Six moves between the big six which could make sense…

John Stones to Arsenal
If you don’t want to see a Stones-David Luiz axis in the heart of Arsenal’s defence then I’m afraid we can’t be friends…

There was talk yesterday of the Gunners being interested in Stones and the England defender was said to be open to discussing a move to north London. Stones is approaching contract renewal time at Manchester City but the champions aren’t in a hurry to sit down and talk terms. Read more

Christensen form ‘on verge of ending Chelsea interest’ in £40m defender

The form of Andreas Christensen is reportedly likely to scupper any return to Chelsea for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake with Frank Lampard hailing his recent contributions.

Dutch international Ake spent six years with the Blues between 2011-2017, but found attaining a regular starting berth difficult. Read more

Gossip: Arsenal man to Berlin; Ake back to Chelsea

XHAKA CAN THRIVE IN GERMANY
Arsenal are clearly going to have to swallow a loss but it seems that former captain Granit Xhaka is a target for Jurgen Klinsmann at Hertha Berlin. Less than four years after joining in a £35m move, the Swiss international could leave either on loan or for a reduced fee. Will new boss Mikel Arteta sanction that exit? Read more

Eddie Howe urges Bournemouth to use Chelsea ‘bounce’

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has challenged his depleted squad to use the “bounce” from their win at Chelsea to beat Burnley and continue climbing the Premier League table.

The Cherries ended a run of five straight defeats with a 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge through Dan Gosling’s late goal, which was awarded following a check by VAR. Read more

Chelsea back in for Bailey and want Ake return

Chelsea have added Leon Bailey and Samu Chukwueze to their list of attacking targets for January, according to the Telegraph.

With their transfer ban lifted, the Blues are being linked with a wide range of players, with the wings one area where they are expected to strengthen as Willian and Pedro see their deals run down. Read more

Man City Set To Battle Chelsea To Sign This Premier League Defender

Manchester City are interested in a January deal for Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake – despite a contract clause seemingly putting Chelsea in pole position to bring him back to Stamford Bridge.

The West London club inserted a £40m buy-back clause into the centre-back’s £20m deal to Bournemouth in 2017, and they are now understood to want Ake back after their FIFA transfer ban was lifted. Read more

Gossip: Jose wants Dzeko; £100m Sancho to Chelsea

EDIN TO SPURS?
This is intriguing. And straight out of the Jose Mourinho playbook. The Sunday Mirror claims that the new Tottenham manager is very interested in bringing Edin Dzeko back to England. Of course he is. He is 33, a supreme goalscorer and would offer brilliant cover to Harry Kane. Read more

Report identifies five Chelsea targets as Lampard handed £150m war chest

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will reportedly be handed £150million to strengthen his squad in January after their transfer ban was overturned by sport’s appeal court in Switzerland.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport partially upheld their case by reducing the transfer ban to one window rather than two, meaning the club has now served its punishment in full. Read more