Transfer rumours and paper review on Sunday, 9 October: Manchester City to target Bellerin and Man United after Everton duo

9 Oct

On Sunday, here is the best gossip from the world of football.


Chelsea’s £20m-rated Denmark 20-year-old defender Andreas Christensen – currently on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach – is wanted by Barcelona. (Sun on Sunday)

Jose Mourinho is keen to bring Everton right-back Seamus Colema to Man United in a £16m deal. (Sunday People)

United are also interested in Toffees striker Romelu Lukaku after the 23-year-old Belgium international was watched by club scouts during Everton’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace(Star on Sunday)

Man United right back Matteo Darmian is closing in on a return to his native Italy with a move to Inter set to be finalised. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via talkSPORT)

Man City are targeting up to four new full-backs – including Arsenal’s £40m-rated Spain international Hector Bellerin, 21. (Sunday Times – subscription required)

England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, says he was short of options before joining Torino on loan from Manchester City in an effort to play regularly. (Sun on Sunday)

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are prepared to pay 27-year-old Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil £250,000 a week if talks over a new deal with the Gunners break down. (Sunday Express) 

New York Red Bulls are not interested in signing Bastian Schweinsteiger despite rumours linking the 32-year-old midfielder with a move to Major League Soccer. (Bild via Goal.com)

Former Man City boss Roberto Mancini is a surprise contender for the England manager’s job. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool are ready to offer 24-year-old Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho a new contract to fend off interest from Barca. (Sunday People)

Manc City and Spain forward Nolito said he came close to joining Barcelona before deciding his future was in the Premier League. (Mundo Deportivo)

New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard said he “only wants the Chelsea job” if he moves into management when his playing days are over. (Sky Sports)

West Ham United players not on international duty were called into training every day last week following the club’s poor start to the season. (Mail on Sunday)

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