Saturday, November 16
- Manchester United preparing a £ (m swoop for Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland
- Haaland keeps in regular contact with Solskjaer via text message and could be loaned back to RB Salzburg
- Mauricio Pochettino angry at Tottenham board over Philippe Coutinho
- Xherdan Shaqiri wants to leave Liverpool at the end of the season
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he would have been interested in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic if he hadn’t alr eady have played for Manchester United.
The Swede has left MLS side LA Galaxy and is set to move back to a club in Europe.
“If he had not played for Manchester United, we would have considered signing him, ”the Liverpool coach told Sportbladet.
Ibrahimovic is one of the all -time great strikers, playing for United, Barcelona, PSG and Inter Milan.
Transfer news LIVE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has left MLS side LA Galaxy(Image: GETTY)
Chelsea to go for Hysaj
Chelsea could be set to launch another move for right-back Elseid Hysaj, according to Radio Punto Nu
The Albanian is out of contract next summer and will be free to talk to clubs in January.
He had been a target for the Blues under Maurizio Sarri, who managed him during his time at the San Paolo.
A deal is likely to hinge on the progression of Reece James and form of Cesar Azpilicueta, who has finally found some consistency after a slow start to the campaign.
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea could return for Hysaj(Image: GETTY)
Liverpool won’t sell Mane or Salah for Sancho
The Athletic’s James Pearce was asked during a Q&A whether Liverpool c ould sign Sancho as a first rotation option to Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane next season, but he isn’t convinced.
“No, I can’t see it,” Pearce said.
“Both Salah and Mane signed new deals not long ago with no release clauses.
“ They are coming into their prime and LFC will have no interest in selling them.
“Of course things can change fast in football, one of them could agitate for a move and there could be a massive offer on the table but I very much doubt that will happen.
) “The reality is that very few clubs could afford either of them. They are both £ 150 m players. ”
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool won’t sign Sancho if they keep Salah and Mane(Image: GETTY)
David Silva to Japan? David Silva could join Japanese side Vissel Kobe when his Manchester City contract expires at the end of the season.
That’s according to El Chringuito, who believe Silva has decided on his next move.
It would see him join former international team-mate Andres Iniesta in the Far East.
David Villa retired earlier this week but he too enjoyed a spell with the Asian outfit who also have Thomas Vermaelen and Lukas Podolski among their ranks.
Transfer news LIVE: David Silva could leave Man City for Japan(Image: GETTY)
Shaqiri wants out of Liverpool
Xherdan Shaqiri has told friends he intends to quit Liverpool next summer, reports claim.
The Swiss star has almost been forgotten about this season, after being sidelined with a calf tear sustained in training.
However he is closing in on a return to full fitness, giving Jurgen Klopp another attacking option ahead of a gruelling stretch of fixtures.
According to Football Insider, Shaqiri is unhappy at Anfield and has told close friends he wants to leave the club next summer.
He recognises that he has little chance of starting ahead of both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane and therefore wants to move onto a new challenge.
Transfer news LIVE: Shaqiri wants out of Liverpool, reports claim(Image: GETTY)
Man City urged to sign Koulibaly or Skriniar
Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer believes Manchester City should turn to Kalidou Koulibaly or Milan Skriniar to fix their defensive wo
He told theRacing Post: “They have issues at the back which need addressing and they need to get to the start of the January transfer window without losing any ground, then perhaps Pep will go in for another center-back.
“It looks as though he might have no choice with Aymeric Laporte sidelined until at least February and Fernandinho being found out. I’m just not sure Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones are good enough.
“I’m a big fan of Kalidou Koulibaly at Napoli but then so are a lot of people so he would cost serious money. Maybe Pep should have a look at someone such as Milan Skriniar at Inter, who is winning plaudits.
“He’s got to do something because if you’re a City fan you’re thinking this defense isn’t good enough to stay competitive over a busy winter.”
Transfer news LIVE: Man City have been backed to sign Koulibaly or Skriniar(Image: GETTY)
Man Utd have Depay advantage
Lyon chief Juninho has confirmed that Manchester United have the first option to re-sign Depay.
His current contract is set to run until 2021 and the Ligue 1 side are preparing to offer a contract extension to try and convince him to stay in France.
“Manchester United has the priority if several clubs line up to buy him, ”Juninho said.
“ But we have not received any offers so far. He is really happy right now in Lyon.
“Rudi (Garcia) will soon make his decision . He is a technical leader. We will discuss an extension of contract by the end of the year. ”
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd have the advantage in the race for Memphis Depay(Image: GETTY)
Haaland text messages
Erling Haaland keeps in regular contact with former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as talk of a potential move to Manchester United ramps up.
“I was working almost two years under him and I have a lot of good memories,” the striker said back in April.
“Especially for young players, he was a perfect coach. Because he was an excellent striker, he taught me a lot of things.
“Even now we are texting sometimes and I am happy about his success with Man United. I wish him all the best for the future. “
Transfer news LIVE: Haaland texts Solskjaer, his former boss from Molde(Image: GETTY)
Man Utd and Arsenal battle AC Milan
Juventus are ready to offload defender Merih Demiral, with both Manchester United and Arsenal in the running for the center-back.
According to Tuttosport, the two Premier League clubs are locked in a three-way transfer battle with AC Milan for his services.
The report claims that both United and Arsenal sent scouts to watch the 21 – year-old in action for Turkey
They are said to be impressed with what they saw, as the star marshalled the backline with Leicester’s Caglar Soyuncu to earn a clean sheet.
Transfer news LIVE : Man Utd and Arsenal are looking at Merih Demiral(Image: GETTY)
Moise Kean urged to quit Everton
Moise Kean’s father has urged him to quit Everton because the move was a “mistake”.
The young striker was recently dropped from the squad after disciplinary issues which saw him turn up late to two team meetings.
“Sending my son to England was a mistake, because he’s still too young, he’s not feeling good at Everton, I didn’t like this transfer , ”Kean Snr told Centro Suono Sport.
” I hope he can come back to Italy as soon as possible, I hope he goes to Rome, but the important thing is that he comes back here. “
Transfer news LIVE: Moise Kean has been urged to quit Everton(Image: GETTY)
Bruno Fernandes reignites Man Utd and Tottenham links
Bruno Fernandes has claimed he has “dreams to fulfil” after interest from both Manchester United and Tottenham last season.
“I’m not worried at all [about transfer window speculation],” Fernandes said after Portugal beat Lithuania 6-0 on Thursday.
“Since 2016, there’s been talk about my possible departure.
“ I’m well, doing my job and doing the best I can. I have dreams to fulfil but I have no need to force my departure.
“I feel the love here and if I have to leave, I hope I leave good memories. ”
Transfer news LIVE: Bruno Fernandes was a target for both Man Utd and Tottenham(Image: GETTY)
Man City eye Leicester duo
Sky Sports are reporting that Manchester City are looking at both Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu to bolster their defensive line.
The pair have been a huge part of Leicester’s fine start to the season under Brendan Rodgers, which sees them sit second in the table.
It’s’ s not the first time Brendan Rodgers has looked at signing a center-back from the club.
Last season he was keen on Harry Maguire before he completed a world record move to rivals Manchester United.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester City are eyeing Leicester duo Evans and Soyuncu(Image: GETTY)
Real Madrid ready to move for Haaland
Also on Real Madrid’s radar is this season’s breakthrough star Erling Haaland.
Scouts have been sent to watch the Austrian hitman who has already scored five hat-tricks in all competitions.
According to El Desmarque, Florentino Perez has drawn up a four-man shortlist made up of upcoming superstars.
Everton’s Moise Kean is also being considered as he considers his future at Goodison Park.
Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid are tracking Erling Haaland just like Man Utd(Image: GETTY)
Real Madrid want Hudson-Odoi
Callum Hudson-Odoi recently signed a new Chelsea contract, but that hasn’t put off Real Madrid according to reports in Spain.
El Desmarque claim that Zinedine Zidane is eyeing the Blues winger.
Bayern Munich have had four bids r ejected for Hudson-Odoi and now look to have turned their attentions elsewhere.
The England international is still finding his feet following a hefty lay off with an Achilles problem.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd ready £ 200 m raid, Haaland twist, Coutinho to Tottenham, Zlatan(Image: GETTY)
Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid want Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi(Image: GETTY)
Man Utd £ 200 m raid
Manchester United are plotting a £ 200 million double raid for Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, according to The Mirror.
Sancho is reportedly ready to leave Borussia Dortmund after being made an example of in recent weeks by Lucien Favre.
Meanwhile United have sent scouts to keep tabs on Haaland, who is now deemed their top striker target.
They are now the favorites to land the 19 – year-old sensation.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland(Image: GETTY)
The Mirror also claim that United would be willing to loan Haaland back to Salzburg for the remainder of the season.
It comes as a huge surprise given that they will need to fork out around £ 85 million to secure the deal.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer worked with the star at Molde and is currently short of forward options, therefore a center-forward is top of his agenda when the transfer window reopens.
But the Norwegian is prepared to go to extra lengths to ensure Haaland ends up in a United shirt.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland(Image: GETTY)
Tottenham anger of Coutinho
According to The Sun, one of Mauricio Pochettino’s biggest grievances with the board is their failure to pursue a deal for Philippe Coutinho.
It was something he personall y requested in the closing stages of the summer transfer window.
Barcelona were looking for a club to take Coutinho on loan, a player Pochettino worked with during his time at Espanyol.
Pochettino did however land Giovani Lo Celso, who they are likely to sign permanently at the end of the season, as Coutinho moved to Bayern Munich.
Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham boss Pochettino is unhappy they didn’t sign Coutinho(Image: GETTY)
AC Milan are the latest Italian club to express an interest in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after leaving LA Gal axy.
The big Swede spent two seasons at the club between 2010 and 2012, hammering in 42 Serie A goals in 61 matches.
Ibrahimovic has expressed his desire to return to Serie A, where he has spent most of his career.
He wants to join a club who will fight for the Scudetto though, making the one exception of Bologna, with Ibra stating he’d be willing to play for boss Sinisa Mihajlovic, who is battling leukaemia.
Transfer news LIVE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be heading back to Italy(Image: GETTY)
Bale riles Real Madrid
Gareth Bale has admitted that he gets more joy playing for Wales than he does Real Madrid.
The forward nearly joined Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning in the summer transfer window, as he time in Madrid dwindles to a
“I definitely have more excitement playing for Wales,” Bale said.
”I’ve been with most of the older players since we were in the U 17 s. It’s like playing with your mates down the park on a Sunday.
“With Wales, I’m speaking my own language and feel more comfortable. But it doesn’t change what I do on the pitch. I always give 100 per cent on the pitch wherever I am, that’s what I always strive to do. “