Rumour Mill: Chelsea to battle Liverpool for Nkoulou signature

Date published: Tuesday 29th December 2015 12:02

Nicolas Nkoulou: Defender wanted by Premier League duo

Nicolas Nkoulou: Defender wanted by Premier League duo

Marseille defender Nicholas Nkoulou is wanted by Chelsea and Liverpool, while Arsenal want to bring Javier Hernandez back to the Premier League, according to today’s rumours.

Arsenal

– The Gunners have been told they will have to pay £18.4million to sign Marcelo Brozovic from Inter Milan (Corriere dello Sport)

– Arsenal will battle with Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United to sign PSG forward Edinson Cavani (BuzzSport France)

– Arsene Wenger is interested in bringing former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez back to the Premier League (Daily Star)

Mohamed Elneny will undergo a medical in Paris on Tuesday before completing a £7.4million move to Arsenal from FC Basel (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa

– Remi Garde wants to sign former Newcastle United winger Hatem Ben Arfa, who is now at Nice (Birmingham Mail)

– Garde is also interested in Real Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan and could offer playmaker Carles Gil in exchange (Birmingham Mail)

Villa will try persuade Chelsea striker Loic Remy to join the club on loan in January (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea

– Chelsea will battle Liverpool for the signature of Marseille defender Nicolas Nkoulou, who is out of contract in the summer (Daily Star)

– The Blues have enquired about the availability of Juventus superstar Paul Pogba as they prepare a major squad overhaul (Calciomercato)

– Inter Milan and Juventus are both interested in Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa will try persuade Chelsea striker Loic Remy to join the club on loan in January (Daily Mirror)

– Kurt Zouma is wanted on loan by Lazio, although the Serie A club are concerned about the defender’s wages (Daily Express)

Everton

– Ligue 1 side Monaco want to sign out-of-favour Everton winger Kevin Mirallas (The Sun)

– Newcastle are confident their links with France can help them sign Bordeaux playmaker Henri Saivet ahead of Everton, West Brom, Stoke and Southampton (Daily Mail)

Leicester City

– Claudio Ranieri is hoping to boost his defensive options with the signing of PSV’s Columbian right-back Santiago Arias (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool

– Chelsea will battle Liverpool for the signature of Marseille defender Nicolas Nkoulou, who is out of contract in the summer (Daily Star)

– Jurgen Klopp is keeping tabs on Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera with question marks over current stoppers Simon Mignolet and Adam Bogdan (TuttoMercatoWeb)

– Klopp could turn to Marseille’s Steve Mandanda to replace Bodgan as number two (Daily Express)

– Reds target Daniel Amartey is likely to leave FC Copenhagen in January, his agent has confirmed (Daily Star)

Manchester City

– City have categorically denied they are going to make a move for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy in January (The Guardian)

Manchester United

– Real Madrid have confirmed they will not be making a bid for David de Gea in January but are expected to rekindle their interest in the Spaniard in the summer (Daily Telegraph)

Newcastle United

– Steve McClaren wants to sign Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey in January to add some much needed creativity to the Magpies’ midfield (Daily Mirror)

– Newcastle are confident their links with France can help them sign Bordeaux playmaker Henri Saivet ahead of Everton, West Brom, Stoke and Southampton (Daily Mail)

Norwich City

– The Canaries are closing in on completing the signing of Dinamo Zagreb full-back Ivo Pinto (Goal)

Southampton

– Newcastle are confident their links with France can help them sign Bordeaux playmaker Henri Saivet ahead of Everton, West Brom, Stoke and Southampton (Daily Mail)

Stoke City

– Newcastle are confident their links with France can help them sign Bordeaux playmaker Henri Saivet ahead of Everton, West Brom, Stoke and Southampton (Daily Mail)

Sunderland

– Sam Allardyce wants to sign Bayern Munich centre-half Jan Kirchhoff, 25, to bolster his leaky back four (Daily Mail)

Swansea City

– Steve McClaren wants to sign Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey in January to add some much needed creativity to Newcastle’s midfield (Daily Mirror)

– Swans striker Bafetimbi Gomis is a target for Qatari side Lekhwiya (South Wales Evening Post)

Tottenham

– West Brom have contacted Tottenham to initiate a deal to sign England winger Andros Townsend (Sky Sports)

Watford

– Atletico Madrid are weighing up a £12million bid for the Hornets’ star striker Odion Ighalo (Daily Mirror)

– Watford are still trying to reach an agreement with Emmanuel Adebayor over the striker’s £100,000 a week wages (Daily Express)

West Brom

– The Baggies have contacted Tottenham to initiate a deal to sign England winger Andros Townsend (Sky Sports)

– Newcastle are confident their links with France can help them sign Bordeaux playmaker Henri Saivet ahead of Everton, West Brom, Stoke and Southampton (Daily Mail)

West Ham

– The Hammers are likely to make Manuel Lanzini’s loan move from Al Jaziri permanent sooner rather than later (Daily Mirror)

– Highly-rated left-back Stephen Hendrie, 20, is set to join Dundee on loan (The Evening Telegraph)

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