Premier League Transfer News — 12 January 2013

Inter's Wesley Sneijder looks set for a move to GalatasarayIt’s been a busy time in the transfer market since the transfer window opened at the beginning of the month.

One of the busiest Premier League clubs in the window so far has been Premier League strugglers Reading.

The Royals brought in young midfielder Hope Akpan from League One Crawley for an undisclosed fee.

Portuguese defender Daniel Carrico has arrived at the club from Sporting Lisbon for a fee in the region of £700,000.

Brian McDermott’s side have now added Premier League experience with the signing of Stephen Kelly from Fulham for an undisclosed fee. The Berkshire outfit are still in the market for new recruits, so watch this space.

Over in Italy’s Serie A Inter playmaker Wesley Sneijder is close to sealing a move to the Turkish top flight with Galatasaray.

According to reports the Italian giants have accepted a bid in the region of £8.5million for the out-of-favour midfielder, who has made just five league appearances for Inter this season. The 28 year-old is believed to waiting on another option, but will move if nobody else bids for his services.

Still in Serie A and Fiorentina are being linked with a move for Chelsea veteran midfielder Frank Lampard. The Viola president Mario Cognigni has revealed his admiration for the 34 year-old midfielder, with the England international available on a free transfer in the summer.

Chelsea are once again being linked with a move for Everton’s star man Marouane Fellaini. The Belgian international is rumoured to have a £22 million release clause in his contract. Fellaini has been one of the standout players in the English top flight this season and has attracted the interest of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

The player himself has stated that he will stay with the Toffee’s until at least the end of the season, but a Chelsea bid may change the players thinking.

Should Wesley Sneijder join Galatasaray or wait for a bigger offer?


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