Rumour Mill: Liverpool eye Saints star; Balotelli’s Hammers link

Date published: Friday 15th January 2016 4:10

Shane Long: Liverpool enquire about Southampton striker

Shane Long: Liverpool enquire about Southampton striker

Liverpool and Tottenham are targeting Southampton striker Shane Long, West Ham are keen on Mario Balotelli, while Ramires has asked to leave Chelsea, according to Friday’s transfer rumours.

Arsenal

– Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia, who has been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, is poised to join Sampdoria (Gazetta dello Sport)

Arsene Wenger has cooled talk Arsenal could buy a striker this month, saying ‘no one is better than Danny Welbeck’

– Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, who has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle, has ruled out the prospect of moving to the Premier League in the January window – but admits he is open to a summer switch to England

– Arsenal could make the most of Real Madrid’s transfer ban by poaching Juventus striker Alvaro Morata from under their noses (The Sun)

– Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing Porto’s Algerian forward Yacine Brahimi, who has previously been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal

– Arsene Wenger will follow up the deal for Mohamed Elneny with a more established midfielder in the summer with Southampton’s Victor Wanyama the top target (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa

– Scott Sinclair is being linked with a return to Swansea – just months after making his loan spell at Aston Villa permament

– Jose Angel Crespo is being linked with a move to Rayo Vallecano after failing to impress at Villa (Marca)

– Aston Villa are preparing an offer for FC Crotone central defender Gianmarco Ferrari, who is also wanted by Palermo and Genoa (Tuttomercato)

– Obafemi Martins claims he has rejected an “interesting offer” to join Aston Villa (The Sun)

Bournemouth

– Bournemouth have been linked with QPR goalkeeper Rob Green (London Evening Standard)

– Reading are closing in on a deal for Bournemouth striker Yann Kermorgant

Chelsea

Ramires: Brazil midfielder set to stay at Chelsea until 2019

– Ramires wants to leave Chelsea due to his lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge (Globo Esporte)

– Juan Cuadrado could return to Chelsea at the end of the season amid claims Juventus no longer want to sign the on-loan winger permanently (Tuttomercato)

– Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, who has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle, has ruled out the prospect of moving to the Premier League in the January window – but admits he is open to a summer switch to England

– Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing Porto’s Algerian forward Yacine Brahimi, who has previously been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal

– Real Madrid are planning to spend £250m in the summer, with Eden Hazard, David De Gea and Sergio Aguero on their list of targets, while John Stones and Harry Kane are also wanted (The Sun)

– Chelsea are close to signing Brazil striker Alexandre Pato, 26, from Corinthians for £10million – but look likely to sell Loic Remy first (ESPN Brazil)

Chelsea and Manchester United have been told to forget about signing Carlos Bacca from AC Milan (Tuttomercato)

Crystal Palace

– Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing Porto’s Algerian forward Yacine Brahimi, who has previously been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal

– Crystal Palace are set to offer Emmanuel Adebayor a lifeline by signing him this month after failing in attempts to sign Simone Zaza and Khouma Babacar (Tuttomercato)

– Liverpool and Tottenham are monitoring 20-year-old Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, who is also wanted by West Brom and Crystal Palace (Daily Mail)

Everton

– Borussia Dortmund are once again interested in signing Dynamo Kiev midfielder Andriy Yarmolenko, who is also wanted by Everton (Bild)

Leeds star Sam Byram is set to discuss personal terms at Everton after the club agreed a £3.7million fee with the Yorkshire club

– Newcastle and West Ham remain in the hunt for Byram despite Everton having a bid accepted (Daily Express)

– Real Madrid are planning to spend £250m in the summer, with Eden Hazard, David De Gea and Sergio Aguero on their list of targets, while John Stones and Harry Kane are also wanted (The Sun)

– Alan Curtis hopes to stop Swansea’s decline by signing Everton’s Steven Naismith and Napoli midfielder Jonathan de Guzman

Leicester

– Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri wants sign West Brom’s England Under-21 striker Saido Berahino (Daily Mirror)

– Leicester City are close to signing FC Copenhagen’s 21-year-old Ghana defender Daniel Amartey for £5m (Leicester Mercury) 

Liverpool

– Liverpool and Tottenham are plotting a move for Southampton striker Shane Long (Irish Daily Daily)

– Liverpool remain in pole position to sign Martin Caceres after Juventus said they preferred not to sell him to a Serie A rival (Tuttosport)

– Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia, who has been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, is poised to join Sampdoria (Gazetta dello Sport)

– Jurgen Klopp has played down talk Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Schalke defender Joel Matip

– West Ham United are ready to make a £10million move for Mario Balotelli after the striker failed to shine during his loan spell at AC Milan – and could sell Nikica Jelavic to Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande to help finance the deal (Brentwood Gazette)

– Allan Rodrigues de Souza will leave Liverpool to join Belgian club Sint-Truiden on loan until the end of the season today (Daily Express)

– Liverpool and Tottenham are monitoring 20-year-old Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, who is also wanted by West Brom and Crystal Palace (Daily Mail)

– Liverpool target Salvatore Sirigu has said he will listen to ‘serious offers’ as his time at PSG appears to be drawing to a close (The Sun)

– Real Madrid have turned down Liverpool’s loan offer for youngster Martin Odegaard (Daily Star)

Manchester City

– Manchester City are targeting moves for Thomas Muller and Jamie Vardy (Metro)

– Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Anthony Caceres, his club the Central Coast Mariners have announced

– Real Madrid are planning to spend £250m in the summer, with Eden Hazard, David De Gea and Sergio Aguero on their list of targets, while John Stones and Harry Kane are also wanted (The Sun)

– Reported Manchester City target Andrea Pirlo has ruled out a loan move from New York City FC (The Sun)

– Manchester City are planning an expensive summer overhaul to build a squad capable of playing the Pep Guardiola way, with Eliaquim Mangala and Wilfried Bony set to be two of the major casualties (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United

– PSG will join Manchester United in the race to sign Neymar if Barcelona give any indication they are willing to sell the striker (L’Equipe)

– Manchester United youngster Andreas Pereira has admitted he would be open to a loan move in January (EuroSport)

Chelsea and Manchester United have been told to forget about signing Carlos Bacca from AC Milan (Tuttomercato)

– Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has welcomed recent reports claiming that Manchester United are interested in securing the services of Spanish Under-21 international Saul Niguez (Cadena Cope radio)

AC Milan and Inter Milan are going head to head in the race to sign Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini

– Real Madrid are planning to spend £250m in the summer, with Eden Hazard, David De Gea and Sergio Aguero on their list of targets, while John Stones and Harry Kane are also wanted (The Sun)

– Manchester United are in the final stages of securing a deal for Serie D side Forli 16-year-old defender Luca Ercolani (Daily Mail)

– Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing Porto’s Algerian forward Yacine Brahimi, who has previously been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal

– Brazil star Felipe Anderson will not be joining Manchester United this month, according to reports (Daily Mail)

Newcastle

– Newcastle and West Ham remain in the hunt for Sam Byram despite Everton having a bid accepted (Daily Express)

– Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, who has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle, has ruled out the prospect of moving to the Premier League in the January window – but admits he is open to a summer switch to England

– Newcastle are ready to make a £12m bid for Tottenham’s 24-year-old England winger Andros Townsend (The Sun) 

– Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote is heading to China after agreeing an £8million move to Shanghai Shenhua (Daily Mirror)

Norwich

– Norwich are set to sign £6.5m striker Sebastien Haller as part of a double swoop including starlet Ben Godfrey (Daily Mirror)

Southampton

– Liverpool and Tottenham are plotting a move for Southampton striker Shane Long (Irish Daily Daily)

– Arsene Wenger will follow up the deal for Mohamed Elneny with a more established midfielder in the summer with Southampton’s Victor Wanyama the top target (Daily Mirror)

– Southampton are facing a summer fight to keep another one of their top stars as Graziano Pelle ponders a return to Italy (Daily Mail)

Stoke

– Leicester are ready to join Stoke and Tottenham in the hunt for West Brom striker Saido Berahino (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland

– Sunderland’s Emanuele Giaccherini says he wants to stay at Bologna beyond his season-long loan deal

– Dame N’Doye will cost Sunderland a £1m loan fee from Trabzonspor

– Blackburn remain confident of signing Sunderland striker Danny Graham (Lancashire Telegraph)

Swansea

– Scott Sinclair is being linked with a return to Swansea – just months after making his loan spell at Aston Villa permament

– Swansea have stepped up their pursuit of Roma striker Seydou Doumbia (Sky Sports Italia)

– Alan Curtis hopes to stop Swansea’s decline by signing Everton’s Steven Naismith and Napoli midfielder Jonathan de Guzman

Tottenham

– Liverpool and Tottenham are plotting a move for Southampton striker Shane Long (Irish Daily Daily)

– Tottenham have opened talks with Fulham over a deal for striker Moussa Dembele

– Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing reported Tottenham target Yunus Malli from Mainz

– Real Madrid are planning to spend £250m in the summer, with Eden Hazard, David De Gea and Sergio Aguero on their list of targets, while John Stones and Harry Kane are also wanted (The Sun)

– Liverpool and Tottenham are monitoring 20-year-old Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, who is also wanted by West Brom and Crystal Palace (Daily Mail)

– Newcastle are ready to make a £12m bid for Tottenham’s 24-year-old England winger Andros Townsend (The Sun) 

Watford

– Watford are hoping to complete a deal for Malaga winger Nordin Amrabat but will have to trigger his £6.7 million release clause (De Telegraaf)

West Brom

– West Brom have made a concrete offer for Marseille full-back Brice Dja Djedje (Foot Mercato)

– Liverpool and Tottenham are monitoring 20-year-old Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, who is also wanted by West Brom and Crystal Palace (Daily Mail)

– Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri wants sign West Brom’s England Under-21 striker Saido Berahino (Daily Mirror)

West Ham

Mario Balotelli: Has struggled to make impact on return to Milan

– West Ham United are ready to make a £10million move for Mario Balotelli after the striker failed to shine during his loan spell at AC Milan – and could sell Nikica Jelavic to Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande to help finance the deal (Brentwood Gazette)

– Newcastle and West Ham remain in the hunt for Sam Byram despite Everton having a bid accepted (Daily Express)

– West Ham are preparing a big new deal for their superb teenage prospect Martin Samuelsen, who is out of contract in the summer

– Pedro Obiang will not be leaving West Ham this month, the club have insisted

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