Transfer Rumours 31/12: Barca eye Laporte, Lukaku hints at Inter return, Juventus reject Depay swap deal

Lukaku has hinted at a return to Inter
Lukaku has hinted at a return to Inter / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

The January transfer window looms large and rumours continue to grow as clubs monitor their mid-season and next summer's targets.

Some big names could be on the move in the coming few months, and we're here to keep you posted on the latest transfer rumours.

With that, here are the top transfer rumours of the day.

Barca eye Laporte

Barcelona are reportedly eyeing Manchester City defender, Aymeric Laporte, according to the Sun.
The LaLiga giants already signed Ferran Torres earlier this week and are looking to raid the defending Premier League champions once again, this time for a player who is reportedly unsettled at the Etihad after losing his starting spot to John Stones.

Lukaku hints at Inter return

Romelu Lukaku has admitted he isn't happy with his situation at Chelsea and hinted that he could return to Inter in the future.
“I’m not happy with the situation and that’s only natural," he told Sky Sports. "The head coach has decided to play a different system and I mustn’t let up, I need to keep working hard and be professional. Now I think it is right to speak because I have always said that I have Inter in my heart, I will return to play there, I really hope so."

Juventus reject Depay swap deal

Juventus have reportedly turned down a swap offer trading striker Alvaro Morata for Memphis Depay, according to Football Italia.
The report claims that Xavi is keen on bringing Morata to Barcelona, but Massimiliano Allegri prefers the Spaniard, who is a traditional forward, over Depay.