Football Rumours on Monday 8th January 2018
Arsenal are ready to bolster their defence with Chelsea's £25m defender David Luiz. (Sun)
Southampton will try to negotiate with Arsenal over the signing of Theo Walcott during the January transfer window.
France striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, will demand £400,000 a week to reject Barcelona and join Manchester United from Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea want Borussia Monchengladbach and Belgium forward Thorgan Hazard, 24, to join brothers Eden, 27, and Kylian, 22, at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool want Monaco and France forward Thomas Lemar, 22, to replace 25-year-old Barcelona-bound playmaker Philippe Coutinho - and are ready to try to make it happen this month.
Or Liverpool's decision to allow Coutinho to join Barcelona will not bring forward any possible move for Lemar.
Real Madrid were willing to offer £177m for Coutinho, before he agreed to join Barcelona in a £142m deal.
Coutinho will have a medical on Monday and will be presented as a Barcelona player, but his debut could be delayed by an injury.
Philippe Coutinho is paying £11.5m towards the transfer.
Liverpool will attempt to bring Guinea and RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita's move to Anfield forward from the summer and are willing to pay more to get the 22-year-old in January.
Real Madrid's top transfer targets in the summer will be two Chelsea and Belgium players - winger Eden Hazard, 27, and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 25 - but they will wait for Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, with the 24-year-old a long-term target for the Spanish club.
Brazilian winger Lucas Moura, 25, wants to leave Paris St-Germain and join Manchester United this month.
Former Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu, 23, needs to "wait for his chance" at Barcelona amid rumours Inter Milan want the Spaniard, according to the Catalan club's sporting relations manager.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the club are not close to making any more January additions after they "signed a Greek boy" - 20-year-old defender Konstantinos Mavropanos.
Bournemouth are set to sign Colchester United's top scorer Sammie Szmodics, 22, with the English midfielder costing the Cherries about £1m.
Shakhtar Donetsk and Brazil midfielder Fred, 24, says he is waiting for a phone call from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
(Manchester Evening News)
Newcastle are hopeful of completing a deal for Chelsea's Brazilian winger Kenedy, 21.
Leicester City are close to their first signing of the January transfer window - Mali forward Fousseni Diabate. The Foxes have agreed a £1.7m fee for the 22-year-old, who plays for French Ligue 2 side Gazelec Ajaccio.
Leeds United have made Club Brugge's Belgian left-back Laurens de Bock, 25, their top target this month.
Tony Pulis is ready to make an emotional return to Stoke City to stave off the threat of relegation.
Ostersunds coach Graham Potter has emerged as a surprise candidate for the Stoke manager's job.
Stoke will begin the process of trying to replace Mark Hughes today with Martin O'Neill understood to be interested.
Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs is high on the list of candidates to replace sacked Stoke boss Mark Hughes - Gary Rowett and Martin O'Neill are also in the frame.
The England World Cup squad will have Rabies vaccinations to protect them in 'high risk' Russia.
England U21 striker Tammy Abraham has opened the door to a Nigeria switch after they qualified for next summer's World Cup.
Harry Winks says he did not believe Gareth Southgate when he told him he was in the England team.
Sprint legend Usain Bolt, 31, has revealed he will have a trial with Borussia Dortmund in March, but he has his heart set on playing for Manchester United.
Pep Guardiola has taken 'total football' to levels never seen before, says ex-Italy boss Arrigo Sacchi.