January transfer window: Top 5 rumours of the day – Alan Hutton to Spurs, Jens Lehmann to Borussia Dortmund?

Ollie Irish

4th, January 2008

76235079.jpg1 Alan Hutton, Rangers’ highly rated right-back (pictured), is weighing up a move to Spurs. The 23-year-old Scot looked great for his country in their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign, and reports suggest that Tottenham have dangled an £8m carrot in front of Rangers’ noses. Alex Ferguson is also known to be a big admirer of Hutton, so don’t rule out a rival bid from Man Yoo. Via BBC Sport
2 Borussia Dortmund’s first-choice keeper Roman Weidenfeller faces a few months out with a shoulder injury; Dortmund have called a press conference for later today. Put those two facts together and you get the inevitable rumour that Mad Jens Lehmann is heading back to Germany. Via F365
More rumours after the jump…

3 Matthew Taylor, the left-sided scorer of many a wonder goal, hasn’t been able to hold down a regular spot in Portsmouth’s first team this season. Step forward Gary Megson, who wants to bring Taylor to Bolton. However, Pompey will lose several players to the African Cup of Nations, so ‘Arry Redknapp won’t want to lose Taylor. Via The Sun
4 It’s no secret that Sven-Goran Eriksson wants another striker. He tried to nick Roque Santa Cruz from Blackburn (presumably whilst Mark Hughes was asleep), but that’s not going to happen. Sven’s roving eye has turned back to Liverpool’s Peter Crouch, but he may have to negotiate a swap deal with Rafa to make that one stick. Via Goal.com
5 According to the Daily Star, Dean Ashton has been ‘frozen out’ by gaffer Alan Curbishley. Ashton was dropped for recent matches against Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, although that’s probably because he’s still not 100% fit. In a blinding statement of the obvious, the Star said: ‘The situation is sure to grab the attention of a host of Premier League clubs who are in the market for a top quality forward during the January transfer window.’ Like, duh.
Which of those rumours do you think is most likely to happen. And which smells most strongly of bullshit?

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