Rumour Mill: Klopp wants Lewandowski; Arsenal’s Xhaka hope

Date published: Thursday 21st January 2016 12:29

Robert Lewandowski: Striker wanted by host of clubs

Robert Lewandowski: Striker wanted by host of clubs

Jurgen Klopp wants to persuade Robert Lewandowski to move to Liverpool, Arsenal can sign Granit Xhaka in the summer, while Ezequiel Lavezzi is set to join Chelsea, according to today’s rumours.

Arsenal

– Borussia Monchengladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl admits Arsenal target Granit Xhaka could be sold in the summer (Bild)

– Former Gunners forward Luis Boa Morte is scouting Benfica starlet Goncalo Guedes for Arsene Wenger (Noticias Ao Minuto)

– Nigeria wonderkids Samuel Chukwueze, 16, and Kelechi Nwakali, 17, are expected to sign for Arsenal next week (Daily Express)

Aston Villa

– Remi Garde is preparing a £5million bid for Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen (Scottish Sun)

Chelsea

– Argentina forward Ezequiel Lavezzi is close to agreeing a deal to move to Stamford Bridge when his PSG contract expires in the summer (Gianluca di Marzio)

– Liverpool have made a £24.5million bid for Chelsea target Alex Teixeira, who currently plays for Shakhtar Donetsk (Various)

– The Blues’ move for Brazil striker Alexandre Pato is in doubt after Sporting Lisbon offered to take the 26-year-old on loan (Evening Standard)

– Summer signing Pedro is unhappy at Chelsea and wants to leave the club after only five months in the Premier League (Daily Star)

– Christian Atsu has agreed personal terms with La Liga side Levante as the winger heads for the exit door at Stamford Bridge (Marca)

Everton

– The Toffees have joined the race with Liverpool and Tottenham to sign Southampton striker Shane Long (The Times)

– Roberto Martinez is eyeing a move for Coventry’s teenage midfielder James Maddison (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool

– Jurgen Klopp hopes to convince Robert Lewandowski to reject any advances from Real Madrid and move to Anfield (Daily Telegraph)

– Liverpool have made a £24.5million bid for Chelsea target Alex Teixeira, who currently plays for Shakhtar Donetsk (Various)

– Barcelona have rejected the Reds’ £10.8million offer for goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen as they want £23million for the German (Don Ballon)

Manchester United

– Edinson Cavani is understood to be keen on a move to Old Trafford, tempting United to bid for the PSG forward (ESPN)

– Goalkeeper Victor Valdes is set to join Belgium club Standard Liege on loan (Various)

Newcastle United

– West Brom could sell Saido Berahino to the Magpies for £15million to avoid doing business with Tottenham (Daily Mirror)

– Steve McClaren wants to offload Yoan Gouffran, Sylvain Marveaux, Mike Williamson and Cheik Tiote (Newcastle Chronicle)

– However the former England manager will reject any advances for midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who is a target for Napoli (Newcastle Chronicle)

Southampton

– Middlesbrough want to sign Southampton flop Gaston Ramirez after the winger’s return to Bologna broke down (talkSPORT)

Stoke City

– The Potters are close to agreeing a big-money deal for Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula, who could cost around £19million (L’Equipe)

– Imbula’s arrival could lead to Wolves and Brighton target Charlie Adam leaving the Britannia Stadium (Daily Express/Daily Star)

Sunderland

– The Black Cats are to offer Jordi Gomez and/or Fabio Borini in a swap deal for Swansea forward Andre Ayew (FootMercato)

– Forgotten right-back Adam Matthews is set to leave the Stadium of Light with two Championship sides interested in the former Celtic defender (Sunderland Echo)

Swansea City

– Sunderland are to offer Jordi Gomez and/or Fabio Borini in a swap deal for Swansea forward Andre Ayew (FootMercato)

– Watford want to make a surprise £10million swoop for Swansea winger Jefferson Montero (The Sun)

Tottenham

– West Brom could sell Saido Berahino to Newcastle for £15million to avoid doing business with Tottenham (Daily Mirror)

Watford

– Quique Sanchez Flores wants to make a surprise £10million swoop for Swansea winger Jefferson Montero (The Sun)

West Brom

– The Baggies could sell Saido Berahino to Newcastle for £15million to avoid doing business with Tottenham (Daily Mirror)

West Ham

– Mauro Zarate wants to leave Upton Park to return to Italy and join Fiorentina (Radio Bruno)

– Slaven Bilic has rejected the chance to sign Birmingham youngster Reece Brown, who has been at the club on trial (London 24)

– The Hammers are confident of completing a loan deal for Nigeria international Emmanuel Emenike to ease the club’s striker crisis (Daily Telegraph)

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