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Football Rumours on Thursday 31st December 2015

last updated Thursday 31st December 2015, 8:03 AM


  • Manchester United are closing in on a huge £35m deal for Lazio's Felipe Anderson.
    ( Sun )


  • Manchester City are preparing to launch a £32m bid for the services of Real Madrid whiz Isco.
    ( Sun )


  • Arsene Wenger is ready to see of the challenges of Manchester United and Liverpool and pounce for Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell.
    ( Sun )


  • Sunderland have agreed a £5m fee with French club Lorient for centre-half Lamine Kone.
    ( Sun )


  • Juan Iturbe has begun training with Bournemouth after agreeing a £1.1m season-long loan from Roma as he awaits international clearance.
    ( Sun )


  • Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is learning English as he prepares for one of the Premier League's top jobs and is keen on Chelsea and Manchester United.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is ready to cut short the season-long loan of Queens Park Rangers' England defender Steven Caulker.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Mathieu Debuchy is set to leave Arsenal with both Lyon and Roma interested.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Leicester have targeted Dynamo Kiev defender Aleksandar Dragovic after the Ukraine club intimated they would sell him in January for £16m.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Guus Hiddink insists Cesc Fabregas is happy at Chelsea following transfer speculation.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Norwich City have made enquiries for Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia and are willing to pay £7m.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Sunderland are weighing up a bid for Stoke utility player Marc Wilson.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Derby County are showing interest in Reading's Nick Blackman.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Manchester United are in talks with James Rodriguez over a proposed £59m move to Old Trafford, according to reports.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Steven Naismith will have to wait for Everton's fixture congestion to ease before he can make a final decision on a move to Norwich, says Roberto Martinez.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Crystal Palace's injury problems could force the club into action during the January transfer window, says co-chairman Steve Parish.
    ( Croydon Advertiser )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Red-hot Watford strikers Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney will be handed bumper pay-rises to keep them at the club.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Louis van Gaal was wrong to let Javier Hernandez leave Manchester United last summer, says Old Trafford great Rio Ferdinand.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Premier League champions Chelsea, who currently languish in 14th place, have not put relegation clauses into the contracts of their star players, meaning they would be committed to a wage bill of around £200m if they were demoted to the Championship.
    ( Times )




  • AND FINALLY

  • In his first interview since taking charge of Valencia, former Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville says "it's absolutely not true" he has taken on the role so he can pounce on either the England or Manchester United job.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his team are struggling to adapt to his tactics because of the wind in England.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Islington Council may have got a little bit excited when it tweeted that Arsenal's parade if they win the Premier League will take place on Sunday, 22 May - before later deleting the post. .
    (Evening Standard)






















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