Daily Transfer Updates: 17th December
The English Premier League winter transfer window may not start until January 1st, but that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill, has it?
And as each website or paper keeps churning out the stories, we bring to you our Daily Transfer Updates, which will help you keep track of all the transfer stories that are being reported across the web and print media.
1. Liverpool and Everton will have to pay more than £6m to buy 19-year-old England goalkeeper Jack Butland (Daily Mirror)
2. Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini’s likely suspension following his headbutt during the weekend draw with Stoke has increased his chances of being sold in the January transfer window. Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a £30m move (The Guardian)
3. Brazil midfielder Paulinho has pledged to stay at Corinthians rather than moving back to Europe, spoiling the hopes of Chelsea and Manchester City (Esporte iG)
4. Mario Balotelli is set to leave the club in January after he took them to a tribunal over a £340,000 fine he received for disciplinary reasons. AC Milan and Inter Milan are ready to sign the Italian (The Guardian)
5. Liverpool are all set to launch a £9m for Barcelona striker David Villa (Various)
6. Lyon are not against the idea of selling top scorer Bafetimbi Gomis in the January transfer window. The French international has been targeted by Liverpool and Chelsea (Canal +)
7. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has agreed for a £20m five-year contract (Daily Mail)
8. Juventus coach Antonio Conte has ruled out making an approach for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in the transfer window (Daily Mail)
9. Barcelona are believed to be showing considerable interest in Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Various)
10. Liverpool linked with a move to sign Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz (Various)
You can follow our LIVE Transfer Talk here