Chelsea will try and sign a Russian striker in January if their transfer ban is lifted, while Jose Mourinho will swoop for a Leicester man to help steady Tottenham, all in the papers.
CHELSEA WANT CHALOV
Chelsea are interested in signing Russia’s CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov, according to Sky Sports.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is understood to be a fan of his fellow countryman and if the Blues’ transfer ban is overturned next month they will make a move for the 21-year-old.
Chalov has hit five goals in 16 appearances this term and Crystal Palace were interested in him last summer and are believed to have seen a £23million bid rejected.
However, Sky Sports News report that “CSKA are preparing for his exit during their winter break by searching for a replacement”.
Frank Lampard is bracing himself to lose Olivier Giroud, who has his eyes on more game time ahead of Euro 2020.
Crystal Palace want to sign Chelsea striker Giroud, 33, but the France international’s wage demands could prevent a deal being agreed, report the Daily Express.
AND THE REST
Real Betis are the first club to make an offer for Juventus midfielder Emre Can with Barcelona also interested (Calciomercato)
Manchester United have been watching Everton’s Richarlison as they make signing a new striker their main target for January (Evening Standard)
Real Madrid are considering launching a bid for Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo (Don Balon)
Manchester United, Arsenal and several of Europe’s top clubs could be dealt a blow in the summer because RB Leipzig will have the chance to sign 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland for only £25.7m. (Sport Bild)
Barcelona have seen a bid of €15 million rejected for RB Salzburg teenager Karim Adeyemi (Transfermarkt)
Manchester United remain Gareth Bale’s best option of a Premier League return with the 30-year-old Wales international’s future at Real Madrid uncertain. (Talksport)
Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri is the subject of interest from Juventus (Corriere Dello Sport)
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson wants to keep hold of out-of-form striker Christian Benteke (Football London)
Chelsea star Willian has been offered to Real Madrid on a free transfer next summer. (The Sun)
Christian Eriksen, 27, could still be set for the exit at Tottenham, despite the arrival of Jose Mourinho in north London. (Mail)
Juventus are considering a swoop for Eriksen at the end of the season (Corriere Dello Sport)
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho could bring in Leicester City and Portugal full-back Ricardo Pereira, 26, to replace Kieran Trippier who left for Atletico Madrid in the summer. (Express)
Owner Roman Abramovich has ruled out any possibility of selling Chelsea, with friends insisting his love affair with the club has been reignited by Frank Lampard’s revolution. (Telegraph)
Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 32, has admitted that a potential move to Major League Soccer in the United States is a “nice possibility”. (ESPN)
Bayern Munich are prepared to open talks with Mauricio Pochettino, 47, after he was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur this week. (Metro)
Toby Alderweireld, 30, could consider making a U-turn over his Tottenham future after the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager. (Telegraph)
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been urged by club legend Robert Pires to sign more English players. (Athletic via Mirror)
French striker Karim Benzema, 31, is considering a two-year contract extension offer from Real Madrid. (ESPN)
Real’s Belgian forward Eden Hazard, 28, has revealed Paris St-Germain made previous attempts to sign him, however he would only return to France to play for former club Lille. (L’Equipe)
Borussia Dortmund want to sign Juventus’ 25-year-old German midfielder Emre Can. (Bild)
Manchester United can expect a payment of more than £850,000 from Juventus by the end of the season due to a condition as part of 34-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to the Italian giants last summer. (Mirror)
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley could face a disciplinary from manager Frank Lampard after the England 25-year-old was filmed dancing topless in a club in Dubai during the international break. (Mail)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer laughed off rumours of Nemanja Matic joining Tottenham Hotspur after the Manchester United midfielder, 31, responded on social media to a post that tipped him for a reunion with Jose Mourinho. (Metro)