Rumour: Ozil To Sign Arsenal Deal, Chelsea Want Lampard Back, Others

By Adebayo Williams

Arsenal’s German playmaker, Mesut Ozil, is reportedly on the verge of signing a contract extension with the Gunners. The 28-year-old will be the side’s highest paid player when he signs the £200,000-a-week deal.

Liverpool are set to hunt West Brom’s Saido Berahino. The Reds are said to be willing to snap up the youngster from The Hawthorns in the January window. Also on Jurgen Klopp’s shortlist is Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, Inaki Williams, Alexandre Lacazette and Luan Vieira.

Scottish giants Celtic are said to  have entered a race with Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City to sign 19-year-old Ezri Konsa. The Charlton defender is also wanted by Liverpool and Chelsea.

Manchester United will battle Barcelona and Real Madrid for Porto striker Andre Silva. The 21-year-old was reportedly scouted by Arsenal earlier this season sparking rumour the North London side may be interested in his services.

England’s interim boss, Gareth Southgate is said to be on course to be offered the job on a permanent basis. The former Middlesbrough boss will earn £1.5 million, lower than Roy Hodgson and Sam Allardyce.

Manchester United’s Memphis Depay is as surprise target for Italian giants, Juventus. The Netherlands attacker has been identified as a backup should their move for Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez fail.

Hull City manager Mike Phelan wants to gamble on former Manchester United youngster Ravel Morrison in January to boost their survival bid. The controversial 23-year-old has made just eight league appearances in 16 months for Lazio.

Chelsea will offer Frank Lampard a role at the club if he decides to retire following his departure from New York City. The Blues are keen to reach out to club legends for non-playing positions.

West Ham are weighing up a move for Watford striker Troy Deeney to help their goalscoring crisis.

Harry Kane is set to demand a wage of £120,000-per-week to sign a new Tottenham contract, with the wage structure at the club called into question.


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