Rumour Mill: Arsenal eye Isco, Liverpool chase defenders

Date published: Friday 16th October 2015 12:05

Isco and Jese Rodriguez: Real Madrid duo linked with Arsenal

Isco and Jese Rodriguez: Real Madrid duo linked with Arsenal

Arsenal want to Real Madrid duo Isco and Jese Rodriguez, while Liverpool are eyeing Benedikt Howedes and Andrea Ranocchia, according to Friday’s rumours.

Arsenal

– Arsenal will attempt to sign Isco from Real Madrid in January and will lodge a £22m bid for the Spanish starlet when the winter transfer window opens (Fichajes)

– Arsenal will also battle Aston Villa to sign Real Madrid striker Jese Rodriguez on loan with a view to a permanent deal in January (Sport)

Aston Villa

– Aston Villa will battle Arsenal to sign Real Madrid striker Jese Rodriguez on loan with a view to a permanent deal in January (Sport)

– Aston Villa rejected the chance to sign Aaron Lennon from Tottenham this summer, despite agreeing a deal (Daily Telegraph)

Bournemouth

– Eddie Howe admits signing a striker will be key for Bournemouth in January, with both Jordan Rhodes and Charlie Austin linked (various)

Chelsea

– Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos and will make a renewed bid to sign him in January (Mundo Deportivo)

– Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has told Crystal Palace loanee Patrick Bamford he will always be welcome back at the Riverside if Chelsea decide his loan spell at Crystal Palace is not working out (Middlesbrough Gazette)

Frank Lampard has ruled out a loan return to the Premier League when the MLS season comes to an end

Crystal Palace

– Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has told Crystal Palace loanee Patrick Bamford he will always be welcome back at the Riverside if Chelsea decide his loan spell at Crystal Palace is not working out (Middlesbrough Gazette)

Everton

– Everton will have to do battle with Liverpool if they want to sign Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia (Gazetta dello Sport)

– Aston Villa rejected the chance to sign Aaron Lennon from Tottenham this summer, despite agreeing a deal (Daily Telegraph)

– Everton failed in an attempt to sign Anthony Martial on loan when the striker was 18 and struggling at Monaco, and instead landed Lacina Traore instead (The Independent)

Liverpool

– Liverpool will have to do battle with Everton if they want to sign Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia (Gazetta dello Sport)

– Schalke captain Benedikt Howedes has revealed he would be open to moving to the Premier League amid speculation linking him to Liverpool (Bild)

Manchester City

Frank Lampard has ruled out a loan return to the Premier League when the MLS season comes to an end

Manchester United

Neymar’s father says neither his son nor Barcelona were interested in what Manchester United had to offer the Brazil forward this summer.

– Everton failed in an attempt to sign Anthony Martial on loan when the striker was 18 and struggling at Monaco, and instead landed Lacina Traore instead (The Independent)

Newcastle

– Newcastle will not make an emergency goalkeeper signing until January despite losing Tim Krul, 27, to injury until the end of the season (Newcastle Chronicle)

Norwich

– Kyle Lafferty still has a future at Norwich and will be handed a chance to prove his worth (various)

Tottenham

– Preston North End are reportedly weighing up a loan move for Tottenham winger Kenny McEvoy.

Watford

– Watford striker Odion Ighalo will not be sold to a bigger club in the January transfer window despite his good start to the season, says boss Quique Sanchez Flores (Daily Mirror)

West Brom

– West Brom will send scouts to watch Leeds United’s Sam Byram this weekend with a view to making a possible January swoop (Football League World)

West Ham

– Former West Ham player Ravel Morrison could have been a £50million footballer if he’d applied himself properly, says ex-Hammers boss Sam Allardyce (The Sun)

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