Transfer window news for today: will man utd get their target as Chelsea looks to raid PSG
Man United have hit a snag in their bid to sign Dejan Kulusevski. The Swede has been a revelation in Serie A this season and the Red Devils are hoping a £26m bid will be enough to beat a host of Europe’s elite interested in him, according to CalcioMercato. But while Atalanta are open to selling him, Parma do not want to lose the midfielder with Kulusevski currently on loan at the Crociati until the end of the season. Juventus, Napoli and Inter Milan are also vying for the 19-year-old Swede.
Gareth Bale could make a sensational return to Tottenham in January after reportedly speaking to Jose Mourinho. Spanish publication El Desmarque claim Spurs are willing to offer wantaway Christian Eriksen and £25.7million to make the move happen, Bale, 30, was thrilled when Mourinho was appointed Tottenham boss in November. the Welshman could be set for a shock return to the club he cut his teeth at. After the salary cap was introduced in the Chinese league with reports claiming Eriksen could move the other way as part of a deal.
Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano will be allowed to leave RB Leipzig in summer. [Le Parisien]
Mourinho has claimed he knows where Christian Eriksen is heading. Speaking after the 2-1 win against Brighton, he said: “About his future, I know his future. I think I know his future because his communication with me is completely open and honest and we trust each other. The only thing I can tell you is that I know his future, but I am not the one to speak about his future, it has to be him to speak about his future when he makes the decision to speak about it, not me…”
Steven Gerrard has laughed off rumours linking Rangers with Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. French news outlet L’Equipe stated that the Ibrox outfit had made contact with the World Cup winner, 33, over a potential January deal. But Gerrard has insisted he is not in for the ex-Arsenal man.
Mohamed Elneny could be on his way to AC Milan, according to his father. frozen out by former boss Unai Emery, and loaning him out to Besiktas at the beginning of the season. Elneny’s father has revealed that his son wants to move back to a more prestigious league – with AC Milan a likely destination. He told Sada Al Balad TV
Granit Xhaka has agreed a deal to join Hertha Berlin, Xhaka who was stripped off his captaincy at the Emirates last month – has been the subject of a £21.3million bid by the Bundesliga side. Speaking to Blick, Xhaka’s agent Noguera claimed that the ex-Borussia Monchengladbach ace is keen to move to Berlin with the clubs only left to sort out the fee.
Remembe the 1m a week deal in the summer for Gareth Bale to move to China? well it’s time he forgot about it after a salary cap was announced for the Asian league. Talks have led to the Chinese FA announcing a £2million-a-year cap, applying to wages after tax and not including bonuses. Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are among the names previously put forward as potential destinations for Bale maybe it’s time to go back home.
Ex Man United, PSG, La Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly closing in on a deal to return to AC Milan on a free. The 38-year-old – who spent two seasons at the San Siro with the Rossoneri before joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2011 but it is believed Milan are in pole position to secure his signature. According to Di Marzio, the Swedish star has agreed a deal to re-join the Italian giants.
EDEN HAZARD rejected the chance to leave Chelsea for Bayern Munich so that his younger brother Thorgan could make his own name in Germany. In a revelation by former teammate during an interview with the Athletic, Rob Green revealed that Hazard gave Bundesliga champs Bayern a straight answer.
He said: “Eden ruled it out. He was like ‘I’m not going there because my brother Thorgan is playing in Germany. It would change to Eden Hazard and his brother. He basically meant that his brother there may be known as Thorgan Hazard and not just referred to as Eden Hazard’s brother. That might come across as a hint of arrogance, but it was a generous gesture.”
Man United, Tottenham and Chelsea are monitoring closely Philippe Coutinho contract situation at Barcelona, according to reports. The Brazilian’s situation at Barcelona is putting Premier League clubs on alert as the Catalan giants consider a deal to sell the midfielder. Coutinho is currently on loan at Bayern Munich and they have a £102.5m option to make the move permanent. But Mundo Deportivo claim United, Spurs and Chelsea are ready to swoop if the Germans decide against triggering the clause.
Manchester United are set to be defeated in the pursuit for in demand striker Erling Haaland, according to Italian reports. The young forward has notched 28 goals in 22 games for RB Salzburg this season with eight coming in the Champions League. His scoring form has attracted the likes of Manchester United, Juve, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig. But according to Tuttosport and Corriere dello Sport in Italy, the Serie A champions have emerged as Haaland’s option with Mino Raiola set to meet them and discusss meeting the player’s£25million release clause.
Arsenal are viewing Adrien Rabiot as a possible replacement for the leaving captain Xhaka and will look to make a bid to secure him on loan when the transfer window reopens. The Gunners have previously been interested in the controversial Frenchman, before he joined Juventus on a free transfer in the summer. Juventus only wish to let only Can leave in the transfer window
Chelsea are set to raid PSG camp for Julian Draxler and Idrissa Gueye with latter joining PSG just last summer. The Daily Star report they will go in for the Parisian duo as they look to secure Champions League football for next season. Draxler is being viewed as replacing some of the creativity lost by the Eden Hazard sale in the summer and Gunner provide cover for Kante
Leicester set to bid for £34million rated defender Daniele Rugani at Juventus. Arsenal and Chelsea have previously been linked with Chelsea making several bids which was rejected during last season, Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu have been a fantastic pair this season, Brendan Rodgers desperate to add cover to the duo with Wes Morgan being the only back up player.