Rumour Mill: Serie A club tempt Gerrard; Zouma in demand

Date published: Friday 18th November 2016 4:50

Steven Gerrard: Set to return

Steven Gerrard: Set to return

Steven Gerrard could continue his playing career in Italy, while Chelsea’s returning centre-back is proving very popular, according to Friday’s transfer rumours…

Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny is close to signing a new deal with Arsenal, according to French sports daily L’Equipe.

Real Madrid have made Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey their unlikely top transfer target. (The Sun)

Arsenal have joined Juventus and Bayern Munich in a race to sign 17-year-old Swedish striker Alexander Isak from AIK. (Calciomercato)

Nacho Monreal turned down a move to Athletic Bilbao in the summer. (Marca)

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Bournemouth

QPR are one of three Championship clubs prepared to battle Bournemouth for the signature of Portsmouth striker Conor Chaplin. (The Sun)

 

Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is set to make a move for reported Liverpool target Geoffrey Kondogbia. (The Mirror)

Chelsea are plotting a world record bid for Antoine Griezmann next summer (Daily Express)

But the France star “doesn’t want to leave this team,” according to Atletico Madrid chief Enrique Cerezo. (Onda Cero)

Napoli are reportedly eyeing a shock move for Chelsea star Kurt Zouma. (Star)

Paulo Dybala is set to end speculation linking him with Chelsea and Man Utd by signing a contract extension with Juventus. (Tuttosport)

Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly, 25, says he is happy at current club Napoli, who rejected a £58m bid for the defender from the Blues in the summer. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea are considering whether to accept January loan offers for midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, with the 20-year-old having only played three times under manager Antonio Conte this season. (Evening Standard)

Kalidou Koulibaly

 

Crystal Palace

Palace won’t be holding talks with Frank Lampard, says Alan Pardew. (various)

 

Everton

Everton have had a £7m approach for 19-year-old striker Ademola Lookman rejected by Charlton. (Daily Mirror)

 

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Hull

Ahmed Elmohamady rejected moves to Everton, Swansea and Crystal Palace in the summer. (dmc sports)

 

Leicester

Leicester’s Jeffrey Schlupp, 23, wants to join West Bromwich Albion in the January transfer window. (Express and Star)

 

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Liverpool

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, 26, is “disgusted” by his treatment at the club and wants to leave, with AC Milan and Inter both interested in the France international. (La Parisien, via Daily Star)

Reds striker Daniel Sturridge, 27, has emerged as a shock £25.5m transfer target for Italian side AC Milan. (Calciomercatoweb)

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 26, was “absolutely spot on” to describe their relationship at Anfield as a “disaster”. (TalkSPORT)

Sunderland have joined Liverpool and Tottenham in the race to sign Porto striker Moussa Marega (Talksport)

Inter Milan are hoping to persuade Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard to continue his playing career with them rather than manage MK Dons (Independent)

 

Manchester City

Alex Grimaldo could be on his way out of Benfica in January, with Pep Guardiola interested in bringing the former Spain under-21 international left-back to Manchester City. (AS)

 

Manchester United

Napoli are set to compete with Serie A rivals Juventus for the signature of Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian. (Il Mattino)

France star Antoine Griezmann “doesn’t want to leave this team,” according to Atletico Madrid chief Enrique Cerezo. (Onda Cero)

Juventus are stepping up their interest in Manchester United outcast Memphis Depay. (Tuttosport)

Antoine Griezmann

Stoke

Stoke have calmed fears that Wales midfielder Joe Allen, 26, could be sold to a bigger club after an excellent start to his Potters career. (Stoke Sentinel)

 

Sunderland

Sunderland and Newcastle are both interested in signing Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan, 24, who has scored 10 goals in his last 22 games.(The Telegraph)

Horgan’s team-mate Andy Boyle has also emerged as potential January target for David Moyes. (Sunderland Echo)

Sunderland have joined Liverpool and Tottenham in the race to sign Porto striker Moussa Marega (Talksport)

Swansea

Borja Baston is a January target for Valencia (El Desmarque)

 

 

Tottenham

Sunderland have joined Liverpool and Tottenham in the race to sign Porto striker Moussa Marega (Talksport)

 

Charlie Taylor: A man in demand

West Brom

Leicester’s Jeffrey Schlupp, 23, wants to join West Bromwich Albion in the January transfer window. (Express and Star)

West Brom and Sunderland will fight it out in January over Besiktas star Kerim Frei. (various)

Leeds are prepared for a £5million bid from West Brom for Charlie Taylor. Newcastle are also interested. (The Mirror)

 

West Ham

Jonathan Calleri wants to quit West Ham immediately and return to Sao Paulo (Jorge Nícola)

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