Rumours & Gossip about the premier league continue to flow picking up the speed as we reach the half-way to January.

Things will get spiced up come the end of January.
Here are the rumours & gossip from around.

In this part of Rumours & Gossip II, we will look at it from 14th January till the end of January Window.

Updated as of 30th January.

Tottenham Hotspurs

They have held talks over a shock deal for Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30. (Daily Mail)

They are negotiating a deal for Real Sociedad’s 28-year-old Brazil striker Willian Jose, who has a 70m euro (£59m) release clause in his contract. (ESPN)

Hertha Berlin are close to reaching a deal with AC Milan for Poland forward Krzysztof Piatek, 24, who is a target of Tottenham(Sky Sports)

Tottenham and England full-backs Danny Rose, 29, and Kyle Walker-Peters, 22, are expected to leave Spurs on loan before the transfer deadline. (Standard)

However, Bergwijn has urged PSV to allow him to join Spurs before the transfer window closes. (90min)

Christian Erisken finally will get his move to Inter Milan with him being reported from Italy to be in Italy for his medical. (Sky Sports)

They are closing in on PSV Eindhoven’s Dutch international forward Steven Bergwijn, 22. (Mirror)

They have reopened talks with AC Milan over Poland forward Krzysztof Piatek, 24. (Sky Italia via Daily Mail)

They will be entitled to £10m in compensation if former manager Mauricio Pochettino takes over another team before the end of the season. (Mirror)

They have reportedly created a four-man shortlist including Timo Werner as a back-up option to Willian Jose because negotiations with Real Sociedad are proving difficult. (Daily Express)

Inter Milan will offer Tottenham £12.8m plus add-ons to sign Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, this month. (Guardian)

They will only allow Eriksen – whose contract runs out in the summer – to leave in January if Inter pay £17m. (Daily Mail)

They are preparing to make a bid for Sheffield United’s English defender Jack O’Connell, 25, and he is seen by Spurs as being a long-term replacement for Belgium international Jan Vertonghen, 32. (Star)

Inter Milan want to sign Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, in time for their Serie A tie against Cagliari on 26 January. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham could pursue a move for Leicester City and Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 31, who is currently on loan at Monaco(Telegraph)

Antonio Conte has accused Jose Mourinho of twisting his words after the Spurs boss criticised his Inter counterpart for talking about Eriksen. (Mirror)

Inter Milan have submitted an opening bid of £13m for 27-year-old for Tottenham Hotspur and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, who is out of contract at Spurs in the summer. (Telegraph)

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 26, has been told by one of the UK’s leading surgeons that he will probably miss Euro 2020. (Press Association)

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has spoken to Manchester City and Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 25, about a potential move. (El Desmarque – in Portuguese)

Inter Milan have made an opening £13m offer to land Christian Eriksen this month (Daily Telegraph)

Jose Mourinho is in line for a £2m bonus if he can steer Tottenham into next season’s Champions League. (Daily Mail)

They are edging closer to a first signing under Jose Mourinho after Benfica’s 21-year-old Portugal midfielder Gedson Fernandes completed a medical in London on Monday. (Evening Standard)

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho wants two strikers to cover for the injured Harry Kane. AC Milan and Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek, 24, has been offered as one of the main options so far, with agents of Napoli and Spain striker Fernando Llorente, 34, and Crystal Palace and Belgium forward Christian Benteke, 29, also contacting Spurs. (Independent)

Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, is a step closer to leaving Tottenham after reaching an agreement in principle with Inter Milan worth about £100,000 a week after tax. (The Times)

Manchester United

They have contacted Barcelona regarding the availability of Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31. (ESPN)

They target Thomas Muller, 30, has not ruled out leaving Bayern Munich after the striker lost his guaranteed spot in the German club’s starting line-up. (Bild)

They have decided to give Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 31, another chance to prove himself at Old Trafford and will recall him from Inter Milan in June. (Star)

United are considering an improved offer for Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 25, before Friday’s transfer deadline. (Guardian)

However, Fernandes was named in the Sporting squad to play Maritimo on Tuesday evening, making an imminent transfer unlikely. (Express)

They are likely to make no signings in the transfer window, with a reported £20m difference in valuation for Fernandes and Paris St-Germain’s Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32, who is expected to move elsewhere. (Independent)

Manchester UnitedArsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Germany midfielder Emre Can, 26, from Juventus(Metro)

They have increased their bid for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes to an initial £46.4m but the Portuguese club are expecting a better offer from another club for the Portugal international. (Times)

They remain hopeful of a deal for Juventus and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 26, the former Liverpool player. (Express)

They are lining up a £43m bid for Lyon’s French forward Moussa Dembele, following Marcus Rashford’s back injury. (Foot Mercato via Manchester Evening News)

They would have to pay a significant transfer fee for Paris St-Germain and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32, this month rather than land him on loan – but the player is open to a January move. (Manchester Evening News)

Sporting Lisbon assistant coach Emanuel Ferro has played down the prospect of Portugal’s 25-year-old midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who has been linked with Manchester United, leaving the club in January. (A Bola via Mirror)

They are lining up Inter Milan and Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino, 28, as a possible alternative to signing Fernandes. (Sky Italy via Mirror)

They have admitted defeat to Real Madrid over signing Ajax’s Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 22. (Star)

Bruno Fernandes, 25, has told Sporting Lisbon he is desperate to join Manchester United and more talks are scheduled this week after they stalled over the valuation of the Portugal midfielder. (Sky Sports)

They will be offered the chance to sign Paris St-Germain and Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 32, for free in the summer – but have been told he is not available this month. (Manchester Evening News)

Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 25, could be in the stands for Manchester United’s trip to Liverpool on Sunday as talks continue over a potential £50m move to Old Trafford. (A Bola via Mirror)

Lille and France Under-21 midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 20, is set to decide between signing for Manchester United or Chelsea before the transfer deadline. (Sky Sports)

Juventus and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 26, has ruled out a potential move to Manchester United, because of his connections with former club Liverpool. (Tuttosport via Mirror)

Silas is convinced that Bruno Fernandes is worth more than his current market value amid interest from Manchester United. (Daily Mail)

Marcus Rashford is prepared to play through the pain barrier to face Manchester United’s arch rivals Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)

Their executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was seen travelling to France amid rumours the club are targeting Lille’s French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 20. (Daily Star)

The agent of United’s 20-year-old Dutch winger Tahith Chong, who is set to leave Old Trafford, has been pictured at Inter Milan.(Mirror)

Barcelona have pulled out of the race to sign Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo, which could leave the door open for Manchester United to make their move. (Daily Mail)

Germany forward Thomas Muller could be leaving Bayern Munich after 20 years with the club, with Manchester United ready to move for the 30-year-old in the summer. (Sport 1)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent his personal scout to report on West Ham’s Declan Rice at the weekend ahead of a summer move for the England midfielder. (Daily Mail)


They are prepared to sanction Nathaniel Clyne’s departure to Bournemouth in the next week, according to multiple sources. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool has had pre-agreement with RB Leipzig for Timo Werner, will be the first addition in the summer for the reds. (@ElDesmarque)

Liverpool is the “preferred goal” for RB Leipzig and Germany striker Timo Werner, 23, who wants to play in the Premier League. (Bild via Sport Witness)

They are not willing to let Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 28, leave the club this month amid interest from Roma. (Sky Sports)

They are considering a bid for 17-year-old Portuguese Nice midfielder Pedro Brazao. (RMC Sport, via Daily Mail)

They will not embark on a warm-weather training camp this February with Jurgen Klopp opting for an alternative approach as he will give his players a week off training. (Standard)

Jurgen Klopp cleared up Sadio Mane’s row with Mohamed Salah in August by holding separate talks with the players, the German has revealed. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool have twice turned down the opportunity to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, it has been claimed, and they do not want to sign the attacking midfielder either this month or in the summer. (Daily Express)

Liverpool have rejected a move from Roma to take Swiss forward Xherdan Shaqiri, 28, on loan. (Daily Star)

Liverpool have offered 15m euros (£12.8m) to Trabzonspor for their 23-year-old Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. (Sabah via Sport Witness)

Liverpool have rejected an approach from Roma to buy Xherdan Shaqiri in the January transfer window. (Daily Express)


They have opened talks with Napoli for Belgium forward Dries Mertens, 32, who could be available for £6m. (Daily Mail)

Mertens, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has emerged as an alternative to Paris St-Germain’s 32-year-old Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani. (Guardian)

They are in a race to complete a deal before the transfer deadline but Napoli do not want to sell Mertens so late in the window. (Telegraph)

Chelsea’s 19-year-old England defender Tariq Lamptey has received a pre-contract offer from Lille(Daily Mail)

They are monitoring the situation of 24-year-old AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek, a target of Tottenham, as they line up alternatives to Cavani. (Telegraph)

Netherlands forward Steven Bergwijn, 22, has denied that he refused to play for PSV Eindhoven on Sunday amid talks over a move to Tottenham(Sky Sports)

They have reportedly been offered Piatek. (Star)

Inter Milan are closing in on a loan deal for Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses, 29, to reunite him with former boss Antonio Conte. Fenerbahce, the club at which the Nigeria international is currently on loan, will not stand in the player’s way. (Daily Mail)

Inter chief executive Beppe Marotta says the club are interested in signing Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses, 29, who is currently on loan at Fenerbahce, and Blues striker Olivier Giroud, 33, as well as Eriksen. (Sky Sports)

Giroud is also a target for Aston Villa as they try to find cover for injured Brazil striker Wesley. (Le10 Sport, via Daily Mail)

They are favourites to sign RB Leipzig and Germany striker Timo Werner after the 23-year-old said he wanted to test himself in the Premier League. (Bild – in German)

Olivier Giroud looks set to leave Chelsea this week after Inter increased their bid for the French forward to €5m (£4.3m), while a loan move from West Ham for Ross Barkley has been rejected. (The Guardian)

They are unlikely to take up their £40m buy-back option for Bournemouth’s Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 24, and will also not be bidding for the Cherries’ 27-year-old England striker Callum Wilson. (Sky Sports)

France forward Olivier Giroud’s potential move to Inter Milan is edging closer nearer, with Chelsea holding out for a fee of about £6m for the 33-year-old. (Star)

They are ‘desperate’ to complete a deal for Real Madrid playmaker Isco, who could cost them in the region of £47m. (Daily Express)

Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher is set to join Swansea City for the second half of the season after spending the first four months with Championship rivals Charlton. (The Guardian)

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has won his legal battle against the club at an employment tribunal, although he has been awarded only just over £85,000 in compensation(Mirror)

have been backed to spend £50m on Brighton defender Lewis Dunk. (Daily Express)

Chelsea are demanding a £6.5m fee for Olivier Giroud after the striker agreed a transfer to Inter Milan transfer. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City

Their 22-year-old Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus says manager Pep Guardiola was right to drop him from penalty duties and insists Brazil goalkeeper Ederson, 26, could replace him. (Standard) 

Pep Guardiola wants the League Cup scrapped to help ease the fixture congestion in English football. (Guardian)

City and Barcelona have had bids for Inter’s Italian centre-back Alessandro Bastoni, 20, rejected. (La Gazetta dello Sport – Italy)

They remain keen on keeping Germany forward Leroy Sane, who has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, and have not given up hope of convincing the 24-year-old to sign a new contract. (Metro)

They want to beat Barcelona to the signing of Spain Under-19 midfielder Ivan Morante, 19, who plays for Villarreal B. (Telegraph)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon faces a transfer battle with Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa in the January window for the signature of Manchester City’s English winger Ian Poveda, 19. (Express)

They have ruled out 25-year-old England centre-back John Stones joining the Gunners this month. (Manchester Evening News)

Pep Guardiola has no intention of quitting at the end of this season and intends to see out his contract at Etihad Stadium, which runs to 2021. (Telegraph)

Barcelona are interested in signing Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte during the transfer window, as the Catalans aim to find Samuel Umtiti’s long-term replacement at the Nou Camp. (Daily Express)

Pep Guardiola will give his Manchester City squad a period of complete rest from football during the Premier League’s new winter break. (Telegraph)


They have made a late move to sign Southampton’s Portugal full-back Cedric Soares, 28. (Sky Sports)

Soares could move to Arsenal for around £5m. (Mirror)

But Real Madrid’s Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, is still pushing for an early exit from his loan deal with the Gunners. (Express)

They are expecting an approach from Spanish champions Barcelona for Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30. (Telegraph)

They changed the terms of a deal for Flamengo’s Spain defender Pablo Mari, 26, following a medical, which has left the transfer in doubt. (Daily Mail)

They are set to battle with Everton to sign Real Madrid’s Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez, 28. (AS via Daily Mail)

Their defender Shkodran Mustafi, 27, was linked with leaving the London side in the summer but Gunners boss Mikel Arteta believes he can turn around the German international’s career at the club. (Telegraph)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the Gunners “lost our soul” when they left Highbury for the Emirates Stadium. (Evening Standard)

Ex-Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has warned United not to rush striker Marcus Rashford, 22, back to action too quickly following his back injury. (Manchester Evening News)

Paris St-Germain and France left-back Layvin Kurzawa, 27, will join Arsenal on a free transfer when his contract ends in June and has agreed a five-year deal with the Gunners. (France Football – in French)

They face competition from Lyon in the race to sign Bruno Guimaraes from Athletico Paranaense in Brazil. (Daily Mirror)

They will try to sign Bayern Munich and Germany defender Jerome Boateng, 31, on loan this month before making a £50m bid for French RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano, 21, in the summer. (Star)

Atletico Madrid are considering Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette as a possible option with their move for Edinson Cavani stalling. (Daily Mail)

Mikel Arteta has accused the football authorities of disregarding player safety, with the club facing the possibility of an FA Cup replay during next month’s winter break. (Times)

Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira says he did not have talks about taking over as Gunners boss after the sacking of Unai Emery and that his focus is on managing French club Nice. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are in talks to sign Layvin Kurzawa, the Paris Saint-Germain left-back, as they look to bolster Mikel Arteta’s defensive options for the second half of the campaign. (Daily Telegraph)

Their 28-year-old France striker Alexandre Lacazette is an option for Atletico if they are unable to sign Cavani. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have made enquiries about signing Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 23, from AC Milan. (Corriere dello Sport, via Metro)

Meanwhile, Athletico Paranaense president Mario Celso Petraglia has claimed the Gunners are interested in bringing in their Brazil Under-23 midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 22. (Evening Standard)

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, 62, says he is looking to buy Arsenal in 2021. (Evening Standard)

Atletico Madrid could use Arsenal’s interest in Thomas Lemar to land Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports in Spain. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are happy to see Shkodran Mustafi leave this month with Galatasaray looking like the favourites to sign him. (Daily Star)

Leicester City

They have been linked with a move for Fenerbahce and Germany attacker Max Kruse, 31. (Haber Global via Leicester Mercury)

They are targeting French striker Serhou Guirassy, 23, from Ligue 1 side Amiens in January. (Daily Mail)

They are lining up Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand, 30, as a potential replacement for fellow England international Ben Chilwell. The 23-year-old Foxes defender has been linked with a move to Chelsea. (Daily Mail)

They have asked Manchester United about the availability of 24-year-old defender Luke Shaw in case fellow English left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, moves to Chelsea. (Daily Mail)

Paris St-Germain are ready to rival Inter Milan for Tottenham Hotspur and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. (Mirror)

Leicester and Wales midfielder Andy King, 31, has agreed to join Championship side Huddersfield Town. (Daily Mail)


They remain adamant that Richarlison is not for sale and plan to build their team around the 22-year-old. (Liverpool Echo)

They will miss out on Uruguay international Matias Vecino, 28, with the midfielder set to remain at Inter Milan(Star)

They have rejected two offers for English defender Mason Holgate, with Newcastle United, Bournemouth and Sheffield United among the teams interested in the 23-year-old. (Football Insider)

Holgate is in line for an England call-up after boss Gareth Southgate and his staff have watched the Everton defender in his last three games. (Mirror)

The agent of Matias Vecino, 28, has dismissed speculation the Inter Milan and Uruguay midfielder is set to move to Everton. (Milan News, via Inside Futbol)

Bundesliga side Schalke want to sign Everton right-back Jonjoe Kenny, with the 22-year-old Englishman impressing during a season-long loan deal. (Daily Mail)

West Ham United

They have made an approach for Hertha Berlin’s Ivory Coast midfielder Salomon Kalou, 34. (Express)

Slaven Bilic is ready to offer West Ham a £1.5m loan fee in a bid to ensure Grady Diangana stays at West Brom for the season. (Daily telegraph)

David Moyes has not given up on Ross Barkley as he bids to add quality to his West Ham side before the window closes. (Daily Mirror)

Philippines goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, 29, will not be involved in Cardiff City’s FA Cup third-round replay against Carlisle on Wednesday, amid rumours of an imminent move to West Ham United. (Wales Online)


Watford reportedly chose not to appoint new Barcelona boss Quique Setien before naming Nigel Pearson as their manager last month. (Daily Mirror)

Sheffield United

Celtic, Derby County, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are all interested in signing Sheffield United’s English striker Billy Sharp, 33, but the player has the choice to stay at the club if he wants. (Sheffield Star)


They are keen to cash in on Soares, who will be available for free at the end of the season. (Standard)

Spanish side Celta Vigo have been in contact with Southampton over a move for midfielder Oriol Romeu but the Saints do not want to let the 28-year-old Spaniard leave. (Southern Daily Echo)

Their striker Danny Ings is set to be named in Gareth Southgate’s next England squad. (Daily Mirror)

They have expressed interest in Fulham defender Joe Bryan who has attracted enquiries from Watford and Atalanta. (Daily Mail)

Southampton striker Danny Ings, 27, is worthy of a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, says Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers – the man who signed him for Liverpool. (Sky Sports)

Southampton remain adamant that 23-year-old midfielder Che Adams will not be leaving on loan in January to join Leeds. (Mirror)


They are interested in a deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Jacob Bruun Larsen, 21, but Cherries boss Eddie Howe says no new arrivals are due imminently. (Daily Echo)

Bournemouth and Bosnia-Herzegovina goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 32, who has joined AC Milan on loan, will “evaluate” his future at the end of the season. (Bournemouth Echo)

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook, 28, says “there are things not right all across the pitch” at the struggling Premier League club. (Bournemouth Echo)

Newcastle United

They are still hoping to sign Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen but are unimpressed with the Championship club’s valuation of the player which is in excess of £20m. (Telegraph)

Their boss Steve Bruce is hopeful of sealing a deal for Inter Milan and Austria winger Valentino Lazaro, 23, in time for the weekend. (Newcastle Chronicle)

They have been told that former Everton and England Under-21 winger Ademola Lookman is not available for loan. The 22-year-old is now playing for German side RB Leipzig, but has struggled for game time. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce will sit down with owner Mike Ashley this week to discuss a plan for what remains of the January transfer window. (Guardian)

Newcastle are offering Dwight Gayle to Championship clubs on a “free” loan but will demand a huge £20m fee on promotion. (Telegraph)

Aston Villa

Their midfielder Jota is in talks with Fulham. (Daily Mail)

They are “throwing everything” at a move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. (Daily Star)

They are being linked with a move for France midfielder Steven Nzonzi, 31. The former Blackburn and Stoke player is on loan at Galatasaray from Roma. (Mirror)

They will have to pay more than £20m to sign 23-year-old English forward Jarrod Bowen from Hull City. (The Athletic, via Birmingham Mail)

Aston Villa could move to re-sign Crystal Palace’s Belgian striker Christian Benteke, 29. (Express)

Crystal Palace

Their winger Wilfried Zaha has told the club he is willing to stay for the rest of the season, with no club willing to match the Selhurst Park side’s £80m valuation of the Ivory Coast international. (Daily Mail)

Roy Hodgson is expecting to sign 18-year-old Scottish winger Scott Banks from Dundee United in the next few days. (Football.London)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

They are interested in signing Dinamo Zagreb and Spain midfielder Dani Olmo, 21, in the January transfer window and are willing to pay up to 25m euros (£21.3m). (Sportske Novosti via Calcio Mercato)