Transfer gossip: Chelsea to launch new Barkley bid, Arsenal make last attempt to keep Ozil

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…


Chelsea are preparing another bid to entice Everton midfielder Ross Barkley to Stamford Bridge. Barkley snubbed the Premier League champions on deadline day in August because he preferred the idea of a move to Tottenham where he thought he had more chance of regular football. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is willing to consider a move abroad in the January window, with the likes of Real Betis and Valencia particularly keen. The England international is open to the opportunity of playing in Europe as he looks to play more regularly. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal have launched one last effort to keep Mesut Ozil. Ozil has impressed in recent weeks and the Gunners are not giving up hope of persuading the Germany international to pen a new contract.Manchester United and Barcelona are both said to be interested in Ozil, who is free to sign a pre-contract with foreign clubs from January 1.Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger insists Olivier Giroud will not be sold in January as he looks to give the striker more Premier League minutes after his late leveller at Southampton. (Independent)


Real Madrid are expected to complete a deal for Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga by the first week of January. A deal for Arrizabalaga is likely to be good news for Manchester United as Madrid could end their long-term interest in David de Gea. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace are confident of agreeing a deal to sign Espanyol keeper Diego Lopez. Roy Hodgson has moved for the 36-year-old after identifying his last line of defence as a problem position. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Everton transfer news: Alan Stubbs says Sam Allardyce should target Celtic duo Kieran Tierney and Moussa Demeble

Udinese set £22m asking price for Jakub Jankto amid interest from Arsenal and Everton

Transfer news: Stoke City misfit Giannelli Imbula wanted by Serie A side Torino

Transfer news: Everton and Valencia in talks over deal for Sandro Ramirez

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