Transfer talk: Featuring Martinez, Holtby and Draxler

Lewis Holtby

Transfer news from Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Stoke City, Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Crystal Palace.

Swansea City are reportedly set to sign David Ngog from Bolton Wanderers. The Welsh club are currently suffering something of a striker shortage after an injury to last season’s bargain buy Michu.

It is now reported that Swansea want to bring him in on the cheap - despite his relatively poor goal scoring record at Liverpool and Bolton.

The Sun report that Arsenal are ready to make a move for Julian Draxler - a deal that might see Lukas Podolski go in the opposite direction.

The rumour suggests that they will offer the Gelsenkirchen outfit around £20 million plus the German international to bring in their major target - although a deal seems unlikely until the summer.

Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan is determined to leave the club this winter. The Irishman has not been a regular at the club in recent weeks and is reportedly a target of former boss Paul Lambert at Aston Villa.

He has had a transfer request denied by the club - and Hoolahan has now stated:

"I believe it is in the best interest of Norwich and myself that I am allowed to move on."

Crystal Palace and Stoke City are said to be in pursuit of the same striker. Emmanuel Riviere of AS Monaco, who has been impressive this season, is said to be perturbed by his clubs decision to sign Lacina Traore this month.

Valued at £5 million - Tony Pulis will be hoping to beat his former club to his target.

Meanwhile Stoke are also being linked with a move for Tottenham star Lewis Holtby. The German international has admitted a desire to leave his club for first-team football.

The German was linked with a move to former club Schalke recently - but they admitted they could not afford him recently.

Jackson Martinez has been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea recently - but he is set to sign a new deal with Porto.

Despite reportedly being keen on an exit from the club - he is now rumoured to be on the verge of a new deal, with his agent stating:

"It is okay, I will travel to Porto next week to discuss the renewal. There is already an agreement to renew."

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