LIVERPOOL and Arsenal are ready for a January transfer battle over Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, while Chelsea are ready to add two teenagers to their squad.
The transfer window may be closed at present, but today’s national newspapers are full of rumours ahead of it opening again on January 1.
French midfielder Cabaye could be the subject of renewed interest, with Liverpool and Arsenal chasing the Newcastle man’s signature – Daily Express
Arsenal are also interested in Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato, who currently plays for Corinthians – talkSPORT
Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has revealed he was close to joining Manchester City before Roberto Mancini left the club, and has refused to rule out a move there in January – Metro
Chelsea are hoping to add two more talented teenagers to their squad with moves for Benfica winger Lazar Markovic, 19, and Inter Milan midfielder Pedro Delgado, 16 – Metro
Tottenham Hotspur will renew their interest in Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao in January – London Evening Standard
Fulham and Sunderland are set to battle it out to sign Venezuelan midfielder Tomas Rincon – The Sun
Liverpool will fight it out with Inter Milan and Verona to sign 20-year-old Argentine winger Juan Iturbe – talkSPORT
Blackburn Rovers have insisted that they will not sell prolific striker Jordan Rhodes in January, despite the club’s £54million debt – The Sun
Spurs are preparing to step up their interest in Brazilian winger Neilton after the player’s agent said the 19-year-old is no nearer to signing a new contract at current club Santos – Daily Express
Dundee United defender John Souttar, 17, who turned down Sunderland last month, says he rejected the chance to play in the Premier League because he did not want to be another lost Scot down south – Daily Record