Chelsea seal €64 million Pulisic deal
Chelsea have signed Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund, according to the club’s official website. The reported fee is around €64 million (£57.6m, $73.1m) and the Blues have loaned the 20-year old back to Dortmund for the rest of the season. The United States International had been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich before signing up with the FA Cup winners.
Man United prepare Manolas bid
Man United are considering a move for AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas, report Tuttomercatoweb. The Greek centre-back is understood to have a £34 million release clause in his contract, which day Red Devils are considering activating this month.
Roma reject Arsenal bid for Under
Roma have rejected a €60 million bid from Arsenal for Cengiz Under, report Calciomercato. The Turkish international has been scouted by Bayern Munich several times this season but the Giallorossi are unlikely to sell him this month.
Arsenal want Keylor Navas
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas could be heading to the Emirates, according to Sport. The Gunners have offered £14 million for the Costa Rican and view him as a long-term replacement for Petr Cech. Navas has spent most of the season playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois and is now looking for a move away from the Bernabeu to scecure regular gametime.
Fabregas set for Monaco switch
Cesc Fabregas is closing in on a move to Ligue 1 side Monaco, according to reports from Goal. The 31-year old has entered the final six months of his Chelsea contract and is open to a move after playing second fiddle to Jorginho. The former Arsenal man will be re-uniting with teammate Thierry Henry from their time at Arsenal between 2003 and 2007. The Spaniard is also being linked with AC Milan but the Rossoneri are struggling to meet the transfer fees and wages of the former Barca man.
Diego Godin wants Serie A move
According to reports from Calciomercato, Diego Godin is keen on a move to Serie A with AC Milan and Inter interested in signing the Uruguayan defender. Godin’s contract expires in the summer and is yet to agree on an extension, attracting interest from Europe’s top clubs. The Uruguayan turned down a move to Man United last summer while Juventus were also considering a deal for Godin before they opted to bring Leonardo Bonucci back to Turin.
Fulham lead chase for Gary Cahill
Fulham are hopeful of securing Chelsea defender Gary Cahill on loan for the rest of the season, report the Evening Standard. Fulham coach Claudio Ranieri wants to strengthen the backline and sees the acquisition of Cahill as a key in their fight against relegation. The 32-yeard old has become frustrated by the lack of gametime and is willing to make a move, which will effectively end his career at Stamford Bridge.
Ashley Young attracting Serie A interest
Inter Milan have joined Serie A rivals Roma in the race to sign Manchester United’s Ashley Young on a potential free transfer, report, The Mirror.
United are in talks with the 33-year old in the hope of tying him down to a 12-month extension when his deal expires in the summer. The Red Devils had hoped to tie down Young to an extension before the end of 2018, but the winger may be looking for a new adventure.
Lyon set Ndombele price amid Man City links
Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele will cost Man City at least €70 million, according to Tuttomercatoweb. Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Manchester United are keeping an eye on the Frenchman’s progress in Ligue 1, with the view to a potential transfer. The Citizens reportedly offered £45m for Ndombele during the summer, but Lyon are set to hold out for almost double that amount in 2019.
Chelsea reject second Hudson-Odoi bid from Bayern Munich
According to Sky sources, Chelsea rejected a second bid of around €20 million from Bayern Munich for the English U-19 international. Callum Hudson-Odoi is highly rated at Chelsea and the Blues are holding out for €40 million for the winger despite his contract expiring in 2020.
West Brom set their sights on Wanyama
West Brom have made an enquiry about signing Spurs midfielder Victor Wanyama, report the Daily Mail. The Kenyan has started only one Premier League game this season and Spurs are open to selling him in January. Wanyama, however, is not keen on playing in the championship and would rather stay and fight for his place at the club.