Daily Transfer Updates: 19th December
The 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. Italian giants Juventus have joined the race for Celtic striker Gary Hooper with Newcastle, Southampton and Liverpool (Various)
2. Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente is reportedly happy with English clubs Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham showing interest in him (Various)
3. Diego Simeone’s name has been added to the list of managers Chelsea will turn to if Pep Guardiola snubs Stamford Bridge (Daily Mirror)
4. Liverpool’s Joe Cole and former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka are targets for Queens Park Rangers in the January transfer window (Daily Mail)
5. Lionel Messi has agreed to a new six-year contract to stay with Barcelona until 2018 (Bristol Post)
6. Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge will snub Tottenham to sign for Liverpool next month (The Sun)
7. Arsenal have held “peace talks” with Theo Walcott over a new contract and will tie up deals for British quartet Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey and Kieran Gibbs (Daily Mirror)
8. Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has offered no guarantees that Frank Lampard whose contract is due to expire in the summer, will see out the season at Stamford Bridge (Sky Sports)
9. Roma have confirmed that Daniele De Rossi will not be sold despite being linked with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain (Talksport)
10. Burnley have insisted that Arsenal and Liverpool target Charlie Austin is not for sale ( Various)