Rumour Mill: Chelsea defender to return; new Hammers bid

Date published: Saturday 7th January 2017 10:25

Chelsea are set to recall a central defender from his loan spell as West Ham’s improved £12million bid for a striker has been rejected – according to Saturday’s transfer rumours.

 

All January’s completed deals in the Premier League…

Arsenal

Arsenal will hand Santi Cazorla and Per Mertesacker new deals as Arsene Wenger salutes the pair’s leadership qualities (Daily Mirror)

Arsene Wenger will attempt to resolve contract issues with key players such as Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Francis Coquelin, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla rather than buy players this January (The Sun)

Alexis Sanchez has been urged to stall on a new Arsenal deal by PSG, who are plotting a cut-price £60m summer move for the Chilean star in the summer 

Bournemouth

Antonio Conte is considering recalling Chelsea defender Nathan Ake from his successful loan spell at Bournemouth (various)

Chelsea

Chelsea are weighing up a surprise bid for the Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente – even though the Blues are still not keen on loaning out Michy Batshuayi (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea and Liverpool have been given the green light to bid for former Man Utd striker Javier Hernandez

Chelsea and Manchester City are keen on signing former Stoke midfielder Steven N’Zonzi with Juventus also rumoured to be interested (L’Equipe)

N’Zonzi has rejected a contract extension at Sevilla which included a bigger buy-out clause amid interest from Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester City (The Sun)

Antonio Conte is considering recalling Chelsea defender Nathan Ake from his successful loan spell at Bournemouth (various)

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace could snap up Montepellier’s Jerome Roussillon to solve their left-back woes (The Sun)

Crystal Palace are ready to rival West Ham’s attempts to sign the Hull star Robert Snodgrass, with the Scotland international expected to cost up to £9m despite having just 18 months remaining on his contract (The Guardian)

Crystal Palace keeper Steve Mandanda will stay at Selhurst Park this season despite Marseille’s interest (London Evening Standard)

Everton

Everton and West Brom are battling it out for Standard Liege striker Ishak Belfodil (The Sun)

Everton are poised to make an improved £22million bid for Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin (Squawka)

Hull

Robert Snodgrass: Hammers target

Crystal Palace are ready to rival West Ham’s attempts to sign the Hull star Robert Snodgrass, with the Scotland international expected to cost up to £9m despite having just 18 months remaining on his contract (The Guardian)

Leicester

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is eyeing a £8m swoop for Sassuolo’s Francesco Acerbi as he steps up his defender search (Daily Mail)

Liverpool

Manchester City and Liverpool have been told Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is not for sale (Daily Star)

Southampton are keen on Liverpool outcast Mamadou Sakho with the South Coast side hopeful of finding a replacement for wantaway defender Jose Fonte (L’Equipe)

Liverpool will face tough competition from an unnamed Chinese club if they are to land Raul Jimenez from Benfica (Record)

Chelsea and Liverpool have been given the green light to bid for former Man Utd striker Javier Hernandez

PSG are expecting bids from Liverpool and Roma for winger Jese Rodriguez, who is willing to take a pay cut to move on loan to Las Palmas (Marca)

Manchester City

Fabian Delph: Blown away by Guardiola impact

Pep Guardiola is hopeful of landing Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber on a six-month loan deal (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City and Liverpool have been told Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is not for sale (Daily Star)

Former Manchester United star Patrice Evra could be making a return to Old Trafford but as part of Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Chelsea and Manchester City are keen on signing former Stoke midfielder Steven N’Zonzi with Juventus also rumoured to be interested (L’Equipe)

N’Zonzi has rejected a contract extension at Sevilla which included a bigger buy-out clause amid interest from Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester City (The Sun)

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce wants to re-sign Fabian Delph from Manchester City as he looks to bolster his midfield (Telegraph)

Manchester United

La Liga strugglers Valencia are eager to do a deal to sign Patrice Evra from Juventus despite the defender craving a return to former club Manchester United (Squawka)

Manchester United have appointed the scout who used to work for rivals Liverpool and found Raheem Sterling (The Sun)

Everton are poised to make an improved £22million bid for Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin (Squawka)

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has been told it’s unlikely that he will be allowed to leave Old Trafford on loan in January (Manchester Evening News)

Keita Balde Diao will not be leaving Lazio in January amid rumours the 21-year-old is interesting Manchester United and AC Milan (Calciomercato)

Manchester United have made an offer for Roma defender Kostas Manolas with the signing of Benfica defender Victor Lindelof seemingly off the cards (The Sun)

Manchester United have launched a bid for AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang as Jose Mourinho looks to reinforce his squad ahead of the second part of the season (Il Giornale)

Antoine Griezmann has been promised the same £220,000-a-week wages as Paul Pogba if he makes the move to Manchester United

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has confirmed interest in Stoke forward Bojan Krkic as the Teessiders look for attacking additions (Daily Mirror)

The arrival of Rudy Gestede could mean a move away from Middlesbrough for Jordan Rhodes (Sky Sports)

Southampton

Virgil van Dijk: Discusses his future

Manchester City and Liverpool have been told Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is not for sale (Daily Star)

Southampton are keen on Liverpool outcast Mamadou Sakho with the South Coast side hopeful of finding a replacement for wantaway defender Jose Fonte (L’Equipe)

Stoke

Bojan: Eyes on the Champions League

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has confirmed interest in Stoke forward Bojan Krkic as the Teessiders look for attacking additions (Daily Mirror)

Swansea

Bob Bradley: First US manager in Premier League

Chelsea are weighing up a surprise bid for the Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente – even though the Blues are still not keen on loaning out Michy Batshuayi (Daily Telegraph)

Bob Bradley has been offered the Norway national team job following his departure from Swansea (Nettavisen)

Tottenham

Wilfried Zaha: Struggling for fitness ahead of FA Cup final

Tottenham have dropped their interest in Wilfried Zaha this month – but will move for him at the end of the season (The Sun)

Chinese Super League is ready to offer £800,000 a week to top English talent in the Premier League with Dele Alli and Harry Kane top of the list (Daily Mail)

Spurs will table a new contract offer for defender Toby Alderweireld, whose current deal runs until 2019 (Telegraph)

Tottenham are “keeping close tabs” on Moussa Dembele with the striker reportedly valued at £30million (Telegraph)

West Brom

Everton and West Brom are battling it out for Standard Liege striker Ishak Belfodil (The Sun)

Saido Berahino’s West Brom career looks to be over after he was axed from the squad for today’s FA Cup clash with Derby (Daily Star)

West Ham

Simone Zaza: Clause in his contract after 10 games

Valencia and Juventus have agreed a fee for the transfer of Simone Zaza following his ill-fated summer switch to West Ham (Superdeporte)

Brentford have rejected West Ham’s second offer of £12million for striker Scott Hogan (Sky Sports)

Sofiane Feghouli could be heading to Roma as the Serie A side outfit look to replace Torino-bound Juan Manuel Iturbe (Football Italia)

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