Date: 29th November 2006 at 2:33pm
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All the journalists are convinced United will sign a striker in the January transfer window, or so it seems as more and more rumours have emerged about attackers.

First, many sources claim United are willing to pay £12m for unsettled Spurs striker Jermain Defoe who is reportedly sick of sitting in the bench and therefore he wants to leave White Hart Lane. Why on earth would he come to United if this is really the case, I don’t know. Surely he does not expect to be a regular starter at Old Trafford?

Two of our defenders are thought to be rather pessimistic about their first-team opportunities and I can see their point. Wes Brown and Mikael Silvestre are keen to play regularly but the former does not have any real chance now the Vidic-Ferdinand pairing drwe all sorts of praise whilst the Frenchman is the third-choice left back behind Patrice Evra and Gabriel Heinze.

Newcastle are thought to be after Brown who is rated around £4m. The Magpies desperately need some defensive cover and Wes would like to stay in the northwest so it can be an ideal piece of business for all parties concerned.

Silvestre admitted he’d like to play in Spain and he could be used in part-exhange deal for Fernando Torres, Atletico Madrid’s 22-year-old striker.

Freddy Adus impressed during his trial at the club’s academy but he allegedly stated he’d like to sign for Real Madrid as the Spanish football suits him much more than the physical style of the Premier League.

Finally, welcome one of our regular quests again, Owen Hargreaves. The England midfielder aims to return in January after his latest injury setback whilst the papers claim United will come back with a £18m offer for him.