Coral’s Rumour Reel: Reds in for Rossi this January
Matt Haynes | December 8, 2015
Reds plot Rossi raid
Liverpool, 10/1 with Coral to win the Premier League, are reportedly tracking Fiorentina forward Giuseppe Rossi in an attempt to strengthen their strikeforce.
Jurgen Klopp is understood to be tracking a number of players who could potentially bolster his side in a title assault though, with the Italian also being a former Manchester United player, this could ruffle some feathers across the M62.
The 28-year-old went onto score 82 goals in 192 appearances for Villarreal after leaving United, becoming one of the most prolific frontmen in La Liga. Any bid is expected to be in the region of £18m and fans will no doubt relish the prospect of seeing him link up with Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho.
Another Italian, this time Juventus striker Simone Zaza, is being linked with a move to Watford on loan in the winter window as the Hornets look to add more sting to their attack for what is likely to be a tough second half of the Premier League season.
The 24-year-old who has 58 career goals could link up well with the likes of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo and may relish the chance of some regular football, with his chances at Juve limited due to the presence of Mario Mandzukic, Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala.
Yes to No
Staying in north London, though moving slightly west, Arsenal are being linked to Celta Vigo and Spain forward Nolito who has been in prolific form for his club this season.
With eight goals in 14 La Liga appearances this term, the striker could well be exactly what the Gunners need short term, until the summer when they can look to bring in a star name.
At 29, Nolito has peaked late in his career, though nevertheless has the requisite quality to fit into this current Arsenal side and do a job, also providing adequate cover for Olivier Giroud if needed.