Rumour Mill: January 2 - Review

  • January 02, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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The second day of the January transfer window has passed and it certainly succeeded in courting controversy amongst Bolton fans.

Incomings and outgoings are expected at the Reebok Stadium this month and the rumours are filtering through from all over the world.

Monday's Wanderers transfer gossip involves Crawley Town and Real Madrid, two clubs that you are unlikely to hear paired together very often.

Before we get to those, let's take a look at the one rumour which sparked the most controversy with the Trotters faithful on Monday.

According to @Transfer_Talk on Twitter, Mark Davies is set to seal a loan move to Hull City.

The Tigers currently occupy a play-off position in the Championship and will be hoping to achieve promotion back to the Premier League, two years after dropping out of the division.

A move would come as a major surprise, though, with Davies established in the Bolton first team. The likeliness of this happening looks very doubtful.

One player who looks certain to leave Bolton this month is Gary Cahill. Wanderers are known to be in the market for a central defender, but who would have thought Cahill's replacement could possibly come from Crawley Town?

The Sun seem to think it could be possible, with Red Devils' Kyle McFadzean being linked with a switch to the Reebok Stadium.

McFadzean made his professional debut for Sheffield United at the age of 18 but failed to become a regular at Bramall Lane before moving on to Alfreton Town and then Crawley in August 2010.

Meanwhile, reports in Yorkshire are emerging that both Bolton and Arsenal are interested in signing Leeds United's Aidy White.

The Scratching Shed report that the two clubs have offered pre-contracts to the 20-year-old, who turned down an offer of a four-year contract at Elland Road just last month.

Finally, Bolton have had successful dealings with Real Madrid in previous years. The likes of Ivan Campo, Fernando Hierro, Rodrigo Moreno and Marcos Alonso have all swapped the Bernabeu for the Reebok Stadium, but could Jese Rodriguez be next in line.

Rodriguez has been with the European giants since 2007 and after progressing through the youth system in Madrid, the 18-year-old made his senior debut for Jose Mourinho's side in last month's Copa del Rey tie against SD Ponferradina. believe Wanderers could once again strike a deal with the nine time European champions, with Rodriguez joining the club on loan until the end of the season.

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