The latest rumors and gossip from Monday’s back pages, including Tottenham targeting the Roma midfielder.
We start in north London and Roma winger Niccolò Zaniolo is keen to move to Tottenham. The 23-year-old hopes to leave the Italian club at this window and Roma are ready to cash in as his contract expires next year (Daily Mirror).
Antonio Conte and Spurs freeze contract talks, threatening his future as head coach. His current contract expires at the end of the season (The Times).
The club also wants to know if Fabio Paratici, the club’s managing director of football, will be banned from working on transfers (Daily Telegraph).
Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß has suggested the Bundesliga giants cannot afford Tottenham’s Harry Kane’s £130m asking price (Daily Mail).
He joined Arsenal but Leandro Trossard’s agent reveals Spurs were interested in signing the Belgian player before completing a £27m move to Premier League leaders The Gunners. I did (Daily Mail).
Another Arsenal new signing and soon-to-be player Jakub Kiwior was spotted in the manager’s box for Sunday’s Premier League match against Manchester United (The Sun).
Elsewhere, Everton are considering a £15m move for Sheffield United star Yliman Ndiaye. The Senegalese international has scored 10 goals from 8.09 xG in his championship bet on Sky this season. (Sun).
The Toffees discussed the fate of director Frank Lampard. He waits to find out about his fate.
Former Chelsea and Derby boss Lampard spoke with owner Farhad Mosiri, chairman Bill Kenwright and director of football Kevin Selwell over the weekend to discuss Saturday’s 2-0 win at West Ham. After the defeat, he admitted that things would change (Daily Mail).
We’ve seen plenty of new signings at Chelsea, but Hakim Ziyech could be the first casualty of the club’s January transfer spree by moving to Roma (The Sun).
Brendan Rodgers is eyeing two new signings this week in what could be a pivotal month in Leicester’s season (Daily Telegraph).
Tete is looking to move to the Premier League this month, with Fox showing strong interest in Lyon’s Brazilian winger (Daily Mail).
Southampton are planning to storm Chelsea again to sign top young full-back Sirco Thomas. Out of contract (The Sun).
Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing is speaking to Valencia (Daily Mirror).