Football transfer gossip (November 12): Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United

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Sheffield rivals United and Wednesday are set to go head to head to sign in-form Rotherham striker Lewis Grabban. (the Sun)

Liverpool are closing in on the signature of Swiss teenage striker Nicholas Hunziker from FC Basle.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Schalke are ready to offer Arsenal the chance to swap Russian forward Andrey Arshavin for the German club’s forward Jefferson Farfan. The Peruvian is out of contract at the end the season.

Full story: talkSPORT

Arsenal will listen to offers for defender Sebastien Squillaci in January as manager Arsene Wenger forges ahead with his squad clear-out. Striker Marouane Chamakh has also been told he can leave the club in the new year.

Full story: Daily Mail

Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita has said he will wait until the end of the season before deciding if he fancies a move to Liverpool. He said: “I want to play more games and the Premier League is very attractive and exciting for anyone.”

Full story: the Sun

Fulham are lining up Swansea’s former Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair as a replacement for Moussa Dembele, who is wanted by Tottenham.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City target Xherdan Shaqiri will not be sold in January - but Basle may cash in on the 20-year-old midfielder next summer.

Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City have sounded out Athletic Bilbao over Spain international Javi Martinez. The midfielder, 23, is also coveted by Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea but will cost £34m - the buyout clause inserted into his latest contract.

Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is reportedly ready to make an audacious bid for Roma forward Bojan Krkic.

Full story: Footybunker

Arsenal are ready to listen to offers for goalkeepers Manuel Almunia and Vito Mannone, after Arsene Wenger made the fringe duo available for loan.

Full story: TalkSPORT

Newcastle United are preparing a £20m January double swoop for Tottenham Hotspur strikers Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko.

Full story: Caught offside

Former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins has questioned whether Tottenham would be able to turn down a £35m bid from Barcelona for winger Gareth Bale. Reports have emerged that the Spanish club have sent scouts to watch him and Wilkins said: “It will be very interesting to see if Tottenham can turn that down as it is an extreme amount of money.” Full story: TalkSPORT

Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham are believed to be tracking 20-year-old Barcelona B left-back Carles Planas.

Full story: Inside Futbol

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