Rumour Mill: Arsenal’s €40m bid; Man Utd track young striker

Date published: Monday 16th January 2017 11:03

Chelsea are chasing a former Arsenal star, the Gunners are being linked with a €40million defender, while Man Utd are chasing a young hot-shot, according to Monday’s transfer rumours.

Arsenal

Arsenal are ready to make a bid to sign €40m-rated Lazio defender Stefan De Vrij (Corriere della Sera)

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil suggests he “very comfortable” in London, having said last week he wants to know the long-term future of manager Arsene Wenger before committing to a new contract (Germany national team website)

Former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry has hinted at a return to the Premier League with either the Gunners or London rivals Chelsea (Bild)

The Gunners are ready to rival Manchester United for Roma defender Kostas Manolas in the summer transfer window (Corriere della Sera)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has ruled out leaving Borussia Dortmund in January, with Arsenal heavily linked with a move for the striker (Daily Express)

On loan Roma keeper Wojciech Szczesny admits he has “no clue” what will happen at the end of the season when he returns to Arsenal (Corriere dello Sport)

Chelsea

Chelsea are planning a summer move for Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata with Diego Costa’s future at the club uncertain (Evening Standard)


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Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford is set for a medical ahead of a permanent £10million move to Middlesbrough (Telegraph)

Diego Costa rejected a new £200,000-a-week deal at Stamford Bridge before a reported falling out with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte (The Times)

Spanish striker Diego Costa will leave Chelsea at the end of the season despite being set for clear the air talks with Antonio Conte this week (Daily Express)

Diego Costa has been offered £600,000-a-week to join Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning with the club prepared to pay £80million for his services (Daily Star)

AS Roma have pulled out of the race to sign Chelsea winger Charly Musonda after Luciano Spalletti dropped a hint that he won’t be joining the Serie A side (Corriere dello Sport)

Former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry has hinted at a return to the Premier League with either the Gunners or London rivals Chelsea (Bild)

Real Madrid have beaten a whole host of European giants, including Chelsea and Man City, to the signing of AIK’s 17-year-old striker Alexander Isak (Various)

Uruguay whizkid Gustavo Viera, 16, has set his sights on the Premier League as he wants to follow in the footsteps of his two idols – Didier Drogba and Luis Suarez (The Sun)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is ready to call a truce with the Blues – amid rumours of a move to China – and stay with them until the end of the season (The Sun)

Manchester United and Chelsea target Marco Verratti is wanted by Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti to replace Xabi Alonso at the Allianz Arena (AS)

Monaco have rejected a £45m bid for Chelsea and Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao from Tianjin Quanjian (L’Equipe)

Juventus want to sign Schalke 04 left-back Sead Kolascinac in January. The player runs out of his contract at the end of the season and Chelsea are also interested (Tuttosport)

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend could be set to make a shock return to Newcastle United with Rafa Benitez considering a move (Daily Mail)

Everton

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is set for discussions about his future amid interest from Sunderland and West Ham (Daily Mail)

Hull

Hull forward Robert Snodgrass says he is focused on the Humberside club, not transfer speculation (Daily Star)

Liverpool

The Reds are monitoring Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi with Inter Milan also thought to be interested (Gazzetta di Modena)

Uruguay whizkid Gustavo Viera, 16, has set his sights on the Premier League as he wants to follow in the footsteps of his two idols – Didier Drogba and Luis Suarez (The Sun)

MLS club Real Salt Lake are interested in signing 19-year-old American striker Brooks Lennon on loan from Liverpool (ESPN)

Manchester City

Real Madrid have beaten a whole host of European giants, including Chelsea and Man City, to the signing of AIK’s 17-year-old striker Alexander Isak (Various)

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart – on loan at Torino – says he is focused on Monday’s game against AC Milan not his future (La Gazzetta dello Sport)


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Manchester United

Real Madrid will make a renewed effort to try and lure Manchester United keeper David de Gea to the Bernabeu with Zinedine Zidane making a new keeper his top priority (Don Balon)

Manchester United and Chelsea target Marco Verratti is wanted by Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti to replace Xabi Alonso at the Allianz Arena (AS)

Manchester United are keeping tabs on Sheffield United’s promising young striker David Parkhouse, 17 (ESPN)

The Gunners are ready to rival Manchester United for Roma defender Kostas Manolas in the summer transfer window (Corriere della Sera)

Roma’s Kostas Manolas and Benfica’s Victor Lindelof are Jose Mourinho’s two key defensive targets for the January transfer window (Tribal Football)

Manchester United winger Ashley Young is attracting interest from Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng but the Red Devils are thought to be reluctant to let him go (The Sun)

Monaco have rejected a £45m bid for Chelsea and Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao from Tianjin Quanjian (L’Equipe)

Middlesbrough

Stoke boss Mark Hughes wants to keep forward Bojan Krkic, despite interest from Middlesbrough (Mirror)

Bojan Krkic has told Stoke City he wants to leave the club in this transfer window (Various)

Stoke

Stoke boss Mark Hughes wants to keep forward Bojan Krkic, despite interest from Middlesbrough (Mirror)

Bojan Krkic has told Stoke City he wants to leave the club in this transfer window (Various)

Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford is set for a medical ahead of a permanent £10million move to Middlesbrough (Telegraph)

Sunderland

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is set for discussions about his future amid interest from Sunderland and West Ham (Daily Mail)

Tottenham

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says there have been no offers for his players from China (The Guardian)

West Brom

Tony Pulis wants the West Brom hierarchy to loosen the purse strings on their “tight and rigid and strict” transfer budget as he calls on them to buy in January (Daily Mail)

West Ham

West Ham are increasingly open to selling unsettled midfielder Dimitri Payet in January (Evening Standard)

Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud will fly to London on Monday to persuade the Hammers to sell Dimitri Payet (Telegraph)

Captain Mark Noble has revealed that he hasn’t talked to Dimitri Payet for “two or three weeks” (Sky Sports)

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is set for discussions about his future amid interest from Sunderland and West Ham (Daily Mail)

Valencia have officially signed former West Ham flop Simone Zaza on loan with option to buy (various)

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