MUSONDA WANTS TO LEAVE CHELSEA
Charly Musonda wants out of Chelsea this winter, with the 21-year-old in talks with Arsenal, according to Foot Mercato.
Despite being fully fit the Belgian is not getting much action with Antonio Conte’s side and is not interested in extending his deal with the Blues.
The Gunners are prepared to make an offer for the youngster, who has played on 26 minutes in the Premier League this season.
BARCELONA EYE LEIPZIG DUO
Barcelona are keen to sign RB Leipzig duo Timo Werner and Dayot Upamecano, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The report claims Blaugrana technical director, Robert Fernandez, watched the pair in action against Bayern Munich last Saturday.
MAN UTD FACE TIERNEY FIGHT
Tottenham have edged ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United in the battle to sign Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, according to ESPN .
Tierney signed a new six-year contract with Celtic on Monday, but he remains a target for English Premier League clubs and has been regularly linked with Arsenal and United.
However, Spurs watched him in both of Celtic’s Champions League ties with Bayern Munich recently and view Tierney as a potential replacement for Danny Rose, who has been strongly tipped to join United.
INTER TARGET CHELSEA DEFENDER
Inter Milan have lined up Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen as a long-term defensive signing, claims Calciomercato.com.
Christensen has made 11 appearances for Chelsea this season since returning from a loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach, but is viewed as an ideal solution by Inter, if the Serie A club wait until next summer before strengthening their back-line.
ARSENAL TO RENEW LEMAR INTEREST
Arsenal are set to renew their efforts to lure Thomas Lemar away from Monaco next summer, according to the Mirror .
The Gunners failed with a £90 million offer in August that would have seen the midfielder become their most expensive signing in history.
And the club’s interest has not diminished with time, although they may have to battle Barcelona and Liverpool for Lemar’s signature in 2018.
LIVERPOOL MAKE NAVAS CONTACT
Liverpool are interested in signing Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas at the end of the season, reports Diario Gol .
Navas is reportedly unhappy at the constant rumours of Madrid president Florentino Perez being in the market to sign a new keeper.
The Costa Rica international is now evaluating his options, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp already claimed to have made contact about a potential transfer.
CHELSEA DON’T WANT BARCA MIDFIELDER
Chelsea have no plans to take midfielder Andre Gomes off Barcelona’s hands during the January transfer window, claims Don Balon .
Barca are looking for a buyer for the Portugal international, who cost the club €35 million in the summer of 2016.
However, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have all ruled out making an approach, with Juventus the only major European club showing an interest in Gomes.
MAN UTD HEAD CHASE FOR £50M CELTIC DUO
Manchester United are heading the chase to sign Celtic duo Kieran Tierney and Moussa Dembele, reports the Mirror .
Left-back Tierney has been repeatedly linked with a move to United, who are also keen on France forward Dembele.
Scouts from 17 Premier League clubs were watching Celtic’s Champions League tie with Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, while a double deal for Tierney and Dembele would reportedly cost in the region of £50 million.
ARSENAL TARGET NAPOLI MIDFIELDER
Arsenal are continuing to follow Napoli midfielder Jorginho with a view to a move next summer, claims TransferMarketWeb .
Jorginho is unlikely to be allowed to leave Napoli during the January transfer window, but he has been repeatedly linked with a switch to the Emirates Stadium.
CARRICK TO STAY AT MAN UTD
Michael Carrick is not looking to leave Manchester United during the January transfer window, according to ESPN .
The 36-year-old has made just one appearance for United this season and the midfielder has attracted interest from Leicester, West Brom and Aston Villa.
But the former England international, who is currently sidelined through injury, is happy to stay at Old Trafford and is also helping out with coaching the club’s Under-14 side.
ARSENAL & CHELSEA TRACK GULACSI
Arsenal and Chelsea are both tracking the progress of RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, according to ESPN .
Scouts from the two Premier League clubs were both in attendance at Leipzig’s defeat to Bayern Munich on Saturday to watch the former Liverpool man.
The Gunners are on the lookout for a long-term replacement for Petr Cech while Chelsea are concerened Thibaut Courtois has not signed a new contract at Stamford Bridge amid interest from Real Madrid.
NEW DEAL FOR FABREGAS AFTER MAN UTD INTEREST
Chelsea plan to offer Cesc Fabregas a new deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge amid interest from Manchester United, according to The Times .
Jose Mourinho is keen on bolstering his midfield options, with injuries to the likes of Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba leaving United short in that area of the pitch.
Fabregas would, however, be willing to commit to the Blues but may have to accept a one-year extension, with Chelsea having previously been unwilling to offer two-year deals to players over the age of 30.
MAN UTD & MILAN CHASE LEIPZIG TEENAGER
Manchester United face competition from AC Milan in their chase of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, according to Calciomercato .
The 19-year-old has become a key player for Leipzig since signing from RB Salzburg for €10m in January 2017. The France youth international has a four-year contract with the Bundesliga side, which should help their bargaining position if Milan or United decide to bid.
MARSEILLE WANT MAHREZ
Marseille are interested in bringing Riyad Mahrez to Ligue 1 in January, according to Mundo Deportivo .
The Algeria international looked set to leave Leicester City during the transfer window, but a fee could not be agreed with suitors Roma. Now, Marseille are eager to sign Mahrez, and are hoping they can pursuade Leicester to let him go for £26.5m.
PSG MAKE COUTINHO THEIR TOP PRIORITY
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is top of PSG’s shopping list for summer 2018, according to TF1 ‘s ‘ Telefoot ‘.
First contact has been made between the parties, with the Ligue 1 leaders hopeful that Neymar’s friendship with the attacker could lure him to France.
Meanwhile, PSG are seeking to sign Wendel from Fluminense and Joao Mario from Inter in January.
MAN UTD EYE MEUNIER
Manchester United are planning a £30 million offer for Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier, according to the Sunday Express .
Meunier has fallen down the pecking order at Parc des Princes following the arrival of Dani Alves over the summer.
And Jose Mourinho, who is a long-term admirer of the Belgium international, is keen to bring him to Old Trafford in January.
MAN CITY EYE GHOULAM
Manchester City are hopeful of securing a £10 million deal for Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam, according to the Sunday Mirror .
The full-back has impressed for the Serie A leaders this season, but with his contract set to run out this summer, City believe they can take advantage and seal a cut-price signing.
SPURS & EVERTON HOLD TOSUN TALKS
Tottenham and Everton have both held talks with representatives of Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, according to Haberturk .
The forward has scored eight goals in all commpetitions this season, and would be keen on a move to the Premier League.
Borussia Dortmund have also shown an interest in the Turkey international, but the player’s agent has insisted a final decision on his transfer will lie with Besiktas.
EVERTON PLAN ALEXIS BID
Everton are planning an audacious move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, according to The Sun on Sunday .
Alexis could be available for as little as £30 million in the January transfer window, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the season.
And Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri is keen to make a statement of intent in the transfer market by bringing the Chile international to Goodison Park.
MASCHERANO PLOTS MLS MOVE
Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano is set to leave the club at the end of the season and move to the MLS, according to Sport .
The Argentina international has already told the Camp Nou outfit of his decision to depart, though he has yet to agree a deal with any US club.