DAILY TRANSFER THREAD
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The Window is officially open.
>Liverpool have had a loan bid for Barcelona striker David Villa rejected. The Spanish club want a £16m permanent deal for the 31-year-old.
>Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will offer midfielder Frank Lampard, 34, and left-back Ashley Cole, 32, the chance to move to Old Trafford when their contracts are not renewed by Chelsea at the end of the season.
>Paris Saint-Germain say they have not approached Cole about moving to France.
>Tottenham are in pole position to sign Schalke defender Lewis Holtby, 22, whose contract runs out at the end of the season.
>Arsenal have offered £10m for Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez. This fails to meet the £14.7m release clause in the 24-year-old's contract though.
>Swansea are ready to make a move for Bolton defender Marcos Alonso, 22, in the January transfer window.
>Stoke have told veteran defender Danny Higginbotham, 34, he can leave the club in January, but it's unlikely he will join Ipswich, where he's been playing on loan.
>Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur will fight it out for the signature of Crystal Palace's £10m-rated forward Wilfried Zaha, 20.
>Sunderland are weighing up a move for 21-year-old Inter Milan midfielder Joel Obi, who is rated at £5m but has made just one Serie A appearance this season in a campaign blighted by injury.
>Everton boss David Moyes is eyeing up a six-month loan deal for Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair, 23.
>Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hopes to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Kevin Gameiro, 25, on loan.
>Southampton are set to pip Liverpool and Everton to sign England and Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland, 19.
>Reading are hoping to beat QPR to the signing of Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole, 31.
Official Lord Brady Appreciation Thread
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Serious question for you /sp/, if Brady and Manning meet in the AFCCG and Brady wins, but DOES NOT win the superb owl after, does this put Brady ahead of Manning? Also, one more playoff win for Brady and he has the all-time playoff wins record beating Joe Montagna.
Alternately, if Brady goes all the way, is he officially the GOAT?