The latest football transfer rumours as we head into the weekend.
Chelsea prepared to trump Tottenham in Barkley bid
Chelsea are close to bringing in Ross Barkley to Stamford Bridge in a £15million deal, the Daily Mail reports. The current Premier League champions attempted to sign the Everton attacking midfielder in the summer and are willing to spend to prevent the 24-year-old signing for rivals Tottenham, the paper says.
PSG lead chase for Ryan Sessegnon
Ryan Sessegnon is a man in demand, according to the Mirror. The 17-year-old has a host of top clubs all eager to sign him up, with Paris St Germain joining the chase for the Fulham man. The paper said Tottenham could bid again for the left back, while Manchester United and Manchester City are keeping tabs on the teenager.
Barca to offer Liverpool £140m for Coutinho
The Philippe Coutinho saga continues to rumble on – with the Mirror reporting that Barcelona will offer £140million for the Liverpool man. The paper said Anfield want most of the money up front and are keen to avoid a repeat of the summer where the base figure was low and had “unrealistic add-ons”.
Watford want to offload Troy Deeny and replace with Bournemouth star
Watford are looking to dispose of Troy Deeney and want to bring in Bournemouth’s Benik Afobe, the Daily Mail reports. Deeney is the captain at Vicarage Road, but has only found the net twice this season and the paper says they will be looking to receive offers north of £20million.
Man United target Celtic fullback Tierney
Manchester United have put Celtic’s Kieran Tierney on their wishlist, according to the Daily Record. Jose Mourinho is said to have been impressed by the 20-year-old but the Hoops will be looking to keep hold of the midfielder.
Ben Arfa free to leave big-spending PSG
Hatem Ben Arfa has been told he can leave Paris St Germain in January, according to L’Equipe.
Inter happy to wait until summer to sign Juan Mata
Juan Mata: Inter Milan are keen on taking on the 29-year-old from Manchester United when his contract expires in the summer, the Mirror says.
Jamie Murphy expected to complete Rangers move
Jamie Murphy is expected to complete his move from Brighton to Rangers on Friday. The 28-year-old will sign a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Ladbrokes Premiership side after falling out of favour with the Seagulls. Murphy said he was delighted to be joining the club he’s supported since he was a young boy, say The Times