Premier League Transfer News Monday 15 December

Premier League transfer newsManchester United are being linked once again with Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale. Reports suggest United will pay £90m for the Welshman with Real spending the money of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling. Inter Milan and Ajax have joined Real Sociedad in the race to sign United’s Adnan Januzaj on loan.

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Arsenal transfer target Joao Moutinho has ruled out a January move from French side Monaco. Arsenal face competition from Spanish side Real Betis for Barcelona’s 19-year-old striker Munir El Haddadi.

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has been dropped from the first team ‘indefinitely’ says manager Brendan Rodgers.

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Meanwhile, former Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has urged the club to bid £20m in January for Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony.

Manchester City are being linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund central defender Mats Hummels. However, a City bid worth £18million for Uruguayan defender Jose Gimenez has been rejected by Atletico Madrid. However, reports from Scotland claim City have agreed to sell John Guidetti to Celtic in a £3m deal.

Chelsea and Inter Milan are in talks over the loan of the Blues’ Egypt international winger Mohamed Salah. However, Patrick Bamford is unlikely to be recalled from his loan spell at Middlesbrough.

Newcastle United will make another attempt to persuade the Premier League to allow them to sign a goalkeeper on emergency loan. Tim Krul and Rob Elliot are both injured while the loan agreement with Nottingham Forest for Karl Darlow does not include a recall clause.

Sunderland will offload Adam Johnson in January in order to fund a move for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, claims The Sun. The Black Cats saw Borini reject the chance to move to the Stadium Of Light having spent last season on loan at Sunderland. Striker Jozy Altidore is being linked with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen. The USA international hasn’t scored for Sunderland in the Premier League for over a year.

QPR and Crystal Palace are both interested in Stoke City striker Peter Crouch. The Rs are also keeping tabs on Tottenham’s England Under-21 winger Alex Pritchard, currently on loan at Championship side Brentford.

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson could make a move for Jermain Defoe. The Premier League strugglers are also planning an £8m bid for Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric, who plays for HNK Rijeka. Spurs are also interested.