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Football Rumours on Wednesday 13th January 2016

last updated Wednesday 13th January 2016, 7:17 AM

  • Besiktas are keen on a deal to sign Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina during the January transfer window.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Chelsea are weighing up a move for Leicester's Jamie Vardy as they desperately seek cover for Diego Costa.
    ( Times )

  • Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, 34, has left Serie A side Inter Milan by mutual consent and is considering a move to the MLS.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • United have turned their attention to Valencia's Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes, 22, after Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone put a block on a move for 21-year-old Spaniard Saul Niguez.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Bournemouth are the latest club to show an interest in Queens Park Rangers winger Matt Phillips, 24, who is also a target for West Brom.
    ( Sun )

  • Celtic are set to take Manchester City midfielder Bersant Celina, 19, on loan until the end of the season.
    ( Daily Record )

  • Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona have joined City in the race for Schalke's 20-year-old Germany midfielder Leroy Sane, who is rated at £40m.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he is not seeking cover for central defender Vincent Kompany, 29, despite uncertainty over when the Belgium international may return from a long-term calf injury.
    ( Guardian )

  • Arsenal are closing in on the signings of Nigerian teenagers Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze, who impressed during last year's Under-17 World Cup.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Gunners boss Arsene Wenger also wants to offer Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell, 23, a contract extension beyond the end of the season.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 31, has agreed a one-year contract extension at the club after receiving offers from Serie A sides Inter Milan and Fiorentina.
    ( Sun )

  • Blues boss Guus Hiddink has said that injury has left him short of striking options and he could make a move for West Brom's Saido Berahino, 22.
    ( Daily Express )

  • But he is also considering other possibilities, including Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, 29 and former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31.
    ( Times )

  • Sunderland are considering reviving their £5m move for Lorient's Ivory Coast defender Lamine Kone, 26, after their first attempt broke down.
    ( Metro )

  • (Chronicle) The Black Cats want to bring in two more players in the transfer window if they complete the loan deal for 30-year-old former Hull striker Dame N'Doye.
    ( Sunderland Echo )

  • Leicester are the latest club to scout Walsall left-back Rico Henry, 18, who has impressed for the club this season.
    ( Walsall Advertiser )

  • The Foxes are ready to offer left-back Ben Chilwell, 19, a new contract to boost his current £800-a-week deal and keep him out of the hands of Arsenal and Liverpool who have been scouting the player.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to sanction a loan move for England winger Andros Townsend, preferring to sell the 24-year-old for £14m.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Stoke manager Mark Hughes has dismissed rumours that Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, 26, is asking for £100,000-a-week to remain at the club long term.
    ( Stoke Sentinel )

  • West Ham striker Nikica Jelavic is set to leave the club with Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande favourites to sign the 30-year-old former Croatia international.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Watford striker Alessandro Diamante, 32, is set to join Serie A side Atalanta on loan after just 64 minutes of Premier League action this season.
    ( Watford Observer )


  • England have the joint-youngest squad in Europe (along with Netherlands) - 25.6 years - based on the average age of players used during internationals in 2015.
    ( Sun )

  • Andy Carroll was ridiculed on Twitter after he limped out of West Ham's match at Bournemouth after just 13 minutes.
    ( Sun )

  • Javier Hernandez admits he is proud when Manchester United fans tell him he shouldn't have been sold.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Aston Villa supporters have complained to the club after they were allegedly verbally abused by Joleon Lescott and Brad Guzan during their FA Cup game with Wycombe.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Cristiano Ronaldo's statue on his home island of Madeira has been vandalised with Lionel Messi's name and shirt number painted on it.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • A father has banned all video games from his home after his son accidentally spent more than £5,000 on Fifa 2016.
    ( Metro )

  • An 83-year-old qualified referee had to step in during a Southern Counties East League match when the assistant referee injured himself.
    ( Croydon Advertiser )

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