Rumour Mill: Liverpool want Matip, Arsenal target Xhaka

Date published: Thursday 17th December 2015 12:05

Granit Xhaka: Closing on Arsenal switch

Granit Xhaka: Closing on Arsenal switch

Liverpool are interested in Schalke’s Cameroon international defender Joel Matip and Arsenal are eyeing Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Granit Xhaka, according to Thursday’s rumours. 

Arsenal

– The Gunners are keeping tabs on Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Granit Xhaka but face competition from Bayern Munich (The Guardian)

– Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur insists he’s shrugging off speculation linking him with a shock move to Arsenal in January (Daily Record)

– Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he could be forced into the January transfer market due to injuries to his squad

Aston Villa

– Rémi Garde will receive all the backing he needs in the January transfer window as the club bids to avoid relegation

Bournemouth

– Eddie Howe wants to bring Callum McManaman to Bournemouth, with West Brom wanting £3m for the midfielder (The Guardian)

Chelsea

– Chelsea are tracking Stoke’s former Barcelona playmaker Bojan Krkic (The Sun)

– Athletico Madrid are keeping tabs on Chelsea winger Pedro (Don Balon)

– Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their potential transfer dealings in January having been told that Everton defender John Stones isn’t for sale (The Mirror)

Crystal Palace

– Crystal Palace’s pursuit of Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi has received a major boost after Tottenham put off their interest until the summer (Daily Express)

– Midfielder James McArthur insists he’s shrugging off speculation linking him with a shock move to Arsenal in January (Daily Record)

– Alan Pardew is reportedly targeting a January move for £7 million rated Angers midfielder Cheikh Ndoye (Shoot)

Everton

– Everton are reportedly interested in signing Switzerland sensation Breel Embolo (Shoot)

– Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their potential transfer dealings in January having been told that Everton defender John Stones isn’t for sale (The Mirror)

Leicester City

– Claudio Ranieri is targeting a January move for £7 million rated Angers midfielder Cheikh Ndoye (Shoot)

Liverpool

– Liverpool are competing with Chelsea to sign Stoke’s former Barcelona playmaker Bojan Krkic (The Sun)

– The Reds are considering a move for Basel striker Breel Embolo (Calciomercato)

– Jurgen Klopp is interested in Schalke’s Cameroon international defender Joel Matip, 24, who is out of contract next summer (Daily Express)

– Marko Grujic appears to have confirmed that he is on his way to Liverpool after having talks with Klopp over a move to Anfield (Daily Star)

Manchester City

– Manchester City are keen on young Charlton Athletic sensation Ademola Lookman (Daily Mail)

– Manuel Pellegrini wants to add Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac to their ranks in January (Daily Mail)

Manchester United

– Manchester United are ready to offer Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski £10.9m a year to bring the striker to Old Trafford (Bild)

– United are also tracking Stoke’s former Barcelona playmaker Bojan Krkic (The Sun)

– Walsall’s teenage sensation Rico Henry is set to be the subject of a January transfer window bid from Premier League giants Manchester United (Walsall Advertiser)

– The Red Devils are also interested in signing Switzerland sensation Breel Embolo (Shoot)

Newcastle United

– Newcastle United target Salvatore Sirigu admits he is considering his future at Pairs Saint-Germain (Daily Express)

Norwich City

– Norwich are interested in signing Lorient defender Lamine Kone in the January transfer window (ClubCall)

Southampton

– Chelsea are likely to bid for Southampton striker Graziano Pelle, 30, in the January transfer window (CalcioNews24)

Stoke City

– Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are all tracking Stoke’s former Barcelona playmaker Bojan Krkic (The Sun)

– Stoke are reportedly targeting a January move for £7 million rated Angers midfielder Cheikh Ndoye (Shoot)

– The Potters are ready to bid an emotional farewell to former England striker Peter Crouch, who is frustrated at his lack of first team action (Daily Star)

Sunderland

– Defender Lamine Kone is “very close” to joining Sunderland from Lorient (L’Equipe)

Swansea

– Swansea have joined the race for Lorient defender Lamine Kone, who has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs (Daily Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur

– Tottenham will have to put any move for Marseille’s Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 22, on hold until next summer at the earliest (Daily Mirror)

– Spurs are expected to allow defender Federico Fazio and winger Andros Townsend to leave in the January transfer window (Shoot)

Watford

– Roma winger Juan Iturbe is close to completing a move to Premier League side Watford in January (Forza)

West Brom

– Callum McManaman has been linked with a move to Bournemouth, with West Brom wanting £3m for the midfielder (The Guardian)

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