Afternoon Report: January 19

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Kenny Dalglish has insisted Liverpool are expecting a quiet transfer window, but confirmed talks to sign midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira.

Steve Kean says he has held talks with Spurs target Chris Samba, telling the defender he will not be leaving Blackburn in January.

David Beckham has signed a new deal with LA Galaxy that will see him remain with the MLS franchise for at least another 2 years.

Elsewhere, Chris Coleman has vowing to continue the progress made under Gary Speed following his appointment as Wales manager.

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Manchester United are reportedly leading the race for highly rated young Crystal Palace defender Nathaniel Clyne. (Goal.com)

Having already signed Nicolas Anelka, Shanghia Shenua are set to step up their pursuit of Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. (Daily Mail)

And finally, Arsenal are the latest club to be linked with a move for the in form Newcastle United striker Demba Ba. (Bleacher Report)

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