Liverpool will bid £25million for Mahmoud Dahoud in January, while Arsenal are tracking 17-year-old Marseille prospect Boubacar Kamara.
ARSENAL TRACKING FRENCH YOUNGSTER
According to reports from France, Arsenal are planning to swoop for 17-year-old Marseille centre-back Boubacar Kamara.
L’Equipe report that Arsenal trying and tempt the youngster away from France and sign his first professional contract in north London.
The youngster has yet to appear for the club’s first team, but he has made five appearances for the France U18s.
Chelsea were linked with the player recently, while PSG and Borussia Dortmund are also believed to be tracking the prospect, who played against England in the UEFA European Under-17 Championships in Baku in May.
The Gunners have a brief history of luring players away from the south of France. In 2004, Mathieu Flamini joined aged 20 and in 2008, Samir Nasri, aged 21, signed for around £12million.
KLOPP TO BID £25M for DAHOUD
Reports in Germany claim Jurgen Klopp is ready to step up his interest in Mahmoud Dahoud.
German outlet Bild claim the 20-year-old, who was a target for Borussia Dortmund during the summer as they looked for a replacement for Ilkay Gundogan, could follow the midfielder to the Premier League.
Manchester City signed Gundogan in June, but now reports suggest Klopp is happy to sanction a £25million bid for the Borussia Monchengladback player in January.
Dahoud featured against Spurs in the Champions League in midweek and although he impressed, so far this season he has failed to hit the heights of last term.
He has made 12 appearances across all competitions, with two assists, but has yet to score.
Gladback though are eager to keep the Germany U21 international, who is under contract until June 2018.
The German club’s sporting director Max Eberl told Kicker earlier this month: “There is a zero per cent chance that Mahmoud will leave in January.
“There is no offer for him on the table from any club and we have not had any offers for him in the past either.”
AND THE REST
Chelsea are monitoring £12m-rated Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer. (Voetbal International)
England captain Wayne Rooney has been cleared by a Football Association inquiry after pictures of him with wedding guests while on international duty appeared in a national newspaper. It means the 31-year-old Manchester United forward will not face disciplinary action or be stripped of the captaincy. (Daily Mirror)
Barcelona are preparing to move for Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 32. (Goal)
David Alaba would prefer to join Arsenal over Manchester United if he leaves Bayern Munich for a Premier League club. (Manchester Evening News)
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is interested in two Fiorentina players – midfielder Milan Badelj, 27, and defender Nenad Tomovic, 29. (Calciomercato.com)
Former Blues manager Roberto di Matteo is wanted by 1860 Munich, despite lasting just 124 days in charge of Aston Villa. (Bild)
Former Premier League official Howard Webb has been offered a job as head of referees in America’s MLS. (Sun)
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says a clause in forward Simone Zaza’s contract will not influence his selection. Zaza, 25, is yet to score in eight Premier League games since joining on a season-long loan from Juventus in the summer, and a £17.5m permanent move would be triggered after 10 appearances. (Squawka)
Hammers goalkeeper Adrian, 29, faces an uncertain future as boss Bilic is looking for a new number one. (Daily Mail)
Stoke hope to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 23, for £12m in January despite having had a £20m bid rejected in the summer. (Sun)
West Brom manager Tony Pulis wants to sign Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez, 27, in January. (Daily Telegraph)
But Rodriguez is Hull City’s number one target in January. (Hull Daily Mail)
Sunderland manager David Moyes admits goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 22, could leave in January if the Black Cats receive a big offer. (Daily Mail)
Tigers boss Mike Phelan is also interested in 24-year-old Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan, who is available on a free transfer. (Daily Mirror)
Everton manager Ronald Koeman says he would not have a problem signing players from his former club Southampton. (Daily Star)