Transfer Clock: Capoue reportedly set to leave; Strootman still wanted by Manchester United?

Etienne Capoue

Aston Villa, Manchester United, Tottenham, West Brom, QPR and West Ham all feature.

Kevin the Stroot-man for LVG

Manchester United are still set on signing Kevin Strootman, despite worries over his knee. The Mirror are reporting that Louis van Gaal has his heart set on making the Roma midfielder the lynchpin of his midfield, with a deal set to be targeted for the summer.

This news comes in the same week that Strootman underwent further surgery on a serious knee injury, however Van Gaal is believed to want him in order to implement a functional 4-3-3 formation at United.

Strootman would join fellow Dutchmen Daley Blind and Robin van Persie in the United squad.

Eti-out Capoue

The Daily Mail are reporting that Tottenham struggler Etienne Capoue is being targeted by both Aston Villa and West Brom.

The Frenchman was not involved for Spurs in the 3-0 win against West Brom this weekend and is struggling for first-team football at White Hart Lane.

The 26-year-old has struggled since arriving at the club, picking up an early knee injury that has severely hindered his progress.

Time will tell if he leaves before the transfer window slams shut.

Relegation Rickie

Premier League clubs are interested in signing Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert. The Mirror report that relegation battlers Crystal Palace, Hull City, West Brom and QPR are all keen on signing the England international.

Lambert only joined Liverpool in the summer from Southampton and has struggled to find his best form at Anfield.

However, he is not keen on leaving his beloved Liverpool, despite the report claiming Liverpool are keen on a sale.

Not so Noble

Finally and Sky Sports are reporting that lifelong West Ham player Mark Noble is keen on a move to QPR. The report claims that Noble has six months left on his deal and was alarmed by West Ham's recent pursuit of Manchester United's Darren Fletcher.

Meanwhile QPR are seeking a replacement for Jordon Mutch, who joined Crystal Palace earlier this week.

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