Transfer Rumours, January 9 2013: Sunderland, Swansea, Stoke, Liverpool, Blackpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Peterborough, Reading

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SWANSEA boss Michael Laudrup wants Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones, 28, to replace Danny Graham, who is being chased by Reading and Sunderland – Daily Mirror

Liverpool are close to finalising a £6million deal for Blackpool forward Tom Ince, 20, after a breakthrough in negotiations – Daily Mail

Former England captain David Beckham has been offered a two-year deal to join the Qatar Stars League – The Sun

Laudrup is also lining up another cut-price deal from Spain with a £750,000 move for Real Betis midfielder Jose Canas – Daily Telegraph

Arsenal will this week make an improved five-year offer of £25million to Theo Walcott in a bid to resolve the 23-year-old forward’s contract saga – Daily Mail

Manchester United’s path to signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, looks to be clear after Tottenham insisted they would not pursue the youngster – Daily Telegraph

Rafael Benitez has warned Chelsea’s senior players that they must face up to the prospect of their inevitable departures from Stamford Bridge – The Times

Manchester United striker Davide Petrucci, 21, and defender Scott Wootton, 21, are expected to move on loan to Championship side Peterborough United – managed by Sir Alex Ferguson’s son, Darren – this week – Peterborough Telegraph

Reading have made an approach to sign Manchester United’s 22-year-old England forward Danny Welbeck – The Times

Manchester United’s 34-year-old defender Rio Ferdinand is ready to snub deals from the Middle East, MLS and China and instead pledge his future to the Old Trafford club – Daily Star

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