Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham are all apparently in the hunt for the ‘new Ashley Cole’, while Leicester are eyeing a Poland midfielder.
BIG GUNS CHASE ‘NEW ASHLEY COLE’
Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham are all said to be tracking Walsall left-back Rico Henry.
The Mirror reports that the four Premier League giants have all watched the 18-year-old, who has been likened to Ashley Cole by Walsall boss Dean Smith.
Henry has been in superb form for the Saddlers, having scored twice this season, and his form has been rewarded with a new contract recently until 2018.
The academy product can also be utilised as a left wing-back and left midfielder.
BIG JESE INTEREST
Liverpool and Arsenal face competition if they wish to sign Real Madrid forward Jese, with Napoli also in the hunt.
According to claims repeated by Talksport, the promising 22-year-old is in hight demand, with Inter Milan also linked with the striker earlier this week.
Jese has found playing time hard to come by at the Bernabeu, but Rafa Benitez said recently that he was not willing to discuss a move for the starlet.
The Reds and the Gunners have been credited with a long-term interest, but they will certainly face competition from continent.
FOXES FANCY KAROL AFTER CHRISTMAS
Leicester are said to be eyeing a move for Poland midfielder Karol Linetty, who has also been watched by Manchester City.
The Daily Mirror claims the Lech Poznan star, who has helped his country reach Euro 2016, will be the subject of a move from Claudio Raneiri when the winter transfer window opens.
City are said to have watched Linetty when his side faced Belenenses in the Europa League earlier this season.
AND THE REST
Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who is currently on loan at Roma, has admitted Arsenal had to sign Petr Cech in the summer (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United Under-19s manager Nicky Butt has tipped youngsters Axel Tuanzebe and RoShaun Williams to make it all the way to the top (Daily Mirror)
Claudio Ranieri has told Manchester United transfer target Riyad Mahrez he must “grow up” if he wants to move to a bigger Premier League club (The Sun)
Arsene Wenger has demanded to know how Arsenal missed out on Tottenham striker Harry Kane (The Sun)
Arsenal have been linked with Benfica sensation Goncalo Guedes, who is also a transfer target for Manchester United (Daily Star)
Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista has admitted that he thought the club’s biggest rivals were Chelsea (Daily Star)
Chelsea are prepared to let highly rated midfielder Charly Musonda, 19, leave on loan in January (The Times)