The transfer rumours have been a little quiet for international week at a time when actual news is a little thin on the ground. However, as should probably be expected, those senior players who are currently out of the starting XI are all being linked with moves away.
Jermain Defoe has struggled to command a starting place this season, despite striking up an instantly successful partnership with Emmanuel Adebayor. In the meantime, JD’s hopes of making England’s Euro 2012 plane have dwindled, despite the fact that he got the country’s campaign off to a winning start with a hat trick against Bulgaria.
The suggestions of a move are nothing new but the latest club to be connected to JD’s signature are QPR, who could promise regular first team football.
The AC Milan link to Sandro is also an old one but it’s interesting to see the first mention of a derisory fee – £15m. Try again Rossoneri.
Meanwhile, the Manchester United rumour is a new link but seems to rely solely on the likes of Fabio and Rafael persuading their fellow Brazilian to make the switch.
Elsewhere, Pav and Bassong are two other players to be mentioned in connection with a winter move. Overall, it looks like being a quiet January as far as departures are concerned but Spurs should be desperate to keep Sandro in particular following his contributions in the second half of last season.