Rumour Mill: Liverpool in Mandanda battle, Arsenal eye Kokorin

Date published: Tuesday 22nd December 2015 11:56

Steve Mandanda: Goalkeeper has 21 caps for France

Steve Mandanda: Goalkeeper has 21 caps for France

Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton want Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, while Arsenal are to move for Aleksandr Kokorin next month, according to Tuesday’s rumours.

Arsenal

– Arsene Wenger will launch a £4.3million bid for Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin next month (Shoot)

– The Gunners are competing with Liverpool and Chelsea to sign Charlton’s 18-year-old Ademola Lookman (Metro)

– Arsenal have been put off signing Celta Vigo star Nolito due to the Spanish club’s €18million asking price (Sky Sports)

– Wenger is keeping an eye on Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who he sent scouts to watch throughout the last year (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa

– Remi Garde admits Aston Villa may struggle to sign new players in January due to the club’s lowly league position (talkSPORT)

– Villa have withdrawn from the race to sign Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda (Daily Mail)

– Alongside QPR, Villa are monitoring Tom Huddlestone’s contract situation at Hull City and could make a move for the midfielder in January (The Sun)

– Playmaker Carles Gil is wanted by Real Betis after failing to nail down a regular starting place at Villa Park (Estadio Deportivo)

Bournemouth

– The Cherries are one of six clubs chasing out-of-favour Tottenham winger Andros Townsend (Shoot)

– Bournemouth are hoping to hijack Watford’s move for Roma winger Juan Iturbe (Gianluca di Marzio)

Chelsea

– Diego Costa could return to former club Atletico Madrid with Jackson Martinez moving in the opposite direction (Fichajes)

– Real Madrid could offer Cesc Fabregas an exit from his increasingly unhappy spell at Stamford Bridge (Fichajes)

– The Blues are competing with Liverpool and Arsenal to sign Charlton’s 18-year-old Ademola Lookman (Metro)

Roman Abramovich will break the bank in an attempt to outbid Manchester City and land Pep Guardiola as Chelsea’s new manager (Daily Express)

Crystal Palace

– Alan Pardew is in talks to sign a new long-term contract at Selhurst Park (The Guardian)

Everton

– Rivals Everton and Liverpool will compete to sign Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda (Daily Telegraph)

– The Toffees have also been linked with a move for Sporting Gijon centre-back Bernardo Espinosa (talkSPORT)

Leicester City

– The agent of Gokhan Inler says his client wants to stay at Leicester but may have to move to keep his Euro 2016 hopes alive (PA)

– Manchester United and Tottenham will battle for Foxes’ star Riyad Mahrez in the new year (Le 10 Sport)

Liverpool

– Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton will compete to sign Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda (Daily Telegraph)

– The Reds are competing with Chelsea and Arsenal to sign Charlton’s 18-year-old Ademola Lookman (Metro)

– Jurgen Klopp wants to sign a new centre-back in January and is targeting Borussia Dortmund’s Neven Subotic or Schalke’s Joel Matip (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City

– Pep Guardiola will make Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets his first signing if he becomes Manchester City boss in the summer (Don Ballon)

Roman Abramovich will break the bank in an attempt to outbid Manchester City and land Pep Guardiola as Chelsea’s new manager (Daily Express)

Manchester United

– Manchester United and Tottenham will battle for Foxes’ star Riyad Mahrez in the new year (Le 10 Sport)

– Jose Mourinho will move for Wesley Sneijder if he takes over as Manchester United boss (The Sun)

– United, PSG and Real Madrid are all prepared to break the bank to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski (Mundo Deportivo)

Newcastle United

– The Magpies are competing with AS Monaco for the signature of PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu (Shoot)

Sunderland

– Jeremain Lens admits he is unhappy with a lack of first-team football at Sunderland and could leave the club in January (FoxSports)

Tottenham

– Spurs have opened talks with Marseille regarding a deal for striker Michy Batshuayi (Foot 365)

Sevilla president Jose Castro admits the La Liga club are working on a deal to bring back Federico Fazio from Tottenham (Radio Sevilla)

– Mauricio Pochettino will reignite his interest in West Brom striker Saido Berahino next month (Shoot)

Spurs are also keeping tabs on Valencia’s former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo (Daily Mirror)

Watford

– The Hornets are monitoring 20-year-old Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao ahead of the January transfer window (Calciomercato)

– Bournemouth are hoping to hijack Watford’s move for Roma winger Juan Iturbe (Gianluca di Marzio)

West Brom

– Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will reignite his interest in West Brom striker Saido Berahino next month (Shoot)

– Derby County will make a January move for Baggies winger Callum McManaman (Derby Telegraph)

 

 

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