Saturday’s Transfer Rumor Roundup: Spurs want Batshuayi, Chelsea contact Teixeira

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Michy Batshuayi has been linked with a move to the Premier League, most recently with Tottenham Hotspur.

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The 22-year-old Belgian international has been in fine form with French side Marseille, and the Daily Mail is reporting that Spurs will try to make a move in the January transfer window. The report states Spurs sent a scout to watch the striker in France and came back with positive notes, as he could give Harry Kane some support up top.

Batshuayi made his senior debut with the Belgian national team earlier this fall, scoring in both of his appearances for his country.

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Tottenham’s North London rivals Arsenal also look to be in the market for a striker, linked with a move for Russian international Aleksandr Kokorin. Kokorin has impressed playing with Dynamo Moscow, but his contract expires this summer and the club could look to move him in January before losing him on a free transfer. The Sun is reporting Arsene Wenger could land the striker for around $7 million, not a bad price for a player with good international and Champions League experience.

Staying in London, Chelsea continues their pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Alex Teixeira. The Brazilian has scored a ridiculous 22 goals in 15 league games for Shakhtar, after scoring 17 goals in 22 matches last season. Speaking to Italian news outlet TuttoJuve, Teixeira admitted Chelsea had been in contact about a possible move, and could be swayed by fellow Brazilian and former Shakhtar teammate Willian, who has had great success during his time at Stamford Bridge.