Top five transfer rumours - West Ham turn to Ba, Arsenal and Spurs want Brazilian striker, teams eye Bendtner

Demba Ba is on the periphery at Chelsea. Photo: PA

West Ham can't score a goal for love nor money, but due to a lack of the former they're looking to spend on a new striker.

It turns out Carlton Cole wasn't the answer to West Ham's goalscoring problems, who knew? So Big Sam is off to sign Demba Ba to give the Hammers the vague hope of scoring at some point again in the future (Mirror)

Two games a season aren't enough for a rivalry as formidable as Arsenal against Spurs, meaning they're going to face up for signature of Alexandre Pato, who could be heading out of Corinthians in the winter transfer window (Daily Star)

Despite looking like a bemused horse during his outing in the recent League Cup clash with Chelsea, Arsenal striker Niklas Bendtner is still attracting interest from Stoke, Hull, Sunderland and Crystal Palace (Metro)

After some impressive displays Javier Hernandez seems to be a touch annoyed that David Moyes won't pick him in the team, with the Mexican hinting he might leave Manchester United (Telegraph)

Everton and Sunderland are keeping an eye on Dundee United's teenage defender John Souttar, but will have to fork out around £1million to sign the Scottish centre-back (Mirror)

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