Transfer News — 22 January 2013

Wesley Sneijder has completed his move to Turkish giants GalatasarayNewcastle are on the verge of strengthening their squad with a triple swoop on French football.

Attacker Yoan Gouffran is set to complete a £1.5million from Bordeaux to the Magpies. Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has already completed a £7million move to St James Park.

Nancy full-back Massadio Haidara is also believed to be in the city to complete a move to Newcastle.

Magpies centre-back Fabricio Coloccini has been linked with a move back home to play for San Lorenzo. The Argentinian is expected to clear up his future in the next few days.

Reports from the north east have suggested that Newcastle boss Alan Pardew could be weighing up a move for Aston Villa’s out-of-favour striker Darren Bent. The England striker has been used sparingly by Villa this season and has lost his place in the Villa attack to Belgian striker Christian Benteke this season.

Over in Italy Wesley Sneijder has completed a £8.3million move from Inter to Galatasaray. The Dutch playmaker has signed a three-and-half year contract with the Turkish giants. The 28 year-old was previously linked with a move to Premier League Liverpool.

Scottish giants Celtic have reportedly turned down a £5million bid for star striker Gary Hooper from Premier League Norwich. Hooper has recently turned down an offer of a new contract with Celtic and could make a move before the transfer window shuts.

Celtic are now being linked with a move for Burnley hotshot Charlie Austin as a replacement for Hooper. The has scored 23 times for the Clarets in the Championship this season and has already been linked with a move to Premier League Everton.

Another story from the SPL comes from Hearts. The side from the Scottish capital have signed Liverpool centre-back Danny Wilson on-loan until the end of the season. Wilson is a highly-rated young defender, but his first team chances have been limited at Anfield.

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