Rumour Mill: Liverpool winger hint; Arsenal eye starlet

Date published: Wednesday 28th December 2016 2:45

Quincy Promes: Plays down Liverpool switch

Georginio Wijnaldum hints at Liverpool’s next transfer, while Arsenal are ready to let one non-league star follow in Jamie Vardy’s footsteps to the Premier League, according to Wednesday’s rumours.

Arsenal

Olivier Giroud: Arsenal's 'Plan B' this season

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has identified Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs as one of his main transfer targets in January (The Sun)

Manchester United and Arsenal are among the Premier League clubs keeping a close eye on Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt (Daily Mail)

Olivier Giroud insists he is happy at Arsenal and revealed that he could sign a new contract soon

Arsenal are confident of completing a deal for non-league starlet Cohen Bramall, who has recently been on trial with Sheffield Wednesday (Daily Mail)

Bournemouth

Newcastle are interested in signing 24-year-old Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson (The Sun)

West Brom are lining up a surprise move for Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe (Mirror)

Chelsea

Chelsea have launched a £21.3million bid for promising Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie (Various)

Tiémoué Bakayoko has said he will not leave AS Monaco for either Chelsea or Manchester United in January (Eurosport)

Galatasaray’s number one transfer target this January is Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic (Takvim)

Manchester City’s Joe Hart, 29, and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, 23, are on Chelsea’s list of potential replacements if current goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois leaves for Real Madrid in the summer (AS)

A lack of first-team opportunities is what drove Oscar to his Chelsea exit, according to Shanghai SIPG general manager Sui Guoyang

Chelsea winger Charly Musonda is poised to leave the club on loan once again with Roma reportedly interested in a short-term deal

Chelsea and Manchester City and engaged in a ding-dong transfer battle for £26million-rated midfielder Steven N’Zonzi (Guardian)

Chelsea full-back Wallace has had his loan spell with Gremio terminated, the Brazilian club have confirmed

Jon Obi Mikel could escape his Chelsea nightmare with a move to Spanish side Valencia (Sports Mole)

Newcastle might be scuppered in their hopes to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 20, with Chelsea keen to loan the midfielder to a fellow Premier League club (Newcastle Chronicle)

Hull City have joined by Aston Villa in the race to sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson (Hull Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has identified Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs as one of his main transfer targets in January (The Sun)

Sunderland boss David Moyes will resist Allardyce’s efforts to lure 34-year-old striker Jermain Defoe to Palace (ESPN)

Everton

Ademola Lookman: A target for Klopp

Everton expect to complete a £10m deal for Charlton’s 19-year-old forward Ademola Lookman early in the January transfer window (BBC Sport)

Hull

Hull City have joined by Aston Villa in the race to sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson (Hull Daily Mail)

Hull boss Mike Phelan is the new favourite in the Premier League sack race after Swansea parted company with Bob Bradley

Leicester

Racing Genk’s Wilfred Ndidi £15m deal is all but complete and Claudio Ranieri has been handed a £30m mid-season war chest in January (Daily Telegraph)

RB Leipzig striker David Selke is on the wish-list of Leicester City and Stoke City (Bild)

Liverpool

Quincy Promes: Buyout confirmed

Liverpool and Manchester United target Dries Mertens is set to sign a new contract with Napoli that will his release clause rise to €40million (Calciomercato)

Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez has reiterated desire to sign Jese in January but says Liverpool, AC Milan and Roma also keen (Marca)

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has hinted Spartak Moscow’s Quincy Promes could be on his way to Anfield (Daily Express)

Daniel Sturridge is not looking to leave Liverpool this January and has ‘no issues’ with the club (Sky Sports)

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva is ‘very close’ to signing for Inter Milan (Various)

Manchester City

Manchester City’s Joe Hart, 29, and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, 23, are on Chelsea’s list of potential replacements if current goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois leaves for Real Madrid in the summer (AS)

Chelsea and Manchester City and engaged in a ding-dong transfer battle for £26million-rated midfielder Steven N’Zonzi (Guardian)

Fenerbahçe are showing an interest in Manchester City’s Pablo Zabaleta (Takvim)

Manchester United

Manchester United are ready to launch a £35m bid for Benfica defender Nelson Semedo (Daily Mirror)

Anthony Martial is weighing up a potential move to Sevilla due to a lack of first-team opportunities with Manchester United, his agent has admitted (ABCdeSevilla)

Liverpool and Manchester United target Dries Mertens is set to sign a new contract with Napoli that will his release clause rise to €40million (Calciomercato)

Tiémoué Bakayoko has said he will not leave AS Monaco for either Chelsea or Manchester United in January (Eurosport)

Manchester United and Arsenal are among the Premier League clubs keeping a close eye on Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt (Daily Mail)

Manchester United defensive target Victor Lindelof, 22, is set to sign a new contract with Benfica that will increase his buy-out clause to more than £50m (Daily Mail)

Middlesbrough

QPR are the latest Championship club to declare an interest in Middlesbrough striker David Nugent (Get West London)

Stoke

RB Leipzig striker David Selke is on the wish-list of Leicester City and Stoke City (Bild)

Sunderland

Sunderland boss David Moyes will resist Allardyce’s efforts to lure 34-year-old striker Jermain Defoe to Palace (ESPN)

Swansea

Chris Coleman: Delighted to get through to last eight

Swansea make 46-year-old Wales manager Chris Coleman their top target to replace Bob Bradley (Daily Star)

Watford

Jerome Sinclair looks certain to spend the second half of the season on loan in the Championship, with Norwich, Reading, Brentford and Cardiff all interested (Guardian)

West Brom

West Brom are lining up a surprise move for Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe (Mirror)

West Ham

Gokhan Tore: West Ham loan

Toulouse reject a £8.5m bid from West Ham for their 25-year-old striker Martin Braithwaite (RMC Sport)

West Ham winger Gokhan Tore has spoken of his disappointment that a season-ending injury has prevented him from moving back to the Besiktas (Fotomac)

Serie A side Lazio are the latest side being linked with West Ham United misfit Simone Zaza (Citta Celeste)

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