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Alan 11:51 Fri Jan 4
Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 28, has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus and could join the Italian club this month. (Sport Mediaset via Calciomercato)

Sevilla sporting director Joaquin Caparros says his club could move for Chelsea's Spainstriker Alvaro Morata. (Football.London)

Morata, 26, would prefer to move to former club Real Madrid if he was to leave Stamford Bridge but would only be allowed to leave should the Blues find a replacement for him during the January transfer window. (Sun)

Manchester United are likely to resist any approaches this month for Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, with La Liga side Sevilla keen to take the 24-year-old on loan. (Telegraph)

Nice's Italian striker Mario Balotelli, 28, could be set for an unexpected return to the Premier League with Newcastle United. (Mirror)

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil's future at Emirates Stadium will not be decided until the end of the season after the 30-year-old Germany international and the club played down the possibility of a transfer this month. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea will make a decision on striker Tammy Abraham by 14 January. The 21-year-old Englishman is on loan at Aston Villa but can be recalled two weeks into the January transfer window under the terms of the deal. (Telegraph)

The Blues have decided against a January move for Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 31, who is on loan at AC Milan from Juventus. (Goal)

Cesc Fabregas will not be allowed to complete his move to Monaco until Chelsea have secured a midfielder to replace the 31-year-old Spaniard. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid's 32-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas - linked with Arsenal in recent weeks - has renewed his contract with the Spanish club for an extra year to June 2021. (Marca)

Bayern Munich have made a third bid in excess of £30m for 18-year-old Chelsea and England Under-19 forward Callum Hudson-Odoi. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are hoping to convince Hudson-Odoi to sign a new contract despite a third bid from Bayern Munich. (Mail)

Chelsea's former England defender Gary Cahill, 33, is close to agreeing a loan move to west London neighbours Fulham, who have sent Netherlands international Timothy Fosu-Mensah back to Manchester United to free up space. (Love Sport Radio)

Crystal Palace have made a £6.5m bid for Everton and Senegal striker Oumar Niasse, 28, after a loan deal for Liverpool's English forward Dominic Solanke, 21, fell through. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain have made an offer that Barcelona will not be able to match to sign 21-year-old midfielder Frenkie de Jong and centre-back and fellow Netherlands international Matthijs de Ligt, 19, from Ajax.(Marca)

Leicester have received an approach from La Liga side Villarreal for midfielder Vicente Iborra, but the two clubs are still to finalise a deal for the 30-year-old Spaniard. (Leicester Mercury)

Chelsea are planning a £36m bid for PSV's Mexico winger Hirving Lozano, 23. (Calciomercato, via Talksport)

Cardiff and Bournemouth are both keen to sign Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne, with the Cherries keen on a loan deal for the 27-year-old England right-back. (Mail)

Liverpool and England midfielder Adam Lallana, 30, is a January target for Turkish side Fenerbahce. (Caught Offside)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele, 31, leaving the club this month. (Football.London)

As well as Dembele, Tottenham are keen to offload Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 33, 24-year-old Dutch forward Vincent Janssen, former France Under-21 winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, 23, and 27-year-old Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama. (Mirror)

Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Portsmouth's English winger Jamal Lowe, 24. (Nottingham Post)

Stoke City boss Gary Rowett may have to avoid an FA Cup upset at League One Shrewsbury on Saturday to save his job at the Championship club. (Telegraph)

Aston Villa face competition from West Brom for Wolves' English centre-back Kortney Hause, 23. (Birmingham Mail)





Guardian Rumour Mill

Jacob Steinberg

Fresh from completing the transfer of Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea are ready to go back into the market to buy another winger. After all, it’s not like they have an English tyro in the club’s academy waiting to make his name in the first team. Callum Hudson-Odoi? Never heard of him. Bayern Munich have made a £30m offer for him, you say? Good one.

Now we’ve established that there is no such thing as Callum Hudson-Odoi, we can return to the business of Chelsea adding another expensive foreign winger to their squad. Hirving Lozano, available for £36m from PSV Eindhoven, is the candidate to move to Stamford Bridge. You might remember the Mexican winger starring at last summer’s World Cup. He also looked good in the Champions League. But the Mill tips him to be loaned to Valencia in January 2020.

Speaking of players who could be off to Spain, Álvaro Morata is a target for Sevilla. The Chelsea striker could also be followed out of the door by Gary Cahill, who could be bound for Fulham, but Cesc Fàbregas will not be allowed to join Monaco until Maurizio Sarri has a replacement for him. The Mill suggests Jonjo Shelvey. Because it would be funny.

Now that Liverpool’s unbeaten run is over, Jürgen Klopp wants to sell most of his squad as punishment. Adam Lallana is off to Fenerbahce and Nathaniel Clyne is a loan target for Bournemouth and Cardiff.

Mario Balotelli could leave Nice for Newcastle. The Italian is exactly the kind of hard-working striker who would flourish under Rafa Benítez. Definitely. No problems there. A match made in heaven.

Paris Saint-Germain are set to outbid Barcelona for Ajax starlets Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs De Ligt.

While Juventus are likely to win the race to sign Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal, Mesut Özil has no plans to leave the north London club, even though he has fallen out of favour under Unai Emery. The Mill would take a similar view if it was on £350,000 a week for doing nothing.





HITC

West Ham and Everton still want £10.8m-rated Domagoj Vida

Will Butcher

West Ham and Everton were constantly linked with Vida in the summer after the World Cup.

Turkish outlet Sporx have claimed that West Ham United and Everton are still interested in Besiktas centre-back Domagoj Vida and could make a move for the Croatian rock this month.

The 29-year-old first appeared on both Premier League side's shortlists last summer, after the powerhouse defender helped guide Croatia into the World Cup final before eventually losing to France.

A 71-time Croatia international, Vida was magnificent at the World Cup and was commended for his no-nonsense style of defending. Croatia conceded six goals in Vida's six World Cup appearances, with three going into extra time.

Both West Ham and Everton were keen in the summer, but the Hammers signed Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena while Everton landed Yerry Mina and Kurt Zouma. But the duo are still interested, according to the report.

It is also believed that another Premier League side in Fulham are interested, while Thierry Henry wants to bring Vida to AS Monaco. Besiktas' financial woes mean they are willing to sell.

It is believed that the SuperLig outfit will be willing to wave goodbye to Vida if a fee of £10.8million is tabled for Vida's services - a fee which all four interested parties are more than capable of affording. He has a contract until June 2022.



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Mex Martillo 10:06 Sat Jan 5
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 4:51 Fri Jan 4
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Cheers...

charleyfarley 1:18 Fri Jan 4
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Cheers Al

Thanks Alan 11:54 Fri Jan 4
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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