Rumour Mill: Liverpool striker boost; City in midfielder hunt

Date published: Wednesday 21st December 2016 12:25

Gabriel Barbosa: Linked with Liverpool

Gabriel Barbosa: Linked with Liverpool

Liverpool have been given a boost in their hopes of signing a striker, while Manchester City are battling for a La Liga midfielder according to Wednesday’s rumours.

ARSENAL

Arsene Wenger is targeting Valencia’s highly-promising Jose Gaya as he looks to bolster the Arsenal squad (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are chasing Benfica starlet Goncalo Guedes (Record)

Premier League giants Arsenal have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit for Julian Draxler as the German attacker has reportedly agreed a deal with Paris St Germain (RMC Sport)

Arsenal are interested in signing Standard Liege’s 22-year-old Belgian goalkeeper Guillaume Hubert and have sent scouts to watch him play six times this season (Daily Mail)

BOURNEMOUTH

AFC Bournemouth could be set to make an offer to Chelsea to sign Nathan Ake on a permanent deal in January for a fee of £10million (The Sun)

BURNLEY

Joey Barton: Back to Burnley

Joey Barton has made a swift return to Burnley after the midfielder agreed to rejoin the club until the end of the season on a free transfer in January

Birmingham City have confirmed they will sign Burnley striker Lukas Jutkiewicz on a permanent basis for £1million when the January transfer window opens

CHELSEA

Chelsea have opened talks about a potential £42million deal for Arturo Vidal (Don Balon)

AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has attracted the interest of Chelsea and Manchester United with Conte and Mourinho ready to make an opening bid in January

Real Madrid have opened talks directly with Thibaut Courtouis, but are yet to start talking to Chelsea (Onda Cero)

Chelsea target Marco Verratti has received offers to return to Italy and play for Inter Milan or Juventus, according to the PSG midfielder’s agent

AFC Bournemouth could be set to make an offer to Chelsea to sign Nathan Ake on a permanent deal in January for a fee of £10million (The Sun)

Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez has been spotted at the British Embassy in Colombia ahead of potential move to Chelsea or Manchester United (The Sun)

Chelsea will reject loan offers for their 23-year-old Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi in January (The Guardian)

CRYSTAL PALACE

Aleksandar Mitrovic: Newcastle United striker linked with Sporting Lisbon

Wolves could tie up a January loan deal for Crystal Palace attacker Bakary Sako (BBC)

Aleksandar Mitrovic has been linked with a move to Crystal Palace (Daily Mail/Newcastle Chronicle)

Crystal Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch is on Reading’s radar for January, Royals boss Jaap Stam has admitted

Sam Allardyce remains in Crystal Palace’s sights as a potential replacement for Alan Pardew (Daily Mirror)

EVERTON

Franck Kessie: Hot prospect for Atalanta

Everton have joined Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Atalanta sensation Franck Kessie (Di Marzio)

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is set to become the club’s highest ever paid player with a new deal at the club imminent (Liverpool Echo)

Tottenham Hotspur are unlikely to move for attacking midfielder Ross Barkley (Daily Mail)

HULL CITY

Robert Snodgrass: On target again for HullRobert Snodgrass is set to abandon his lifelong dream of a move to Celtic to commit his future to a club in England’s top flight (Daily Record)

Hull are lining up Swansea star Jefferson Montero to replace wantaway Robert Snodgrass (The Sun)

LEICESTER CITY

Leicester City are keen on signing Sassuolo’s Francesco Acerbi (TMW)

Genk technical director Dimitri de Conde has admitted that he pushing Leicester City to allow Wilfred Ndidi stay at the club until at least next summer

LIVERPOOL

Thiaga Maia: In line to join PSG

Recent reports have suggested that Liverpool have made an offer to Brazilian midfielder Thiago Maia (ESPN BR)

Inter Milan striker Gabigol cold be set for a loan move away from the San Siro in January, with Liverpool interested (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are reportedly lining up a move for Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (Daily Express)

MANCHESTER CITY

Steven N'Zonzi: Sevilla midfielder reportedly a target for Leicester City

Manchester City are battling Italian giants Juventus for the signature of Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi (Alfredo Pedulla)

Pep Guardiola’s hopes of signing Julian Weigl have suffered a fresh blow after the midfielder penned a new

AS Roma have made contact for out-of-favour Manchester City winger Jesus Navas

Sevilla are considering their options over transforming Samir Nasri’s loan stay at the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium into a permanent move (El Confidencial)

MANCHESTER UNITED

David de Gea remains a priority for Real Madrid (Onda Cera)

Genk technical director Dimitri de Conde has told Manchester United that a transfer move for exciting youngster Leon Bailey will cost them somewhere between £17-21million

AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has attracted the interest of Chelsea and Manchester United with Conte and Mourinho ready to make an opening bid in January (The Sun)

Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez has been spotted at the British Embassy in Colombia ahead of potential move to Chelsea or Manchester United (The Sun)

Manchester United have opened talks to sign £60m-rated Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann (The Sun)

United also have their eye on right-back Nelson Semedo, a team-mate of Lindelof’s in Lisbon (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been spotted in Milan ahead of a possible move to Italy in the January transfer window (Daily Mail)

Manchester United owners want Jose Mourinho to stay until 2025 (Daily Star)

West Ham are plotting an ambitious loan move in January for Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United’s Ashley Young is wanted by six Premier League clubs – including his former side Watford (The Sun)

MIDDLESBROUGH

Middlesbrough have been linked with a move for Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede (ClubCall)

SOUTHAMPTON

Southampton are ready to deny Virgil van Dijk a January transfer by demanding more than £45 million for the defender (Squawka)

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has caught the eye of Paris Saint-Germain (L’Equipe)

STOKE CITY

Valencia appear to be increasing their efforts to take Stoke City star Bojan to the Mestalla next month (Super Deporte)

SWANSEA CITY

Swansea City have ‘expressed an interest’ in Aleksandar Mitrovic (WalesOnline)

Hull are lining up Swansea star Jefferson Montero to replace wantaway Robert Snodgrass (The Sun)

TOTTENHAM

Max Meyer: German wonderkid wanted by PL duo

Tottenham Hotspur remain interested in the signature of Schalke 04 attacker Max Meyer (SportBild)

Everton have joined Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Atalanta sensation Franck Kessie (Di Marzio)

Luke Amos (19-years-old), Shayon Harrison (19-years-old) and Kyle Walker-Peters (19-years-old) are all set to be loaned out (101greatgoals)

Tottenham Hotspur are unlikely to move for attacking midfielder Ross Barkley (Daily Mail)

WATFORD

Watford have apparently been keeping tabs on Ascoli midfielder Riccardo Orsolini (Calciomercato)

Manchester United’s Ashley Young is wanted by six Premier League clubs – including his former side Watford (The Sun)

WEST BROM

West Brom are set to sign Aston Villa’s 28-year-old striker Rudy Gestede for £7m in January, with Villa lining up Brentford forward Scott Hogan, 24, as a replacement (The Sun)

WEST HAM

West Ham are plotting an ambitious loan move in January for Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea will reject loan offers for their 23-year-old Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi in January (The Guardian)

West Ham have pulled the plug on contract talks with Slaven Bilic as fears mount he could be axed after their poor first half of the season (The Sun)

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