Liverpool dealt blow in striker chase, Chelsea to bank £57m for Costa – GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has dismissed rumours linking the Eagles with a move for ex-West Ham striker Carlton Cole, 33, who is a free agent. (Croydon Advertiser) Liverpool will have to battle Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in the race for 21-year-old RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner. (Mundo Deportivo)Meanwhile, Liverpool’s hopes of signing RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita in January rather than next summer as agreed are slim, even if the German club exit the Champions League. (Liverpool Echo)Chelsea managed to sell Diego Costa back to Atletico Madrid for as much as £57.5million. (The Times)Tottenham are considering a move for 19-year-old Everton forward Ademola Lookman. (Daily Mirror)Everton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed the Toffees “thought” they had signed Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud in the summer, only for the French striker to stay with the Gunners. (Daily Express)Manchester City playmaker David Silva has put contract talks on hold, with AC Milan interested in signing the 31-year-old Spain international. (Tuttomercatoweb)City defender Kyle Walker has said it was “incredibly” tough to leave Tottenham in the summer, but was “hurt” by not being selected to start several big games towards the end of last season. (The Times)West Ham United midfielder Reece Oxford, 18, will cut short his loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach and return to the Hammers in December. (ESPN)Stoke boss Mark Hughes believes French centre-back Kurt Zouma, on loan at the Potters from Chelsea, is worth £40m in the transfer market. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle United are yet to begin talks with manager Rafael Benitez over a new contract at St James’ Park. (Newcastle Chronicle)West Brom boss Tony Pulis remains interested in signing Watford striker Troy Deeney and could make a move for the 29-year-old in January. (Express & Star)In other news…Bayern Munich are in talks with former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel over their vacant managerial position. (SportBuzzer)Tuchel flew to Munich on Friday and has been in contact with the club’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. (Bild)Here are the latest headlines…Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero expected to be out for between two and four weeks after breaking rib in Amsterdam car crashFootball is ignoring its duty of care to players, says former Chelsea doctor Eva CarneiroDavid Luiz absence is a ‘big loss’, says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte ahead of Manchester City clashNapoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam set to reject Liverpool and ChelseaGeoffrey Kondogbia ready to snub Liverpool and Tottenham for ValenciaSam Allardyce hopes Roy Hodgson can ‘work his magic’ at Crystal Palace – but fears the worst for clubEXCLUSIVE – New Birmingham boss Steve Cotterill eyes promotion ‘this season or next’FIFA 18 wonderkids: Top 14 starlets in SpainAston Villa striker Ross McCormack joins A-League side Melbourne City on loanManchester City FC team news: Predicted City XI for Premier League clash v ChelseaManchester United team news: Predicted line-up for Premier League match against Crystal PalaceChelsea FC team news: Probable Blues XI for massive Manchester City match 1 Transfer rumours and paper review last_img read more