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Transfer news LIVE

  • Manchester Unitedare ready to go all out to land Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland in January
  • Chelsea ace Willian is desperate to join Barcelona – and the Blues winger could run down his contract at Stamford Bridge to land a move
  • Arsenal and Tottenham will both have their eyes on Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri if he leaves Liverpool, Darren Bent reckons

Man Utd January plans confirmed

Manchester United will only sign players in January who are targets for the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have been tipped to spend big at the start of next year.

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, Declan Rice of West Ham and Leicester’s James Maddison are all targets for United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and chief Ed Woodward.

United have also been tipped to move for Erling Haaland after scoring 27 goals in 18 games for RB Salzburg this season.

However, the Manchester Evening News say United will only sign players in January who they consider summer targets.

The Red Devils will not complete any quick-fix deals to boost their season.

That likely rules out a move for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, who has been tipped to head to Old Trafford.

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Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd are keen to spend(Image: GETTY)

Mauricio Pochettino talks

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly held talks with chairman Daniel Levy following the club’s poor start to the season.

Doubts remain over the futures of a number of players though including Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld.

And ESPN report that Pochettino and Levy have held talks during the international break to discuss the manager’s increasing frustations.

It’s claimed that the Argentine believes Tottenham are paying a price for not being more active during the summer transfer market .

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Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea winger Willian is keen to join Barcelona(Image: GETTY)

Christian Eriksen update

Christian Eriksen may not want to leave Tottenham in January because he could pocket more money if he waits until the summer, claims Arsenal legend Ray Parlor.

“I think the player will have something to say about [leaving in January], because he might say, ‘I’m not going anywhere’, ”Parlor said on talkSPORT.

“ From January 1 you can do your contract and pre-sign with whoever you are going to, and his wages will be so much more if he goes on a free transfer.

“So he’ll be saying: ‘No, I’m not going anywhere and I don’t have to go anywhere’.

“You might get £ 20 million for him in January, but that £ 20 m will go in his pocket if he stays another six months . ”

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Transfer news LIVE: Christian Eriksen could be on the move(Image: GETTY)

Ed Woodward talks Man Utd plans

Ed ***ward insists Manchester United have a clear transfer plan going forward.

“We have a clear vision in terms of football philosophy and recruitment,” Woodward said.

“The significant investments that we have made in recent years in areas such as transfers, recrui tment infrastructure, analytics and our Academy are already beginning to bear fruit.

“We are very proud to be shortly approaching a milestone 4, 000 th game featuring an Academy player, and we are particularly optimistic regarding the considerable young talent currently coming through.

“Our ultimate goal is to win trophies by playing exciting football with a team that fuses graduates from our Academy with world-class acquisitions.”

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd are keen to spend(Image: GETTY)

Arsenal told to make decision

Arsenal’s attacking players would benefit if head coach Unai Emery was replaced by fellow Spaniard Luis Enrique, claims former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell.

“Some of the names, obviously [Massimiliano] Allegri’s got mentioned, ”Campbell said on AFTV.

“ Rafa Benitez has got a mention, who’s stuck out in China right now.

“Luis Enrique, I mentioned Luis Enrique. And I know he’s going through some bereavement with his family, with his daughter passing away.

“But it might be the kickstart he needs to get back into work, to get hands on and to just move on with his life. It might be the case, it might not, I’m not sure.

“But attacking football, that guy knows how to play. He knows how to play attacking football.

“We’ve got Aubameyang, Lacazette, Ozil and Pepe and the four of them have never played together, never been on the pitch .

“You would think, that four, you would build a team around that and you say ‘Right, you guys get on with it and we’ll do all the leg work around you ‘. ”

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Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea could have their ban overturned(Image: GETTY)

Man Utd wantPochettino sacked

Man Utd are hoping Mauricio Pochettino is sacked by T ottenham.

The Argentine is under pressure this season after a poor campaign so far, with reports claiming Pochettino could be sacked.

And The Sun say United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are hoping Pochettino is sacked so they don’t have to pay Spurs more than £ 30 m in compensation.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will sack Pochettino at a last resort.

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Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd could spend big in January(Image: GETTY)

Chelsea and Liverpool battle

Chelsea are looking to use their close ties with Genk to rival Liverpool and Napoli for Sander Berge.

According to Goal, Berge is very likely to leave the Belgian champions in the summer, when the Blues’ transfer ban will be lifted, with only 18 months left in his current contract.

A host of clubs are said to be keeping tabs on the highly-rated midfielder, who has already recorded 20 appearances this season, but no official offer has been tabled yet.

Chelsea have a close connection to Genk after buying Thibaut Courtois and Kevin De Bruyne from them in 2011 and (respectively.)

And the Stamford Bridge outfit look set to put their good relationship with the Belgian outfit to good use.

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Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd are keen to spend(Image: GETTY)

Tottenham eye Pochettino replacements

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has already drawn up a list of three potential replacements for Mauricio Pochettino if results don’t improve soon.

The Daily Mail claim Pochettino must come away with a result against West Ham at the weekend , with defeat potentially playing a “major part in determining his future”.

And Spurs hierarchy have already drawn up a list of potential replacements should they choose to part ways with Pochettino .

Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe, Julian Nagelsmann of RB Leipzig and Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti are being eyed.

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Transfer news LIVE: Mauricio Pochettino could leave Tottenham(Image: GETTY)

Erling Haaland’s father spotted at Man Utd training ground

Erling Haaland’s father has reportedly been spotted at Manchester United’s training ground, sparking further rumors the striker could be set for a move to Old Trafford.

Haaland’s impressive campaign has seen some of Europe’s biggest clubs move in with the possibility of signing him.

United are keen to beat their European rivals to his signature, with a £ 100 million move touted for January.

And they could be in the driving seat, according to The Athletic, who claim the forward’s father – Alf-Inge Haaland – has been spotted at United’s training ground.

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Transfer news LIVE: Erling Haaland could join Man Utd(Image: GETTY)

Man Utd double January deal

Manchester United are ready to go all out to land Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland in January.

Goal claim United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward could shelve moves for Declan Rice and Mario Mandzukic in favor of landing the Borussia Dortmund and Red Bull Salzburg stars.

United feel there’s a chance of pulling off the Sancho deal in January after Dortmund fined and dropped the winger.

As for Haaland, the Red Devils could sign the striker in January and loan him back to Salzburg for the remainder of the season.

Chelsea ace wants Barcelona move

Chelsea winger Willian is keen to join Barcelona.

The Spanish giants are long-term admirers of the Brazil international.

In the summer, it was claimed the Catalans had tabled multiple offers for the former Shakhtar Donetsk man – all of which Chelsea were said to have turned down.

And according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, the 31 – year-old is interested in swap ping London for the Catalan capital.

They say the Brazilian is stalling on penning a new contract with the Blues in the hope of sealing a move to the Nou Camp.

(Arsenal development)

Luis Enrique isn’t keen on taking the Arsenal job should Unai Emery be sacked, according to reports.

The former Barcelona manager left his post as Spain manager earlier in the year, choosing to walk away from the hotseat at a time where his nine-year-old daughter was dying of bone cancer.

He’s been tipped to return to management with Arsenal amid the struggles of Emery, who is fighting a face to keep his job.

But ESPN claim that Enrique isn’t keen on returning to management just yet.

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Transfer news LIVE: Mauricio Pochettino could quit Tottenham(Image: GETTY)

Liverpool exit backed

Darren Bent believes Arsenal and Tottenham will both have their eyes on Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri.

Former Premier League striker Bent believes the midfielder will not be short of options, believing Arsenal and Tottenham would both be keen.

“I think Arsenal would probably take him, Manchester City nope, Chelsea nope, Spurs may possibly take him as well, ”Bent told Football Insider.

“ I think there will be no shortage of takers so he has nothing to fear about that. ”

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