Rumour Mill: Liverpool return for Alonso, Oscar to leave Blues

Date published: Saturday 14th November 2015 12:43

Xabi Alonso: Midfielder out of contract at Bayern in the summer

Xabi Alonso has been linked with a return to Anfield, while Oscar could be set to leave Chelsea in January, according to today’s rumours.


– Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are all chasing Real Madrid’s Russian forward Denis Cheryshev (Fichajes)

– Marseille president Vincent Labrune has put a £35million price tag on forward Michy Batshuayi, who scored in Belgium’s 3-1 win over Italy (La Derniere Heure)

– Suggested Arsenal target Ezequiel Lavezzi could be on his way to Juventus, according to the player’s agent (Football Italia)

– The Gunners are set to rival Liverpool for the signing of Schalke starlet Leroy Sane (SportBild)

– Arsene Wenger is considering raiding the Bundesliga for trio Karim Bellarabi, Bendikt Howedes and Granit Xhaka (Tuttomercatoweb)


– Juventus will try and sign Chelsea’s Brazilian playmaker Oscar, who is reportedly unhappy at Stamford Bridge, in the January transfer window (Tuttosport)

– Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has hailed Eden Hazard as “spectacular” increasing speculation the Belgian could be on his way to the Bernabeu (Daily Mirror)

– The Blues have made a formal bid for 19-year-old Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic (Gazzetta dello Sport)

– Jose Mourinho wants to bring in Gonzalo Higuain in January to help solve his side’s goalscoring problems (Fichajes)


– The Toffees are monitoring Sevilla midfielder Evar Banega, who is out of contract in the summer, though they face competition from Manchester United, Juventus and Roma (Tuttomercatoweb)


– Liverpool are exploring the possibility of Xabi Alonso returning to Anfield when his Bayern Munich contract expires in the summer, but will have to compete with big-money offers from MLS and Qatar (Tuttomercatoweb)

– Jurgen Klopp is preparing a move for Ilkay Gundogan, who he managed at Borussia Dortmund, and could land the midfielder for £17.6million (Tuttosport)

– However Liverpool are likely to face competition for the German midfielder by European giants Barcelona and Juventus (Goal)

– Leroy Sane remains the Reds’ number one target, despite Schalke rejecting a £11million for the forward in the summer (Bild)

Manchester City

– City are leading the race ahead of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal to sign Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski (Daily Star)

– Martin Demichelis is set to leave the Etihad Stadium during the January transfer window and return to Argentina to join Buenos Aires outfit Rosario Central (The Sun)

– Juventus are keen on signing City midfielder Samir Nasri, who they were believed to be interested in over the summer (Tuttosport)

Manchester United

– Cristiano Ronaldo admits he loves Manchester United and does not know what the future holds after been linked with a return to his former club (Manchester Evening News)

– Real Madrid are to reignite their interest in goalkeeper David de Gea and could meet his £30million release clause in the summer (The Sun)

– Louis van Gaal wants to improve his attacking options with a move for Southampton duo Graziano Pelle and Saido Mane (Daily Star)

– United have approached Valencia to enquire about the availability of winger Sofiane Feghouli (Corriere dello Sport)

– Van Gaal is keeping tabs on Croatian winger Marko Pjaca, who currently plies his trade for Dinamo Zagreb (Corriere dello Sport)

Newcastle United

– A host of Championship clubs have shown an interest in signing Yoan Gouffran on loan, but the forward is set to reject interest as he wants to fight for his place at St James’ Park (The Chronicle)


– Forward duo Graziano Pelle and Saido Mane are to be the subject of interest from Manchester United in January (Daily Star)


– Nigerian wonderkid Victor Osimhen is yet to agree a move to Spurs, despite reports suggesting otherwise, according to the player’s agent (AllNigeriaSoccer)


– The Hornets are set to rival West Ham for the signature of Seydou Doumbia, who is on loan at CSKA Moscow from Roma (Daily Star)

West Ham

– West Ham have reportedly lodged a bid of £16million for Roma striker Seydou Doumbia, who is currently on loan at CSKA Moscow (Football Italia)

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