Rumours & Gossip of the Premier League are at full flow with Manchester United at the peak of it.
Clubs are ready to make the move, have identified their targets and confirmed some deals as done.

With football comes an amazing plethora of Rumours & Gossip which may not always be realistic but hellishly fun!
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Rumours & Gossip of the premier league keep us excited and on our toes.

These are updated as of 13th January.

Manchester United

Manchester United will make a £65m bid, including add-ons, for Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 25, after a deal offering players plus cash was rejected. (Mirror)

Manchester United are one of two clubs to have made a formal approach for Birmingham City and England Under-17 midfielder Jude Bellingham, 16. (Mirror) 

Their defender Ashley Young will only be allowed to leave the club if manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can get all the business he wants done over the line. (Daily Express)

Manchester United are set to lodge a £65m bid for Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes this week but rebuffed the club’s offer of Marcos Rojo, Joel Pereira or Angel Gomes as part of a player-plus-cash deal. (Daily Mirror)

They are interested in signing Wolves’ Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 28, and are looking at Lyon’s French forward Moussa Dembele, 23. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and assistant Mike Phelan went to watch Fernandes in action this week. (Standard)

And United are growing increasingly confident of signing Fernandes in a £60m deal. (Star)

Juventus are set to offer Paulo Dybala a new contract, despite the 26-year-old Argentine forward being heavily linked with Manchester United and Tottenham last summer. (Goal)

Manchester United are willing to offer two players, including 29-year-old Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, as part of a £60m deal to sign Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 25, from Sporting Lisbon. (Talksport)

Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek is set to join Real Madrid. The 22-year-old was a target for Manchester United(Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United will scout Lille’s Boubakary Soumare, 20, one final time before making a bid for the France Under-20 midfielder. (Sunday Express)

Manchester United are competing with former midfielder David Beckham and his MLS side Inter Miami for Boca Juniors and Argentina Under-20 midfielder Agustin Almendra, 19. (Star on Sunday)

They are set to revive their interest in signing Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal play-maker Bruno Fernandes, 25. (

Juventus will not sell midfielders Emre Can, 25, or Adrien Rabiot, 24, in January, says director Fabio Paratici, despite interest from Manchester United and Everton(Daily Mail)

They have reportedly entered the race to sign Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz. (Daily Star)

Manchester United’s England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, is teaming up with leading agent Mino Raiola, following rumours of his departure from Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)

They are interested in Leicester City’s England midfielder James Maddison, 23, but are aware that it is difficult to conclude big transfers in January. (Sky Sports)

The agent of Barcelona and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 32, will speak to Manchester United about the player moving to the Premier League in January. (Corriere Della Sera, via Mirror)

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says a number of Manchester United players are playing for their futures. England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, only has 18 months left on his contract, with Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, 22-year-old Dutch full-back Timothy Fosu-Mensah and and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 25, out of contract at the end of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United reportedly snubbed the chance to sign Leicester star James Maddison for £5m four years ago. (Daily Star)

Manchester United And Arsenal have submitted offers to sign Paris St-Germain and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32. (El Chiringuito – via Metro)

Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has been delaying a return to management in the hope of replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are understood to be interested in signing Hellas Verona and Albania defender Marash Kumbulla, 19. (Star)

Lyon and France striker Moussa Dembele, 23, was watched by Manchester United scouts as he scored in his side’s 3-1 French League Cup win over Stade Brest on Wednesday. (Daily Mail)

They are giving serious consideration to a move for Donny van de Beek, the highly regarded young Ajax and Holland midfielder. (Daily Telegraph)

They have accepted Tottenham’s Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, wants to go move abroad rather than Old Trafford. (Evening Standard)

Juventus midfielder Emre Can has reportedly ruled out a potential move to Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)

They are reportedly ready to go all out to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the January transfer window. (Daily Star)

Ashley Young is unhappy with Manchester United after the club stopped him from joining Inter Milan during the current transfer window, according to reports. (Daily Star)


Arsenal are considering an appeal against the length of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s suspension, expected to be three games, but will wait on the referee’s report before deciding.

Arsenal and Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi’s agent will hold talks with Galatasaray about the 27-year-old moving to the Turkish club. (Fotomac – Turkey)

Arsenal have formally contacted Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich to express their interest in 31-year-old Germany defender Jerome Boateng. (Footmercato)

Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, has been linked with leaving the Gunners but says he is “committed” to the club. (Daily Mail)

They are unlikely to make permanent signings in January and will instead focus on loan deals. (Goal)

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe, 19, is set to leave on loan this month as the Gunners work on offloading as many as 12 players in a busy January window. (The Athletic – via Metro)

They are reportedly ready to battle Manchester United and Tottenham to sign highly-rated Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare. (Daily Mirror)

Shkodran Mustafi has changed agents, sparking speculation the Arsenal defender is looking to secure a move in the January transfer window. (Daily Mirror)

Mikel Arteta is being urged to swoop for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake if Chelsea don’t sign the Dutch 24-year-old. (Daily Star)

Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed that he was interviewed by Everton for three hours for the role now held by Carlo Ancelotti. (Daily Mail)

They are in the race to sign right-back Yan Couto, 17, from Brazilian side Coritiba. (Globoesporte – via Metro)

Arsenal will battle Barcelona for the transfer of RB Leipzig’s France Under-21 defender Dayot Upamecano, 21. (Express)


Chelsea have made an enquiry about Brighton centre-back Lewis Dunk, with the Seagulls valuing the 28-year-old England defender at £50m. (The Times)

Chelsea and Manchester United are likely to face competition from Juventus in the race to sign Dembele. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has ruled out a Chelsea exit for Danish defender Andreas Christensen, 23, in the January transfer window. (Star)

Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, has agreed to join Inter Milan at the end of the season. (Sunday Star)

Chelsea are looking at making a move for Bayern and Austria left-back David Alaba, who has 18 months left on his contract. (Mirror)

Chelsea have earmarked Inter Milan’s Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa, 23, as their top January transfer target as manager Frank Lampard looks to sign a new forward. (Express)

Lampard has opened the door for France forward Olivier Giroud to leave the Blues this month, amid speculation linking the 33-year-old with Aston Villa(Birmingham Mail)

They are interested in signing Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha this month – but are not willing to meet the Eagles’ £80m valuation. (Express)

Chelsea’s left-back Marcos Alonso is a target for Italian side Inter Milan and the Blues could allow the 29-year-old Spain international to leave. (Telegraph)

They have made West Ham defender Issa Diop their primary target and will bid £40m for the 22-year-old Frenchman. (Express)

The Blues are unlikely to pursue a move for Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha because manager Frank Lampard does not see the 27-year-old as the right fit for the squad. (90min)

They have bid £17m for Metz and Senegal attacker Habib Diallo, 24. (Republicain Lorraine – in French)

Chelsea defender Reece James, 20, is close to signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge. (Metro)

They have joined Tottenham in the running to sign France winger Thomas Lemar, 24, on loan from Atletico Madrid until the end of the season. (Telegraph)

FC Metz striker Habib Diallo is on Chelsea’s radar, with the club willing to pay £17m to bring the Senegal 24-year-old to Stamford Bridge. (Daily Star)

Chelsea and Inter Milan have reportedly approached Napoli striker Dries Mertens as they bid to snap him up on a free transfer this summer. (Daily Mail)

They are poised to make a £40m January move for West Ham’s French defender Issa Diop. (Daily Express)

They can trigger RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner’s £42.6m release clause this transfer window but are still unlikely to secure his signature. (Daily Express)

Inter have offered £3.4m for Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud but they are holding out for £8.5m.


They are preparing a £25m bid to sign Brazil forward Everton Soares 23, from Gremio. (ESPN)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti will try to fin a “solution” in the transfer market following his side’s FA Cup exit to a youthful Liverpool side. (Times) 

They have joined the race to sign St Etienne’s French defender Wesley Fofana, 19, who is wanted by a host of clubs across Europe. (Daily Star)

They are also keen on Fernandes and will make Senegal striker Oumar Niasse, 29, Curacao full-back Cuco Martina, 30 and Turkey striker Cenk Tosun, 28, available to raise funds. (Express)

They want to take Juventus’ French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 24, on loan until the end of the season. (Corriere Dello Sport, via Sport Witness)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has apparently told Gylfi Sigurdsson that he will be sold in the January transfer window. (Daily Express)


They are willing to let English forward Dwight Gayle, 29, go out on loan, and any deal would have to include an obligation to buy for £20m. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle United’s English forward Dwight Gayle, 29, has been linked with Championship promotion hopefuls Preston(Lancashire Evening Post)

Newcastle want to sign Giroud on loan for the rest of the season but Chelsea have told them they will not let the striker leave unless they can bring in a replacement. (Telegraph)

Their manager Steve Bruce said the club has no intention of selling its best young players after being asked about Manchester United’s interest in Sean Longstaff, 22. (Manchester Evening News)

They are interested in Sampdoria’s Gambia international defender Omar Colley, 27. (Tuttomercato via Chronicle Live)

They are in the race with Aston Villa to sign France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, from Chelsea. (Telegraph)

The Magpies and Aston Villa are considering signing out-of-favour Brighton striker Glenn Murray, 36, until the end of the season. (Guardian)

They are interested in signing former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel from Galatasaray. The Turkish side are keen eager to offload the 33-year-old Netherlands international in January, with Ajax also considering a move. (Express)

The Magpies are keen to sign RB Leipzig forward Ademola Lookman, 22, and have proposed a loan move with a view to a permanent deal in the summer for the English forward. (Dail Mail)

They have been told they must pay more than £22.5m if they are to sign RB Leipzig and England Under-21 forward Ademola Lookman, 22. (Northern Echo) 

The Magpies have also bid for 22-year-old Nigerian Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis. (Daily Star)

Tottenham Hotspurs

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen, whose contract expires in the summer, has agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Inter Milan – and Spurs want £17m to sell the 27-year-old Denmark international in January. (La Gazzetta dello Sport – Italy)

They have emerged as a potential threat to West Ham in the race to sign Benfica’s Portugal midfielder Gedson Fernandes, 21. (Daily Mail)

Derby and QPR are leading the chase for Tottenham winger Jack Clarke, 19. (Mirror)

Tottenham are set to beat West Ham to the signing of Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes, 21, on an 18-month loan deal. (Sunday Mirror)

Ajax’s Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech, 26, has been told he can leave the club this month, after being linked with a move to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window. (Football.London)

They are considering a loan approach for Atletico Madrid’s France midfielder Thomas Lemar, 24, with a 60m euros (£51m) option-to-buy. (Independent)

Their English midfielder Harry Winks, 23, is a possible target for Manchester City and Manchester United. (Athletic, via Mirror)

Inter Milan have made a £20m bid for Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, but manager Antonio Conte would prefer to sign Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal, 32. (Mirror)

Zaha’s agent is trying to get him a move to Tottenham Hotspur – but they are also not prepared to pay that amount for the 27-year-old winger. (Mirror)

Tottenham have joined the race with Arsenal and Manchester United and are trying to sign centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 26, from Barcelona with the Spanish club keen to sell the France international. (El Desmarque – in Spanish)

They have joined the race to sign AC Milan’s 24-year-old Poland international striker Krzysztof Piatek with the Italian side holding out for £30m. (Guardian)

Spurs have no immediate plans to sign a replacement for injured midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 30, who is out until April. The club are focusing on signing a midfielder if they sell Kenyan Victor Wanyama, 28, and Denmark international Christian Eriksen, 27. (Evening Standard)

Brighton, Crystal Palace and Southampton are all looking to sign Tottenham’s right-back​ Kyle Walker-Peters, 22, on loan. (Sky Sports)

They are looking into the possibility of signing former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, 23, from Lyon after learning that Harry Kane will be out until April with injury. (Goal)

They are for Koulibaly but the Old Trafford outfit could have more joy in securing a deal for Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 28, in January. (Daily Star)

Spurs are interested in Barcelona and Portugal full-back Nelson Semedo, 26. (Mirror)


Watford have joined Everton in the race to sign Carlisle’s 17-year-old English forward Jarrad Branthwaite. (Watford Observer)

They are considering a bid for Fulham left-back Joe Bryan, 26. (Sky Sports)


Burnley’s English defender Ben Gibson, 26, is attracting interest from German sides Eintracht Frankfurt and Cologne(Daily Mail)

They are considering a move for Scotland and Aberdeen centre-back Scott McKenna, 23. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace

Their English striker Connor Wickham, 26, is set to join Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on loan following the arrival of Turkey forward Cenk Tosun, 28, at Selhurst Park. (Daily Mail on Sunday)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson wants two strikers in the January transfer window. (South London Press)

They have rejected an approach from German champions Bayern Munich to sign Zaha. (Guardian)

Crystal Palace or Brighton will have to pay a loan fee to Tottenham if they want right-back Kyle Walker-Peters on loan. (Daily Star


Jurgen Klopp is interested in bringing in Barcelona and France forward Ousmane Dembele, 22. (ElDesmarque – in Spanish)

Liverpool fans are excited at the prospect of signing Ousmane Dembele – after the 22-year-old Barcelona and France forward liked a mocked-up picture of him wearing a Reds kit on Instagram. (Express)

They have bid for 23-year-old Turkey and Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. (Metro)

The Reds are set to give a new contract to 22-year-old Spanish midfielder Pedro Chirivella. (Sky Sports)

They are running the risk of losing Georginio Wijnaldum, as the 29-year-old enters the latter stages of his contract. (Daily Mail)

Rhian Brewster is set to complete his loan switch from Liverpool to Swansea in the next 24 hours. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham are among the clubs monitoring the Seagulls’ English defender Ben White, 22, during his loan spell with Championship side Leeds United. (Sky Sports)

They have identified Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey as an alternative to Jadon Sancho, according to reports. (Daily Star)

Manchester City

Defender John Stones’ future at Manchester City is in question with the club yet to open negotiations over a new contract with the 25-year-old England centre-half, who has two years left on his deal. (Sunday Express)

Pep Guardiola is targeting Inter Milan’s Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 24, who has also been monitored by Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Mirror)

They are interested in signing Wolves’ Spanish winger Adama Traore, 23. (Calcio Mercato)

They are planning four to six signings this year, with a centre-back and left-back the priorities for manager Pep Guardiola. (Telegraph)

Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 34, says he is close to activating clauses in his Manchester City contract which would automatically trigger a contract extension. (ESPN Brazil, via Mirror)

West Ham United

Sassuolo winger and Ivory Coast international Jeremie Boga, 23, is wanted by Everton and West Ham. (Star)

David Moyes wants to add former Everton defender Alan Stubbs to his coaching team. (Star on Sunday)

They are keen to bring in Benfica’s Portugal midfielder Gedson Fernandes, 20, who has a £102m release clause in his current deal. (Football.London)

The Hammers have agreed a £4m deal to sign Middlesbrough keeper Darren Randolph, who left West Ham to join the Championship club in 2017. (Guardian) 

Their move for Benfica’s Portugal midfielder Gedson Fernandes, 20, has stalled. (Guardian)

The Hammers are considering Genk’s Norwegian Sander Berge, 21, and 29-year-old Wales international Joe Allen of Stoke City as possible midfield alternatives to Fernandes. (Daily Mail)

Their boss David Moyes wants to sign Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 32, for a third time and bring him to the London club from Shandong Luneng(Sky Sports)

They have agreed a deal in principle to sign Benfica’s Portuguese midfielder Gedson Fernandes, 21, on an 18-month loan without an option to buy. (Daily Mail)

Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton, Crystal Palace and Norwich are interested in signing Tanzania striker Mbwana Samatta, 27, from Belgian side Genk. (Guardian)

Napoli are interested in Brighton’s French striker Neal Maupay, 23. (Telegraph) 

Aston Villa

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has emerged as a transfer target for Manchester City, who could face competition to sign the 24-year-old English player from local rivals Manchester United. (Metro) 

Former Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor thinks United would pay £70m for Grealish – but says the midfielder would only leave in the summer if they are relegated. (Express)

Aston Villa and Newcastle United are keen on a January move for Le Havre forward Tino Kadewere, with Norwich City and Tottenham also interested in the 24-year-old Zimbabwe striker. (Football Insider)

Pepe Reina sets to join Aston Villa by next week. (various sources)

They are delaying a move for a new keeper to give No.2 Orjan Nyland a chance to establish himself.

They have been in contact with Crystal Palace over a move to re-sign Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 29. (Telegraph)

Villa have been offered the chance to sign Spanish former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 37, from AC Milan(Mail)

They want to sign Middlesbrough’s DR Congo striker Britt Assombalonga, 27, as cover for injured Brazil forward Wesley. (Northern Echo)

They are weighing up a move for Burnley and England striker Jay Rodriguez, 30. (The Athletic)

They are set to sign former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 37, from AC Milan. (AS – in Spanish)

No deal for Pepe Reina will be made with Aston Villa until AC Milan have found another goalkeeper, according to the player’s agent. (Daily Mail)

Sheffield United

They are monitoring Ipswich Town’s 21-year-old English central defender Luke Woolfenden, with the club prioritising the signing of two centre-backs. (Sheffield Star)

Sheffield’s boss Chris Wilder has ruled out loan exits for midfielders Luke Freeman, 27, and Ben Osborn, 25, this month but a host of other names could be set for moves away from Bramall Lane. (Mirror)

Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers says England midfielder James Maddison, 23, will not be affected by ongoing interest from Manchester United(Mirror)

They have opened talks with Barcelona over a potential deal for young right-back Moussa Wague in the January transfer window. (Daily Star)

They are refusing to give up on signing Juventus and Turkish defender Merih Demiral, 21, despite having two bids rejected and facing competition from Manchester City. (Mirror)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has made Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar a top target, with Arsenal,Tottenham and Chelsea also monitoring the France international, 24. (Goal)

They have emerged as a possible destination for Atletico Madrid’sThomas Lemar because of the club’s relationship with the 24-year-old France winger’s agent, Jorge Mendes. (Mundo Deportivo, via Sport Witness)

Wolves Italian striker Patrick Cutrone, 22, is close to joining Fiorentina only five months after joining the Premier League club from AC Milan for £16.2m (Guardian)