Transfer Rumours - Frank Lampard set for West Ham move?
England midfielder Frank Lampard could end his career back at his first club West Ham.
The 33-year-old has become unhappy with a lack of first-time opportunities under current Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas and is ready to rejoin his former club.
The Hammers would have to gain promotion back to the Premier League in order to regain their former midfield general, who left the club back in 2001. Lampard would also have to take a pay-cut.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is believed to be poised to offer Liverpool’s Luis Suarez an escape route from his Liverpool nightmare with an audacious �30m bid, according to Spanish sources.
The Uruguayan striker, currently serving an eight-match ban issued to him by the FA for an altercation with Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, will be courted by the La Liga club.
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Mourinho insists the 24-year-old has become disillusioned with life in England.
Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is ready to buy in bulk – starting with a bid for the Hulk.
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Although the Brazilian striker will not force a move out of Porto in January, his agent has indicated he could be prized away in the summer.
But if AVB wishes to secure his services in this transfer window, he will have to tempt owner Roman Abramovich to part with �83.5million to trigger his buy-out clause.
Arsenal are believed to be planning a move for Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou.
Clubs will be able to speak to the Ivory Coast star at the end of the season when he is out of contract.
The 24-year-old has started only four games this season and appears set to follow Nicolas Anelka out of Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is planning to make a fresh raid for French striker Loic Remy – but Marseille are demanding �22million for their hitman.
Chairman Daniel Levy has offered Russia striker Roman Pavlyuchenko plus �7million for Remy, who has been on Redknapp’s wish list for 18 months.
Bolton have made a daring bid for Argentine Juan Manuel Iturbe – the 18-year-old dubbed the new Lionel Messi.
Coyle has approached Portuguese club Porto asking to loan out the teenage sensation.
Manchester United are considering a move for Olympiakos right-back Vasilis Torosidis after scouting him for 18-months.
A host of defensive injuries may prompt Ferguson into meeting his �6million buy-out clause.
Striker Daniel Sturridge has alerted Premier League and European rivals as Chelsea stall on securing his long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
The club’s leading goal scorer has two years left on his current contract, but the 22-year-old could soon become the subject of �20million offers.
Stoke manager Tony Pulis has given the ‘Nigerian Peter Crouch’ Michael Uchebo two days to earn a �1million move.
The Potters boss will be trialling the 6ft 8in – an inch taller than England striker Crouch – and may permanently sign the 21-year-old from Dutch club VVV-Venlo.
Robbie Keane has trained with Aston Villa for the first time as his loan move edges closer.
The LA Galaxy and former Tottenham striker is set to join the Midlands club for two months before Major Soccer League restarts in March.
Elsewhere, West Brom have made a �4million bid for Cardiff star Peter Whittingham, West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is ready to snap up French striker Yannick Sagbo and Tottenham defender William Gallas says he has turned down an offer from Paris Saint-Germain.