Paper Talk: Toffees target double swoop; Chelsea eye swap

Date published: Tuesday 27th December 2016 8:23

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Everton are targeting moves for a a Derby midfielder and a West Brom striker, while Chelsea are still pursuing a Colombia star, all in today’s papers.


Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is wanted by in Spain by Sevilla, according to a report.

AS claim Sevilla director of football Monchi has already made contact with the Frenchman’s agent about a move in January.

Samir Nasri has rejuvenated his career at the La Liga side with a loan switch from Man City, while former Stoke midfielder Steven N’Zonzi is also impressing with the club through to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Sevilla will face Leicester in the knockout stage and they want Martial on board and he would be availabler having only played in the Europa League with United.

The 21-year-old has been out of favour this season and made only seven starts in the Premier League but Jose Mourinho is believed to be unwilling to allow him to move out on loan and Sevilla face some tough negotiations if they want to prise him away from Old Trafford.



Chelsea and Manchester City are interested in signing Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, according to reports.

 The Spanish club will only sell the former Blackburn and Stoke man is his £25.5million release clause is met in full


John Terry will not leave Chelsea next month; he wants to stay until the end of the season (Mail)

Marseille want to sign Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy on loan in January (Le Parisien)

Liverpool are allowing midfielder Lucas Leiva, 29, to join Inter Milan on loan for the rest of the season. (Guardian)#

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, 34, is West Ham’s main target for the January transfer window. (Sun)

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce is keen to lure Jermain Defoe back to London after working with the former West Ham and Tottenham striker during his time as Sunderland manager.  (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United’s move for Victor Lindelof has hit a snag, with the Swede’s former club Vasteras locked in a dispute with Benfica over one of the clauses that was agreed when he joined the Portuguese giants. (The Sun)

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is also lining up a £15m move for Derby midfielder Will Hughes and is pondering a bid for out-of-favour West Brom striker Saido Berahino, who is a target for Inter Milan and Roma.  (The Sun)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said the club will not bid to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, in January. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, is being targeted by Real Madrid. The Blues are keen to keep him at the club but are lining up Manchester City’s Joe Hart, 29, to replace him if he leaves. (Daily Express)

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi, 29, is in talks with Chinese side Shanghai SIPG and Al-Ain of the UAE over a January move. (Own Goal Nigeria)

Chelsea will make a move for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez and could offer goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to the Spanish club as part of the deal. (Daily Mail)

Leicester are preparing to sell striker Jeffrey Schlupp in January, with West Brom favourites to sign the 24-year-old. (ESPN)

Antonio Conte says Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, 23, will not be loaned out by the club, despite not starting in Boxing Day’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth. 

Toni Kroos’ decision to spend Christmas in London has fuelled speculation the Germany international could opt to leave Real Madrid for Chelsea in the January transfer window. (Sun)

Valencia are close to securing a loan deal for West Ham’s Italy international striker Simone Zaza, 25. (Daily Mirror)

Everton have secured a deal to sign Charlton forward Ademola Lookman, 19. The Toffees are also preparing a bid for West Brom forward Saido Berahino, 23. (Sun)

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, wants to remain at the club next season, according to manager Jose Mourinho. (talkSPORT)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says players motivated by money are not welcome at Anfield.(Independent)

West Ham have had an £8.5m bid for Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite, 25, turned down. (RMC Sport)

Manchester United target James Rodriguez will not be leaving Real Madrid in January, according to the 25-year-old midfielder’s agent. (AS)

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