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Football Rumours on Wednesday 27th December 2017

last updated Wednesday 27th December 2017, 10:59 AM


  • Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 29, is top of Barcelona's transfer targets but the La Liga giants are looking at making five signings in the January transfer window.
    (Daily Express)


  • Southampton have finally admitted defeat in keeping hold of star defender Virgil Van Dijk, 26, but will not sell for less than £70m.
    (Sun)


  • Everton manager Sam Allardyce does not believe Arsenal's Olivier Giroud will be moving to Goodison Park in January as the striker's wife does not want to move north of Watford.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • But the Toffees have shown an interest in Besiktas' German-born Turkish international striker Cenk Tosun, 26.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal are ready to hand 25-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere a new long-term contract.
    (Sun)


  • Liverpool and Arsenal are battling it out for £42m Mexican striker sensation Hirving Lozano.
    (Daily Star)


  • Juventus could use 22-year-old winger Marko Pjaca as part of a deal to sign Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, 23.
    (ESPN)


  • Jose Mourinho wants to add a number 10 to his Manchester United squad in January.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi is yet to sign a new deal with the Serie A club, with Real Madrid interested in the 24-year-old.
    (Daily Express)


  • West Ham are interested in Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, 29, but face competition from Arsenal and Everton.
    (Sun)


  • Marouane Fellaini, 30, is unsure whether he will stay at Manchester United even if he is offered an improved contract.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has refused to rule out a move for £53m Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, 30.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Midfielder Yaya Toure's agent says the 34-year-old midfielder will not leave Manchester City in January.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has warned it will take an "astronomical" bid to sign striker Moussa Dembele, 21, in January with Brighton, West Ham and Everton all keen.
    (Daily Mirror)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal has emerged as a managerial target for Swansea City, as they refuse to rush their decision on replacing Paul Clement.
    (Wales Online)


  • Rafa Benitez believes he will transform Newcastle into a top-eight club if a takeover is achieved.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has to make some decisions on where some of his youngsters, who are currently out on loan, will spend the rest of the season.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Manchester City's Vincent Kompany has been giving his team-mates regular reminders of how Manchester United blew the lead in the title race in 2012 to warn against complacency.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Marko Arnautovic scored a late double in West Ham's dramatic 3-3 draw at Bournemouth - but not everything went to plan for the forward. The Austria international's name was spelt incorrectly on the back of his shirt, reading 'Arnoutovic'.
    (Sky Sports)


  • West Brom fans, staff and former players have paid tribute after their club mascot Richard Eades tragically died ahead of the Boxing Day match against Everton.
    (Sun)


  • Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue, 34 has received offers of legal advice in his bid to overturn a court ruling set to leave him homeless in the wake of his divorce.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Chelsea's Eden Hazard says Lionel Messi is the "best player in the world" - despite Cristiano Ronaldo winning the Ballon d'Or.
    (Daily Express)


















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