Premier League Transfer News Tuesday 16 December

Juan Cuadrado Manchester United transfer newsManchester United are being linked with renewed interest in Fiorentina’s Colombia international Juan Guillermo Cuadrado. However, the Red Devils will have to stump up £28million before the 26-year-old is allowed to leave the Serie A side. Meanwhile, Roma are insisting that Kevin Strootman won’t be leaving the club in January.

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Arsenal are being linked with Roma striker Mattia Destro with reports suggesting talks are already under way about a £15m transfer. The Gunners are also being linked with Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik.

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Arsenal are also being linked with a £25m move for Palermo striker Paulo Dybala.

Southampton could put in a surprise bid for Galatasaray’s Netherlands international midfielder Wesley Sneijder. That’s according to the Daily Mail which suggests that both the Saints and Manchester United are both on alert. The link appears to have been prompted by nothing more than the fact that both clubs are managed by Dutchmen.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor is back from compassionate leave in Togo. However, he looks set to leave White Hart Lane on loan in January. Midfielder Moussa Dembele is also being linked with an exit from Tottenham. A swap deal involving Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph is a possibility but Stoke City are said to be keen. Benoit Assou-Ekotto is also being linked with an exit from Spurs.

West Ham United are looking for a permanent deal for on-loan midfielder Alex Song. However, the Hammers’ Ravel Morrison is back at Upton Park after his loan move at Championship side Cardiff ended two weeks earlier than planned. Reports claim he will be forced to train with the Hammers’ under-21 squad.

Everton could make a move for Hull City defender Curtis Davies.

Liverpool are reported to be looking at Norwich City keeper John Ruddy as they seek to solve their goalkeeping crisis.

Stoke City are the latest Premier League club to be linked with PSV Eindhoven’s 18-year-old winger Zakaria Bakkali. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have been linked with the youngster in the past.

Neymar turned down the chance to move to Manchester City because he didn’t fancy playing on England’s muddy pitches claims the Daily Telegraph.

Steve Clarke and Chris Hughton are both in the frame to succeed Nigel Adkins as manager of Reading. Adkins was sacked yesterday.

West Bromwich Albion and Championship side Bolton Wanderers are both tracking Lorient’s Burkino Faso international striker Alain Traore.

QPR are being linked with Blackburn Rovers striker Rudy Gestede. However, with Rovers now under a transfer embargo, the Championship side may put the skids on any move.