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Transfer Talk: Featuring Isco, Javi Garcia and Cavani

Manchester City, Swansea City. Liverpool, Chelsea, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur, QPR and Arsenal all feature.

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Manchester City midfielder is Javi Garcia is wanted back in Spain by his former club Real Madrid. The £16 million summer signing from Benfica is being eyed as a replacement for Xabi Alonso it is being reported on the continent, with Alonso stalling over a new contract and being linked with a dream return to Liverpool. However Madrid are not said to be willing to pay as much as City did for the player.

The Evening Standard claim Chelsea have secured first option on Malaga attacker Isco, by loaning Lucas Piazon to the Spaniards. Manchester City are also said to want the Spanish ace, with Manchester United also thought to be admirers.

Aston Villa and Fulham are battling it out for FC Dnipro midfielder Derek Boateng. The 29-year-old Ghanaian is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League, report The Mirror.

Arsenal have again been linked with signing AC Milan midfielder Urby Emanuelson. The Express today have highlighted comments from the player's agent that he is unhappy at his lack of playing time at the San Siro, and believe the versatile former Ajax starlet could be heading for the Emirates.

One player Arsene Wenger has been discussing is Napoli frontman Edinson Cavani. "Cavani is a player that I like. What is for sure is that he costs a lot of money."  Should Arsenal break the bank for him? Would they need to? You tell us...

Blackpool are getting increasingly frustrated with Liverpool's stunted efforts to sign Tom Ince, and are even refusing to take the club's phone calls, report The Mirror. Ince was this week linked with a move to Swansea City.

Stoke City have rejected a £3 million bid from Swansea for striker Kenwyne Jones, report The Guardian. Swansea want Jones as a potential Danny Graham replacement, who may be allowed to leave for Norwich or Reading if Swansea get their man.

Stoke could though allow Maurice Edu to leave for Turkish club Bursaspor. Edu has not been a regular at the Britannia since his summer arrival, and is wanted in Turkey as a replacement for Sunderland signing Alfred N'Diaye.

Schalke have re-affirmed their stance that Lewis Holtby may still join Tottenham on a permanent deal this month. Holtby will join up with Spurs from the summer when his contract expires, but the German club's general manager Horst Heldt has said that there is still a deal to be done now.

Spurs have cancelled Jake Livermore's switch to QPR in light of Sandro's injury, which is set to keep him out until the end of the season. We also speculate whether Spurs could as a result look to hijack Yann M'Vila's move to QPR, with Fulham said to be considering doing the same. Meanwhile QPR have accepted an offer for Djibril Cisse from a Qatari club, while Jay Bothroyd says he wants to stay at Loftus Road and fight for his place.


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