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Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, December 14: Chelsea and Bayern Munich eye ‘unhappy’ Eric Dier, Oscar agrees £60m China move?

16 Dec

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…

Chelsea have accepted a stunning £60million bid to take midfielder Oscar to China in January from the club’s former manager Andre Villas-Boas. Oscar has told his Chelsea team-mates that he is moving to China, where he will link up with Villas-Boas at Shanghai SIPG, having fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge under head coach Antonio Conte. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea and Bayern Munich are among several leading clubs monitoring Eric Dier’s situation at Tottenham Hotspur in case he seeks to leave White Hart Lane. The England midfielder is unhappy at the amount of game time that he has been given by Mauricio Pochettino this season and is concerned that it could hamper his international prospects under Gareth Southgate, the new manager. (The Times)

Antonio Conte has admitted he can’t guarantee that Cesc Fabregas will still be at Chelsea after the transfer window shuts. Fabregas has started just two Premier League games this season and is wanted by a number of clubs, including AC Milan and Roma. (London Evening Standard)

Chelsea are set to step up their interest in Rangers kid Billy Gilmour. The Blues have identified the 15-year-old playmaker as a star of the future.  FIFA rules mean any club could land Gilmour for as little as £100,000 in cross-border compensation when he turns 16. (The Sun)​

Chelsea have added Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk to their list of transfer targets but will not make a decision on captain John Terry’s future until the end of the season. (London Evening Standard)

Arsenal are close to finalising deals to keep key duo Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin. The club are in advanced discussions to sign up the French stars beyond their existing contracts and are confident of a positive outcome. (Daily Mail)

Jose Mourinho will not stand in the way of Memphis Depay or Morgan Schneiderlin if they want to leave Manchester United for Everton in the January transfer window. Depay and Schneiderlin have not made a single Premier League start this season. Everton manager Ronald Koeman is keen to sign Schneiderlin, with whom he worked at Southampton, and take Dutch compatriot Depay on loan. (Daily Mail)

Swansea and Southampton are ready to rival Everton for CSKA Moscow playmaker Alan Dzagoev. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain has delivered a stark message to supporters as he warned the club will not be able to spend their way out of trouble in the January transfer window. (Daily Telegraph)

Crystal Palace are to explore the possibility of taking the Wales international defender, Ben Davies, on loan from Tottenham next month and have been made aware of the potential availability of the Aston Villa striker, Rudy Gestede. (Guardian)

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Chelsea starlet Ruben Loftus-Cheek could leave Stamford Bridge on loan in January

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