Friday’s Transfer Gossip: Xhaka, Broja,Luiz, Vlahovic, Diaz, Guimaraes, Lingard, Meunier

Friday's Transfer Gossip: Xhaka, Broja,Luiz, Vlahovic, Diaz, Guimaraes, Lingard, Meunier

  • Roma boss Jose Mourinho remains hopeful the Serie A side can sign Arsenal and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 29, before the January transfer window closes. (Mail)


  • West Ham’s top two targets for the January transfer window are 20-year-old Albania striker Armando Broja, who is on loan at Southampton from Chelsea, and 22-year-old Chile forward Ben Brereton Diaz, who plays for Blackburn Rovers. (Football Insider)


  • Everton, Leeds United and Wolves are also interested in signing Broja, who Southampton want to keep beyond the current campaign. (Teamtalk)


  • Aston Villa have turned down a £30m bid from an unnamed Premier League club for Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz. Arsenal are considering making a move for the 23-year-old but are not thought to be the club who have had the offer knocked back. (Evening Standard)


  • Arsenal are continuing their hunt for a striker, with Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin under consideration, although Borussia Dortmund are also monitoring the Toffees hitman as they brace for the potential loss of starman Erling Haaland in the summer.(Mail)


  • Kieran Trippier has revealed that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy ‘annoyed’ him by offering him to other clubs a few months before his eventual exit – and hit out at the club for selling Mousa Dembele in 2019.(Mail)


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  • Adama Traore is finalising a loan move to Barcelona after his switch to Tottenham stalled.(Mail)


  • Cristiano Ronaldo blocked the Instagram account of transfer website Transfermarkt in March last year after taking offence at the valuation they had given him.(Mail)


  • Arsenal’s chase of Cody Gakpo, 22, will have to wait until at least the summer window as PSV Eindhoven have tied the Netherlands forward down to a contract extension. (Mail)


  • Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign United States goalkeeper Matt Turner, 27, from Major League Soccer side New England Revolution in the summer. (Athletic – subscription required)


  • Juventus have agreed to sign Fiorentina’s 21-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, who has been linked with Arsenal, in a deal worth £62.4m. (Mail, via Guardian)


  • Porto have rejected Tottenham’s offer of £37m plus add-ons for 25-year-old Colombia winger Luis Diaz, who has a £66m release clause. (Evening Standard)


  • Aston Villa, Everton and Leicester City are monitoring 29-year-old England international Jesse Lingard’s situation, with the Manchester United attacking midfielder’s move to Newcastle United set to collapse. (Manchester Evening News)


  • Arsenal are set to play Reading in a behind-closed-doors friendly when they return from their warm-weather training camp in Dubai.(Sun)


  • Southampton are interested in a move for Chelsea kid Tino Anjorin and would like to make Armando Broja’s loan permanent – but more likely in the summer than this window.(Sun)


  • Birmingham are rivalling Bournemouth in the race for Peterborough star Siriki Dembele after the Cherries have had two bids of £1m and £1.3m rejected for the 25-year-old, whose deal is up in the summer.(Sun)


  • Barcelona have made contact with Borussia Dortmund as they look to sign 30-year-old Belgium right-back Thomas Meunier on loan from the German side. (Marca)


  • Chelsea offered Lyon £3m in compensation to bring Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 27, back early from his season-long loan at the French club but saw the attempt rejected. (Mail, via Athletic)


  • Aston Villa’s Ashley Young, who can play as a defender or winger, has turned down a move to Newcastle United, with the 36-year-old English player wanting to stay at Villa Park. (Mirror)


  • Newcastle United have completed a deal to sign 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon for £30m. (Talksport)


  • Wolves are standing firm in their efforts to keep hold of Ruben Neves and are confident he will not leave this summer as they set a £40m asking price for the Portugal international.(Sun)


  • Frank Lampard plans to recruit top-rated Chelsea coach Anthony Barry if he gets the Everton job.(Sun)


  • Crystal Palace are keen to turn Jean-Philippe Mateta’s loan permanent after the Mainz striker won over Patrick Vieira. (Sun)

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