The future of former
It all began when Real Madrid Sporting Director, Pedrag Mijatovic spoke out that the club would not be renewing Becks' contract. Since then, Beckham's spokesman, Simon Oliveira has explained that nothing has been decided and that contract talks are still ongoing.
Beckham, 31, has struggled to nail down a regular first team slot at
A whole host of clubs from
Stead, 23, has done little to impress the Sunderland fans since his arrival from
Manchester City Manager, Stuart Pearce has today insisted that he will not be letting his big players leave in this season's January transfer window. Micah Richards, Sylvain Distin and Joey Barton have all been linked with a move away from the club, but City boss ensured the fans that they will not be leaving as he does not want to disrupt what he described as a promising team in the making.
Pearce did however add that he is willing to look at offers from clubs for full-back Danny Mills and American midfielder Claudio Reyna.
It is again the rumours of the day that have been the main talking points, as the window has three weeks until its close.
It has been a bad day for Manchester United. The club has been told by Swedish club
With the likelihood of United capturing
Full-back Gabrielle Heinze looks set to open talks regarding a move to Italian giants, Juventus.
The Blue's will also make a decision as to whether to let Shaun Wright-Phillips move to
Lee Hendrie may too be on his way as Blade's gaffer Neil Warnock is keen to sign the midfielder who has spent recent months on loan at Championship,
Glenn Roeder is on the chase for players to solve his defensive woes at St James' Park.
Ferdinand isn't the only player that West Ham could be losing this month. Want away midfielder, Javier Mascherano looks to be holding out for a dream move to Anfield. Rumours say that the Argentine turned down a chance to talk with Juventus this week, in hope that
Meanwhile, Nigel Reo-Coker insists he will not be leaving the Hammer's despite being linked with a move to a number of Premiership clubs. Reo-Coker is determined to stay with new boss Alan Curbishley as they look to steer the Iron's to top flight safety.
Martin Jol is busy as usual, eyeing up some of the world's brightest young
talents. The North London club are leading the race to sign young
Spurs are still hoping to add Charlton striker Darren Bent to their ranks before the end of the month. It is understood that the club may even allow Jermaine Defoe to leave to make way for their latest transfer target.
At the same time, inside sources have said that the Dutchman has had a fall out with ‘bench-warmer' Mido. The club are apparently willing to listen to offers for the Egyptian front man.
Another twist in the tale could see Arsenal's Freddy Ljunberg make the dreaded switch to local neighbours Tottenham. But, with still 18 months left to run on his contract, the Swede has demeaned a £4.5 million pay off from the club.
The Cottagers are also keen to off-load striker Collins John. He has been told that he will be frozen out of the squad if he continues to refuse contract
In League Two, former Torquay boss, Colin Lee has been bought back to the club to work alongside current Manager, Lubos Kubik. Todd, who also played for the Gull's, will join the coaching staff with immediate effect.