Rumour Mill: Liverpool and Arsenal compete for wonderkid

Date published: Tuesday 8th November 2016 12:00

Arsenal and Liverpool are set to compete for a highly-touted French teenager, but Chelsea and Tottenham could miss out on midfield target. 

Arsenal

– Arsenal and Manchester United are scouting 21-year-old Porto midfielder Otavio, who is also a target for Borussia Dortmund and Juventus (Transfermarketweb)

– Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez is interested in joining Arsenal (The Sun)

– Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij, who is stalling on signing a new deal at the Serie A outfit (Goal)

– Liverpool and Arsenal are competing to sign Marseille teenager Maxime Lopez, who has been dubbed the ‘new Samir Nasri’ (Le Parisien)

– Hector Bellerin is set to snub interest from Barcelona and Manchester City to sign a new deal at Arsenal, according to the player’s agent

– Arsenal failed in an audacious €90million summer swoop for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (IamNaples.it)

– ‘Invincibles’ hero Robert Pires has revealed he wants to become Arsenal’s sporting director

 

Chelsea

– Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij, who is stalling on signing a new deal at the Serie A outfit (Goal)

– West Ham are thought to be weighing up a stunning move for Cesc Fabregas – and see the player as a possible replacement for the reportedly unsettled Dimitri Payet (Daily Express)

– PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe, 21, has ended speculation he could join Chelsea or Liverpool by signing a new deal with the French champions

– Bayern Munich are favourites ahead of Chelsea and Tottenham to land Real Madrid midfielder Isco (Don Balon)

– Inter Milan midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia has emerged as a transfer target for the Blues, alongside his team-mate Marcelo Brozovic and Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi (Daily Mirror)

– Antonio Conte is reportedly still planning a huge transfer push in January despite Chelsea’s rise up the table (Daily Express)

 

Crystal Palace

– Southampton are preparing a surprise move for out-of-favour Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye (Croydon Advertiser)

– Crystal Palace could rival AC Milan and Tottenham in a move for Manchester United outcast Morgan Schneiderlin (Daily Mirror)

 

Everton

– Spurs and Everton are leading the chase to sign Bristol City defender Hordur Bjorgvin (HITC)

– Paris Saint-Germain are set to test Everton’s resolve with a January move for Romelu Lukaku (Daily Mirror)

– Ronald Koeman wants Everton to reignite their interest in Sunderland defender Lamine Kone in January (Liverpool Echo)

 

Liverpool

– Liverpool and Arsenal are competing to sign Marseille teenager Maxime Lopez, who has been dubbed the ‘new Samir Nasri’ (Le Parisien)

– Schalke hope to tie down West Brom and Liverpool target Sead Kolasinac to a new deal (Daily Mirror)

– PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe, 21, has ended speculation he could join Chelsea or Liverpool by signing a new deal with the French champions

– Highly-rated Liverpool trio Kevin Stewart, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn have committed their future to the club by signing new long-term details at Anfield

– Steven Gerrard is being tipped to sign for Celtic, following suggestions the former England and Liverpool captain is not yet ready to hang up his boots (Daily Record)

 

Manchester City

– Hector Bellerin is set to snub interest from Barcelona and Manchester City to sign a new deal at Arsenal, according to the player’s agent

 

Manchester United

– Arsenal and Manchester United are scouting 21-year-old Porto midfielder Otavio, who is also a target for Borussia Dortmund and Juventus (Transfermarketweb)

– Crystal Palace could rival AC Milan and Tottenham in a move for Manchester United outcast Morgan Schneiderlin (Daily Mirror)

– Matteo Darmian insists he is “not thinking” about leaving Manchester United amid reports Jose Mourinho blocked a move to Inter Milan (Calciomercato)

– Luke Shaw has told Manchester United team-mates he is “baffled” by Mourinho publicly questioning his commitment (Daily Telegraph/The Times)

 

Southampton

– Southampton are preparing a surprise move for out-of-favour Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye (Croydon Advertiser)

 

Stoke City

– Mark Hughes has revealed Stoke want to make Bruno Martins-Indi’s loan spell from Porto a permanent transfer (Stoke Sentinel)

 

Sunderland

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– Ronald Koeman wants Everton to reignite their interest in Sunderland defender Lamine Kone in January (Liverpool Echo)

– Jeremain Lens wants to make his loan move at Fenerbahce a permanent deal after admitting he “no longer belongs” at the Stadium of Light (Sunderland Echo)

 

Swansea City

– Swans prospect Oli McBurnie, 20, has signed a new one-year deal at the Liberty Stadium

 

Tottenham

– Spurs and Everton are leading the chase to sign Bristol City defender Hordur Bjorgvin (HITC)

– Crystal Palace could rival AC Milan and Tottenham in a move for Manchester United outcast Morgan Schneiderlin (Daily Mirror)

– Bayern Munich are favourites ahead of Chelsea and Tottenham to land Real Madrid midfielder Isco (Don Balon)

 

Watford

– Brentford hope to sign Watford forward Jerome Sinclair on a six-month loan deal in January (The Sun)

 

West Brom

– Schalke hope to tie down West Brom and Liverpool target Sead Kolasinac to a new deal (Daily Mirror)

 

West Ham

– West Ham are thought to be weighing up a stunning move for Cesc Fabregas – and see the player as a possible replacement for the reportedly unsettled Dimitri Payet (Daily Express)

– Red Bull Leipzig are interested in making a move for highly-rated West Ham prospect Reece Oxford, who has previously been linked with Manchester United (Daily Mirror)

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