Transfer Talk: Featuring Williams, McGeady, and Vydra

Arsenal, Liverpool, QPR, Aston Villa, Wigan, Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur, and Newcastle United all feature.

All the latest transfer news and gossip you need to know...

Wilfried Zaha is set to clinch his 'dream move' to Manchester United, write BBC. The Crystal Palace winger is set to undergo a medical in the next 48 hours to complete a move which could cost United £15 million. It will be £10 million up front with the rest rising on appearances, he will also be loaned back to Palace until the end of the season, the report states.

Fresh from leading his side to the Capital One Cup final, Swansea defender Ashley Williams is a target for both Arsenal and Liverpool, report multiple outlets. The £8 million rated defender of course used to play under Brendan Rodgers, but both clubs will have a fight to persuade him to leave the Swans right now with a trip to Wembley on the horison.

Another player being linked with Arsenal is Verona midfielder Jorginho, report the Italian press. The 20-year-old Brazilian is also wanted by Lazio and could cost under £5 million.

Liverpool are facing competition from Southampton to sign Inter Milan winger Coutinho. The Brazilian would cost around £10 million. Southampton have beaten the Reds to sign both Gaston Ramirez and Vegard Forren in recent months.

QPR are hoping to sign Blackburn pair Scott Dann and Martin Olsson. Scott Dann would be seeking to avoid an unwanted relegation hattrick after suffering the dreaded drop with both Rovers and Birmingham. QPR are prepared to pay £7 million to sign the duo.

Aston Villa are looking to Ireland international midfielder Jeff Hendrick, write the Irish Independent. The 20-year-old has just won his first cap for his country, and currently plays for Derby County, where he has already racked up 80 appearances.

The same paper report that Wigan and Sunderland are interested in Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady. The former Celtic attacker is said to want a move away from Russia with a loan deal most likely.

Tottenham are monitoring Udinese forward Matej Vydra, who is on loan at Watford. The Czech has scored 16 goals in 25 games in the Championship, and with the Hornets trying to sign him permanently, the Mirror report Spurs could be about to steal in for him.

Newcastle target Moussa Sissoko has been suspended by his club Toulouse after a row over his planned exit from the club. SkySports report the Magpies are expected to sign the player, but it is uncertain whether it will be permanently this month, or on a pre-contract agreement for the summer.

And finally, Birmingham have slashed the price tag on England goalkeeper Jack Butland to £3.5 million. The 19-year-old is a logical target and investment for a number of Premier League clubs, and the Blues are expecting bids in the final week of the transfer window.

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