Rumour Reel: Hernandez to Tottenham while Klopp eyes wonderkid
Robbie Purves | 10 December 2016
Coral’s rumour reel
Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly eyeing an ex-Manchester United man to bolster their forward line this coming winter window, with Javier Hernandez to Tottenham linked on today’s back pages.
The current Bayer Leverkusen striker has continued his fine scoring form in Germany, averaging better than a goal every second game.
Hernandez to Tottenham?
Pochettino has reportedly earmarked Chicharito for a January move, in a deal that would see the Mexican return to the Premier League after leaving Man Utd in 2015.
Spanish side Valencia, languishing near the bottom of La Liga, are also interested and see the former Real Madrid player as a solution to their striking problems – according to reports.
However, Leverkusen won’t let their star scorer leave easily, the German outfit are set to hold out for the player’s release clause of £33.5m buyout clause next month.
Summer arrival Vincent Janssen is struggling to adapt to life at Spurs and the Lilywhites still have concerns about their options up top.
Klopp eyes Kessie
Atalanta teenager Franck Kessie has been linked with a £22.5m move to Liverpool in January, amid interest from Italian giants and Serie A reigning champions, Juventus.
The Ivory Coast man has been capped 10 times by his nation and made a rip-roaring start the this season’s campaign, netting four times in six outings from midfield.
There is one problem however, Kessie loves Man Utd: “Now I want to learn Italian tactics but in the future, I like the Premier League. I’d like to play for Manchester United.”
Chelsea are also thought to be tracking the Ivorian’s progress.
Van Persie to Feyenoord?
Robin van Persie could be set to take his football career full-circle and return to where it all began, as a switch to his hometown club Feyenoord.
The 33-year-old is contracted to Fenerbahce until the end of next season and, despite possessing a domestic record of 22 goals in 42 outings, has had a rocky relationship with the Turkish club.
Speaking on Thursday after a Europa League triumph, Van Persie said:“Coming back to Netherlands is becoming an increasingly more serious option. And then only at Feyenoord or Excelsior.”
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