THE transfer window is hotting up – with a former Newcastle United striker’s future up in the air.
With a week to go until the window closes, more players are being linked with moves to the Premier League this morning.
One player being mooted to be on his way from these shores, however, is Demba Ba.
The striker has been linked with a move away from Chelsea, but the Daily Star reports that the president of Trabzonspor says a deal to take the 28-year-old to the Turkish club has been halted since his team-mate Fernando Torres suffered injury.
Elsewhere, the Daily Express says Liverpool could turn to Spartak Moscow’s Brazilian midfielder Romulo, 23, who has also been scouted by Arsenal and Chelsea, after learning that Lucas Leiva could miss up to two months with a knee injury.
Other transfer headlines today:
Stoke City striker Peter Crouch could be re-united with former manager Harry Redknapp who hopes to take the 32-year-old to Queens Park Rangers. Full story: Daily Mirror
West Ham are closing in on a double swoop that would see Italy internationals Antonio Nocerino, 28, and Marco Borriello, 31, arrive at Upton Park on loan. Full story: Daily Express
Cardiff City’s proposed loan move for winger Wilfried Zaha, 21, means they will have to sign Manchester United’s Fabio da Silva, 23, on a permanent basis because a team cannot sign two loan players from the same Premier League club. Full story: Daily Mirror
Monaco striker Lacina Traore, 23, could still be allowed to move to Everton despite a serious injury to his team-mate Radamel Falcao. Full story: Liverpool Echo
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is ready to end his interest in Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan, 31, after having a £1m bid rejected. Full story: Daily Telegraph
Striker Javier Hernandez wants to quit Manchester United because the 25-year-old Mexican fears a lack of first-team action could end his World Cup hopes. Full story: Sun (subscription required)
Juan Mata’s £37m move to Man Utd has cast a doubt over the future of Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 24. Full story: Manchester Evening News