The latest rumors and gossip from Friday’s back page, including Newcastle’s hopes of signing this month.
Newcastle have a nine-man transfer shortlist that includes Everton winger Anthony Gordon and three Chelsea players (Hakim Ziyech, Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Daily Telegraph)) in January.
Club – sat in the top four premier league table – Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is considering a £35m move despite struggling with injuries in recent seasons (The Sun).
Current leaders Arsenal are interested in Bournemouth winger Jadon Anthony, whose contract expires in the summer. However, Bayer will face competition with his Leverkusen, Borussia with his Mönchengladbach and Leicester (Daily Mail).
It’s been a busy month at Chelsea and they’re not done there. The club continues its search for a central midfielder after receiving no encouragement from Tottenham that summer signing Yves Bissuma could move this month (Daily Telegraph).
From a former Brighton midfielder to one still at the club. The Stamford Bridge outfit have been told to withdraw the acquisition of Moises Caicedo this month after a ‘cheeky’ initial offer was turned down (Daily Express).
Manchester and City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has agreed a free transfer to Barcelona in the summer, according to Spanish reports (The Sun).
While at Old Trafford, Manchester United blocked Everton from signing Anthony Elanga on loan over concerns about the weather at Goodison Park (Daily Star).
One former Everton manager feeling the pressure is David Moyes, who West Ham have decided to approach to become their next manager should they decide to sack Rafael Benitez (Daily Star).
Taffy’s and Aston Villa are in a battle over the signing of fading striker Moussa Dembele at French club Lyon (The Sun).
Besiktas manager Senor Gunnes says Dele Alli has not done enough to deserve a first-team spot following recent reports that he is considering a return to Everton. (Daily Mirror).
Croatia (The Sun) reports that Nottingham Forest are considering adding Dinamo Zagreb goalkeeper Dominik Rybakovic to their squad.
And finally on Friday, Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp decided to keep frequently injured midfielder Arthur Melo at the club until the end of the season, with him available in the coming weeks. (Daily Express).