Rumour Mill: Man Utd want Ajax prodigy; Chelsea ‘blocked’

Date published: Friday 20th January 2017 9:50

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Roma are ready to “block” Chelsea’s latest advances for their star midfielder as Man United eye Ajax’s highly-rated striker, according to Friday’s rumours.

Arsenal

Arsenal and Manchester United are set to miss out on the signing of Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas after Inter edged closer to signing the player (SDNA)

Crystal Palace have failed to agree personal terms with Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson, 24, following lengthy talks with the player and his representative. (The Guardian)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang refused to confirm that he would stay at Borussia Dortmund beyond this season, saying: “No one can predict the future” (Bild)

AC Milan are planning on reviving their interest in Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere at the end of the season (Calciomercato)

Monaco have joined Arsenal and Everton in the hunt for Lyon star Rachid Ghezzal (L’Equipe)

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Bournemouth

Bournemouth have joined the race to sign Norwich’s versatile midfielder Robbie Brady – even though his price-tag has hit £10m. (Mirror)

Chelsea have quoted Bournemouth £12million for back-up goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (The Mirror)

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Burnley

Burnley are interested in signing winger Alex Pritchard from Norwich, with talks underway over an £8million deal (Sky Sports)

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Chelsea

Roma are set to stop Chelsea from signing midfielder Radja Nainggolan by offering him an improved contract (Calciomercato)

Chelsea are lining up a move for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke (ESPN)

Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, is already planning his summer move to Real Madrid. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, the Blues want £12m from Bournemouth for another keeper, Asmir Begovic, 29. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea have quoted Bournemouth £12million for back-up goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (Daily Mirror)

AC Milan’s highly-rated young goalkeeper Gianluigi ​Donnarumma has put the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea on alert by stalling over a new contract (Il Giornale)

 

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have failed to agree personal terms with Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson, 24, following lengthy talks with the player and his representative. (The Guardian)

Palace manager Sam Allardyce has gone back for Sunderland left-back Patrick van Aanholt – and that will put him on collision course with former employers Sunderland. (Mirror)

Newcastle United are interested in a loan deal for former player and current Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, 25. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Allardyce is considering cashing-in on Yohan Cabaye to raise funds to bolster his defence (The Guardian)

Chelsea are lining up a move for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke (ESPN)

Everton

Monaco have joined Arsenal and Everton in the hunt for Lyon star Rachid Ghezzal (L’Equipe)

AC Milan are expecting an answer from Everton today over their latest offer for Gerard Deulofeu, which includes a £433,000 loan fee and the right to buy in the summer for £15.57m (Gazzetta dello Sport)

 

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Hull City

Andrea Ranocchia’s agent will travel to England and will scrutinise an offer from Hull for the Inter Milan player (Tuttosport)

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Leicester

Gaston Ramirez has been told he could leave Middlesbrough  if the right offer comes along, with Leicester eyeing a move (Northern Echo)

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Liverpool

Liverpool are the latest club to join the long list of those interested in Genk winger Leon Bailey (Daily Mail)

Liverpool have rejected Southampton’s loan bid for defender Mamadou Sakho as a replacement for Jose Fonte. (Mirror)

Lucas Leiva is refusing to commit his future to Liverpool this month and admits the clock is ticking on his Anfield career. (Express)

Liverpool will have to fend off competition from Barcelona if they are to land Mahmoud Dahoud from Borussia Monchengladbach (Footmercato)

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Manchester City

Pep Guardiola met with Sergio Aguero and his agent at a Manchester restaurant on Thursday night (Daily Mail)

Guardiola and City are willing to listen to offers for Aguero amid concerns over his ability to fit the manager’s system and his fitness (Yahoo)

 

Manchester United

Manchester United face stiff competition from Borussia Dortmund in the race for Ajax prodigy Kasper Dolberg, but Jose Mourinho is ‘desperate’ to sign him (The Sun)

Arsenal and Manchester United are set to miss out on the signing of Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas after Inter edged closer to signing the player (SDNA)

AC Milan’s highly-rated young goalkeeper Gianluigi ​Donnarumma has put the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea on alert by stalling over a new contract (Il Giornale)

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has opened the door for Antoine Griezmann, 25, to leave the club in the summer – Manchester United are one of the few clubs able and prepared to meet the €100m (currently £86m) release clause. (Various)

Manchester United winger Ashley Young, 31, is considering a move to the Chinese Super League, with Shandong Luneng willing to offer him a £16m net salary. (Daily Mirror)

Supposed Man Utd target James Rodriguez is the star Inter Milan want to make their marquee signing this summer (Tuttosport)

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is trying to seal a deal for Stoke’s wantaway forard Bojan Krkic. (Mirror)

Aston Villa will step up their pursuit of Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes once Henri Lansbury signs. (Mirror)

Gaston Ramirez has been told he could leave Middlesbrough  if the right offer comes along, with Leicester eyeing a move (Northern Echo)

 

Southampton

West Ham United have agreed an £8m fee with a further £1m add-ons with Southampton for 33-year-old unsettled defender Jose Fonte. (various)

Liverpool have rejected Southampton’s loan bid for defender Mamadou Sakho as a replacement for Jose Fonte. (Mirror)

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Stoke

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is trying to seal a deal for Stoke’s wantaway forward Bojan Krkic. (Mirror)

Tony Pulis says West Brom have received a bid from Stoke for Saido Berahino but it “is nowhere near what we want” (various)

 

Sunderland

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has gone back for Sunderland left-back Patrick van Aanholt – and that will put him on collision course with former employers Sunderland. (Mirror)

David Moyes says transfer funds a “limited with a capital L” and admits the club could look at loan deals for “a couple of boys at the African Cup of Nations” (various)

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Swansea

Paul Clement refused to rule out a move for Arouna Kone when he was asked about the Everton striker (Wales Online)

 

Tottenham

Vincent Janssen’s agent says the 22-year-old forward turned down interest from Galatasaray to fight for his place at Tottenham. (Omroep Brabant)

Tottenham want double the £10million Crystal Palace were prepared to offer for full-back Ben Davies (The Sun)

 

Watford

Watford are playing hardball with West Brom over striker Odion Ighalo – and have started by telling them to increase their opening £17m offer. (Mirror)

Watford are set to make a move for Fiorentina ace Mauro Zarate (Gazzetta dello Sport)

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West Brom

Watford are playing hardball with West Brom over striker Odion Ighalo – and have started by telling them to increase their opening £17m offer. (Mirror)

Tony Pulis says West Brom have received a bid from Stoke for Saido Berahino but it “is nowhere near what we want” (various)

 

West Ham

Slaven Bilic says West Ham will not sell 29-year-old French midfielder Dimitri Payet to Marseille on the cheap. (The Times)

West Ham have agreed an £8m fee with Southampton for 33-year-old unsettled defender Jose Fonte. (ESPN)

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