The pick of today's Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and Bundesliga football transfer rumours, news and gossip for 19 September, 2011. All the latest transfer rumours surrounding Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Roma, Barcelona and Real Madrid will be covered here.
Erstwhile Chelsea target and transfer rumour punching bag Neymar has denied speculation he has signed a pre-contract with Real Madrid that will see the Santos frontman join the la Liga giants after next summer's Olympics.
"I have been sold like 30 times," Neymar told Brazilian rag Lancenet. "There is no truth to that, I am a player of Santos and I will stay here to play at the club's centenary.
"That is all speculation, there is no deal. I went to the hospital to solve a personal problem."
In a rumour without one certifiable quote to lend it a modicum of credence, Barcelona are linked with a move for former Arsenal target and Bolton centre-back Gary Cahill. The England international is out of contract next summer and, having nicked Cesc Fabregas from under his nose this summer, Barca boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly weighing up another transfer that will do wonders for Arsene Wenger's already fragile mental state.
Spurs midfielder Gareth Bale will not leave White Hart Lane in January, despite interest from Man Utd and Barcelona.
"I never really thought about leaving Tottenham in the summer," he told the Daily star Sunday.
"I've just signed a new deal and I'm enjoying my football. I'm playing well and I'm playing regularly.
"The main thing for me is to be playing week in, week out and getting better."
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed Nicolas Anelka could leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, with Paris St Germain interested in taking the 33-year-old back to France.
"It might not be the player's expectancy to renew [his contract]," Villas-Boas said. "Nico as a person is very, very happy, he belongs to Chelsea in the last year of his contract, performing.
"We will make our efforts for him to renew but Nico has his own decision to make and I am not sure he will be willing."
Finally, Liverpool are linked with highly-rated Bologna midfielder Gaston Ramirez. The 20-year-old has impressed in Italy and could be available for around £10m in January.