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Transfer Rumours January 6: Michael Owen’s future in doubt

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MICHAEL Owen, Luka Modric, Frank lampard and Wilfried Zaha are making the headlines today.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis has rejected reports that Michael Owen is to leave the club and head to Australia. Perth Glory claimed on Saturday they had been approached by the former Newcastle and England striker’s agent about a move. Full story: The Sun

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric could be ready for a move back to the Premier League. Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in the 27-year-old, who has failed to impress at Real since joining in August from Tottenham for £33m. Full story: Sunday Mirror

Frank Lampard, 34, is set to extend his stay at Chelsea, with club owner Roman Abramovich ready to ­perform a U-turn and re-open contract talks with the midfielder. Full story: The People

Real Madrid will make a move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero if the break-up of his marriage to Diego Maradona’s daughter Giannina leaves him feeling isolated in England. Full story: Sunday Express

Manchester City, meanwhile, have taken their first step towards getting rid of controversial striker Mario Balotelli by making a £45m bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, 25. Full story: Sunday People

Tottenham will open negotiations this week for the £10m signing of Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 20. Full story: Mail on Sunday

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is preparing an £8m bid for Wigan midfielder James McCarthy, 22. Full story: Daily Mirror

However, Emmanuel Adebayor’s Spurs future is in serious doubt and it is understood the club would consider offers for the 28-year-old Togo striker. Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Manchester United are tracking Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender. The 23-year-old helped his side win last season’s Bundesliga but has struggled with injuries this term. Full story: The Times (subscription required)

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is in talks with six players, including midfielder Tim Cahill and strikers Robbie Keane and Nicolas Anelka, as he attempts to save the club from relegation. Full story: Metro

Liverpool are refusing to budge on their valuation of former winger Tom Ince. The Reds have offered £4m but Blackpool want £6m for the 20-year-old. Full story: Mail on Sunday

Swansea defender Garry Monk, 33, will hold talks with manager Michael Laudrup before deciding if his future lies away from the Liberty Stadium. Full story: South Wales Evening Post

 

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