Rumour Mill: Blues identify No.1 target; Reds eye contract rebel

Date published: Thursday 3rd November 2016 12:00

Presnel Kimpembe: On Liverpool's radar

Presnel Kimpembe: On Liverpool's radar

Chelsea are planning a family reunion while Liverpool are hoping to swoop for a PSG defender who is refusing to commit his future, according to Thursday’s rumours.

Arsenal

Arsenal and Chelsea are both interested in signing Lazio centre-back Stefan de Vrij (talkSPORT)

AC Milan have opened talks with Ajax about a deal for Arsenal and Liverpool target Riechedly Bazoer, the young midfielder dubbed the ‘new Vieira’ (talkSPORT)

Manchester United have stolen a march on Arsenal in the race to sign Benfica forward Goncalo Guedes (Daily Express)

Chelsea

Chelsea took another look at Benfica centre-back Victor Lindelof after sending scouts to watch Benfica’s Champions League match against Dinamo Kiev (A Bola)

Chelsea and Roma will now rival Milan for the Fiorentina midfielder Milan Badelj (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Chelsea will reportedly go toe-to-toe with Manchester United for Antoine Griezmann – should the striker give any indication he will quit Atletico Madrid next summer (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel has said he is only concentrating on getting fit again and not rumours of a return to PSV (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace are hoping to launch a January bid to sign out-of-favour Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic (Mirror)

Chelsea’s Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, would consider a loan move in January but only to a leading European club (Squawka)

Fabregas will not leave Chelsea this season, despite being out of favour under manager Antonio Conte (Sun)

Chelsea have reportedly contacted Borussia Monchengladbach over a potential deal to re-sign Thorgan Hazard (Express via Philip Harmeling)

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Chelsea captain John Terry, 35, will be offered at least £8m a year to play for Guangzhou Evergrande, for whom he is an ambassador, in the Chinese Super League (Daily Mail)

Roma defender Antonio Rudiger, 23, is not interested in rumours linking him with a move to Chelsea or Manchester United (Goal)

Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore, 21, who is on loan at Ajax, is not in good shape, according to the Dutch side’s head coach Peter Bosz. (Voetbal International)

Crystal Palace

 

Crystal Palace are hoping to launch a January bid to sign out-of-favour Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic (Mirror)

Everton

West Ham are watching 27-year-old Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone, while Everton could make another attempt to sign the Ivory Coast international (Mirror)

Liverpool

AC Milan have opened talks with Ajax about a deal for Arsenal and Liverpool target Riechedly Bazoer, the young midfielder dubbed the ‘new Vieira’ (talkSPORT)

Liverpool could strike a deal with PSG over centre-back Presnel Kimpembe, who has rejected two new contract offers from the Ligue 1 champions (RMC Sport)

Marseille are ready to blow Liverpool out of the water with a €40million bid for Inter Milan midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia (L’Equipe)

Mamadou Sakho is ‘99.9% certain’ to leave Liverpool in January (France Football)

Liverpool have placed a £68million asking price on Philippe Coutinho (Le 10 Sport)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is believed to be on the trail of Hull starlet Josh Tymon (Sun)

Liverpool transfer target Christian Pulisic has hinted that he would be open to a move to Anfield by revealing his love for English football (Mail)

Manchester City

Sergio Aguero: Not wanted by Spurs

Real Madrid are interested in signing Manchester City’s former Atletico striker Sergio Aguero, 28 (Mirror)

Mikel Arteta was the man who wound up Lionel Messi when celebrating Manchester City’s 3-1 win on Tuesday (Sun)

Manchester United

Ander Herrera is ready to sign a new deal with Manchester United which will take him beyond his 30th birthday (Clubcall)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, 53, says he will remain at Old Trafford “for many years” despite their slow start to the season (Sun)

Chelsea will reportedly go toe-to-toe with Manchester United for Antoine Griezmann – should the striker give any indication he will quit Atletico Madrid next summer (Daily Mirror)

Memphis Depay is fighting for his Manchester United future after being left out of the squad for the Europa League match at Fenerbahce and Dick Advocaat, the Turkish club’s boss and Depay’s first head coach, says he may have to leave Old Trafford to further his career (Guardian)

Roma defender Antonio Rudiger, 23, is not interested in rumours linking him with a move to Chelsea or Manchester United (Goal)

Middlesbrough

Interim England boss Gareth Southgate is watching Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Forshaw, 25, and could call him up for the games against Scotland and Spain (Telegraph)

Southampton

Watford are looking to steal a march on Southampton target Paul Georges Ntep and have already spoken to his representatives (Le 10 Sport)

Southampton are in takeover talks with a Chinese consortium, which could pay £200m for the Premier League club (Bloomberg)

Former Southampton boss Francesco Guidolin is a shock contender for the Inter Milan job (Sun)

Southampton boss Claude Puel is targeting Atalanta rising star Franck Kessie for a January move (Mirror)

Stoke

Xherdan Shaqiri: Applauds Stoke fans

Roma will launch a move for Stoke City forward Xherdan Shaqiri should Juan Iturbe leave in January (Tuttomercato)

Sunderland

Sunderland could be set to turn to Dynamo Kiev Domagoj Vida to solve their defensive problems (Sunderland Echo)

Sunderland and Newcastle both sent scouts to watch Benfica against Dinamo Kiev on Tuesday night, with Eduardo Salvio supposedly of interest (A Bola)

West Ham are watching 27-year-old Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone, while Everton could make another attempt to sign the Ivory Coast international (Mirror)

Sunderland do not plan to sack David Moyes – even if they lose at Bournemouth on Saturday (Sun)

Watford

Watford are looking to steal a march on Southampton target Paul Georges Ntep and have already spoken to his representatives (Le 10 Sport)

West Ham

Simone Zaza: Linked with AC Milan switch

Napoli could reportedly offer Simone Zaza a West Ham United escape route in January, as they need a striker (Football Italia)

West Ham have re-kindled their interest in AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca (Gazzetto dello Sport)

West Ham are watching 27-year-old Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone, while Everton could make another attempt to sign the Ivory Coast international (Mirror)

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