Transfer News Round-Up (January 12th): Gibson to Everton, Pato & Tevez deals fall through

Welcome to the complete round-up of transfer rumors and confirmed news for the day. TheHardTackle brings you the top five transfer rumors, verdicts and more.

Everton in talks with Manchester United over midfielder Darron Gibson

Itai??i??s fair to say Gibson hasnai??i??t made the cut at Old Trafford despite being given plenty of time to prove otherwise. The Irishman has received a lot of criticism from fans and critics alike and its about time he sought a move to gain first team experience. Everton, on the other hand, need reinforcements and that too on the cheap. Gibson has just six months left on his contract and at 2 million represents a bargain for the Goodison club. The deal should go through, if personal terms are agreed and should suit both the parties concerned.

Gibson - Everton bound?

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Pato scuppers PSG hopes by announcing that he is staying with AC Milan.

Earlier in the day, sources at the French club claimed PSG had reached agreement to sign the 22 year-old forward. However, Pato has decided to fight for his Milan career and stay at the Italian champions at least till the end of the season. Pato, currently dating Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi’s daughter Barbara, said: “Milan is my home. I didn’t want to interrupt my career in red and black after having won my first two trophies with this shirt. PSG might be back though, but for now Pato stays, or so it seems.

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Curious case of Carlos TevezAi??continuesAi??as Milan deal falls through

The defending Serie A champions’ CEO, Adriano Galliani was in England to strike a deal to take the mercurial Argentine to Milan. However, latest news coming through suggests the deal fell through. The reasons being cited for the failure are that Milan just couldnai??i??t meet Cityai??i??s demands while other reports have suggested the Italian club’s hands are tied as a result of Alexandre Pato’s decision to snub Paris Saint Germain.

 

Malaga Closing In On Real Madrid’s Esteban Granero

The former Getafe man has not featured at all in Mourinhoai??i??s first team plan. There has been rumoured interest from England, however the Spaniard would undoubtedly prefer to stay in his native Spain and the newly rich Malaga could provide an escape route from the Bernabeau. Granero has featured only three times in La Liga for Los Blancos this season and, although usually reluctant to allow players to leave in January, Madrid wouldnai??i??t be averse to a loan deal, which could possibly be made into a permanent one in future.

 

Chelsea hatch A?25m Hazard bid but face fierce competition from Euro rivals

Hazard will be a brilliant signing for any of the big names in Europe. Chelseaai??i??s interest though concrete, would definitely face stiff competition from all quarters. The 25 million price being quoted seems a great deal for a player of Hazardai??i??s quality. Expect the Lille midfielder to stay put this window as Lille wouldnai??i??t let go off their prized asset at the quoted price. All the big names will be back in the summer for the highly rated Belgian, with Madrid being his preferred destination.

Some other rumours doing rounds:

Dimitar Berbatov could be swapping Manchester for Munich, with German giants according to Daily Mail.

The Telegraph claim United turned down a A?500,000 bid from Newcastle for wonder kid Ravel Morrison.

Bologna and Juventus will hold talks regarding Danish defender SorensenAi??and striker Luca Toni.

Confirmed Deals:

Aston Villa have made official the arrival of striker Robbie Keane on loan from LA Galaxy until the end of February

Zurich have signed the left winger Loris Benito (20) until June 2016.

Steven Gerrard has signed an extension to his contract with Liverpool.

Lazio have signed Emiliano Alfaro ToscanoAi??from Liverpool Montevideo.

Gael Kakuta has been loaned to Dijon from Chelsea until the end of the season.

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