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Football Rumours on Friday 12th January 2018
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  • Manchester United have made a £25m bid to sign Arsenal's 28-year-old Chile forward Alexis Sanchez.

  • Sanchez would prefer to join Manchester City, but Pep Guardiola's side have only bid £20m.

  • Manchester United have also made initial inquiries about two other forwards - Leicester's 30-year-old England international Jamie Vardy and West Ham's 29-year-old Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who was at Old Trafford from 2010-2015.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • New MLS side Los Angeles FC are also interested in signing Hernandez.

  • Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in signing Brazilian playmaker Arthur Melo, 21, from Gremio.
    (Daily Star)

  • Liverpool are in talks with Leicester and Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, but the 26-year-old would prefer to sign for Arsenal.
    (Daily Express)

  • Liverpool are in official contact with RB Leipzig as they attempt to bring forward Naby Keïta's arrival as Philippe Coutinho's replacement. A deal has already been agreed for the 22-year-old midfielder to join in July.

  • Liverpool are willing to sell their 28-year-old striker Daniel Sturridge, but they will demand £30m for the England international.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • However, no club in the Premier League is prepared to meet Sturridge's valuation, and his £150,000-a-week wages are another obstacle.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Everton are set to make a £20m bid for Arsenal's 28-year-old England forward Theo Walcott.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Crystal Palace are targeting two new strikers. They have agreed a £12m fee for West Ham's 28-year-old Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho and will bid £13m for Everton's 27-year-old Senegalese forward Oumar Niasse.
    (Evening Standard)

  • Claude Puel has confirmed striker Kelechi Iheanacho will not be leaving Leicester City in the January transfer window. The Foxes manager has urged the 20-year-old to improve in all areas.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • West Ham have been dealt a blow by Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal who has stressed he is determined to keep defender Alfie Mawson, 23, suggesting the club would only consider selling him if they received an offer in the region of £50m.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United will match Liverpool's interest in 19-year-old United States and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic if their Premier League rivals make a bid.

  • Manchester United are considering making a bid for Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Fred, 24, who is also a target for Manchester City.
    (Daily Record)

  • Everton are considering recalling their 21-year-old England U21 left-back Brendan Galloway from his loan at Sunderland.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Liverpool and Tottenham want to sign Norwich's England U21 attacking midfielder James Maddison.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Wolves are also interested in signing the 21-year-old from their Championship rivals.
    (Express and Star)

  • Inter Milan have made a loan offer for Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Rafinha, 24, with an option to buy him for £17.7m.
    (Sky Sport Italia)

  • Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires hopes to join Inter Milan this month. The 30-year-old Brazilian plays in China for Jiangsu Suning.
    (Sky Sport Italia)

  • West Ham are ready to listen to offers of £17m for Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 29, and they could replace him with Krasnodar forward Fyodor Smolov. The 27-year-old Russia captain is said to be interested in a move to the club.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City are set to send England U20 winger Isaac Buckley-Ricketts, 19, on loan to Oxford United after recalling him from FC Twente.

  • Nottingham Forest's new manager Aitor Karanka wants to sign Chelsea's Belgian forward Charly Musonda, 21, on loan.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Two Premier League clubs want to sign Changchun Yatai, Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo and the 28-year-old former Watford player says he is open to a Premier League return.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle are set to open talks with 17-year-old Young Boys striker Yannick Toure, who plays for Switzerland Under-17s, in the next 24 hours.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino wants permanent January deals rather than loan signings.
    (Daily Echo)


  • Stoke have offered Quique Sanchez Flores the manager's job and are waiting for his response.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is likely to leave the club at the end of the season. Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique are the leading contenders to replace him.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Italian Carlo Ancelotti is the preferred candidate to take over from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss at the end of the season. The former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain manager has agreed a four-year deal worth 40 million euros (£35.5m).
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Espanyol are not aware of any interest from Stoke City in their Spanish manager Quique Sanchez Flores.

  • Manager Rafa Benitez is becoming increasingly frustrated at Newcastle United's inaction in the transfer window.
    (Shields Gazette)

  • Brighton manager Chris Hughton has urged the Premier League to follow the FA and the Football League and adopt the Rooney Rule.
    (Daily Express)

  • Feuding managers Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte are on collision course again as both are on PSG's wish list for the manager's job.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Amanda Staveley faces competition to buy Newcastle as a second Dubai investor looks to make an offer for the Premier League club.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sir John Hall fears for Newcastle's future if owner Mike Ashley doesn't sell soon.
    (Daily Star)

  • Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur has signed a new three-year deal.
    (Daily Star)

  • Arsenal fans are convinced PSG forward Julian Draxler is joining the club after he attended an NBA game in London alongside several Gunners stars.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Premier League VAR may be heading for the big screens as Mike Riley calls to make it clearer for fans in the stadium.
    (Daily Mail)

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