Transfer Talk, Haaland move, Pogba rumours, Ancelotti and Arteta

Alf Inge Haaland is eager to get a move over the line. This looks like a close race between RB Leipzig and Manchester United. A fee of around £60million will be what it takes to get this transfer completed. A possible switch back to RB Salzburg would look as a possible option to help his current club for the rest of this season.

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Mauricio Pochettino is likely to wait for a while to decide on his next step in football. Few would believe that Arsenal and Tottenham would change management this season, and suddenly other clubs will be hunting new managers. A certainty is that Pochettino will be back in football management.

Paul Pogba is said to have played his last game for Manchester United. Pogba is a previous World Cup winner and would probably like to be part of a club that competes at the highest level and not be part of a rebuilding project, not that type of player.

Pierre Emerick-Aubaymeyang is according to Mirror desperate to leave Arsenal. Paris St Germain could be an option, but it will be difficult to see Mikel Arteta agreeing to a move as the former Borussia Dortmund forward is probably his best player.

Burnley are at the moment doing well in the Premier League, but that will not stop their manager Sean Dyche from recruiting new talent. Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, Bristol City young star Josh Brownhill and Derby County full back Jayden Bogle are three names that could see themselves on he move to Turf Moor in the January transfer window.

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Mezut Ozil looks finished at Arsenal with a minor league move. Turkey could be an option with Fenerbahce being linked. MLS has also been said to trigger the former German international with teams such as New York City, DC United and LA Galaxy all reported to be interested.

Joe Allen is still with Stoke, struggling in the wrong end of the Championship table. His talent is still seen as Premier League quality and don’t be surprised if clubs such as Watford, West Ham or Brighton will be in the chase. Everton, Burnley and Newcastle are also clubs eager to strengthen with an experienced international, and Joe Allen is definitively seen in that category.

Carlo Ancelotti has been appointed manager at Everton. This could trigger Zlatan Ibrahimovic to join. Ancelotti can attract to class players and will probably try to bring in a few names that again could bring joy to the fans of this club.

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Christian Eriksen could be in a difficult situation in January. His contract will expire in the summer and why he is looking for other options is a riddle. Jose Mourinho is eager to hold on to his Danish midfielder and would like to see Eriksen switch and rethink and sign a new and long term conract.

Newcastle looks close to complete a move for Queens Park Rangers midfielder Reagan Thomson. The young Scot has also been linked with Rangers and Celtic, but the move to St. James Park looks as the most likely.

Andras Sporar is a player to look out for. The Slovan Bratislava 25 year old attacker is one who would cost in the region of £7million. Celtic is seen as a possible new destination but the Slovanian international could also easily end up in Serie A.

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Tottenham are closing in on new talent. Nathan Ferguson of West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City right-back Max Aarons are two players that looks as possible prospects on the radar of Jose Mourinho.

Ashley Young could be on his way out of Old Trafford. A move could happen in the January transfer window according to Daily Mail. His former club Watford could be one that needs an experienced player as Nigel Pearson are planning his “great escape”.

Watford and Burnley are two clubs seen as possible chasers of Daniel Opare. The Antwerpen defender and Ghana international has been around a bit but never played in England before. Standard Liege, Porto and Augsburg are three of the 29 year old’s former clubs.

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are competing for the signature of Boubakary Soumare. The 20 year old Lille midfielder is seen as a “special one” with a route to stardom seen a long time ago. He has played in all French international youth teams up to the level of U.21.

The Chelsea buy back clause in Nathan Ake’s contract with Bournemouth is soon to expire. The Dutch international has been linked with a move away from The Cherries in January with a number of clubs interested. Chelsea and Leicester are both seen as new destinations but don’t be surprised if Arsenal and Tottenham are joining the chase, even Manchester City could be in line with a bid.

 

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