Rumour Mill: Four in running for Ivanovic; Liverpool miss Brazilian

Date published: Saturday 28th January 2017 8:30

Chelsea’s veteran defender continues to attract plenty of interest, while Liverpool have been beaten to the signing of a Brazilian left-back, according to Saturday’s rumours…

Arsenal

Arsenal have handed another trial to Chilean teenager Marcelo Allende, who has been dubbed ‘the next Alexis Sanchez’ (Daily Mirror)

Reported Liverpool and Arsenal target Leandro Parades could be sold by the end of the month with Tottenham the latest team wanting to sign him (Various)

Arsenal and Chelsea have been boosted by the news that Alvaro Morata has decided to leave Real Madrid in the summer if Zinedine Zidane stays on as manager (Cadena SER)

Chelsea

Chelsea are ready to hijack Juventus’ bid to sign Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac (CalcioMercato)

Arsenal and Chelsea have been boosted by the news that Alvaro Morata has decided to leave Real Madrid in the summer if Zinedine Zidane stays on as manager (Cadena SER)

Diego Costa’s proposed move to China is set to fall through after the club in question decided to pursue another target (CalcioMercato)

Chelsea will turn their attention to Paris St-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, 30, if their bid for Celtic’s Craig Gordon, 34, fails. (Sun)

Manager Antonio Conte doesn’t know whether 32-year-old defender Branislav Ivanovic will remain a Chelsea player beyond this month, after an approach by Zenit St Petersburg. (Evening Standard)

Leicester, West Brom and Crystal Palace are also said to be interested in the veteran Chelsea defender (Daily Mirror)

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Former England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 38, who is a free agent after leaving MLS side New York City, says he has “turned down a few Premier League offers” and has no desire “to get involved in a relegation dogfight”. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea will not pursue a deal to sign 31-year-old Swansea striker Fernando Llorente this month. (Guillem Balague)

Former England manager Sam Allardyce’s plans to recall Chelsea defender John Terry, 36, to the national side were vetoed by the Football Association. (Times)

Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois has bought a house in Spain, fuelling speculation of a move to Real Madrid (Don Balon)

Crystal Palace

Hull are also set to rival Crystal Palace in the race to sign 25-year-old Olympiakos midfielder Luka Milivojevic. (ESPN)

Hull

Hull City are vying with Nice, Bordeaux and Fiorentina for the services of Zenit St Petersburg’s 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder Mauricio. (TASS)

Hull are also set to rival Crystal Palace in the race to sign 25-year-old Olympiakos midfielder Luka Milivojevic. (ESPN)

Hull boss Marco Silva has confirmed the club have missed out on signing 19-year-old Genk winger Leon Bailey, who has undergone a medical at Bayer Leverkusen.(Hull Daily Mail)

Liverpool

Liverpool have been beaten to the signing of Flamengo left-back Jorge by French side Monaco (Daily Express)

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 24, says he is not interested in a move to China or Spain and wants to stay with the Reds and emulate the club’s legends. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side’s recent struggles are not down to fatigue. (Guardian)

Liverpool defender Connor Randall is in talks to join Barnsley on loan (Daily Mail)

Reported Liverpool and Arsenal target Leandro Parades could be sold by the end of the month with Tottenham the latest team wanting to sign him (Various)

Inter Milan have offered Liverpool and Tottenham target Andrea Pinamonti a new contract (CalcioMercato)

Manchester United

Wayne Rooney is ready to quit Manchester United this summer for a final huge payday in China (The Sun)

Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao has rejected three mega-money offers to move to the Chinese Super League (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, spoke to team-mate Anthony Martial, 21, last month to tell him to take on board manager Jose Mourinho’s advice. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United look like being dealt a blow to their transfer plans with the news that 23-year-old striker Paulo Dybala is close to agreeing a new contract with Juventus. (Calciomercato)

Red Devils defender Matteo Darmian is close to agreeing a move to Inter Milan and his fiancee has supposedly been flat hunting in the city ahead of a possible return (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho’s close relationship with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez could see him head back to Spain (Don Balon)

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Middlesbrough

Aston Villa are ready to offer 21-year-old midfielder Jack Grealish to Premier League Middlesbrough for striker Jordan Rhodes, 26, in a surprise cash-plus-player deal. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton

Sunderland are prepared to match Southampton’s offer for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini (Corriere del Mezzogiorno)

Sunderland

Sunderland are prepared to match Southampton’s offer for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini (Corriere del Mezzogiorno)

Swansea

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has launched a double bid for Swansea defender Neil Taylor, 27, and winger Modou Barrow, 24. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea will not pursue a deal to sign 31-year-old Swansea striker Fernando Llorente this month. (Guillem Balague)

Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino has insisted Vincent Janssen is not a flop at Tottenham (Daily Mail)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is keeping faith with his current squad by insisting there is only a “1%” chance of any new January arrivals at the club. (TalkSPORT)

Reported Liverpool and Arsenal target Leandro Parades could be sold by the end of the month with Tottenham the latest team wanting to sign him (Various)

Inter Milan have offered Liverpool and Tottenham target Andrea Pinamonti a new contract (CalcioMercato)

Watford

Watford are considering an offer approaching £27m for 27-year-old striker Odion Ighalo from China’s Shanghai Shenhua – and will let him go this month. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham

An agreement for Marseille to sign 29-year-old midfielder Dimitri Payet from West Ham is still “miles away”. The Hammers want at least £30m but Marseille have indicated they will not pay more than £25m. (Sky Sports)

But Marseille have made what they says is a fourth and final bid of £27.2m plus a possible £3m in add-ons for Dimitri Payet and Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has urged his board to accept the offer. (Times)

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