Transfer Rumors (5 Dec 08): Essien and Heskey going nowhere, Ledley to Fulham, and more

We’re at the end of another week, which means we’re all the more closer to the end of the year and the start of a new year and the winter transfer window.

What players are in the news today? I’ve got a sextet of rumors for you to feast on, so let’s get started, shall we?

No Way Jose, Says Scolari on Essien

Michael Essien is drawing interest from a few European giants, but Luiz Felipe Scolari doesn’t intend on selling the Ghanaian star.

Heskey May Not Leave Wigan in January

Wigan striker Emile Heskey has been linked with a January exit recently, but manager Steve Bruce isn’t too keen on selling the England international.

Fulham Move for Cardiff’s Ledley?

Cardiff midfielder Joe Ledley could be a Fulham target in January, but they could have at least one rival for his services.

Juve To Go for Valencia Pair?

Juventus are lusting after Bastian Schweinsteiger, but if they can’t get the Bayern Munich star, Valencia’s Joaquin and Juan Mata could be on their wish list.

English Trio Among Several Interested in Monaco Defender

Cameroonian defender Nicolas Nkoulou has been impressive for Monaco this season, and his performances have caught the eye of Blackburn, Fulham, and Hull City, among others.

Fiorentina Join Race for Rennes Midfielder M’Bia

Rennes midfielder Stephane M’Bia was heavily linked with Everton in the summer, but now the Cameroon international is reportedly a target for Fiorentina.

The weekend may be here, but keep on checking back throughout to get all of the latest in transfer news and rumors as it all rolls on.

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