Rumour Mill LIVE: Chelsea join race for 16-year-old striker

Date published: Thursday 5th January 2017 11:28

Chelsea have apparently joined two clubs in the pursuit of a talented Hamburg striker, according to Thursday’s rumours.

ARSENAL

Rangers boss Mark Warburton is set to make his first signing of the January window with the loan signing of Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral (Various)

Inter Milan are looking to head off competition from Arsenal and Chelsea for the signing of Wolfsburg wing-back Ricardo Rodriguez (Calciomercato.com)

Arsenal players fear forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is ready to quit the club after his public meltdown at Bournemouth. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are considering making a £20million bid for Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira (Daily Star)

BOURNEMOUTH

AFC Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings has reported interest from Premier League rivals Sunderland and Hull City (Telegraph)

Bournemouth striker Brandon Goodship is expected to be a loan target for Yeovil Town after Darren Way watched him today (Bournemouth Echo)

BURNLEY

Patrick Bamford: Worked hard for Norwich

Burnley are blocking moves from West Brom and Stoke to sign young centre-back James Tarkowski (Daily Star)

Chelsea are ready to cut short Patrick Bamford’s dismal loan spell at Burnley after an underwhelming four months in which he has made only six appearances as a substitute. (Daily Telegraph)

CHELSEA

Chelsea, RB Leipzig and VfL Wolfsburg are among the raft of clubs chasing HSV striking talent, Fiete Arp (MoPo)

Chelsea target Hakan Calhanoglu has admitted it would be difficult to turn down Manchester United (Lig TV)

Swansea striker Fernando Llorente has insisted he knows nothing about Chelsea’s reported interest in signing him (AS Diario)

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has labelled talk of Arturo Vidal moving to Chelsea as nonsense

Chelsea midfielder Mikel John Obi is set to undergo a medical at Chinese club Tianjin on Thursday as he prepares to leave the club this January on a free transfer (Daily Mail)

Inter Milan are looking to head off competition from Arsenal and Chelsea for the signing of Wolfsburg wing-back Ricardo Rodriguez (Calciomercato.com)

Ricardo Rodriguez: Defender linked with Prem move

Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown could have his current loan deal with Rotherham United cut short and he may be playing the second half of the season elsewhere (Alan Nixon)

Midfielder Charlie Colkett has been recalled from his loan spell at Bristol Rovers by parent club Chelsea

Chelsea are considering a bid for Monaco’s defensive midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 20, but are reluctant to pay the French club’s £30m asking price. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, 25, has put an end to speculation of a January transfer by insisting he is staying at the Spanish club. The Colombian has been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham. (Daily Express)

Chelsea are ready to cut short Patrick Bamford’s dismal loan spell at Burnley after an underwhelming four months in which he has made only six appearances as a substitute. (Daily Telegraph)

CRYSTAL PALACE

Norwich City are demanding £12million for Robbie Brady – and it remains to be seen if that price-tag cools Crystal Palace’s interest (LondonNews)

Crystal Palace winger Bakary Sako has emerged as a target for Championship outfit Birmingham City (Sky Sports)

EVERTON

Morgan Schneiderlin: Wanted at Everton

Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has told his teammates that he expects a move to Everton (The Sun)

Liverpool are in pole position to sign Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy despite strong interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Everton (Mirror)

Barcelona have shortlisted Everton boss Ronald Koeman as a potential replacement for current manager Luis Enrique (Don Balon)

Manchester United winger Memphis Depay will only be allowed to join Everton this month on a permanent deal. (The Sun)

AC Milan have asked to take Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu on loan with a view to a permanent move in the summer. (Daily Mail)

HULL CITY

AFC Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings has reported interest from Premier League rivals Sunderland and Hull City (Telegraph)

Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa will not be allowed to leave the club in January. West Brom and Hull are keen on the 30-year-old. (The Sun)

Leonardo Ulloa: Striker could leave Leicester

LEICESTER CITY

Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa will not be allowed to leave the club in January. West Brom and Hull are keen on the 30-year-old. (The Sun)

LIVERPOOL

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Jurgen Klopp is in the market for a new playmaker, with Julian Brandt, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gabriel Barbosa linked (SportBild)

Liverpool are in pole position to sign Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy despite strong interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Everton (Mirror)

Liverpool will hand Jurgen Klopp a £40million transfer kitty this month (SportBild)

Jurgen Klopp: Attracting critics

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi admits he ‘loves’ Mamadou Sakho but insists no talks have been held over a move for the Liverpool defender

Liverpool are now clear to agree the signing of Real Madrid man Jese Rodriguez because he will be shipped out by PSG boss Unai Emery in the winter window (The Sun)

Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori is reportedly wanted by Jaap Stam at Reading (Daily Mail)

MANCHESTER CITY

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola could cut a frustrated figure in the January transfer window as a move for Sevilla ace Steven N’Zonzi looks unlikely (Mundo Deportivo)

Manchester City have finally retired from race to sign Juventus star Bonucci (Calciomercato)

Leonardo Bonucci: Was interested in City move

Yaya Toure has quashed any suggestion that he is vying for a move away from the club in the transfer window.

Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov has not been offered a new deal by boss Pep Guardiola and is set to leave. (The Sun)

MANCHESTER UNITED

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AC Milan forward M’Baye Niang has emerged as a possible target for Manchester United (Il Giornale)

Chelsea target Hakan Calhanoglu has admitted it would be difficult to turn down Manchester United (Lig TV)

Victor Lindelof has again been left out of Benfica’s League Cup squad as speculation about a move to Manchester United rages on.

Manchester United winger Memphis Depay will only be allowed to join Everton this month on a permanent deal. (The Sun)

Memphis Depay: Wants more chances at United

Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has told his teammates that he expects a move to Everton (The Sun)

Rio Ferdinand has suggested that Patrice Evra wants to make a shock return to Manchester United after two-and-a-half years at Juventus. (Various)

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, 25, has put an end to speculation of a January transfer by insisting he is staying at the Spanish club. The Colombian has been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham. (Daily Express)

Barcelona and West Ham are both interested in signing Anthony Martial (Sport)

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MIDDLESBROUGH

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Tomas Mejias has joined Rayo Vallecano on a six-month loan

Boro midfielder Julien de Sart has joined Derby County on loan until the end of the season

Galatasaray are plotting a surprise £8.5m move for out-of-favour Middlesbrough defender Daniel Ayala. (The Sun)

SOUTHAMPTON

Shane Long: Wanted by Jurgen Klopp

Shane Long is not of interest to Tony Pulis this month (Birmingham Mail)

Southampton are looking to bid £17m for 25-year-old Napoli frontman Manolo Gabbiadini. (Daily Mirror)

STOKE CITY

Glen Johnson has been linked with a move to West Ham, but Stoke City do not want to sell as they have an option to extend his contract (Sky Sports)

Peter Crouch, Charlie Adam and Glen Johnson are all set for new deals (StokeLoudAndProud)

Burnley are blocking moves from West Brom and Stoke to sign young centre-back James Tarkowski (Daily Star)

Former Burnley goalkeeper Lee Grant has made his move to Stoke City from Derby County a permanent one in a £1.3 million transfer

Stoke are ready to offer 35-year-old striker Peter Crouch a new contract. (Daily Telegraph)

SUNDERLAND

Jermain Defoe: Converts late penalty for Sunderland at Stoke

West Ham are willing to pay £15 million to sign Jermain Defoe (Sunderland Echo)

AFC Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings has reported interest from Premier League rivals Sunderland and Hull City (Telegraph)

SWANSEA CITY

Swansea have trod water in recent years and a cash injection has been proposed, which could see £30m invested (Daily Mirror)

Swansea striker Fernando Llorente has insisted he knows nothing about Chelsea’s reported interest in signing him (AS Diario)

TOTTENHAM

Jacob Murphy: Wanted by Liverpool

Liverpool are in pole position to sign Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy despite strong interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Everton (Mirror)

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, 25, has put an end to speculation of a January transfer by insisting he is staying at the Spanish club. The Colombian has been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham. (Daily Express)

WATFORD

Watford have been linked with a move for AC Milan attacker Keisuke Honda in the Italian media (TMW)

Premier League side Watford are eyeing up a swoop for Sevilla star Vicente Iborra (WDsport)

WEST BROM

Burnley are blocking moves from West Brom and Stoke to sign young centre-back James Tarkowski (Daily Star)

Albion are weighing up whether to send teenage stars Jonathan Leko and Sam Field out on loan after it emerged Championship clubs have registered interest in the duo (Express and Star)

Shane Long is not of interest to Tony Pulis this month (Birmingham Mail)

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Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa will not be allowed to leave the club in January. West Brom and Hull are keen on the 30-year-old. (The Sun)

WEST HAM

AC Milan star Carlos Bacca has been offered €10million a year to join Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan in the winter transfer window (Calciomercato.com)

Glen Johnson has been linked with a move to West Ham, but Stoke City do not want to sell as they have an option to extend his contract (Sky Sports)

West Ham are willing to pay £15 million to sign Jermain Defoe (Sunderland Echo)

Juventus striker Simone Zaza, 25, never wanted to join West Ham on loan, says his agent. (Daily Star)

Brentford have rejected a £10m offer from West Ham for 24-year-old striker Scott Hogan. (Daily Mirror)

And Celtic will turn down any bid for striker Moussa Dembele, 20, from the Hammers. (Daily Mail)

Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra, 31, might be a used as a bargaining chip for Marseille to acquire West Ham’s French midfielder Dimitri Payet. (L’Equipe)

West Ham are willing to bid up to £15m for Defoe but Sunderland will continue to reject any offers. (Sunderland Echo)

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, 34, would “probably rather be back in London”, says his former team-mate Jermaine Jenas after a £6m bid from West Ham is turned down. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Barcelona and West Ham are both interested in signing Anthony Martial (Sport)

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