Lancashire TelegraphTransfer rumour mill: January 18 (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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Transfer rumour mill: January 18

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Former BURNLEY defender Tyrone Mears is set to move to Blackpool on loan from Bolton Wanderers.

Premier League giants MANCHESTER UNITED, CHELSEA and MANCHESTER CITY are all prepared to fight for Southampton defender Luke Shaw, who is valued at £20m.

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien, who has struggled to find a regular starting spot at Stamford Bridge, is wanted by Rafael Benitez at Napoli with the Italian club preparing a bid of £3m for the Ghana international.

West Ham are lining up a £6m bid for Southampton striker Rickie Lambert.

ARSENAL’S efforts to sign Schalke 04 midfielder Julian Draxler could be scuppered by Spurs who are refusing to sanction Lewis Holtby’s loan move back to the German side. Holtby would be Draxler’s direct replacement.

TOTTENHAM would be prepared to allow Nacer Chadli, who only arrived at White Hart Lane in the summer, to leave the club provided a suitable bid came in.

MANCHESTER United boss David Moyes is preparing a £17m bid for Napoli’s Slovakian international Marek Hamsik.

Should MANCHESTER UNITED fail to land Hamsik they could turn their attention to Paris St-Germain forward Lucas Moura and could be set to bid £25m for the Brazilian.

Spanish pair Valencia and Granada are leading the race for LIVERPOOL’S Tiago Ilori who will be allowed to leave Anfield on loan.

STOKE CITY are preparing a loan move for Asamoah Gyan. The former Sunderland striker is currently at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates but Mark Hughes wants the Ghanaian at the Britannia Stadium on loan. The Potters face competition from West Ham for the 28-year-old.

David Moyes looks set to miss out on Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan with the German ace set to move to Real Madrid rather than MANCHESTER United.

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