Rumour Mill: Arsenal shun defender talks; Chelsea eye midfielder

Date published: Thursday 15th December 2016 12:19

Liverpool will hugely blow Juventus away in the race for an in-demand midfielder, one of Manchester United’s back-in-favour heroes is attracting interest from Spain, while Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has again been linked with a move to the Premier League, according to Thursday’s rumours… 

Arsenal

Arsenal have opened discussions with AZ Alkmaar to sign promising young goalkeeper Jasper Schendelaar (Daily Express)

The Gunners are yet to open talks with Kieran Gibbs over extending his current deal at the Emirates (The Sun)

Arsenal have launched a £30m bid for Wolfsburg outcast Julian Draxler but still face the prospect of missing out on the World Cup winner to PSG (The Sun)

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Burnley

Burnley, Sunderland and West Brom are all showing an interest in PSV’s wantaway winger Luciano Narsingh (TMW)

 

Chelsea

Inter Milan have turned their attention to Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel (Calcio Mercato)

Oscar could reject a £60million move to China because he wants to stay at Chelsea (Sky Sports)

Chelsea have been told to forget about bidding for Tottenham’s Eric Dier

Michy Batshuayi will not leave Chelsea on loan in January (Goal)

Chelsea could replace Oscar with Genoa’s Diego Laxalt after the player’s agent claimed Antonio Conte has scouted the player (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea target Daniele Rugani has signed a new deal with Juventus (Daily Express)

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Crystal Palace

Spurs will reignite their interest in Wilfried Zaha but the Crystal Palace winger will cost at least £25million (Squawka)

Crystal Palace are interested in Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede, while Tottenham defender Ben Davies is also a loan target (The Guardian)

Crystal Palace are refusing to budge on the £8m valuation of Brazilian star Lucas Lima (The Sun)

Everton

Everton have opened talks with Manchester United over Morgan Schneiderlin and are expected to seal a £24million deal quickly (various)

Everton, Stoke City, West Ham and Southampton are all interested in signing Manolo Gabbiadini in January (Il Mattino)

Tottenham are reportedly monitoring Ross Barkley’s situation at Everton with a view to launching a shock summer move for the star (The Sun)

Everton are confident of completing the signing of Ademola Lookman from Charlton Athletic, for a fee that could rise to £11m, in the opening weeks of the January transfer window (The Independent)

 

Leicester

Leicester have made contact with Sassuolo to sign promising midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini (Tribalfootball)

The Foxes are also chasing Josip Ilicic of Fiorentina (TMW)

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Liverpool

Juventus’ €15million offer for Atalanta’s Franck Kessie will be blown away by Liverpool’s plans to bid up to €25million for the Ivorian (calciomercato)

Reports in Russia suggest Memphis Depay’s possible move to Spartak Moscow could scupper Liverpool’s hopes of signing winger Quincy Promes (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has watched Anderlecht left-winger Frank Acheampong, 23, several times this season and could make a £6m move for the Ghana international (The Sun)

Liverpool owner John Henry has denied suggestions that the club will be sold by Christmas (Daily Mail)

 

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola wants City to strengthen his ranks with the signing of Koke from Atletico Madrid (Marca)

Inter, Roma and Napoli will battle for Gael Clichy when his Man City contract expires in the summer (Mundo Deportivo)

Claudio Bravo has been offered an escape route from Manchester City, with three La Liga clubs reportedly interested in signing the Chile goalkeeper (Daily Star)

Pep Guardiola has again sent scouts to watch Benfica goalkeeper Ederson (The Sun)

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Manchester United

Everton have opened talks with Manchester United over Morgan Schneiderlin and are expected to seal a £24million deal quickly (various)

Valencia will make an enquiry for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo in January (Di Marzio)

Schneiderlin is also a target for Inter Milan (Gazzetta dello Sport)

United have handed trials to Man City teenagers Edward Elewa-Ikpakwu and Ellis Simms (Manchester Evening News)

Dimitar Berbatov is set to make a stunning return to Manchester United, reports claim (The Sun)

 

Middlesbrough

Atlanta United may be looking to sign Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad Guzan in January (Clubcall)

Seems as though Chelsea Football Club are planning a new swoop on Serie A TIM as Oscar continues to be linked with the Chinese Super League.

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Southampton

Everton, Stoke City, West Ham and Southampton are all interested in signing Manolo Gabbiadini in January (Il Mattino)

Southampton are interested signing Ajax midfielder Nemanja Gudelj (TMW)

Schalke forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is wanted by Stoke and Southampton (Bild)

Stoke

Everton, Stoke City, West Ham and Southampton are all interested in signing Manolo Gabbiadini in January (Il Mattino)

Schalke forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is wanted by Stoke and Southampton (Bild)

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Sunderland

Burnley, Sunderland and West Brom are all showing an interest in PSV’s wantaway winger Luciano Narsingh (TMW)

Swansea

Swansea boss Bob Bradley wants to sign a defender, a midfielder and a striker in the January transfer window.

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Tottenham

Spurs will reignite their interest in Wilfried Zaha but the Crystal Palace winger will cost at least £25million (Squawka)

Chelsea have been told to forget about bidding for Tottenham’s Eric Dier

Tottenham are reportedly monitoring Ross Barkley’s situation at Everton with a view to launching a shock summer move for the star (The Sun)

 

West Brom

Burnley, Sunderland and West Brom are all showing an interest in PSV’s wantaway winger Luciano Narsingh (TMW)

West Ham

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez insists that he remains committed to the Championship club, even if he is flattered by interest from West Ham (Daily Mirror)

Everton, Stoke City, West Ham and Southampton are all interested in signing Manolo Gabbiadini in January (Il Mattino)

England Under-20 defender Reece Oxford has rejected interest from Manchester United and Manchester City and will sign a five-year deal with West Ham – to be announced on his 18th birthday on Friday (The Sun)

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