With just weeks to go until the January transfer window opens, Premier League clubs are already planning moves to strengthen their squads.
Arsenal’s situation is severely complicated by their search for a new head coach, so the Gunners may not be as active in the market. Across north London, neighbours Tottenham could be busy with Jose Mourinho no doubt keen to bring in several of his own players to shape the squad. Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has been closely linked with a reunion with his former manager. Football fanatics from all over the world can buy Premier League Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.
Chelsea’s transfer ban was shortened on appeal meaning the Blues are now able to buy players in January, and the Blues could be set for a major spree with the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Jadon Sancho, Ben Chilwell and Nathan Ake all rumoured to be on Frank Lampard’s wishlist.
Will West Ham also dip into the market? Manuel Pellegrini has been hit by several key injuries this season, so could try and sign a new goalkeeper and midfielder to bolster the Hammers’ squad.
We’ll bring you all the latest news during the day, as and when it happens, so don’t go anywhere.
Emery’s summer transfer wishlist
According to The Athletic, Unai Emery wanted to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester in the summer to bolster Arsenal’s defence.
The former Gunners boss also wanted Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey to reinforce central midfield and Wilfried Zaha on the wing.
Party was reportedly desperate for a move to the Emirates Stadium; however, a €50 million release clause in his Atletico contract was too expensive for Arsenal because they were committing the bulk of their resources to bring in a wide player – eventually signing Nicolas Pepe from Lille.
Frank Lampard will reportedly be handed a transfer kitty of £150million by owner Roman Abramovich in January after Chelsea’s transfer ban was cut short.
And according to the Express, the Blues boss has drawn up a shortlist of potential targets, including Ben Chilwell, Wilfried Zaha, Fedor Chalov, Moussa Dembele, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Nathan Ake and Jadon Sancho.
Conte wants Alonso reunion
According to reports, Inter Milan head coach Antonio Conte is interested in signing Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso in January.
Conte worked with the 28-year-old during his time at Stamford Bridge, with Alonso playing a key role in Chelsea’s 2016/17 title triumph.
However, Alonso has fallen out of favour with Frank Lampard and has not been included in the Chelsea squad in recent weeks.
Spurs linked with Dzeko
According to The Sunday Mirror, Jose Mourinho has told his scouts at Tottenham to give him the lowdown on Roma’s Edin Dzeko.
Spurs are reportedly on the look-out for another forward option to support Harry Kane, and Mourinho is thought to be a fan of the former Manchester City striker.
Pereira favourite for Everton job
According to The Mail, Vitor Pereira is the leading candidate to be Everton’s new manager as the club.
The Toffees sacked Marco Silva last week after a dismal run of form, with Duncan Ferguson stepping in as temporary manager.
Vieira on Arsenal interest
Patrick Vieira says it would be difficult to ignore Arsenal if they contacted him, but says he is committed to Nice.
You can never ignore a club where you’ve spent nine years.
Honestly, I’m focused on this project at Nice, I feel very good here. It’s a very exciting project. I’ve always said that I’m very happy in Nice. We’re all working to move the club forward and there is potential.
Mourinho wants Fellaini
According to DH Net, Tottenham are interested in signing Marouane Fellaini, who currently plays for Chinese club Shandong Luneng Taishan.
The former Everton and Manchester United midfielder played under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, and the report claims the Spurs head coach is keen to bring the 32-year-old Belgian back to the Premier League.
Arteta favourite for Arsenal job
It is increasingly likely that Mikel Arteta will be the favoured candidate to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal, according to reports.
The Express report that the Manchester City assistant boss tops the Gunners’ shortlist after Patrick Vieira and Brendan Rodgers both committed themselves to Nice and Leicester respectively.
Juventus put together a package for Haaland
According to Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport, Juventus have offered Erling Braut Haaland £2.5m a year in salary after finding out the Red Bull Salzburg striker has a release clause of £25.3m.
The Norweigan forward has emerged as one of the most coveted players in Europe after his stunning form this season for Salzburg.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been linked with a move for the teenager.
Pedro could leave Chelsea
According to The Telegraph, Aston Villa is interested in signing Chelsea winger Pedro in January.
The 32-year-old is currently out of favour at Stamford Bridge, with Frank Lampard preferring to use Willian, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi as his winger options.
And Dean Smith’s side could offer the Spaniard a lifeline, with a move in the transfer window.
Trio eye Smalling
According to our friends at The Mirror, Arsenal, Everton and Leicester are all interested in signing Manchester United centre back Chris Smalling.
The 30-year-old is currently impressing in a season-long loan at Roma, and the Premier League is all keen to bring him back to England.
The report claims the Gunners are favourite for the former Fulham defender’s signature.
Arsenal eye move for Salzburg striker
According to Todo Fichajes, Arsenal could push forward with plans to bid for RB Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi.
The Gunners are reportedly considering a €10m bid, with Unai Emery’s departure not affecting the club’s thinking ahead of the January window.
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