Transfer Rumours Sunday October 7 2012: Sunderland, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers

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Sunderland would let striker Connor Wickham, 19, leave on loan. The England Under-21 international has yet to make a first team appearance this season – The People

Scotland striker James McFadden will this week sign a contract that will keep him at Sunderland until the summer – The Sun

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, 62, has been told he has at least £35million to spend in the January transfer window and could try to sign Atletico Madrid striker Falcao, 26 – The Mirror

Brazil forward Neymar, 20, says international team-mate and Chelsea midfielder Oscar has pleaded with him to join the Blues – The Sun

Manchester City plan to be busy in the new year, and will make another attempt to buy Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic, 22. The Montenegro international is valued at £25million, and is also being tracked by Juventus –

Serie A champions Juve also hope to bring in former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 34, on a three-year contract if he is released from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua because of ongoing disputes within the club’s hierarchy – Tuttosport

QPR chief executive Philip Beard says midfielder Joey Barton can turn his loan spell at Marseille into a permanent deal – Sunday Express