Blog – Transfer Talk

Will Monaco bite on Chelsea’s offer of Michy Batshuayi for Thomas Lemar?

Stevie Nicol assesses the latest transfer rumours surrounding Mesut Ozil, Daniel Sturridge, Olivier Giroud and many more. With the calendar soon turning over to the new year, the gossip ahead of the January transfer window is heating up. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest rumours. Chelsea to offer Batshuayi as bait for Lemar Chelsea are looking to tempt Monaco into selling Thomas Lemar by offering Michy Batshuayi as a makeweight, reports the Telegraph. The Belgian striker is out of favour under Antonio Conte, who left him on the bench for Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Huddersfield despite Alvaro Morata missing the game through injury. The former Marseille hit man has failed to integrate into Conte’s system and the Blues would be willing to allow him to move back to Ligue 1 on loa...

Rumours rated: Joao Mario to Man United, Milinkovic-Savic to Liverpool

Stevie Nicol assesses the latest transfer rumours surrounding Mesut Ozil, Daniel Sturridge, Olivier Giroud and many more. With the January transfer window set to open, David Amoyal sorts through the speculation and rates how likely it is that these rumoured moves take place. Joao Mario to Man United: 40 percent The Portuguese international has lost his starting job at Inter after the arrivals of Borja Valero and Matias Vecino. Old Trafford could be a destination because of Jose Mourinho’s close ties to Inter, as well as the fact that they can afford the remaining amortized value of his previous transfer fee, which is around 30 million euro. Inter could also have interest in Matteo Darmian as part of the deal, given that Joao Cancelo and Dalbert have struggled to adapt to Serie A. Ser...

Chelsea bid for Bayer’s Bailey knocked back; Man United join Sandro pursuit

With the calendar soon turning over to the new year, the gossip ahead of the January transfer window is heating up. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest rumours. Chelsea see Bailey bid knocked back Chelsea have failed with a £22 million bid for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, reports the Mail. The Jamaica international has thrived in the Bundesliga, scoring four goals and creating four more with assists following a £12m move from Genk last term and the 20-year-old is thought to have impressed scouts in Bayer’s 2-0 victory over Stuttgart last Friday. The winger has impressed the Blues since coming onto their radar as a 15-year-old after setting up both goals in last week’s win, and could force the champions to up their bid to land the prodigious young talent. Blues also ...

Arsenal preparing one final offer in effort to keep Ozil in North London

With the calendar soon turning over to the new year, the gossip ahead of the January transfer window is heating up. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest rumours. Gunners to make final Ozil offer It’s now or never as far as Arsenal’s hopes of keeping Mesut Ozil are concerned, according to the Mirror, which reports that the Gunners will make one more attempt to persuade him to sign a new deal. Ozil, out of contract in the summer, has been linked with both Manchester United and Barcelona. Talks over his future have stalled, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger “is not giving up hope” and the Gunners will table an offer that would make the Germany international the best-paid player in their history. The Mirror writes that “with Alexis Sanchez now seen as almost ce...

Luke Shaw wants £5m to leave Old Trafford; Juve eye Hector Bellerin

Man City capitalized on two errors from rivals Man United to earn an away win and move 11 points clear in the Premier League. Man City capitalized on two errors from rivals Man United to earn an away win and move 11 points clear in the Premier League. Man City capitalized on two errors from rivals Man United to earn an away win and move 11 points clear in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho laments Man United’s defensive breakdowns that allowed Man City to score twice at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho bemoans referee Michael Oliver’s decision to not award Man United a penalty in their loss to Man City. Pep Guardiola delights in Manchester City’s 14-match winning streak, but cautions that his side have a tough stretch ahead. Shaw ‘wants payoff to leave United’ As sp...

Man United to pay Paul Pogba-like fee for Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic could exceed the fee Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. Man United plot club-record swoop for Lazio star Manchester United are considering a club-record £95 million move for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to the Express. The deal for the Serbian star would exceed that of Paul Pogba’s move from Juventus for £89.3m back in 2016. The Biancocelesti would therefore receive a hefty profit on the £16m they paid Genk for the 22-year-old in 2015, with president Claudio Lotito demanding £100m for his talisman. Arsenal eye PSG sensation Guedes Arsenal are contemplating a big-money move for Paris ...

Gareth Bale in line for Spurs return; Courtois hints at Chelsea exit

With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. Bale in line for Spurs return? Gareth Bale could be set for a shock return to Tottenham after falling down the pecking order at Real Madrid, reports The Sun. The 28-year-old left White Hart Lane for a then world record £86 million fee in 2013, and has since helped Madrid claim three Champions League crowns plus last season’s La Liga title. But injury problems have pushed Bale to the fringes of Zinedine Zidane’s squad this season, with talk that he could be set to move on after mustering three goals in 10 appearances so far. Manchester United have long been linked with the Welshman, but Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that Spurs ...

Gareth Bale in line for Spurs return; Courtois hints at Chelsea exity

With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. Bale in line for Spurs return? Gareth Bale could be set for a shock return to Tottenham after falling down the pecking order at Real Madrid, reports The Sun. The 28-year-old left White Hart Lane for a then world record £86 million fee in 2013, and has since helped Madrid claim three Champions League crowns plus last season’s La Liga title. But injury problems have pushed Bale to the fringes of Zinedine Zidane’s squad this season, with talk that he could be set to move on after mustering three goals in 10 appearances so far. Manchester United have long been linked with the Welshman, but Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that Spurs ...

Everton plot £60m Aubameyang swoop; Chelsea in for Gremio’s Arthur

Gab Marcotti and the FC panel assess the latest transfer rumours that have Aubameyang linked with Chelsea and David Luiz headed to Real Madrid. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. Allardyce wants Aubameyang for Everton There’s a new boss at Goodison Park and his first move is to find a replacement for departed frontman Romelu Lukaku. Sam Allardyce has taken the reins over at Everton and, according to the Mirror, his first move will be to make a bold £60 million move to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over from Borussia Dortmund next summer. Lukaku took his 25 goals from 2016-17 to Manchester United during the latest window and so far the combination of Wayne Rooney, Gy...

Liverpool, Manchester City join race for Barcelona target Jean Michael Seri

Philippe Coutinho and Liverpool scored early and never looked back, putting seven past Spartak Moscow on their way to winning Group E. Philippe Coutinho and Liverpool scored early and never looked back, putting seven past Spartak Moscow on their way to winning Group E. Shakhtar reached the knockout stages by being the only team to beat Man City this season, while Liverpool scored seven to cruise past Spartak. Jurgen Klopp remarks on the strength of competition in the round of 16 and is confident that no team will be happy to face Liverpool. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. Liverpool and City plot Seri move Jean Michael Seri appeared destined to join Barcelona last summer ...

Manchester United to rival PSG for Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario

Man United’s two rapid-fire goals in the second half downed CSKA Moscow and helped secure the top spot in Group A. Bayern Munich avenged their earlier loss to PSG with a comfortable 3-1 win, while Manchester United came from behind to defeat CSKA Moscow. Jose Mourinho felt relief for Romelu Lukaku to get out of his goal drought for Man United after their win over CSKA. With the January window on the horizon, there’s plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. Mourinho ready to reinforce Man United midfield with Joao Mario  Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario has emerged as a January target for Manchester United, sources in Italy have told ESPN FC’s Mark Ogden, with Paris Saint-Germain also considering a move for the Por...

Scouting Spotlight: Serge Gnabry, Odsonne Edouard and Ollie Watkins

Serge Gnabry struck twice over the weekend in Hoffenheim’s 4-0 win against RB Leipzig. Scouting Spotlight takes a look at loanees from Bayern and PSG who are flying in their respective new homes and a Championship newcomer making his mark. Serge Gnabry — Hoffenheim (on loan from Bayern Munich) After missing much of the season through injury, Gnabry returned to the Hoffenheim lineup in late November and demonstrated his quality at the weekend with a brace in a pulsating 4-0 win over RB Leipzig. Playing style A powerful and pacy dribbler, Gnabry can play across the front line but impressed mostly on the left wing for Werder Bremen last term. Favouring his right foot, the 22-year-old showcased his finishing ability with 11 strikes in 27 matches — including a thunderous volle...

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