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Football Rumours on Monday 6th January 2019

last updated Monday 06th January 2020, 9:18 AM


  • Arsenal have formally contacted Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich to express their interest in 31-year-old Germany defender Jerome Boateng.

  • Ajax's Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech, 26, has been told he can leave the club this month, after being linked with a move to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.

  • Manchester United are set to revive their interest in signing Sporting Lisbon's Portugal playmaker Bruno Fernandes, 25.

  • Chelsea are looking at making a move for Bayern and Austria left-back David Alaba, who has 18 months left on his contract.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Barcelona have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Dinamo Zagreb's Dani Olmo, despite both Chelsea and Manchester United having held talks over the 21-year-old Spain forward.

  • Juventus hope they can sign Argentina striker Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan, despite Paris St-Germain having an agreement in place to sign the 26-year-old for £59.7m at the end of his loan spell at the club.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle United's English forward Dwight Gayle, 29, has been linked with Championship promotion hopefuls Preston.
    (Lancashire Evening Post)

  • Chelsea have earmarked Inter Milan's Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa, 23, as their top January transfer target as manager Frank Lampard looks to sign a new forward.
    (Daily Express)

  • Aston Villa have cooled their interest in Joe Hart but the former England goalkeeper could still leave Turf Moor in the January transfer window if Burnley receive the right offer from another club.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Lampard has opened the door for France forward Olivier Giroud to leave the Blues this month, amid speculation linking the 33-year-old with Aston Villa.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Newcastle want to sign Giroud on loan for the rest of the season but Chelsea have told them they will not let the striker leave unless they can bring in a replacement.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Meanwhile, Chelsea want any club wanting to take English midfielder Danny Drinkwater on loan to pay the 29-year-old's £110,000-a-week wages.

  • Watford have joined Everton in the race to sign Carlisle's 17-year-old English forward Jarrad Branthwaite.
    (Watford Observer)

  • Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is planning a move for CFR Cluj's French striker Billel Omrani, 26, this month.

  • Burnley's English defender Ben Gibson, 26, is attracting interest from German sides Eintracht Frankfurt and Cologne.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Brom boss Slaven Bilic says the Baggies will only make signings in January if they can add extra quality to their squad.
    (Express & Star)

  • Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson wants two strikers in the January transfer window.
    (South London Press)

  • Birmingham City are confident 16-year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham, who is attracting interest from Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund among others, will not push to leave the club in January.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea target Moussa Dembele wants to leave Lyon and return to English football, but concedes he might have to wait until the summer.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Leeds are looking to boost their chances of automatic promotion by swooping for Sheffield United's Luke Freeman.

  • Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti will try to find a "solution" in the transfer market following his side's FA Cup exit to a youthful Liverpool side.

  • Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Harry Kane's hamstring injury is a serious one.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United's England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, is teaming up with leading agent Mino Raiola, following rumours of his departure from Old Trafford.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Everton are preparing to announce the biggest losses in their history.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Former Premier League striker Marcus Bent has stepped out of retirement to join non-league side Cornard United.

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