Football rumours from the media Dec 27, 2018

What the papers say

Tottenham are plotting a £15million bid for Norwich teenager Max Aarons, The Sun reports. Spurs are among a string of clubs tracking the 18-year-old and are considering a formal offer, the paper says.

Watford are eyeing up Nice star Adrien Tameze as a potential replacement for Abdoulaye Doucoure, the Daily Mail claims. The paper says Watford are concerned they will lose Doucoure to Paris St Germain next month, and are looking to make contingency plans, having already made enquiries about Tameze.

Celtic have launched a £6million move for Belgium international Timothy Castagne, according to the Daily Mail. The right-back has emerged as a potential replacement for Mikael Lustig, who is a target for Swedish side AIK, the paper says. But Serie A outfit Atalanta, where Castagne is under contract until the summer of 2020, could be reluctant to sell him, the paper adds.

Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to offer Isco and Mateo Kovacic to Chelsea as they bid to sign Eden Hazard. The Metro says reports in Spain suggest the Champions League holders are leading the race for Hazard and are willing to submit an enticing offer.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard
Real Madrid are said to be leading the race for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (Steven Paston/PA)

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is being eyed up by Monaco boss Thierry Henry, according to reports. The Sun says reports in the French media claim Monaco could offer the 31-year-old Belgian a final contract of his career.

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Aaron Ramsey: Bayern Munich and Juventus are reportedly prepared to battle it out for the Arsenal star. TalkSPORT says reports in Italy indicate Juventus have moved ahead of their rivals with a £9million-a-year offer for the Wales international.

Gary Medel: West Ham have failed with a £6.5million bid for the former Cardiff player, it has been claimed. Besiktas have rejected the Hammers’ opening offer, and reports in Turkey suggest the club will have to increase their bid in order to land the Chile international, according to talkSPORT.

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