THE transfer window may be closed, but the rumours over players’ futures still remains – with the Premier League’s big boys keeping their eyes on talent.
The summer window saw a lot of big-money moves, but the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham remain in the hunt for players.
The Sunday Mirror reports today that Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea are among a host of clubs monitoring Juventus striker Fernando Llorente, 28.
The Spain international has struggled since joining the Serie A side on a free transfer this summer.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid have kept Cristiano Ronaldo out of his former club Manchester United’s clutches by offering the 28-year-old forward a new deal worth £75m. Full story: Mail on Sunday
Other transfer stories today:
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 29, wants a £1m pay-off to leave Tottenham after being banished to the reserves. Full story: Metro
Manchester United manager David Moyes has defended his decision to start forward Wayne Rooney, 27, against Crystal Palace on Saturday, less than four days after he was deemed unfit for international duty with England because of a head injury. Full story: Sunday Telegraph
Meanwhile, Arsenal will test United’s determination to keep Rooney by offering the Old Trafford club £30m for him in the January transfer window. Full story: Mail on Sunday
Mathieu Flamini has warned Arsenal that he wants to finish his career with the “club of his heart” Marseille. The 29-year-old midfielder started his career with the Ligue 1 side before moving to the Gunners in 2004, rejoining Arsenal this summer after five years at AC Milan. Full story: Metro
And Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s concerns over his lack of cover up front was the reason he blocked 25-year-old striker Nicklas Bendtner’s move to Crystal Palace. Full story: Sunday Express
Manchester United and Chelsea are ready to fight it out in an attempt to land Everton’s £20m-rated midfielder Ross Barkley. The 19-year-old featured against Chelsea in Everton’s 1-0 win at Goodison Park on Saturday. Full story: Sunday Express
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is set to spend more of the world record transfer fee they received for Gareth Bale, and will target AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy, 20, in the January transfer window. Full story: the People
Championship side Wigan may make a loan move for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes, 23, before signing him permanently in a deal worth £9m in the January transfer window. Full story: Sunday Express