The January transfer window wasn’t dubbed silly season for its propensity to generate prudent, value-for-money signings.
And what had seemed an eerie absence of such potential deals in the current month of madness has finally been broken by oil-rich Frenchmen Paris Saint-Germain.
Laurent Blanc’s men are reportedly weighing up signing occasional Tottenham Hotspur forward Emmanuel Adebayor on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
Although the veracity of the rumour was initially doubted by the Lilywhites’ blog Cartilage-Free Captain, it has subsequently been corroborated by ‘Sky sources’ and reported by the Daily Mail.
PSG are reportedly considering cashing in on both Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi this month.
The Mail understand that the Parc des Princes outfit have discussed the possibility of loaning the talented but increasingly frustrating Togolese with Tottenham as cover should either of their forwards exit the club.
Nonetheless he remains just 6/5 to score at anytime against Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup semi-final second-leg at Bramall Lane this evening.
Another teatime news line to come out of the Daily Express appertains to the Arsenal’s little publicised interest in Roma’s sometime Chelsea target Mattia Destro.
The Giallorossi are thought to be keen to cash in on their 23-year-old Italian international line leader in order to bankroll a swoop for Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano.
According to the mid-top in question the Gunners were in negotiations with the ‘Eternal City’ outfit over the hitman.
However, AC Milan have now waded in with a £525,000 offer to loan Destro for the remainder of the Serie A campaign before purchasing him for £12.3m in the summer.
In doing so they have reportedly outbid Arsenal, who are refusing to budge from their original offering for a number nine that has struck 23 times in 52 league games for Rudi Garcia’s side.