Transfer news - Wales turn to Giggs; Barca hold out for Fabregas
Ryan Giggs is being lined up as the next Wales manager with current boss John Toshack seemingly heading for the exit door.
The Daily Express reports the 36-year-old Manchester United midfielder is seen as the ideal candidate to lead Wales through Euro 2012 qualifying, and hopefully get their campaign back on track after an opening defeat to Montenegro.
Aston Villa's search for a new manager could end as early as today with former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier poised to announce whether he wants to take the job. (The Sun)
Houllier's first act as Villa boss could be the appointment of Phil Thompson, who worked as the Frenchman's number two at Anfield. (Daily Express)
The Barcelona No.4 shirt has been left vacant with the Spanish champions still hopeful of seeing the arrival of Cesc Fabregas in January or the summer. (Daily Mail)
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has revealed that his transfer deadline day loan switch to Liverpool was blocked by the German club. (Daily Mail)
Manchester City and Chelsea are keeping track of Italian goalkeeper Federico Marchetti with his current club Cagliari open to offers in January. (IM Scouting)
Arsenal are weighing up a move for Barcelona's 18-year-old defensive midfielder Oriol Romeu. (IM Scouting)
Fulham are ready to offer Bobby Zamora a new contract that would settle the England striker's future at Craven Cottage. (Daily Mail)
West Bromwich Albion's New Zealand World Cup star Chris Wood is poised for a loan switch to Championship club Derby County. (Daily Mirror)
Hull manager Nigel Pearson will look to raid former club Leicester City for striker Matty Fryatt with Tigers defender Kamil Zayatte heading in the opposite direction. (Daily Mirror)
Bournemouth captain Jason Pearce is being tracked by Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan who is keen to bolster his defensive options. (Daily Mirror)
Former Arsenal goalkeeper and free agent Richard Wright is set for a trial with MLS side San Jose Earthquakes after failing to land a contract with Crystal Palace and Blackpool. (Daily Mirror)
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