Paper Talk: Wednesday’s football transfer rumours


Diego Costa to Las Palmas, Ross Barkley to Chelsea, Divock Origi to Newcastle and more in Wednesday’s Paper Talk.


Chelsea believe they are close to reuniting boss Antonio Conte with Swansea striker Fernando Llorente.

Chelsea fear Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is getting cold feet on a move to Stamford Bridge.

Stoke are hoping to tie up a deal for Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph before the transfer deadline.

LaLiga side Las Palmas want to sign Chelsea forward Diego Costa on loan until January.

West Ham’s bid to sign William Carvalho could be scuppered by late interest from French champions Monaco.

Leicester and Crystal Palace are in transfer talks over a deal that will see Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray swap clubs.

Everton are considering a shock loan move for Watford striker Stefano Okaka.

Riyad Mahrez will stay at Leicester for at least one more season despite interest from Manchester United, according to reports.

Tottenham hope the Home Office will grant Serge Aurier a visa to seal a £23million switch from Paris Saint-Germain.

West Brom have pulled off a stunning late deal to land Grzegorz Krychowiak from Paris Saint-Germain.

Liverpool face a race against time to land Thomas Lemar and could have as little as 24 hours to wrap up a club-record deal.

Chelsea have made a £25million offer for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley.

Crystal Palace are searching for a new manager in the belief they have made a mistake with their appointment of Frank de Boer.

Robert Snodgrass says he was forced to quit West Ham after manager Slaven Bilic refused to play him in his preferred position.

England manager Gareth Southgate intends to keep his players together as long as possible during international weeks, rather than rushing them back to their clubs.

Ross Barkley could be set to stay at Everton because Tottenham and Chelsea have concerns about his injury.

Crystal Palace are willing to back under-pressure boss Frank de Boer with at least three new signings.

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants Liverpool’s Divock Origi to replace Dwight Gayle.


Arsenal’s fed-up players want the club to sell Alexis Sanchez before the transfer window shuts on Thursday night.

Liverpool are hoping to spend as much as £140million in the final days of the transfer window as manager Jurgen Klopp makes a late push to add elite-level quality to his squad.

Newcastle are still hoping to make another two signings before the close of the transfer window, although there is a growing a possibility they will have to make do with a loan deal for Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Kenedy.

Mauricio Pochettino is primed to complete an £8million move for the Estudiantes central defender Juan Foyth, but he has been left waiting over Tottenham Hotspur’s work permit application for another defensive target – the Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier.

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