Latest transfer talk and rumours, Ranieri, Zidane, Emerson, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City

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Zinedine Zidane is the big talking point this Sunday, being talked up as the next manager at Bayern Munich taking over from current boss Niko Kovac. The mix of a generation shift and a new coach have not gone as planned.

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin is a target for Manchester United. The 32 year old Uruguay international has been an integral part of the Atletico team since joining back in 2010. A fee of £20 million could be what it takes for Mourinho to land his target.

Jose Mourinho will not be sitting still in the January transfer window, with Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar another possible target. The 23 year old Slovakian international is by many described as one of the most interesting central defender objects in Europe.

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The Sun reports that Brazilian full back Emerson is a target for both Arsenal and Chelsea. Atletico Mineiro, Emersons club, will be looking for a substantial fee to let their talented teenager leave. The 19 year old is being followed by many as he has progressed and shown great talent since joining from Ponte Preta.

Manchester City are out looking for new recruits despite a fantastic start to the season. Real Betis defender Junior Firpo is one on the list of Pep Guardiola. The 22 year old former Spain U.21 international is a prospect who will be followed.

The Netherlands are doing great in the Nations League and after their 2-0 win over France, a number of players in that line-up is currently being lined up as hot transfer object for Premier League clubs. 21 year old midfielder Frenkie de Jong is a man that soon can be a target, with Manchester City keen on the Ajax star.

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Liverpool are favorites in the chase for US sensation Christian Pulisic. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder, still only 20 years of age, is one attracting great attention with great performances in the Bundesliga at the moment. Jurgen Klopp are also said to be eager to try to break the bank to get his hands on the young Dutch sensation Matthijs de Ligt. A joint sum of £130 million is the expected fee to pay for the talented couple.

The future of Eric Bailly is uncertain. A bit of a turbulent period at Manchester United has not scared the major clubs off, with PSG being lined up as the next club for the Ivory Coast international.

Manchester United could be closing in on a deal for West Ham defender Declan Rice. The Republic of Ireland international is still only 19 years of age, and if Jose is ready to splash the cash it could a move happening.

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Big talk in the media today about a possible raid on Leicester City players from Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri, but so far the speculations are dismissed, but of course Claudio Ranieri knows how to get the best out of the foxes.

Claude Puel is currently looking for a clean up at Leicester City with too many players in his squad at the moment, struggling Premier League clubs such as Fulham and Cardiff could be among those trying to sign the fringe players at Leicester City.

Don’t be surprised if the name Danny Drinkwater turns up as a possible option for Claudio Ranieri when the January transfer window occurs. Olivier Giroud could also follow the former England midfielder the few miles from Stamford Bridge to Craven Cottage.

 

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