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Football Rumours on Wednesday 11th January 2017

last updated Wednesday 11th January 2017, 10:22 AM


  • Borussia Dortmund are in talks with Arsenal over a deal for 19-year-old Germany-born midfielder Gedion Zelalem.
    (Guardian)


  • The Gunners, meanwhile, are keen to sign 23-year-old Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac.
    ( Tuttomercatoweb )


  • Bournemouth are considering a loan move for out-of-favour Chelsea captain John Terry, 36.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce is considering selling striker Christian Benteke, 26. Allardyce is reluctant to part with the club-record £30m summer signing but wants to raise funds to strengthen his squad.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Torino striker Andrea Belotti says he won't let Arsenal's £55m bid affect him. Arsene Wenger has been hot on the heels of the striker after his 13 goals this season.
    ( Sun )


  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants versatile West Ham player Michail Antonio, 26, as well as Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, 31.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • The Blues also want Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer, 27.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Arsenal are becoming increasingly concerned midfielder Mesut Ozil and forward Alexis Sanchez, both 28, will not sign new deals and will leave in the summer.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho favours a move to Southampton to link up with fellow Frenchman Claude Puel. The 26-year-old also interests Swansea City.
    ( Times )


  • Saints have made an approach for Porto midfielder Sergio Oliveira. The 24-year-old has fallen out with boss Nuno Espirito Santo and will cost about £4m.
    ( Sun )


  • West Ham have had a £12.5m bid for Scott Hogan rejected as Brentford want £15m for the 24-year-old striker.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Leicester City winger Jeffrey Schlupp will be allowed to leave for £12m, and Crystal Palace, West Brom and Aston Villa all want the 24-year-old.
    (Guardian)


  • Paris St-Germain will allow forward Jese Rodriguez, 23, and defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, 26, to leave. The duo are valued at £55m and news of their availability has alerted Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and West Ham.
    ( Sun )


  • Fiorentina are keen to sign West Ham striker Simone Zaza, 25, as a potential replacement for 29-year-old Nikola Kalinic, who is close to a £42m move to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian.
    ( London Evening Standard )


  • Lyon have opened talks with Manchester United over winger Memphis Depay, 22, with the move orchestrated by the club's hierarchy rather than manager Bruno Genesio.
    ( Metro )


  • Liverpool are monitoring Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt, with manager Jurgen Klopp considering a summer move for the 20-year-old Germany international.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Klopp has been given £40m to invest in his squad in January, with Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, and Inter Milan forward Gabriel Barbosa, 20, potential targets.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, 30, has admitted his situation at the club "is not great", increasing speculation he may leave in January.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Manchester City were interested in defender Holger Badstuber, 27, who has joined Schalke on loan from Bayern Munich.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • Gabriel Jesus's £27m move to Manchester City is yet to be signed off because the final paperwork is not in place for the 19-year-old forward.
    (Guardian)


  • Newcastle United have been told they will not be able to take 20-year-old Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan.
    ( Shields Gazette )


  • Burnley defender Michael Keane, 23, says he is happy at the club, but that interest in him from champions Leicester City is "flattering to see".
    ( Lancashire Telegraph )


  • Manchester City midfielders Manu Garcia, 19, and Jack Byrne, 20, are expected to complete loan moves in the January transfer window.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • Dagenham striker Oliver Hawkins, 24, could move from the National League to the Championship in January, with Nottingham Forest, Brighton and Ipswich among those following his progress.
    (London Evening Standard)




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    Basketball player Luol Deng, 31, says he would love to buy Crystal Palace if he becomes a billionaire.
    ( Croydon Guardian )

  • Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker says Liverpool have more flair than the Red Devils, before the two teams meet on Sunday.
    ( Eurosport )


  • Chelsea's redevelopment of Stamford Bridge could move a step closer on Wednesday as the planning application for a 60,000-seat stadium is presented to Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
    (Guardian)


  • Liverpool midfielder James Milner, 31, who has played at left-back for most of this season, has been the second-best full-back in Europe, according to research by the CIES Football Observatory. It also names Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne, 25, as the best attacking midfielder on the continent.
    ( CIES Football Observatory )


  • Manchester United and Arsenal are out of the FA Youth Cup but Broxbourne Borough Under-18s are still in the tournament. The side, who beat their senior first team 6-1 in pre-season, face Yeovil Town next.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's choice of a dressing-room tune to gee up the Gunners for a recent fixture was by Frank Sinatra.
    (Kicca.com)




















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