoke's centre-half Ryan Shawcross is of interest, as is Theo Walcott whose flexibility in playing through the middle or wide is a plus, so Mancini will monitor whether the Arsenal forward finally signs a new deal to stay put. Internazionale's Wesley Sneijder could be a replacement for Nasri.”

In the Midlands, The Express and Star suggest Aston Villa may attempt take John Guidetti on loan but there seems to be a queue of clubs wanting the young Swede including Sunderland and Everton.

The BBC's transfer gossip section puts the Blues among several clubs monitoring Celtic’s Victor Wanyama. They suggest: “He has been stalling over the offer of a contract extension. Showed strong, skilful and poised displays in this season's Champions League. Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal have been linked.”

Finally, talkSPORT link the Blues with a possible tussle for Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic, speculating Juventus could make a move and so rekindle City’s interest.

So far, we’ve been linked with: Benat (Real Betis), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Wesley Sneijder (Inter), Victor Wanyama and Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina) – there will be more amd we’ll keep a list of every one of them!


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