CHELSEA are today reported to be ready to test Manchester United’s resolve to keep Wayne Rooney with a January bid.
Metro reports that the Stamford Bridge club will make an improved offer of £35m for the striker, who will lead England attack in the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
United, meanwhile, are keeping a close eye on how Gareth Bale adapts to life at Real Madrid with a view to a shock move for the Welshman next year. (Metro)
The Red Devils’ manager David Moyes admits he will consider the possibility of sending winger Wilfried Zaha out on loan in January. (Sky Sports)
United have been linked with a move for Basel’s Michael Goncalves, with reports in Switzerland suggesting a bid could be made as early as January for the 18-year-old defender. (Daily Star)
All is quiet on the Newcastle United and Sunderland fronts, but there is plenty of transfer speculation elsewhere.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are in competition for Olympiakos’s Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou, who has scored 14 goals in 14 games. (Daily Star)
Feyenoord boss Ronald Koeman has admitted that Bruno Martins Indi may have to be sold amid speculation linking the defender with a move to the Premier League. (Sky Sports)
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have started monitoring Anderlecht’s teenage attacking midfielders Dennis Praet and Youri Tielemans, who both played in the Champions League against Paris St-Germain last week. (Daily Star)
Steve Bruce will look into the option of making on-loan Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore a permanent Hull player in January. (Sky Sports)