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EPL: Top transfer news and rumours on October 9

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Top transfer news and rumours on Oct 9
London, Oct 9: Roberto Mancini watched £45m-rated Falcao, Manchester United eye cut-price deal for Brede Hangeland, Juventus monitoring Walcott's situation, Arsenal favourites to sign 19-year-old wizkid Zaha, Liverpool want Ajax playmaker, all the transfer news and rumours from the Barclays Premier League on Oct 9.

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  • Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard is set to leave Stamford Bridge as cash-rich Chinese clubs are ready to offer the 34-year old with a lucrative £1million-a-month offer. Shanghai Shenhua who signed Didier Drogba and Nikolas Anleka along with another club Beijing Guoan are ready to sign the England international.
  • Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini flew to Spain to watch £45m-rated striker Radamel Falcao. The 26-year-old striker from Atletico Madrid has been rated one of the best strikers in the world currently. Arsenal and Chelsea are also eyeing the Colombian star who is interested in playing in the Premier League.
  • Manchester United are planning to bid for Fulham centre-back Brede Hangeland. The 31-year-old is in the final year of his contract and could be available on a cut-price deal.
  • Juventus are monitoring the situation with Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, 23, whether or not he signs a contract extension at the Emirates.
  • Arsenal want to sign 19-year-old sensation Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace. Zaha could be a direct replacement for Theo Walcott who is yet to sign a contract with the Gunners.
  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen on signing Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen, 20.
  • Juventus are eyeing Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski. The £25m-rated striker from Borussia Dortmund helped the club lift the German Bundesliga title.
  • Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and Chelsea full-back Ryan Bertrand have been called up for England's upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
  • England manager Roy Hodgson is set to rest Ashley Cole after the Football Association chose not to ban the Chelsea star for abusive tweets.
  • Tottenham's veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel was dropped against Aston Villa while Hugo Lloris was given his first start. The 41-year-old American ended his 310 starts in the Premier League. However, Lloris, the 12 million pounds signing, made his first start to the season and managed to keep a clean sheet.

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 11:45 [IST]
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