Rumour Mill: Chelsea defender boost; Man City striker hunt

Date published: Friday 7th October 2016 11:56

Thiago Silva: Wanted by Chelsea

Thiago Silva: Wanted by Chelsea

Chelsea are tracking a Paris Saint-Germain star locked in contract talks, while Manchester City have been given a big boost in their pursuit of a prolific striker, according to Friday’s rumours.

Arsenal

Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond has said the Scottish giants are under no pressure to sell striker Moussa Dembele despite interest from Arsenal

Barcelona have seemingly dropped their interest in Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin and have instead turned their attentions to signing Valencia defender Joao Cancelo

Santi Cazorla has said he has seen no indication that Arsene Wenger will leave next year

Arsenal and Manchester City are keeping tabs on Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney (The Sun)

Arsenal have also joined Manchester United in the race for Benfica prodigy Goncalo Guedes (A Bola)

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, rated at £40m, is a player Pep Guardiola covets and he also remains keen on Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, who is valued at £60m by his club (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal failed in a move for Gonzalo Higuain over the summer, Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed (Daily Star)

Manchester United hope that Paul Pogba could be the key to them landing Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann ahead of Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal (The Sun)

Chelsea

Thiago Silva: Mentioned as a Man Utd target

Chelsea are in talks to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Thiago Silva (Daily Star)

Thiago Silva’s agent Paulo Tonietto has said his client is not certain to sign a new deal with PSG (Calciomercato)

Leonardo Bonucci is a target for both Chelsea and Man City as they consider strengthening defensive options but any prospective move to England depends on the player’s family situation (Daily Mail)

Manchester United hope that Paul Pogba could be the key to them landing Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann ahead of Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal (The Sun)

Michy Batshuayi is determined to fight for a starting spot at Chelsea despite reports linking him with a return to Marseille on loan despite his £33m summer move (The Guardian)

Leicester

Leicester City have taken Harrow Borough striker Ibrahim Meite on trial, whose nickname is ‘The Shark’ (Daily Mail)

Liverpool

Geoffrey Kondogbia: Reported Liverpool interest

Reported Liverpool target Geoffrey Kondogbia is happy at Inter Milan but lots of clubs are interested him, according to his agent (Tuttomercatoweb)

Manchester City

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly willing to let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave the club in the summer (Daily Star)

Manchester City are ready to hand Pep Guardiola another £150m to turn them into the best team on the planet (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal and Manchester City are keeping tabs on Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney (The Sun)

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, rated at £40m, is a player Pep Guardiola covets and he also remains keen on Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, who is valued at £60m by his club (Daily Mirror)

Leonardo Bonucci is a target for both Chelsea and Man City as they consider strengthening defensive options but any prospective move to England depends on the player’s family situation (Daily Mail)

Fernandinho is poised to put pen-to-paper on a new bumper Manchester City contract. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United

Manchester United hope that Paul Pogba could be the key to them landing Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann ahead of Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal (The Sun)

Zinedine Zidane has confirmed Real Madrid could have signed Paul Pogba during the summer transfer window as there were “conversations” with the midfielder

Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race for Benfica prodigy Goncalo Guedes (A Bola)

Jose Mourinho is reportedly facing stiff competition from Dutch giants Ajax in the race to sign Genk’s Jamaica winger Leon Bailey (MEN)

Stoke

Xherdan Shaqiri: On target for Stoke

Serie A giants Roma are weighing up a move for Xherdan Shaqiri in January (Calciomercato)

Sunderland

West Ham have put Sunderland’s Lamine Kone and Cardiff’s Sean Morrison top of their transfer wishlist in January (Bleacher Report)

West Brom

Norwich City defender Timm Klose has revealed that West Brom tried and failed to sign him during the summer transfer window (Clubcall)

Baggies assistant head coach Ben Garner has urged the club to strengthen in the January transfer window (Express and Star)

West Ham

Lamine Kone: Staying at Sunderland until 2021

West Ham have put Sunderland’s Lamine Kone and Cardiff’s Sean Morrison top of their transfer wishlist in January (Bleacher Report)

Former West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison is set to return to the Premier League on loan in January, but Lazio do not want to sell him (Il Corriere dello Sport)

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