|Offski: Michael Owen (right)|
Only a week to go in the transfer window and Nixon watch is reaching the pitch of a rabid fever as we behold his latest offerings.
From the Mirror/People (again): Wigan want £12m for Charles N’Zogbia. Liverpool and Sunderland are interested (joint byline with Darren 'kopite' Lewis). Also 'Roberto Martinez is lining up a £2m bid for Ipswich midfielder Grant Leadbitter but faces competition from Wolves and West Brom,' apparently.
Michael Owen (Manchester United and Ladbrokes) is off to Sunlan with Nixon spluttering the Wearsiders are 'desperately close to landing the ex-England striker and paying him a relatively cheap £25,000-a-week to come to Wearside'.
Also splitting the immediate Manchester area is City's Shaun Wright-Phillips, although he's staying in the Greater Manchester area with sexy Bolton, who also want Benfica's Rodrigo Moreno.
Just up t'road, Blackburn apparently want £10m (!) for Chris Samba. I refer them to Junior Soprano's Angie Dickinson line. Also departing Darwen is El Hadji Diouf - doesn't say where - with Birmingham's Seb Larsson, who Nixon says has put in a transfer request, replacing him.
Elsewhere (deep breath) Wolves are getting Barnsley's Adam Hammill, Everton's James Vaughan is going to Celtic on loan, Stephen Ireland (Villa) is going on loan to Newcastle with Blackpool's Charlie Adam replacing him at Villa Park, Emmanuel 'boy toy' Adebayor (Manchester City) is off to Monaco, Rangers are getting David Healy on loan from Sunderland, and Swansea are 'tracking' Exeter's Ryan Harley.
Two Nixon's got right are Steven Pienaar (Everton) to Spurs and David Wheater (Boro) to Bolton