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Monday 10th Dec – Transfer Gossip Round Up

Several English Premier League clubs – Aston Villa, QPR and Norwich – are looking to bring Robbie Keane on loan but the former Liverpool striker has insisted he has no plans of coming to Premier League this time from LA Galaxy during the MLS close season.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez admits that midfielder James McCarthy could leave the DW Stadium, when the transfer window re opens in January. The 22-year-old midfielder has been in top form this season, playing a pivotal role for the Latics, and though Martinez is happy to see him improving each and every day, he harbours concern that the player is bound to become a transfer target for other teams.

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins is looking to add a good striker to his side in January and will be looking to make another attempt to bring Gary Hooper from Celtic.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been assured of transfer funds in the winter transfer window and that means he will now likely to renew his interest in France right-back Mathieu Debuchy.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says he is happy to have two quality goalkeepers in the side and is not tempted to send Shay Given on loan.

And finally, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has agreed to return to his beloved club for a third time, but with an intention of extending his loan deal from ten weeks to until the end of the season.