Rumour Mill: Spurs eye Zaha deal; Arsenal’s Draxler fight

Date published: Wednesday 14th December 2016 11:59

Liverpool are hoping to beat West Ham to a Serie A striker, while Tottenham are being linked with a £35m raid on Everton, according to Wednesday’s transfer rumours.

ARSENAL

Paris Saint-Germain are in pole position to sign Julian Draxler from Wolfsburg (Le Parisien)

Real Madrid could replace James Rodriguez with Arsenal star Mesut Ozil (Don Balon)

Arsenal are thought to be close to an agreement for a deal that will send Carl Jenkinson on loan to Aston Villa in January (The Sun)

Arsenal are close to finalising new deals with striker Olivier Giroud, 30, and midfielder Francis Coquelin, 25, and while forward Mesut Ozil, 28, could agree a five-year contract, the Gunners have concerns over 27-year-old forward Alexis Sanchez’s future (Daily Mail)

BURNLEY

Burnley are the latest Premier League club to be linked with PSV winger Luciano Narsingh (TuttoMercatoWeb)

Michael Keane is set for a sensational return to Manchester United this January… and Antoine Griezmann could follow him (The Sun)

CHELSEA

Virgil van Dijk has emerged as a target for Chelsea, but the player’s preferred destination is Man City – and ‘has a preference’ for playing under Pep Guardiola (Daily Star/Daily Record)

Chelsea are set to step up their interest in Rangers kid Billy Gilmour amid interest from Bayern Munich and Barcelona (The Sun)

Antonio Conte has indicated that Chelsea could consider sending Ruben Loftus-Cheek out on loan

Juventus are reportedly interested in signing Nemanja Matic and Oscar in the January transfer window (Daily Star)

Cesc Fabregas has reportedly rejected an offer worth £29.5m-a-year from a Chinese Super League club (Daily Express)

Chelsea have accepted a £60m bid from their former manager Andre Villas-Boas to take midfielder Oscar to China in January (Daily Telegraph)

Eric Dier’s involvement at Tottenham is being monitored by several clubs including Bayern Munich and Chelsea (The Times)

CRYSTAL PALACE

Tottenham are weighing up a January bid for Crystal Palace’s £25 million-rated winger Wilfried Zaha (Squawka)

Swansea City reportedly could be interested in signing Ipswich loanee Jonny Williams from Crystal Palace (The Guardian)

Crystal Palace have placed Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede and Tottenham Hotspur left-back Ben Davies on their list of January transfer targets (Daily Telegraph / The Guardian)

EVERTON

Ross Barkley: Believes he can play in same England team as Dele Alli

Tottenham are plotting a shock £35m swoop on Everton next month for Ross Barkley in a bid to get the best out of Harry Kane (London Evening Standard)

Everton are reportedly planning to renew their interest in Valencia forward Rodrigo (Marca)

Everton are tracking Feyenoord defender Terence Kongolo (TMW)

Everton are confident of completing the signing of Ademola Lookman from Charlton Athletic, for a fee that could rise to £11million, in the opening weeks of the January transfer window (Independent)

LEICESTER CITY

Wilfred Ndidi: Leicester bound

With ongoing speculation linking manager Claudio Ranieri with a move for Nigerian international Wilfred Ndidi, earlier this morning it was being said the deal had been done (AllAfrica.com)

Aston Villa are looking at the possibility of signing disgruntled Leicester City winger Jeffrey Schlupp for a reported £12million deal (GhanaSoccerNet)

LIVERPOOL

Liverpool are refusing to be beaten by West Ham in the race to sign Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel (Express)

Rafael Benitez believes that Jamaal Lascelles will remain at Newcastle this winter despite interest from Liverpool

Cameron Brannagan is heading to League One side Bolton Wanderers for a loan stint (Liverpool Echo)

MANCHESTER CITY

Virgil van Dijk has emerged as a target for Chelsea, but the player’s preferred destination is Man City – and ‘has a preference’ for playing under Pep Guardiola (Daily Star/Daily Record)

Manchester City’s young French attacker David Faupala is searching for a new loan opportunity in the January (Get French Football News)

Pep Guardiola has claimed “long-term projects don’t exist” in football and admits his job at Manchester City will be under threat if he fails to arrest the team’s slump

MANCHESTER UNITED

Diego Godin: Man Utd link resurfaces

Jose Mourinho is looking at Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin and Southampton centre-back Jose Fonte (Mirror)

Roma have emerged as surprise candidates for out of favour Manchester United winger Memphis Depay (Calciomercato)

Jose Mourinho is willing to listen to offers for Manchester United outcasts Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin in January

Southampton have placed a £15m price tag on the head of their skipper Jose Fonte to ward off Manchester United, who showed interest in the defender in the summer (The Sun)

Michael Keane is set for a sensational return to Manchester United this January, and Antoine Griezmann could follow him (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford to buck his ideas up and start living up to the hype (The Sun)

Manchester United are reportedly closing in on 15-year-old Ajax wonderkid Daishawn Redan (Daily Mirror)

MIDDLESBROUGH

Middlesbrough are set to sell striker Jordan Rhodes in the January transfer window to free-up funds for Aitor Karanka to strengthen his squad at the Riverside (Daily Mirror)

SOUTHAMPTON

Jose Fonte: Could return for Southampton against Aston Villa

Southampton have placed a £15m price tag on the head of their skipper Jose Fonte to ward off Manchester United, who showed interest in the defender in the summer (The Sun)

Southampton have slapped a £40million price tag on Virgil van Dijk after boss Claude Puel insisted the defender does not have a buyout clause in his contract

Van Dijk has emerged as a target for Chelsea, but the player’s preferred destination is Man City – and ‘has a preference’ for playing under Pep Guardiola (Daily Star/Daily Record)

STOKE CITY

Manolo Gabbiadini: Stoke link

Stoke City have had a bid of £15m for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini rejected by the Serie A club (Il Mattino)

Stoke City striker Joselu, 26, is wanted permanently by Deportivo La Coruna, the Spanish club he joined on a season-long loan in August (Stoke Sentinel)

SUNDERLAND

Lamine Kone: Wanted by Everton

David Moyes says there has been no contact from West Ham United over Lamine Kone – but admits the Sunderland defender does have a release clause in his contract

David Moyes will have no money to spend in January with Sunderland owner Ellis Short ready to sell the club (Daily Mail)

SWANSEA CITY

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Rues missed chance for Swansea

Bob Bradley says there will be plenty of interest in Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, but they have no intention of cashing in

Swansea City reportedly could be interested in signing Ipswich loanee Jonny Williams from Crystal Palace (The Guardian)

Swansea are ready to make a move for Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll (Daily Express)

TOTTENHAM

Eric Dier: Linked with a move from Tottenham

Tottenham are weighing up a January bid for Crystal Palace’s £25 million-rated winger Wilfried Zaha (Squawka)

Tottenham are plotting a shock £35m swoop on Everton next month for Ross Barkley in a bid to get the best out of Harry Kane (London Evening Standard)

Eric Dier’s involvement at Tottenham is being monitored by several clubs including Bayern Munich and Chelsea (The Times)

Swansea are ready to make a move for Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll (Daily Express)

Crystal Palace have placed Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede and Tottenham Hotspur left-back Ben Davies on their list of January transfer targets (Daily Telegraph / The Guardian)

WEST HAM

Gregoire Defrel: Wanted in England

David Moyes says there has been no contact from West Ham United over Lamine Kone – but admits the Sunderland defender does have a release clause in his contract

Liverpool are refusing to be beaten by West Ham in the race to sign Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel (Express)

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