Transfer gossip: Liverpool to swoop for West Ham starlet? Marco Asensio eyes Man United switch?

Transfer rumours and paper review

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers and online…

West Ham are prepared to cash in on Domingos Quina, with Liverpool leading the chase to land the starlet. The Portugal Under-20 international is viewed as one of the most exciting young prospects in the Premier League. But with the Hammers fighting relegation, manager David Moyes will find it difficult to give the teenager regular football this season. (Daily Mail)

Marco Asensio wants to quit Real Madrid for Manchester United. The Spaniard started the season in superb form but has found his opportunities limited in recent weeks. Now he is ready to move and is eyeing United. (Diario Gol)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is battling to save his Manchester United career after being dropped by Jose Mourinho following a row between the two men during a video analysis session at the club’s Carrington training ground last month. (ESPN)

Chelsea are lining up a sensational player-plus-cash deal for the £80million-rated Monaco star Thomas Lemar. They are willing to put Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi into the deal although it may be a loan to get it over the line in January. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace are targeting Monaco’s Guido Carrillo to solve their striker shortage. Roy Hodgson hopes to recruit a new goalkeeper, central midfielder and goalscorer in January. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has paved the way for departures next month, stating “every player has a price”. (talkSPORT)

Everton boss Sam Allardyce ‘not aware’ of any new contact from Chelsea over Ross Barkley. (talkSPORT)

Liverpool and Tottenham target Federico Chiesa valued at £53m by Fiorentina. (talkSPORT)

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