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Favourites: AC Milan
A lack of form and a training-ground bust-up with Roberto Mancini point to one thing - time for Manchester City to cut their losses. However, the Italian boss continues to back his compatriot, playing down a January exit. That has not put punters off backing a move to AC Milan despite the fact that the striker's agent insists there is 'zero chance' of him leaving the Premier League champions this month.
Sunderland and Norwich are reported to have tabled bids for the Swansea striker, who has struggled to hold down a regular slot in the starting XI at the Liberty Stadium this season. The Gateshead-born striker has hinted that he is keen to return to the North East, alerting Newcastle who are now second favourites in the betting to sign the former Watford man. Graham has recently hit a rich seam of form with four goals in his last five games so will have plenty of suitors battling for his signature.
Austin has been scoring for fun - 23 in 27 games - and it now appears that the Burnley hitman is a target for Celtic if Gary Hooper moves to the Barclays Premier League this month. With Norwich boss Chris Hughton thought to be prepared to pay up to £8million for the Celtic man, money has come in for Austin to make the move to Parkhead while Everton are second favourites.
Celtic's link to Austin stems from growing interest in Hooper, who has been the subject of two failed bids from Norwich, one of several Barclays Premier League clubs believed to be monitoring the prolific Celtic striker. Having made the first move, the Canaries are favourites to sign him, particularly as Hooper has rejected a contract offer from the Bhoys. However, staying with Celtic beyond the January transfer window brings the added appeal of a Champions League knock-out tie with Juventus next month, so a move to Carrow Road may not be top of Hooper's agenda just yet. Tottenham, Newcastle and Sunderland are also thought to be in the running but it's Norwich who lead the way.
Favourites: AS Monaco
Speculation has been rife as to where Beckham will be heading next following his decision to quit MLS. The former England captain was initially expected to make a move to the A-League in Australia however it appears that a move to French football is now the midfielder's preferred option with Monaco heading the chase following a string of significant bets. Although Monaco now compete in Ligue 2, the finer lifestyle for which the principality is famed is thought to be of great appeal to Beckham and his family. French giants PSG are also in the hunt as second favourites to capture Becks' signature.
Swansea were initially heavily backed to seal a shock move for Barcelona striker David Villa, but interest has since cooled with Arsenal now the favourites. Speculation suggests the Spaniard could be set for a three-month loan deal in January in order to regain his match sharpness following a leg break, which ruled him out for the majority of last season.
The Colombian striker will be near the top of the shopping list of any club with the financial clout to tempt Atletico Madrid to part with his services. Fernando Torres' shyness in front of goal prompted talk of a move from Chelsea, with a part-exchange deal mooted. The Blues headed the betting for a sustained period, but interest has tempered somewhat since Demba Ba arrived at Stamford Bridge. Big-spending PSG have now emerged as the favourites to lure him away from the Vicente Calderon.
Speculation has gradually started to build over Nani's future as he remains on the fringes at Old Trafford. The winger has struggled to impress during his limited playing time this season. PSG were installed as the initial favourites to secure the Portugal international's services, but a flurry of money has seen Arsenal moved to the head of the market.
Favourites: Any MLS club
With Lampard resigned to not being offered a a contract extension at Stamford Bridge, LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena admits the England midfielder could be an ideal replacement for David Beckham at the MLS club. Manchester United have also been linked to the 34-year-old who is a 6/1 shot to move to Old Trafford before September 1.
Following Llorente's announcement that he intends to leave Athletic Bilbao at the end of his contract this summer, we've opened the market on a potential move for the Spain international. Italian champions Juventus are known to be in the hunt for a striker, and have expressed a strong interest in 27-year-old Llorente. However, Premier League clubs have been monitoring his situation, though, with Liverpool second favourites. Arsenal are also thought to be in the running.
Butland's future has become subject of intense speculation since cash-strapped Birmingham revealed they may have to sell to ease their financial problems. The 19-year-old goalkeeper, who has already made his full England debut, is likely to have his pick of suitors from the Premier League. Fulham have attracted the majority of the backing so far while Everton and Southampton are also considered. Liverpool and Newcastle are deemed less likely to those which have been linked.
The Brazilian attacking midfielder is attracting plenty of attention thanks to his impressive displays for Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. Tottenham head the betting with Andre Villas-Boas thought to be a keen admirer, while Chelsea, whose style of football should perfectly accommodate the 24-year-old, are second favourites. The main stumbling block in any move is likely to be Shakhtar's reluctance to let their star man leave, with the Ukrainian giants in a very healthy financial state and harbouring big ambitions, particularly in the Champions League.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is being backed to dive back into the market for midfielder Moutinho, who he almost signed in the dying moments of the summer transfer window. Spurs are thought to be Moutinho's first choice, but the north London club may face stiff financial competition from PSG and Zenit St Petersburg, while Chelsea cannot be ruled out of the running. Capped 48 times by Portugal, Moutinho thrived under the guidance of Villas-Boas during their trophy-laden time together at Porto.
Favourites: Real Madrid
Bale's future has attracted speculation ever since he announced himself on the European stage with his electric performances in the Champions League two seasons back. With Tottenham likely to be reluctant to allow one of their Premier League rivals to obtain the Welshman's services, Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona head the betting. Luka Modric's plea for Bale to join him at the Bernabeu has seen odds on a move to the Spanish capital cut, although Andre Villas-Boas has since quashed talk of any such deal.