Wednesday’s transfer rumor roundup: Henry to Spurs, Arsenal want another Gabriel
While John Brooks could be on the move in January if he doesn’t sign a new deal with Hertha Berlin, there’s plenty of other action in the transfer gossip mill.
Arsenal may want another Brazilian named Gabriel, according to the Daily Mail. This one is 18-year-old Palmeiras hotshot Gabriel Jesus, who tore up the U-20 World Cup and has five goals in 17 appearances for Palmeiras.
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Staying in North London, it seems Spurs could be set to land what the Express calls “the new Ashley Cole”. While we can’t vouch for his skills in the art of team photographs, Walsall back Rico Henry is apparently being chased by all the major players in England. The 18-year-old signed a new three-year deal in early October, so he’s going to fetch a good deal of money for his services. Henry has received two England U-19 call-ups while with the League One side.
Manchester United could want Fulham’s Moussa Dembele, according to the London Evening Standard, but they face competition from Spurs. And let’s face it: The world would be a cooler place if Moussa Dembele joined Mousa Dembele at White Hart Lane.
Crystal Palace is hoping to beat Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle and Spurs to the signature of Marseille attacker Michy Batshuayi. We told you a few weeks ago that $33 million could get him to Newcastle. Now Goal.com says Michy (right) could be on his way to Palace for an even lower figure? We’ll see if $22 million does the trick.
The BBC says Celtic boss Ronny Deila is keeping his eye on 26-year-old Aston Villa outcast Libor Kozak, who scored twice for the Villans in a U-21 game this week.
Besiktas would like to pry David Ospina away from Arsenal.
Chelsea target and Boca Juniors striker Jonathan Calieri issued a social media goodbye.