January transfer news & rumours: Alexis pictured in Man United shirt after medical
Alexis pictured in Man Utd shirt after passing medical
A picture which allegedly shows Alexis Sanchez posing in a Manchester United shirt circulated after the Manchester Evening News assured he had passed a medical at the club.
MEN editor Samuel Luckhurst later posted a photo of the Chilean in his new kit on social media website Twitter.
The image suggest that Alexis will keep his No. 7 shirt upon leaving Arsenal, following in the footsteps of the likes of Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham.
Ronaldo could take pay cut to join Man Utd
Cristiano Ronaldo may be prepared to lower his wages in order to find a way out of Real Madrid, claims Don Balon.
The Portugal international has cut a frustrated figure in Spain in recent weeks, amid reports he would be interested in returning to Manchester United.
And to make the move happen, Ronaldo could even decrease his current salary in order to attract more transfer attention.
Aubameyang moves closer to Arsenal
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s move to Arsenal is drawing closer as the club’s transfer negotiators arrived in Germany for talks with Dortmund.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants to add world-class attacking talent to the team and sees Aubameyang as the perfect forward to complement the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette in the side.
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Hazard scolds father for fuelling Real Madrid talk
Eden Hazard has admitted he scolded father Thierry over the latter’s claims that the Chelsea star was holding out for a Real Madrid move.
“I talked with him [to tell him off], no, no worries,” he joked to reporters, before underling his commitment to the Blues.
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Egypt FA chief calls for Salah in Real Madrid
The head of Egypt’s FA wants to see Liverpool star Mohamed Salah move to Real Madrid, claims the Sun.
According to the newspaper, Abo Rida asserted that the Merengue would make an offer for Salah over the summer and allegedly stated such a move would “be great for Egyptian football”.
De Bruyne to sign new Man City deal
Kevin De Bruyne’s outstanding form is about to be rewarded with a lucrative new Manchester City deal, reports BBC Sport.
The Belgian has been instrumental in City’s climb to the top of the Premier League, establishing himself among the world’s elite midfielders.
And while his current deal expires in June 2021, City are keen to extend it for a further three years.
Bale receives €100m Bayern offer
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has been tempted by a €100 million offer from Bayern Munich, claims Don Balon.
The Welshman was on top form on Sunday, scoring twice to help his side recover from a goal down to destroy Deportivo 7-1.
But his future at the Bernabeu has long been in question, and Bayern may join long-term admirers Manchester United in fighting for his signature.
Conte admits possible Batshuayi exit
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted Michy Batshuayi could leave the club during the current transfer window.
The Belgian has attracted strong interest from Sevilla, although any move would appear to hinge on whether Chelsea manage to find a striker over the course of January.
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Liverpool will allow Sturridge exit
Liverpool will allow Daniel Sturridge to seek a new club in the January transfer window, reports Sky Sports.
The striker has fallen behind Roberto Firmino in the Reds’ pecking order, while Inter and Sevilla have both shown interest in a deal.
Rafinha arrives at Inter
Rafinha has arrived in Milan in order to seal a loan deal with Inter, reports GianlucaDiMarzio.com.
The Barcelona midfielder’s transfer will include a purchase option worth €35 million, as well as a three and a half year contract with the Nerazzurri.
‘No chance’ of Vidal January move
Arturo Vidal says there is “no chance” of him leaving Bayern Munich in January as he wants to challenge for the Champions League this season.
The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to Chelsea despite head coach Jupp Heynckes’ insistence nobody would be sold during the transfer window.
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Cole close to Championship return
Journeyman striker Carlton Cole is close to a move to the Championship, claims the Sun.
The former Chelsea man is currently training with League One’s AFC Wimbledon.
But he might step up a division after Hull City and Birmingham City targeted the forward in a bid to avoid relegation.