Rumour Mill: Arsenal striker in demand; Leicester want Cafu

Date published: Thursday 10th November 2016 12:00

Olivier Giroud

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is attracting interest from Italy, while Leicester are linked with Cafu, according to today’s rumours.

Arsenal

Hector Bellerin has agreed a lucrative new six-year deal at Arsenal to end speculation over his future (ESPN)

Reports in Italian media claim that Napoli and Milan are eyeing up a move for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud (Sport Mediaset)

Burnley

Burnley chairman Mike Garlick says the club will be looking to the European market to strengthen their squad in January, and want “quality not quantity” (Lancashire Telegraph)

Chelsea

Chelsea and Man United are pondering moves for Bayer Leverkusen right-back and Manchester City target Benjamin Henrichs (Bild)

Inter are trying to off-load French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia to Chelsea to make way for Lazio’s Argentinean international Lucas Biglia (Tuttosport)

Juventus have now joined the race to sign out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas (Marca)

Juventus have dropped their interest in Chelsea full-back Branislav Ivanovic (Tuttosport)

Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has warned Chelsea and Napoli that Luis Muriel is only available if they meet his £30.9 million release clause (Radio CRC)

Leonardo Bonucci is set to reject interest from Chelsea and sign a new contract with Juventus that will see the defender remain in Turin until 2021 (Daily Star)

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has brushed off Chelsea’s reported £18million interest in Toon skipper Jamaal Lascelles and told them the player is not for sale (Shields Gazette)

Antonio Conte has drawn up a shortlist of four centre-backs to strengthen Chelsea’s squad. He is keen to sign at least one of Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci, 29, AC Milan’s Alessio Romagnoli, 21, Roma’s Antonio Rudiger, 23, and Burnley’s Michael Keane, 23 (Squawka)

Manchester United will receive a 25 per cent windfall when £20m-rated Chelsea and Leicester target Michael Keane moves away from Burnley (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are planning to match any offer Manchester United make for PSG playmaker Marco Verratti if the Italian gives any indication if he will leave Paris (Daily Mirror)

Everton

Everton and West Ham target Manolo Gabbiadini could be about to rejoin former club Sampdoria (Corriere dello Sport)

Everton are considering a January loan move for Manchester United’s Memphis Depay (Liverpool Echo)

Leicester

Leicester City are lining up an approach for Ludogorets star Cafu, with the 25-year-old Brazilian valued at around €12 million (Corriere dello Sport)

Manchester United will receive a 25 per cent windfall when £20m-rated Chelsea and Leicester target Michael Keane moves away from Burnley (Daily Mail)

Liverpool

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has revealed he felt moving to Liverpool was always his destiny

West Brom are contemplating offering exiled Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho a loan move in January, but face competition from Nice (Express and Star)

Manchester City

Benjamin Henrichs: In high demand

Chelsea and Man United are pondering moves for Bayer Leverkusen right-back and Manchester City target Benjamin Henrichs (Bild)

Striker Sergio Aguero, 28, has dismissed links with Real Madrid and said he will only ever leave Manchester City to join boyhood club Independiente (The Sun)

Manchester United

Chelsea and Man United are pondering moves for Bayer Leverkusen right-back and Manchester City target Benjamin Henrichs (Bild)

Neymar’s father has confirmed Manchester United made an enquiry about his son in the summer of 2015 (Mundo Deportivo)

Manchester United will receive a 25 per cent windfall when £20m-rated Chelsea and Leicester target Michael Keane moves away from Burnley (Daily Mail)

Inter Milan remain hopeful of signing out-of-favour Man Utd right-back Matteo Darmian (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Antonio Valencia wants to open talks with Manchester United over a new contract (The Sun)

Chelsea are planning to match any offer Manchester United make for PSG playmaker Marco Verratti if the Italian gives any indication if he will leave Paris (Daily Mirror)

Everton are considering a January loan move for Manchester United’s Memphis Depay (Liverpool Echo)

Andreas Pereira is ready to make a January return to Manchester United from Granada if Jose Mourinho needs him (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan has vowed to prove his worth to Jose Mourinho

Middlesbrough

Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney, 31, rejected an offer to move to the Chinese Super League last summer, according to the chairman of Beijing Guoan (The Guardian)

Southampton

Barcelona have identified Southampton’s Cedric Soares as their main target for the January transfer window (Various)

Tottenham

Hugo Lloris: Signed £80,000-a-week deal in 2014

A contract dispute between Tottenham and Hugo Lloris could be on the horizon as the club are unwilling to budge on their wage structure (Daily Telegraph)

Tottenham Hotspur are stepping up their interest in the signature of Galatasaray winger Bruma (Turkish Football)

West Ham and Spurs are interested in signing Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic (Calciomercato)

Max Meyer has revealed Tottenham launched an unsuccessful bid to sign him this summer

Watford

Watford forward Jerome Sinclair, 20, could move to Championship side Brentford on loan after failing to make an impact since a £2m summer move from Liverpool (Watford Observer)

West Brom

Tony Pulis has made his case to West Bromwich Albion owner Guochuan Lai as he plans improvements to the squad in the winter transfer window (Birmingham Mail)

West Brom are to return with another offer for SCO Angers defender Romain Thomas after a failed approach in January (L’Equipe)

West Brom are contemplating offering exiled Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho a loan move in January, but face competition from Nice (Express and Star)

West Ham

Reece Oxford

RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick has ruled out a move for West Ham’s Reece Oxford (Bild)

Darren Rudolph has admitted he may have to leave West Ham in order to play more first-team football (Daily Mail)

Leeds United are still interested in signing West Ham striker Ashley Fletcher (Yorkshire Post)

West Ham are in talks to swap Simone Zaza with Napoli’s Manolo Gabbiadini (Daily Star)

But Gabbiadini could also be about to rejoin former club Sampdoria (Corriere dello Sport)

West Ham and Spurs are interested in signing Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic (Calciomercato)

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