Rumour Mill: Chelsea face battle from Barca for Juve star

Date published: Friday 11th November 2016 12:21

Stephan Lichtsteiner: Wanted by Chelsea and Barca

Stephan Lichtsteiner: Wanted by Chelsea and Barca

Liverpool are to battle Tottenham for Schalke midfielder Max Meyer, while Barcelona will rival Chelsea for Juventus wing-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, according to Friday’s transfer rumours. 

Arsenal

AC Milan and Napoli are both keeping an eye on Olivier Giroud’s lack of football at Arsenal. The 30-year-old striker has started just one game for the Gunners this season and has 18 months left on his contract. (Daily Mirror)

Burnley

Burnley chairman Mike Garlick says the club will only target “quality, not quantity” in January. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Chelsea

Barcelona will rival Chelsea for Juventus wing-back Stephan Lichtsteiner. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Chelsea and Juventus have been made aware that they will have to pay the full 30million euros release clause if they want to sign Benfica centre-back Victor Lidelof. (Calciomercato)

Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has no interest in rumours linking him with Chelsea. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Chelsea are looking at Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti. (Sun)

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is ready to call time on his career at Stamford Bridge if the right offer is on the table in January, after failing to force his way into Antonio Conte’s plans. (Daily Mail)

Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli says he has no interest in Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, despite admitting that the World Cup winner is a player “any coach would love to have”. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea’s 19-year-old striker Tammy Abraham – who has scored 12 goals in 20 games on loan at Bristol City so far this season – accepts that he may have to leave Stamford Bridge to play Premier League football. (Squawka)

Antonio Rudiger: Interest hotting up

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have taken Hednesford Town striker Cohen Bramall, 20, on trial. (HITC Sport)

Everton

Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has moved to ease fans’ fears over manager Ronald Koeman’s recent claim that 23-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku has “greater and higher” potential than the club can match. (Talksport)

Memphis Depay is ready to make a bid to save his Manchester United career – by heading out of Old Trafford on loan, with Everton said to be interested. (Star)

Everton target Rachid Ghezzal looks unlikely to sign a new deal with Lyon. (RMC)

Christian Pulisic: Wanted at Anfield

Liverpool

Borussia Dortmund are keen to extend Christian Pulisic’s contract amid reported interest from Liverpool. (Daily Express)

Liverpool are to battle Tottenham for Schalke midfielder Max Meyer (Le 10 Sport)

Manchester City

Man City are in the race alongside Man Utd, Chelsea and Barcelona for Bayer Leverkusen teenager Benjamin Henrichs (Bild)

Manchester City have had an injury scare with their goalkeeper Claudio Bravo who limped out of Chile’s draw with Colombia on Thursday night. (Daily Mirror)

Sergio Aguero insists he has no problems with Pep Guardiola and that he will only leave Manchester City for his boyhood team Independiente. (Daily Mirror)

Sergio Aguero Manchester City



Manchester United

Man Utd are in the race alongside Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona for Bayer Leverkusen teenager Benjamin Henrichs (Bild)

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling – who was criticised by manager Jose Mourinho for not playing through pain last weekend – has broken his toe and will be out for a month. (Daily Mail)

Memphis Depay is ready to make a bid to save his Manchester United career – by heading out of Old Trafford on loan. (Star)

Manchester United are plotting an Old Trafford return for Michael Keane – but a swoop for the Burnley man will cost them a major cash windfall. (Star)

United have reportedly offered Bastian Schweinsteiger £9.6m to terminate his contract. (Star)

Andreas Pereira could have his loan-spell with Granada cut short after Manchester United’s poor start to the season. (Sun)

Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian remains on Inter Milan’s radar despite the club changing manager, according to reports. (Daily Express)

Memphis Depay Manchester United

Stoke

Stoke full-back Glen Johnson is on a list of possible January signings at Barcelona – and the 32-year-old England international will have the backing of his old Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez. (Daily Mail, Star)

Stoke youngster Julien Ngoy could be set for a January loan move to Crewe (BBC Stoke)

Sunderland

David Moyes turned down the chance to sign Joe Hart for the sake of Jordan Pickford’s development. (Shields Gazette)

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

Tottenham

Tottenham face a battle to keep hold of captain Hugo Lloris with contract talks stalling. (Sun)

Liverpool are to battle Tottenham for Schalke midfielder Max Meyer (Le 10 Sport)

West Brom

West Brom are willing to offer Liverpool outcast Mamadou Sakho a lifeline amid Nice interest. (Daily Express)

West Ham

West Ham have been told it will cost them £2.5m to ditch flop Gokhan Tore. (Sun)

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