TRANSFER GIST: Everton Hunt For Schneiderlin
Everton are set to make an improved £22 million bid for Morgan Schneiderlin after the midfielder told Manchester United he wants to move to Goodison Park.
The Toffees have had a £19m offer rejected for Schneiderlin but are ready to return with a new offer in the next 48 hours which will be closer to United’s £24m asking price.
United are confident of recouping all of the £24m they paid to sign Schneiderlin from Southampton in 2015, with West Brom also keen on the Frenchman having had an £18m bid rejected.
Schneiderlin, 27, has told the Red Devils that he would prefer to move to Everton and re-unite with his former Southampton manager Ronald Koeman as he looks to get his career back on track.
In Other News…
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will not make any signings in January and instead try and resolve new contracts for Chile winger Alexis Sanchez, 28, Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, France striker Olivier Giroud, 30, French midfielder Francis Coquelin, 25, and Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla, 32. (Sun)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will try and sign Germany defender Holger Badstuber, 27, on a six-month loan deal from his former club Bayern Munich. (Sun)
The Chinese Super League are prepared to pay a top England footballer £800,000 a week, with Tottenham’s Dele Alli, 20, and Harry Kane, 23, Ross Barkley, 23, of Everton and Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, 27, the leading targets. (Daily Mail)
Southampton will try and sign Liverpool’s France defender Mamadou Sakho, 26, after their captain Jose Fonte handed in a transfer request. (L’Equipe via Daily Star)
Moussa Dembele does not want to leave Celtic in January, despite West Ham’s reported £20m bid for the 20-year-old French midfielder. (Daily Mail)
Crystal Palace are ready to rival West Ham for Hull winger Robert Snodgrass, with the Scotland international expected to cost up to £9m. (Guardian)
Juventus’ France full-back Patrice Evra could re-join Manchester United, but only as a coach in Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)
Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes, 26, could leave Middlesbrough following the arrival of Rudy Gestede. (Sky Sports)
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka wants to sign Stoke’s Spain striker Bojan Krkic, 26, and Everton’s Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu, 22. (Mirror)
Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 19, has been told it is unlikely he will be allowed to leave Manchester United on loan in January. (Manchester Evening News)
Sacked Swansea boss Bob Bradley has been offered the Norway job. (Nettavisen – in Norwegian)
Chelsea are preparing a move to sign Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, 31, in the January transfer window. (Sky Sport Italia via Talksport)
However, Chelsea are yet to contact Swansea over the Spain forward. (South Wales Evening Post)
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce wants to re-sign England midfield Fabian Delph, 27, from Manchester City. Bruce is also keen on Everton’s England midfielder Tom Cleverley, 27, Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury, 26, and Leicester midfielder Matty James, 25. (Telegraph)
Mark Hughes has confirmed Stoke are in talks with Peter Crouch, 35, to extend the former England striker’s contract. (Stoke Sentinel)
Manchester United and AC Milan target Keita Balde Diao, the 21-year-old Senegal striker, will not be leaving Lazio in January. (Calciomercato)
West Brom striker Saido Berahino, who has not played for the club since September, has uploaded a video to Instagram with the message: “They say i aint fit #ok’, and two angry face emojis. (Express and Star)
Paris St-Germain’s Spanish striker Jese Rodriguez, 23, is willing to take a pay cut to move on loan to La Liga side Las Palmas. But PSG are expected to receive bids from Roma and Liverpool for the former Real Madrid player. (Marca)
Juventus’ Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 23, favours a move to Real Madrid over Barcelona. (Marca)
West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has tweeted to say the Insider column will be removed from the Hammers official website after it hinted the club had a £20m bid for Moussa Dembele rejected by Celtic. (Squawka)
Adam Lallana has revealed he is only allowed one Liverpool player in his Fantasy Football team, which is Roberto Firmino and says he regrets putting himself in the team. (FPL Show)