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Transfer Window gossip: Ashley Cole, Mario Balotelli and Wesley Sneijder

by Josh Powell | January 21, 2013

Cole suit twat

Highest paid defender in the world. Still a twat.

Ashley Cole has managed to secure a one-year deal with Chelsea worth just under £200,000-a-week making him the highest paid defender in the world. Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Manchester United had all been sniffing around the 32-year-old who is out of contract in the Summer but Roman Abramovich whipped out his cheque book to keep Cashley at the club for another year. The Daily Mail.

Staying with the European Champs and Florent Malouda could find a way out of the club via everybody’s favourite wheeler-dealer Harry Redknapp. The 32-year-old midfielder wasn’t included in Chelsea’s 25-man Premier League squad and has spent the season knocking the ball around with the boys in Chelsea’s academy. The Frenchman has six months left on his contract but will have to take a pay-cut if he is to move to QPR to try to help ‘Arry’s miracle. The Daily Mail.

Mad Mario meets Milan

AC Milan are rumoured to be keen on volatile striker Mario Balotelli but aren’t willing to cough up City’s asking price of £30 million. The English champs bought the Italian striker from Inter Milan for £22 million in 2010 and are willing to sell him this month as long as the price covers the cost. We’re presuming that’s the cost of the transfer rather than the price they’ve had to pay for all the bathroom’s Mario has burnt to the ground. The Telegraph.

Liverpool want Coutinho after Sneijder slips away

Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho could be on his way to Anfield as Brendan Rodgers prepares to table an improved bid for the 20-year-old. Liverpool had a £6.7 million bid rejected by Inter but Rodgers looks set to raise it to £8 million after Wesley Sneider appears to have agreed terms with Galatasaray. We$ley had been linked to Merseyside and Manchester United but has opted for a move to Turkey because, according to his agent, ‘a serious offer from England never materialised’. The Daily Mail and the BBC.

Are PSG Gunner get Wenger?

PSG’s Qatari owners are willing to flash the cash to bring Arsene Wenger to the Parc Des Princes next season in a monster three-year-deal worth £30 million. Carlo Ancelotti knows he could well be out the door very shortly at PSG and the former Chelsea gaffer has expressed an interest in returning to England where he won the Premier League and FA Cup in his first year with the Blues. The Mirror.

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