Football News Roundup – 9/10/12

Arsenal are looking at snapping Crystal Palace starlet Wilfried Zaha as a potential replacement for want away winger Theo Walcott. The England international is in the final 12 months of his contract and is said to be unhappy that boss Arsene Wenger refuses to play him in his favoured forward position.

Now 19-year-old Zaha is being scouted by Arsenal to be brought in if Waloctt does decide to leave. Zaha has made more than 90 league appearances for the Championship side, and The Daily Mail suggests it would take an offer of at least £12m for Palace to consider parting with the star player.

Manchester United target Mats Hummels has hinted that he could leave Dortmund in the near future. The 23-year-old centre back has impressed for both Bundesliga champions Dortmund and the German national side, attracting the attention of United manager Alex Ferguson.

Hummels told German newspaper BILD:

"One day I will say that I am keen on a transfer."

"To play football in a new country would be flattering. I already had offers and one enquiry from these offers was really one of interest for me."

That enquiry could well have been United, who are currently short of defensive options with injuries to Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic.

After Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba left Chelsea for China, England midfielder Frank Lampard could be the next player to ditch the Blues for the far East.

The Sun reports that Shanghai Shenhua will offer Lampard £250,000 a week to link up with his former teammates. The 34-year-old has only one year left on his current deal, and like fellow England star Ashley Cole, has failed to agree a new contract with the club. This is probably due to the club's new transfer policy, where Roman Abramovich has insisted that no player over 30 is offered longer than a one year deal.

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner