Football Rumours on Tuesday 19th December 2017

last updated Tuesday 19th December 2017, 9:28 AM


  • Arsenal are planning a move for Chelsea defender David Luiz, 30.
    (Daily Express)


  • The Gunners could offer £25m for the Brazilian during the January transfer window.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester City are ready to join Arsenal and Chelsea in the pursuit of Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 25.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Real Madrid are in advanced negotiations with Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, 26. Real midfielder Marco Asensio, 21, has told the club he will leave if Hazard joins.
    (Daily Star)


  • Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, could be set to join Barcelona.
    (BBC Radio 5 live)


  • Arsene Wenger is considering an offer for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany should the Premier League leaders come back in for Alexis Sanchez in January.
    (Daily Star)


  • Manchester United want more than £35m for 28-year-old midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Mkhitaryan's former team Borussia Dortmund are in prime position to end the Armenia captain's time at Old Trafford.
    (Independent)


  • Manchester United transfer target Sergej Milinkovic, 22, says he is happy at Lazio, scuppering Jose Mourinho's plans for a £95m January move for the midfielder.
    (Daily Star)


  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has told his club's Premier League rivals they cannot afford to allow Manchester City to sign defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, from Southampton.
    (Goal)


  • Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino will recommend to the Saints board that they resist any offers for Van Dijk in January.
    (Daily Echo)


  • West Ham are preparing moves for Liverpool striker Danny Ings, 25, and Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, 27, in January.
    (Daily Star)


  • Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho would be welcomed at the Catalan club. Coutinho, 25, has been regularly linked with a move to the Nou Camp.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita will not join the Reds in January. A deal has already been agreed for the 22-year-old to move at the end of the season.
    (Daily Express)


  • John Obi Mikel has dismissed reports linking him with a move back to the Premier League with Everton. The 30-year-old former Chelsea midfielder says he is happy playing in the Chinese Super League for Tianjin Teda.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Paris St-Germain manager Unai Emery has suggested the club could be in the market for a defensive midfielder in the January transfer window. Regular holding midfield player Thiago Motta has missed much of the past six weeks with a knee injury.
    (FourFourTwo)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Arsenal are lining up a move for Reading's academy boss Lee Herron to work under Per Mertesacker when he takes charge of the club's academy next season.
    (Metro)


  • Mikel Arteta is being lined up as a future Arsenal manager as the Gunners plan for life after Arsene Wenger.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Paul Clement insists he will continue to "keep fighting" as Swansea head coach after the club's poor run of form continued with defeat at Everton on Monday.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has assured supporters he is just as concerned as they are about the club's recent decline.
    (Stoke Sentinel)


  • Tony Pulis is ready to make an emotional return to Stoke City to stave off the threat of relegation.
    (Sun)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Sergio Aguero has been unable to feature regularly for Manchester City this season as he has been playing with a heel injury.
    (Daily Mail)


  • John Terry says Chelsea should not regret selling Mohamed Salah, Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku because they did not make the team stronger at the time.
    (Daily Star)


  • Former Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee has revealed he took about 4,000 painkillers during his career.
    (Times)


  • Chelsea are preparing to open contract talks with 21-year-old defender Andreas Christensen.
    (London Evening Standard)


















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