Football transfer rumours – Monday, October 15

TRANSFER rumours and gossip in the football world continue and on Monday, October 15, they involve Chelsea’s England left back Ashley Cole, Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Feynoord midfielder Jordy Clasie, Manchester United and Chelsea’s interest in Borussia Dortmund’s Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, and Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala plotting a move for Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidi.

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, 31, is to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season after rejecting a contract extension – Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 28, has emerged as a shock January transfer target for Chelsea, with Ashley Cole looking for a route out of Stamford Bridge – Full story: Caughtoffside.com

Tottenham are scouting Feyenoord’s Dutch midfielder Jordy Clasie, 21, who is also being watched by Juventus and Roma – Full story: Daily Mirror

Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, 24, is flattered by interest from Manchester United and Chelsea but will not be joining either of them during the January transfer window – Full story: Metro

Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala are plotting a sensational move for Manchester United’s 30-year-old captain Nemanja Vidic – Full story: Daily Star

Genoa and Sweden defender Andreas Granqvist, 27, has revealed he would be keen on a transfer to Liverpool, after being linked with a January move to Anfield – Full story: Metro