Rumour Mill: United lead Dembele race; Sturridge’s Arsenal hint

Date published: Friday 5th February 2016 11:51

Moussa Dembele: On Manchester United's wanted list

Moussa Dembele: Delighted to sign for Celtic

Moussa Dembele will snub a move to Spurs in favour of Manchester United, who will also sign £45m Renato Sanches, while Daniel Sturridge wants a move to Arsenal, according to Friday’s rumours.

ARSENAL

– Daniel Sturridge has hinted he’d like to play for Arsenal if he leaves Liverpool after admitting he admired the club as a schoolboy (Liverpool Echo)

– Real Madrid have reportedly agreed to activate their €32m buyback clause for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata this summer, putting to an end talk he could sign for Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool or Manchester United (Marca)

– Former Arsenal, Liverpool & Spurs target Leandro Damiao has signed for Real Betis on a free transfer until the end of the season (London 24)

ASTON VILLA

– Aston Villa will have to pay winger Charles N’Zogbia, 29, an extra £1.3m after failing to offload him in January (Daily Telegraph)

BOURNEMOUTH

– Diego Perotti believes he was right to snub Bournemouth and join Roma from Genoa (talkSPORT)

CHELSEA

– Ezequiel Lavezzi will turn down the opportunity to join Chelsea in the summer to instead make a switch to Chinese Super League side Guoan Beijing (ESPN)

– Atletico Madrid have confirmed that Chelsea striker Diego Costa is their top summer target and will “try everything possible” to sign him

– Chelsea rejected a bid of £57.5million from Chinese club Jiangsu Suning for midfielder Oscar (The Sun)

CRYSTAL PALACE

– The agent of Simone Zaza has denied claims his client almost joined Crystal Palace in January (Tutto Mercato)

EVERTON

– Andriy Yarmolenko says he’d rather move to Everton than Barcelona (Futbol)

LEICESTER CITY

– Jamie Vardy is on the brink of agreeing a new £80,000 a week deal with Leicester (Daily Mirror)

LIVERPOOL

Daniel Sturridge: Hamstrung

– Liverpool failed with a £22.7m deadline day bid for Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi (Football Italia)

– Daniel Sturridge has hinted he’d like to play for Arsenal if he leaves Liverpool after admitting he admired the club as a schoolboy (Liverpool Echo)

– Young Liverpool winger Ryan Kent has revealed he rejected moves to Manchester United and Manchester City to join the Reds (Liverpool Echo)

– Former Arsenal, Liverpool & Spurs target Leandro Damiao has signed for Real Betis on a free transfer until the end of the season (London 24)

– Liverpool target Alex Teixeira has criticised the Reds and explained his decision to opt for a switch to China

– Real Madrid have reportedly agreed to activate their €32m buyback clause for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata this summer, putting to an end talk he could sign for Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool or Manchester United (Marca)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Kevin Kilbane believes Pep Guardiola will make the signing of David Alaba ‘one of his top priorities’ when he moves to Man City in the summer (BBC R5)

– Young Liverpool winger Ryan Kent has revealed he rejected moves to Manchester United and Manchester City to join the Reds (Liverpool Echo)

MANCHESTER UNITED

Renato Sanches: Benfica youngster linked with Manchester United

– Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches will wrap up a £45m transfer to Manchester United this summer (The Sun)

– Manchester United have emerged as frontrunners to sign Fulham striker and Tottenham and Monaco target Moussa Dembele (Football Insider)

– Real Madrid have reportedly agreed to activate their €32m buyback clause for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata this summer, putting to an end talk he could sign for Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool or Manchester United (Marca)

– Neymar’s father has confirmed Manchester United were the club that saw a £145million offer rejected for the Barcelona star last summer (Radio COPE)

– Ander Herrera says he’d like to play for Boca Juniors one day (Marca)

– Young Liverpool winger Ryan Kent has revealed he rejected moves to Manchester United and Manchester City to join the Reds (Liverpool Echo)

NORWICH

– Leeds boss Steve Evans is refusing to confirm if his club will make a fresh bid to sign Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty on loan (Yorkshire Evening Post)

SOUTHAMPTON

Slaven Bilic has explained West Ham’s reasons for passing up on the chance to sign former QPR and now Southampton striker Charlie Austin

STOKE CITY

– Stoke could lose striker Marko Arnautovic for £12.5m this summer as the Austria international has a buy-out clause in his contract (Daily Telegraph)

SUNDERLAND

– On-loan Sunderland midfielder Yann M’Vila, 25, has hinted he would like to extend his stay on Wearside from Russia’s Rubin Kazan at the end of the season.(Sunderland Echo)

SWANSEA CITY

– An emotional Michu has opened his heart about his deep love for Swansea City and his dream of one day playing for them again in the Premier League (BBC)

TOTTENHAM

– Real Madrid have reportedly agreed to activate their €32m buyback clause for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata this summer, putting to an end talk he could sign for Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool or Manchester United (Marca)

– Former Arsenal, Liverpool & Spurs target Leandro Damiao has signed for Real Betis on a free transfer until the end of the season (London 24)

WATFORD

– Watford midfielder Adlene Guedioura will reportedly snub a loan window swoop from Sheffield Wednesday to fight for his place with the Hornets (Clubcall)

WEST HAM

Slaven Bilic has explained West Ham’s reasons for passing up on the chance to sign former QPR and now Southampton striker Charlie Austin

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