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Football Rumours on Tuesday 3rd January 2017

last updated Tuesday 03rd January 2017, 9:40 AM

  • Arsenal are preparing a £28m bid for 26-year-old Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic of Juventus.
    ( Sun )

  • Real Madrid will make a summer move for Tottenham's England midfielder Dele Alli, 20. Real, who have previously signed former Spurs players Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, are serving a one-window transfer ban but are free to buy again in the close season.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Marseille have contacted West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet's representatives about the possibility of re-signing the 29-year-old France international this month.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke will reject the chance to move to China this month. The 26-year-old is the subject of a £40m offer from Beijing Guoan, while other Chinese Super League clubs are also keen to sign the Belgium international.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Chelsea's 29-year-old Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi, who is yet to play this season, has agreed a deal in principle to join Valencia, but the Spanish club also want West Ham's Italy striker Simone Zaza, 25, and Financial Fair Play restrictions mean they will not be able to afford both players.
    ( Independent )

  • Arsenal could sell Mathieu Debuchy this month after the 31-year-old France full-back angered Gunners boss Arsene Wenger by claiming he was denied a move to Manchester United last year.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Chelsea are set to beat Arsenal to the £21m signing of Switzerland left-back Ricardo Rodriguez, 24, from Wolfsburg.
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester United have rejected a £19m bid from Everton for France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 27.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • West Brom are also keen to sign Schneiderlin and, after having an £18m bid rejected, could return with an improved offer.

  • Baggies boss Tony Pulis has suggested his focus will be on defenders in the transfer window. He has a long-term interest in Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor, 23, who is out of contract in the summer.
    (Express and Star)

  • Crystal Palace and Brighton are favourites to sign former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard, 38, who is tipped for a return to the domestic game.
    (Croydon Advertiser)

  • Meanwhile, Palace have made a bid of £7m for Norwich's Republic of Ireland left-back Robbie Brady, 24.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester City are among three clubs interested in Borussia Dortmund's Germany midfielder Julian Weigl, 21.

  • Newcastle have been warned they will need to pay £15m for Brentford striker Scott Hogan, 24.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)


  • Pep Guardiola has snapped and admitted Manchester City might be his last job in football management.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Cristiano Ronaldo says his son is often told "there is another player who is better than your father", referring to his long-standing rivalry with Lionel Messi for the accolade of world's best player. The Real Madrid forward says: "He knows how to deal with that. He's a smart boy, like me."

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