Paper Talk: January 5
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham transfer news
- Sir Alex Ferguson has called for a Premier League inquiry into former Manchester United defender Ezekiel Fryers' move to Tottenham.
- Andrey Arshavin, Johan Djourou and Sebastian Squillaci could follow Marouane Chamakh out of Arsenal to free up funds to make a move for Barcelona striker David Villa.
- Manchester City are ready to sell Mario Balotelli as soon as possible after Roberto Mancini privately conceded he cannot change the wayward Italy striker.
- John Terry was forced into a U-turn on Friday after calling on Chelsea to retire Frank Lampard's No 8 shirt.
- Rafael Benitez insists signing Demba Ba is not a gamble — and that no one is happier with it than Fernando Torres.
- Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby has agreed a five-year deal at White Hart Lane that will earn him about £80,000-a-week.
- Queens Park Rangers want to sign Joleon Lescott from Manchester City.