Arsenal have been told to forget about Andre Silva, while Liverpool will sign Quincy Promes and have targeted a Forest teenager, all in Sunday’s papers.
LIVERPOOL TARGET DOUBLE DEAL
Liverpool will try to sign Quincy Promes this month, while they are also keen on landing Nottingham Forest starlet Ben Brereton, accoridng to the Sunday Mirror.
Spartak Moscow forward Promes has been on the Anfield club’s radar for some time and recently Georginio Wijnaldum urged the club to make a move for his fellow Dutchman.
Apparently Jurgen Klopp thinks Promes can come in and hit the ground running at Anfield this month and replace Sadio Mane, who has left for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Spartak want £25million for the man, who only agreed a new long-term deal at the start of the season, but there is now other Premier League interest in the player and they are set to make a move for the player.
Meanwhile, chief scout Barry Hunter has enquired about Forest star Brereton.
The teen striker has been playing for Forest’s Under-23s at age 17, and has long beenon the radar of Manchester United.
Brereton has not been out of place in the U23s and has scored 15 goals in 20 games and Klopp wants to snap him up.
UNITED WATCH KEEPER
Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Chievo keeper Alessandro Confente, according to a report.
United have been scouting the 18-year-old for some time, but they have apparaently been watching the highly-rated keeper even more closely since the arrival of Jose Mourinho.
The Sunday Mirror say that Juventus are also after the player, who has been working with Chievo’s senior squad but he is still attached to the Serie A club’s youth team.
He is under contract until June 2019 and valued at around £4m.
AND THE REST
Barcelona are ready to battle Real Madrid for Tottenham’s 20-year-old England midfielder Dele Alli. (Mirror)
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is in line to replace Luis Enrique at Barcelona. (Star)
Everton boss Ronald Koeman is keen on bringing Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere to Goodison Park in the summer but faces competition from Manchester City for the 25-year-old. (People)
Real Madrid star James Rodriguez has issued a ‘come and get me’ plea to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho. (Sunday Mirror)
Aston Villa are set to sign Nottingham Forest’s wantaway skipper Henri Lansbury for £3.5m. (Sunday Mirror)
Swansea have fired a hands-off warning to Chelsea over striker Fernando Llorente. (Sunday Mirror)
West Ham are to make a new bid for Robert Snodgrass – and striker Ashley Fletcher could be used as a makeweight to persuade Hull City to sell. (Sunday Mirror)
Chelsea are considering recalling on-loan defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth. (Sunday Mirror)
Jose Mourinho is ready to gamble £45m on defenders Victor Lindelof and Jose Fonte in a bid to secure Champions League football. (Sunday Express)
Marco Silva, the newly appointed Hull City manager, is considering taking over Simone Zaza’s season loan deal as he seeks cup-price solutions to keep the Yorkshire club in the Premier League. (Times)
Slavisa Jokanovic will resist an offers for Fulham’s star man Tom Cairney this month. (Sunday Mirror)
Swansea are planning a shock raid for Rennes star Paul-Georges Ntep. (Sun)
Watford and Hull are locked in a battle to sign Norway right-back Omar Elabdellaoui from Olympiakos. (Sun)
Steve Bruce is targeting a January loan move for £12m Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes. (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester City’s 28-year-old Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony – on loan at Stoke City – has been offered £210,000 a week tax free to move to China. (Star)
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has two games to save his job following the 5-0 home defeat by Manchester City in the FA Cup third round on Friday. (Sun)
Chelsea will hold talks with Ruben Loftus-Cheek this week to decide whether the midfielder should go on loan this month. (Mail)
Swansea want Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan in a deal which could see Fernando Llorente go in the opposite direction. (Mail)
Arsenal have been told to forget about landing Porto striker Andre Silva this month. (Star)
Manchester City could allow Fabian Delph go out on loan this month. (Star)
Watford boss Walter Mazzarri is under pressure unless he can turn the Hornets’ fortunes around, while some of his players have started to question the Italian’s training methods. (Express)
West Brom manager Tony Pulis is hoping to beat Swansea to the signing of out-of-favour Leicester star Jeffrey Schlupp. (People)
Walter Mazzarri faces the axe at Watford unless he can produce a dramatic turnaround in their Premier League fortunes. (People)
Manchester United are clear to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, 22, after his former club in Sweden renegotiated their sell-on clause. (Sunday Mirror)
West Ham have had a second bid for 24-year-old striker Scott Hogan rejected by Brentford. (Sky Sports)
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he intends to retire from management after 10 years. (Telegraph)
Manchester City will make a new bid for Athletic Bilbao’s French centre-back Aymeric Laporte in the summer, despite being turned down by the 22-year-old last year. (Mirror)
Liverpool will press ahead with the signing of Spartak Moscow’s Netherlands forward Quincy Promes, 25, this month. (People)
Patrice Evra, 35, has been left out of Juventus’ squad for Sunday’s meeting with Bologna after speculation linking the France full-back with a return to Manchester United or a move to Valencia. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Manchester United’s Italy full-back Matteo Darmian, 27, is one of a number of replacements Juventus are looking at if Evra leaves. (Goal)
Juventus are interested in Chelsea’s Serbia defender Branislav Ivanovic, 32, and Manchester City’s 31-year-old France full-back Gael Clichy. Both players are free agents at the end of the season. (Calcio Mercato)
Manchester City and Chelsea target Steven N’Zonzi, 28, has rejected a new deal with Sevilla. The France midfielder has a buy-out clause worth £25m. (Sun)
The agent of Mexico striker Javier Hernandez has dismissed reports claiming that Bayer Leverkusen are ready to sell the 28-year-old former Manchester United player for £21m. (Metro)
Newcastle are targeting 22-year-old Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn. (Express)
Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion have made enquiries about Everton’s Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, 26. (Mail)
Pep Guardiola has admitted making mistakes since arriving at Manchester City and being forced to adapt his style to suit English football. (Observer)
West Bromwich Albion have made a move for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini but face competition for the 25-year-old Italy international from Premier League rivals Southampton, Everton and Stoke, and German side Wolfsburg. (Mail)
Watford have enquired about Everton’s England midfielder Tom Cleverley. But Newcastle United, Burnley and Aston Villa also want the 27-year-old. (Mail)
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has joined the race to sign Sunderland’s England striker Jermain Defoe, 34. (Sun)
Fifa want to introduce penalty shoot-outs at the end of drawn group games in the 2026 World Cup. The tournament could also expand to include 48 teams. (Sunday Telegraph)