Cesc Fabregas is keen to leave Chelsea and two Serie A clubs are interested, while Arsenal have four strikers lined up, all in the papers.
FABREGAS WANTS OUT AT CHELSEA
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is pushing for a move away from Chelsea, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The Spain star has had a wretched start to the season with the Blues and was dropped on several occasions by former boss Jose Mourinho.
New gaffer Guus Hiddink could also be set to axe Fabregas and the 28-year-old is believed to be looking for a way out at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian publication claims Inter Milan and Juventus are willing to move for Fabregas as early as January, but that a summer departure is looking more likely.
GUNNERS TO TRADE CAMPBELL
Arsenal have offered forward Joel Campbell, as part of a deal to sign Celta Vigo’s striker Nolito, say Spanish site Don Balon.
The 23-year-old Campbell had just found his feet at The Emirates this season and scored twice in 15 appearances, but Wenger will reportedly cash in on the Costa Rican star in favour of a 29-year-old.
It seems a strange story and one which should be consigned to the bin with the rest of the unwanted stuff you got for Christmas.
Nolito has scored eight in 16 appearances for Celta Vigo this season, but he is just one of four strikers heading to the club next month, apparently.
Bayer Leverkusen’s Javier Hernandez, Real Madrid frontman Jese and Mohamed Elneny from Basel are also on their way, according to the rumours.
NEYMAR ‘CONFIRMS’ MAN CITY INTEREST
Neymar has ‘confirmed’ that Man City want him, according to The Sun.
Asked if he knew of City’s interest, Neymar said: “Yes, yes.” But then when pressed whether he fancied playing for Pep Guardiola at The Etihad next season he was quoted in The Sun as saying: “No, not that.”
Meanewhile, Brazil striker Neymar says talks to extend his contract at Barcelona are ongoing, according to AS.
The 23-year-old’s current deal runs until 2018 and he has been linked with City and Manchester United.
AND THE REST
- Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is resisting the temptation to make a quick return to his former club Real Madrid as he waits to see what happens at Manchester United. (Daily Telegraph)
- Real Madrid are preparing a new £40m bid for Manchester United’s 25-year-old goalkeeper David de Gea at the end of the season. (Daily Star)
- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Daniel Sturridge will not be picked for Wednesday’s game at Sunderland, despite the 26-year-old striker claiming he is fit. (Sun)
- The Gunners’ proposed £5m signing of 23-year-old Mohamed Elneny from Basel could pave the way for fellow midfielders Mathieu Flamini, 31, Mikel Arteta, 33, and Tomas Rosicky, 35, to leave the club. (Daily Mirror)
- Norwich have joined the race for Marseille keeper Steve Mandanda. (Daily Mirror)
- Mark Bowen could be a shock contender for the Swansea job. (Daily Mirror)
- Roma are monitoring Watford striker Odion Ighalo and Crystal Palace’s Yannick Bolasie. (Daily Mirror)
- Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City remain interested in signing 18-year-old Croatian midfielder Ante Coric from Dinamo Zagreb. (AS)
- West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan says the club “don’t have a penny to spend on wages”, and signings in January will only be sanctioned if fringe players can be sold. (Evening Standard)
- Swansea are expecting to receive offers for their 30-year-old French striker Bafetimbi Gomis in the January transfer window amid suggestions he could attract interest from the Middle East. (South Wales Evening Post)