Rumour Mill: Chelsea and Liverpool chase Kroos

Date published: Thursday 14th January 2016 7:13

Toni Kroos: Faces spell on the sidelines

Toni Kroos: Faces spell on the sidelines

Chelsea and Liverpool are locked in battle to sign an unsettled Toni Kroos from Real Madrid, while Manchester United close in on a defender, according to today’s rumours.

Arsenal

Manchester City and Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the hunt for high-rated Charlton teenager Ademola Lookman (Independent)

– Arsenal may look to bring Oguzhan Ozyakup back to the club from Besiktas after selling him for just £350,000 in 2012 (Daily Star)

Aston Villa

– Remi Garde is close to signing Bordeaux defender Lamine Sane as he bids to strengthen his Aston Villa squad (Daily Telegraph)

– Villa are rivalling Championship duo Bristol City and Derby County for £5.5million-rated Lyon striker Claudio Beauvue (Guardian)

– Scott Sinclair is a January target for former club Swansea City, though Garde is wary of selling to a relegation rival (WalesOnline)

Bournemouth

– The Cherries may revive interest in Jonathan De Guzman, who is likely to leave Napoli this month (Various)

– Watford believe they are in pole position to sign Malaga keeper Carlos Kameni, who is also wanted by Bournemouth (Daily Mirror)

– Bournemouth are among clubs to have asked about taking Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts, 18, on loan (Daily Mail)

Chelsea

– Manchester City and Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the hunt for high-rated Charlton teenager Ademola Lookman (Independent)

– Chelsea have jumped ahead of Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to sign Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, who is keen to quit the Bernabeu (Guardian)

– Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato would prefer to join Chelsea over Liverpool (Independent)

– Atletico Madrid are set to increase the buy-out clause of Antoine Griezman to €100million in an attempt to scare off interest from Chelsea, who see the Frenchman as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard (AS)

– Chelsea are “in talks” with Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, according to the player’s agent (Various)

Crystal Palace

– Manchester United have joined Crystal Palace, West Ham, and Leicester City in the chase for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani (The Sun)

Everton

– Everton scout Ian Atkins checked on Leeds United right-back Sam Byram during Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat by Ipswich Town (Daily Mail)

Manchester City and Chelsea have joined Everton in the hunt for high-rated Charlton teenager Ademola Lookman (Independent)

Leicester City

– Manchester United have joined Crystal Palace, West Ham, and Leicester City in the chase for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani (The Sun)

Liverpool

– Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato would prefer to join Chelsea over Liverpool (Independent)

– Liverpool will continue to monitor Red Bull Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg, 24, as they consider a summer offer (Daily Mail)

– Liverpool, Real Madrid and AS Monaco remain locked in a three-way battle over 17-year-old Monaco forward Kylian Mbappé (Get French Football)

– Chelsea have jumped ahead of Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to sign Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, who is keen to quit the Bernabeu (Guardian)

Manchester City

– Bournemouth are among clubs to have asked about taking Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts, 18, on loan (Daily Mail)

Manchester City and Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the hunt for high-rated Charlton teenager Ademola Lookman (Independent)

Manchester United

– Manchester United have joined Crystal Palace, West Ham, and Leicester City in the chase for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani (The Sun)

– The Red Devils are close to signing 24-year-old Austria centre-back Aleksandar Dragovic from Dynamo Kiev in a £16m deal (Sport Mediaset)

– AC Milan have not received any offers for 16-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma despite strong reports linking Manchester United with a £30million move (Sport Mediaset)

– Chelsea have jumped ahead of Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to sign Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, who is keen to quite the Bernabeu (Guardian)

Newcastle United

– Winger Florian Thauvin, who only arrived at Newcastle in the summer, may return to former club Marseille on loan (L’Equipe)

– Lille boss Frederic Antonelli has confirmed Yoann Gouffran is a player the club are interested in signing (Various)

Norwich City

– The Canaries will not allow Kyle Lafferty to leave until they have signed new forwards to replace him (Belfast Telegraph)

Southampton

– Gaston Ramirez is a target for former club Bologna, says club manager Marco Di Vaio (Various)

Stoke City

Stoke City are preparing a bid for Saido Berahino and think they can beat Tottenham Hotspur to the West Brom striker’s signature (The Times)

– Mame Diouf has emerged as a Wolfsburg target as they seek to sign cover for the injured Bas Dost (Kicker)

Sunderland

– Steven Fletcher is likely to join Celtic on a Bosman this summer despite reports linking him with a January move to China (Sunderland Echo).

Swansea City

– The Swans may try to bring Jonathan De Guzman back to the club with the midfielder likely to leave Napoli this month (Various)

– Scott Sinclair is a January target for former club Swansea, though Aston Villa boss Remi Garde is wary of selling to a relegation rival (WalesOnline)

Tottenham

Stoke City are preparing a bid for Saido Berahino and think they can beat Tottenham Hotspur to the West Brom striker’s signature (The Times)

– Saido Berahino may have to stay at West Brom for the rest of the season as Tottenham are unwilling to pay the £23m they offered for him last summer (The Sun)

– Tottenham and West Ham are on red alert after reports in France claimed Wissam Ben Yedder is ready to force a move out of Toulouse this month (The Sun)

Manchester City and Chelsea have joined Tottenham in the hunt for high-rated Charlton teenager Ademola Lookman (Independent)

Watford

– Watford believe they are in pole position to sign Malaga keeper Carlos Kameni, who is also wanted by Bournemouth (Daily Mirror)

West Brom

Stoke City are preparing a bid for Saido Berahino and think they can beat Tottenham Hotspur to the West Brom striker’s signature (The Times)

– Saido Berahino may have to stay at West Brom for the rest of the season as Tottenham are unwilling to pay the £23m they offered for him last summer (The Sun)

West Ham

– Tottenham and West Ham are on red alert after reports in France claimed Wissam Ben Yedder is ready to force a move out of Toulouse this month (The Sun)

– Manchester United have joined Crystal Palace, West Ham, and Leicester City in the chase for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani (The Sun)

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