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Friday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea see £55m bid for Premier League midfield ace rejected

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Chelsea see £55m bid for Premier League midfield ace rejected

Brighton have rejected a £55 million (€63m) transfer offer from Chelsea for midfielder Moises Caicedo.

Chelsea made a formal bid this week, but it fell way below Brighton’s valuation of Caicedo. The Seagulls’ stance is clear, the 21-year-old Ecuador international is not for sale. They have no interest in parting ways in January. [The Athletic – subscription required]

Bellingham to become ‘the new Gerrard’?

Liverpool have offered Jude Bellingham a chance to become ‘the new Steven Gerrard’ at Anfield.

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder is one of the most in-demand young players in Europe. However, while Bellingham is yet to talk to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, the Reds are confident he will sign for them. The club chiefs have not an offer, but they have held talks. [Florian Plettenburg – Sky Germany]

Arsenal set to sign Leandro Trossard from Brighton

Newcastle’s nine-man transfer list revealed

Newcastle United have made a nine-man transfer list for January.

Chelsea trio Hakim Ziyech, Conor Gallagher, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are on the list. As is Everton forward Anthony Gordon. Newcastle also like Leicester City duo Youri Tielemans and James Maddison.

Wolves ace Ruben Neves, Manchester United star Scott McTominay, and Real Valladolid youngster Ivan Fresneda complete the list. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Chelsea make a move for Bissouma

The Blues have made a formal to Tottenham about midfielder Yves Bissouma.

Despite the possibility of a swap involving Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech, Spurs have offered no encouragement. The London club signed Bissouma from Brighton last July for €29.2 million. The 26-year-old has since made 22 appearances, nine as a starter. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Lorient star Dango Ouattara joins Bournemouth in €23m deal

Brozovic emerges as a target for Barcelona

Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic is a potential transfer target for Barcelona.

As Memphis Depay nears a transfer to Atletico Madrid, Xavi Hernandez wants a new signing. The Barca manager hopes to acquire Brozovic for a small fee, with Inter looking to raise some cash. [Marca – in Spanish]

Madueke closes in on Chelsea transfer

Chelsea have struck a deal with PSV Eindhoven to sign winger Noni Madueke.

PSV have given the 20-year-old Englishman permission to travel to London to complete the transfer. He may cost Chelsea around €35 million to sign.

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