Rumour Mill: United join midfielder race; City defender hope

Date published: Friday 30th December 2016 12:22

Manchester City have been given new hope in their pursuit of a France international, while Manchester United have joined Chelsea in the race for an Atalanta star, according to Friday’s rumours…

Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur are pondering a January move for Ross Barkley, with Chelsea and Arsenal also monitoring his situation (Daily Telegraph)

Serie A giants AC Milan and Roma have reportedly reignited their interest in Jack Wilshere. (Daily Star)

Alexis Sanchez is being targeted by Inter Milan as part of an ambitious triple raid. (The Sun)

Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy, 31, says he did not appreciate Arsene Wenger blocking a move to Manchester United last January, saying he hopes to leave the Gunners when the transfer window reopens. (L’Equipe)

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Bournemouth

Bournemouth and West Brom are among the clubs hoping to sign Montpellier midfielder Morgan Sanson (France Football)

 

Burnley

Burnley are set to continue with their plans to re-sign 34-year-old midfielder Joey Barton, despite the move being thrown into doubt after he was given a Football Association misconduct charge for betting offences. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Lucas Biglia: Lazio star linked with Man United

Chelsea

Chelsea are weighing up a January move for Swansea striker Fernando Llorente (AS)

Chelsea have emerged as the clear favourites to land Lazio captain Lucas Biglia (Calcio Mercato)

Real Madrid are determined to tempt Chelsea’s ex-Atletico Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, back to the Spanish capital at the end of the season. (The Sun)

Tottenham Hotspur are pondering a January move for Ross Barkley, with Chelsea and Arsenal also monitoring his situation (Daily Telegraph)

AC Milan will move for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas once their Chinese takeover is complete (Corriere dello Sport)

Chelsea and Bayern Munich will reportedly battle it out for Stefan de Vrij after the defender told Lazio he wants to leave. (The Sun)

Chelsea are preparing to launch a bid for former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who has become one of the leading goalscorers in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen. (The Sun)

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel is set to rejoin PSV Eindhoven on loan in January. (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace

Aleksandr Mitrovic has told Rafa Benitez he wants to stay and fight for his place at Newcastle amid reports Crystal Palace are preparing a £15m bid.  (Daily Telegraph)

 

Everton

AC Milan are said to be “very close” to a loan deal for Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu (La Repubblica)

Tottenham Hotspur are pondering a January move for Ross Barkley, with Chelsea and Arsenal also monitoring his situation (Daily Telegraph)

Kasper Schmeichel: Not for sale

Leicester

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri says Kasper Schmeichel will not be sold next month following reports linking the 30-year-old Denmark goalkeeper with a move to Liverpool in January. (Various)

Ranieri has indicated the £15m arrival of 20-year-old Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi from Belgium side Genk will be announced in the next few days. (Leicester Mercury)

Meanwhile, Leicester have also made a £8.5m bid for Sassuolo’s 28-year-old centre-back Francesco Acerbi. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Liverpool

Liverpool are ready to move for Jese Rodriguez in January – even though his Paris Saint-Germain transfer has been branded a ‘mistake’. (The Sun)

Kasper Schmeichel will not be sold by Leicester next month following reports linking the 30-year-old Denmark goalkeeper with a move to Liverpool in January. (Various)

Jese Rodriguez: Wanted by Liverpool

Manchester City

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola tried to sign Spanish defenders Lucas, 20, and Theo Hernandez, 19, in a double deal from Atletico Madrid, the Spanish club have claimed. (Manchester Evening News)

Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has opened the door for a move to Manchester City. (Daily Star)

Torino have reportedly pulled out of the race to sign Joe Hart permanently. (Daily Star)

Manchester City are willing to hold off on a move for Virgil van Dijk until the summer but Chelsea’s interest could spark a £55m bidding war for the Southampton defender. (Daily Mail)

City scout Ronnie Cusick has left the club to join Manchester United. (Daily Mail)

 

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Manchester United

Manchester United want to sign Atalanta’s 20-year-old midfielder Franck Kessie, according to his agent. (Manchester Evening News)

Sunderland are reportedly set to move for Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone in the wake of Jordan Pickford’s injury. (Various)

Manchester City scout Ronnie Cusick has left the club to join Manchester United. (Daily Mail)

Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho has invited Livingston’s 17-year-old midfielder Matthew Knox to the club for a third trial. (Daily Record)

Franck Kessie: Hot prospect for Atalanta

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough’s £6m move for Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede, 28, could be completed early next week. (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

Derby County owner Mel Morris has jumped into the race for Middlesbrough hotshot Jordan Rhodes as he looks to fulfil his Premier League dream. (The Sun)

Championship side Aston Villa want to sign 26-year-old Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes – but not for the £11m asking price. (Daily Telegraph)

 

Southampton

Southampton have made a £15.5m bid for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini (Talksport)

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Stoke

Valencia will turn their attention to Stoke striker Bojan Krkic if they don’t sign Simone Zaza (Tuttosport)

Stoke manager Mark Hughes is eyeing loan moves for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini, 25, and Leipzig forward Davie Selke, 21, when the transfer window opens. (Stoke Sentinel)

Sam Johnstone: Third in United pecking order

Sunderland

West Ham are targeting former striker Jermain Defoe, 34, as Sunderland manager David Moyes fights to keep his leading scorer. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland are reportedly set to move for Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone in the wake of Jordan Pickford’s injury. (Various)

Sunderland have not been approached by any of their Premier League rivals for keeper Jordan Pickford, 22, or 27-year-old defender Lamine Kone, says manager David Moyes. (Sunderland Echo)

Black Cats striker Fabio Borini, 25, will not be moving back to Italy despite interest from AC Milan and Roma, says his agent Roberto De Fanti. (The Chronicle)

 

Swansea

Chelsea are weighing up a January move for Swansea striker Fernando Llorente (AS)

Chris Coleman has already turned down an approach from Swansea to replace Bob Bradley as manager. (The Sun)

Swansea are looking at the possibility of a loan deal for QPR defender Steven Caulker (South Wales Evening Post)

Tottenham

Spurs have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Steven Nzonzi from Sevilla (AS)

Tottenham Hotspur are pondering a January move for Ross Barkley, with Chelsea and Arsenal also monitoring his situation (Daily Telegraph)

Spurs could move for Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco as the 24-year-old Spain international considers his future after failing to play regularly this season. (Daily Mirror)

 

Watford

Watford striker Jerome Sinclair, 20, is not close to leaving the Premier League club on loan, despite being linked with a number of Championship sides. (Watford Observer)

 

West Brom

West Brom and Bournemouth are among the clubs hoping to sign Montpellier midfielder Morgan Sanson (France Football)

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West Ham

West Ham are targeting former striker Jermain Defoe, 34, as Sunderland manager David Moyes fights to keep his leading scorer. (Daily Mirror)

But Hammers manager Slaven Bilic says there is no truth in reports suggesting he will make a loan move for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, 19, in the January transfer window. (Various)

Simone Zaza is in talks with Valencia over a possible January move as he looks to end his disastrous loan spell at West Ham. (Daily Mail)

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