Rumour Mill: Man City eye Pogba; Liverpool close on Pato

Date published: Friday 8th January 2016 5:59

Paul Pogba: Continues to be centre of Raiola mindgames

Paul Pogba: Continues to be centre of Raiola mindgames

Prospective Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants to sign Paul Pogba, Alexandre Pato is close to joining Liverpool in an £11million deal and Arsenal are eyeing a £9million move for Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes, according to Friday’s rumours. 

Arsenal

– Chelsea will target a move for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as a replacement for Eden Hazard (The Sun)

– Sevilla’s Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak says Arsenal remain interested in signing him (Daily Star)

– Borussia Dortmund could be tempted if Arsenal bid £60m for newly-crowned African Footballer of the Year Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Daily Mail)

– Arsenal are eyeing a £9million move for Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes (Daily Express)

– Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mohamed Elneny will join the club in two or three days (Metro)

– West Ham United could look to add some experience to their side with the singing of Arsenal’s holding midfielder Mikel Arteta (Brentwod Gazette)

Aston Villa

– Remi Garde wants to bring Arsenal full-back Mathieu Debuchy to Villa Park after speaking to Arsene Wenger about the availability of the defender (Express and Star)

– Greek giants AEK Athens are close to signing French winger Charles N’Zogbia from Aston Villa (Metro)

Bournemouth

– Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino says midfielder Lewis Cook, who has been linked with a move to Bournemouth, is not for sale (Daily Mirror)

– Norwich have reportedly turned down an £8million bid from Bournemouth for forward Lewis Grabban (HITC)

Chelsea

– Manchester United are reportedly plotting a £65million bid for unsettled Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, with reports suggesting he has already made up his mind to leave the Premier League champions (Daily Star)

– Chelsea will target a move for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as a replacement for Eden Hazard (The Sun)

– Chelsea will go back to Everton with £40m for John Stones in the summer but face competition from Barcelona (The Sun)

Crystal Palace

– Alan Pardew has ruled out a move for former Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid striker Emmanuel Adebayor (Croydon Advertiser)

Everton

– Chelsea will go back to Everton with £40m for John Stones in the summer but face competition from Barcelona (The Sun)

– Cardiff have put a £10m price tag on goalkeeper David Marshall – a target for Everton (Daily Mirror)

Leicester

– Manager Claudio Ranieri said the club’s policy in the January transfer window is to bring in young players with potential (Leicester Mercury)

Liverpool

– Christian Benteke still has to persuade Jurgen Klopp he has a long-term Liverpool future (Daily Mail)

– Liverpool are weighing up a club record £37million bid for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka (Bild)

– Liverpool are weighing up a £37million move for Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze, who was developed by Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund (Bild)

– Alexandre Pato is close to joining Liverpool in an £11million deal (Tuttomercatoweb)

Alexandre Pato: Reportedly close to sealing £11m move to Anfield

– Liverpool are favourites for the signature of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who has 18 months left on his contract (Daily Express)

Manchester City

– Manchester City are in talks with Central Coast Mariners over Australian midfielder Anthony Caceres (Daily Mail)

– Manchester City could land themselves a dream duo next summer with reports that prospective manager Pep Guardiola wants to sign Paul Pogba (Metro)

Manchester United

–  Manchester United are reportedly plotting a £65million bid for unsettled Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, with reports suggesting he has already made up his mind to leave the Premier League champions (Daily Star)

– Manchester United have put together a staggering £400m wishlist including some of football’s biggest names – Gareth Bale, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane and Thomas Muller (The Sun)

– Lazio have told Manchester Untied to make their move for Felipe Anderson (The Sun)

– Manchester United are ready to test Everton’s resolve with a £40m summer bid for free-scoring Romelu Lukaku (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle United

– Newcastle United are no longer interested in Andros Townsend after baulking at Spurs’ asking price for the winger (Chronicle Live)

– Alexandre Lacazette won’t be leaving Lyon in the January transfer window, according to the club’s president (Daily Star)

Norwich 

– Norwich have reportedly turned down an £8million bid from Bournemouth for forward Lewis Grabban (HITC)

Southampton 

– Ronald Koeman has reassured fans that Sadio Mane is not for sale, despite his indiscipline at Norwich (Southern Daily Echo)

– The Saints will seek discussions with Victor Wanyama’s agent over a new contract for the midfielder (Southern Daily Echo)

Stoke City 

– Stoke are interested in Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula (Daily Mirror)

– Stoke are considering a record bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino (The Guardian)

– Lorient midfielder Didier Ndong is wanted by Stoke manager Mark Hughes (The Sentinel)

Sunderland 

– Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce will turn his attention to signing and right-back and a striker after completing the signing of Bayern Munich defender Jan Kirchhoff (Sunderland Echo)

Swansea

– Napoli have rejected a £14m Swansea bid for forward Manolo Gabbiadini (The Guardian)

Tottenham Hotspur

– Real Madrid are looking at the Tottenham striker Harry Kane as a potential recruit in the long-term as the club approach a new era of rebuilding (Daily Telegraph)

– Tottenham are close to completing a deal for the transfer of Marseille defender Nicolas Nkoulou (CalcioMercato)

– Tottenham are set to battle Liverpool for the signing of Swiss international Granit Xhaka (Daily Express)

Watford

– Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has warned Manchester United and Arsenal off his star strikers in the January transfer window (Daily Mail)

West Brom 

– West Brom have been told they will have to pay £14million if they want to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Andros Townsend (Birmingham Mail)

– Stoke are considering a record bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino (The Guardian)

West Ham

– West Ham United could look to add some experience to their side with the singing of Arsenal’s holding midfielder Mikel Arteta (Brentwod Gazette)

– West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says striker Andy Carroll is not for sale (London Evening Standard)

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