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Real Madrid is keeping an eye on Liverpool defender Joe Gomez ahead of a possible summer transfer (Daily Mail).
Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Liverpool’s Joe Gomez ahead of a possible summer deal, with Antonio Rudiger, Pau Torres, and Jules Kounde all on their defensive shortlist.
Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Liverpool defender Joe Gomez ahead of a possible summer transfer.
The Spanish giants are prioritizing their offense first, with Paris Saint-Kylian Germain’s Mbappe firmly in their sights, but they are also preparing a list of defensive options.
After a series of injuries, the 24-year-old Gomez captained Liverpool against Norwich City in the Carabao Cup and came in as a late substitute in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Tottenham.
Real Madrid are interested in signing Liverpool defender Joe Gomez this summer.
In the second part of the season, Jurgen Klopp is likely to employ the England centre-back more.
Though a move to Aston Villa has been suggested, Sportsmail knows that is not currently an option, as manager Jurgen Klopp stated last week that he would be patient with Gomez and had no plans for him to depart in January.
The England international, who has won the Premier League and the Champions League, is anticipated to play more in the coming weeks as Liverpool’s roster is stretched to the limit by matches and Covid.
Before deciding on his future, Gomez will want to finish the season strong.
In the knowledge that Gomez is nearing full fitness and that Ibrahima Konate will be competing with Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool is willing to trade Nat Phillips for £15 million next month.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign a new defender in the summer transfer window.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign a new defender in the summer transfer window.
Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea, who will soon be out of contract, is another defender on Real’s wish list.
Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea, who will soon be out of contract, is another defender on Real’s wish list.
Pau Torres, a defender for Villarreal, is also a target for Real Madrid this summer.
Jules Kounde of Sevilla is another alternative. Pau Torres (left) of Villarreal and Jules Kounde (right) of Sevilla are also targets.
Last week, the Dutch defender, who was out with Covid on Sunday, claimed that he expects Gomez and Konate to be Liverpool’s defensive pairing of the future.
However, if Gomez impresses Madrid in the second part of the season, that possibility may be jeopardized.
The Spaniards have explored players such as Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger, who might be out of contract if he does not agree to new terms at Stamford Bridge, as well as Sevilla’s Jules Kounde and Villarreal’s Pau Torres.
Matthijs de Ligt of Juventus has also been mentioned, although his price tag may be prohibitive.
Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing former Manchester United academy product Deji Sotona (The Sun).
Chelsea are said to be leading the race to recruit Deji Sotona, a former Manchester United youngster of Nigerian heritage.
After failing to sign the 19-year-old Sotona in the summer, Football Insider says that the Blues are the best-placed team to sign him now.
After turning down a new contract at Manchester United, the Irish-born winger moved to OGC Nice in September 2020, but his move to the French Ligue 1 club has not gone well.
He is yet to make his competitive debut fifteen months after joining the Eaglets, which isn’t helped by the fact that Patrick Vieira, who persuaded him to join the club, quit as manager in December 2020.
Sotona has been regarded as a player with a lot of potentials, who is both powerful and skilled, and who can play both wide and through the middle.
He scored four goals in 16 appearances in the U18 Premier League, one goal in four FA Youth Cup matches, and appeared in the EFL Trophy during his stint at Manchester United.
Watford have also looked at Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac in their search for a centre-back (Daily Telegraph).
Watford are reportedly considering a January deal for Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac, who is approaching the end of his contract at the Emirates.
According to rumors, Watford are interested in signing Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac in January.
Claudio Ranieri wants to bolster his backline in the coming months, after Watford has conceded 31 goals in 16 Premier League games this season.
As a result, the Hornets’ manager has identified Kolasinac as a possible target, according to The Telegraph.
Kolasinac has been with Arsenal since 2017, but he has struggled to obtain minutes on the pitch in the last 18 months.
In January, he was loaned to Schalke, and since his return in the summer, he has become even more of an afterthought at the Emirates Stadium.
The 27-year-old has only made one league start this season, in Arsenal’s humiliating 5-0 loss to Manchester City in August.
His contract is slated to expire next summer, so the Gunners have until January to secure a fee for the Bosnia and Herzegovina international, or risk losing him for free at the conclusion of the season.
Kolasinac’s contract at the Emirates Stadium is coming to an end in the next six months.
It is claimed that Kolasinac might be utilised as a centre-back at Vicarage Road, despite being predominantly used as a full-back at Arsenal in recent years.
He has, however, played in a back three on numerous occasions, and that may be how Ranieri chooses to use him if he can entice the defender away from Arsenal in the summer of 2022.
Watford has two games left before the transfer window opens, and they’ll be back in action on Boxing Day when they visit Molineux to face Wolves.
Arsenal hope to use the Africa Cup of Nations next month to re-establish contact with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (The Sun).
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta intends to use the Africa Cup of Nations break to put his feud with former Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Auabemyang to rest.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is preparing to offer ex-captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a fresh lease on life, with the Gabonese attacker expected to’reset relations’ in the new year.
After getting home late after an authorized trip overseas, Aubameyang was sensationally stripped of the Gunners captaincy this month.
The 32-year-old hasn’t played since coming in as a substitute in a 2-1 loss to Everton on December 6, and he’s been told to train alone after failing to meet club requirements.
Since then, he’s been left out of all four matchday squads, including Tuesday’s 5-1 triumph over League OneSunderland, in which Arteta used a frequently rotated 11-man lineup.
Even though Aubameyang will not participate in the Gunners’ final two games of 2021, he will be given a chance to return to the first squad.
According to the Sun, Arteta intends to’reset relations’ with his former captain in the new year by utilizing his absence from the squad to repair their breach.
Aubameyang, the Gabonese national team captain, will go to Cameroon in January to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations.
On top of their Premier League commitments, Arsenal has matchups in the League Cup, FA Cup, and Europa League scheduled for the new year.
While Aubameyang will be away until the beginning of February, Arteta will need his striker to be at his best when he comes to the UK.
Lacazette, Martinelli, and Nketiah are the Gunners’ only other senior recognized forwards on their books.
Tottenham are said to be interested in signing Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet in January (Daily Mail).
Tottenham are ‘considering a January move for Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet,’ with the Spanish giants willing to sell the 26-year-old ‘if the appropriate deal comes in.’
Spurs are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet in January.
Under Antonio Conte, the north London team has kept three clean sheets in their previous five league games, but it appears that the Italian still wants to bring in defensive reinforcements next month.
Spurs have been interested in Lenglet for some time, and according to Spanish source Sport, through The Sun, they may be ready to make a move for the 26-year-old.
Barcelona is said to be willing to allowing Lenglet to depart if a decent offer is made as they aim to raise finances for Xavi to reinforce his squad.
Tottenham might recruit a second Barcelona player in five months if they can entice Lenglet away from the Nou Camp. They signed Emerson Royal from the Catalan giants in August.
Lenglet is in his fourth season at Barcelona, and he has already won LaLiga and the Copa del Rey.
However, he has struggled for consistency in recent months and has been relegated to the bench this season.
He has also failed to solidify his spot in France’s starting lineup for 2021, having only played 45 minutes for Didier Deschamps’ side at the European Championships this summer.
If he joins Spurs, he will join Ben Davies as the second left-footed central defender at Conte’s disposal.
This might be seen as a positive by the 52-year-old boss, with Lenglet potentially adding more balance to a team that already boasts Eric Dier, Cristian Romero, Davinson Sanchez, Japhet Tanganga, and Joe Rodon as right-foot dominant centre-backs.
Everton are reportedly “working” on a deal to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool (Daily Express).
Everton are apparently “working” on a deal to recruit Philippe Coutinho, a former Liverpool foe. The Barcelona winger will be permitted to leave the Nou Camp as soon as possible, with Xavi feverishly attempting to offload his astronomical salaries.
Since the departures of Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann, and Lionel Messi, it is thought that the Brazilian midfielder has become the club’s top-earning.
Coutinho, on the other hand, appears to have been judged surplus to requirements, with sources claiming that the Catalans are attempting to unload him in the January transfer window.
Barcelona is anxious to bring in some new players this summer but will have to sell some players to make room in their transfer and wage budgets.
Coutinho, meanwhile, might be the next high-profile person to leave the Nou Camp, according to Mundo Deportivo, who claim Everton is “working” on a deal to recruit the former Liverpool player.
The Toffees have already shown that they are willing to go past previous Liverpool allegiances if they believe the player or, in the instance of Rafa Benitez, the manager is the appropriate fit for the club.
When Benitez was appointed as Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement in the summer, many Blues fans were outraged.
During his time as Liverpool manager, the Spaniard was the Toffees’ arch-rival, referring to them as “a little club.”
And, with Coutinho apparently rejecting any prospective moves to Newcastle United, the former Reds’ manager might potentially bring in a former Reds’ icon.
Everton are expected to renew their pursuit of Rangers’ Nathan Patterson in January, as Rafael Bentez looks to bolster both fullback positions (The Guardian).
Everton are set to restart their pursuit of Nathan Patterson from Rangers in January, as manager Rafael Bentez looks to bolster both fullback positions.
Everton made two bids for the 20-year-old Scotland international in the summer, with Steven Gerrard, Rangers’ manager at the time, calling their first £5 million offer “a joke,” but his pursuers are ready to make a third try when the transfer market reopens.
This season, the right-back has made 11 appearances for Rangers, with only two starts in the Scottish Premier League, and has established himself in the Scotland squad that qualified for the World Cup play-offs.
Everton have relied heavily on captain Séamus Coleman at right-back this season, and will need to improve on the £9 million offer that was also rejected by the Scottish champions if they are to ultimately sign Patterson. They’ve already made headway in their search for a new left-back, with Dynamo Kyiv agreeing to a €21 million (£17.86 million) price for Vitaliy Mykolenko.
The 22-year-old Ukraine international has agreed to a five-year contract with Goodison Park and has had a physical ahead of a transfer worth up to €23 million. After being dropped by Bentez and then declaring himself ill for last week’s draw against Chelsea, his appearance would cast additional doubt on Lucas Digne’s future.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman is hoping to acquire a new central midfielder in January, in addition to a right and left back.
England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone appears to be edging closer to terminating his contract at West Brom, with West Ham leading the race to sign him on a free transfer in the summer (Daily Telegraph).
Southampton have joined West Ham and Tottenham in the race to sign West Brom and England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone… and could strike in January to beat their opponents.
Southampton is said to have joined Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United in the race to recruit Sam Johnstone.
The West Brom and England goalkeeper has been superb for the Baggies this season and also stood out last season when they were demoted from the Premier League. He was untroubled against Andorra and brilliantly assisted the Three Lions’ fifth goal.
Despite the fact that the 28-year-old is set to become a free agent in the summer, Southampton are thought to be considering a January bid to test the Championship club’s commitment.
Johnstone is considered to be at ease at the Hawthorns, with the club now in second place in the Premier League. He is expected to wait until the end of his contract before deciding on his future, with West Brom rumoured to be interested in providing him a lucrative contract if he chooses to stay.
The eagerness of Southampton can be explained by the fact that Fraser Forster’s contract is slated to expire at the end of the season – and his exit could be sooner if the Johnstone deal is completed in the forthcoming transfer window.
The only other senior goalkeeper in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s current lineup is Alex McCarthy.
According to Football Insider, Spurs sent a scout to watch Johnstone in the 1-1 draw against Preston late last month, despite Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris saying in August that the club had not approached him about extending his stay in north London, despite ultimately settling on the loan option of Pierluigi Gollini for 2021-22.
Steven Gerrard has been given permission to bring in a new midfielder at Aston Villa following the injury to Marvelous Nakamba (Daily Mirror).
After Marvelous Nakamba’s injury, Steven Gerrard is set to make his first transfer to Aston Villa. After Marvelous Nakamba’s injury, Steven Gerrard has been given permission to sign a replacement midfielder for Aston Villa. Nakamba, a Zimbabwean international, was declared out for up to four months by new manager Gerrard last week.
Steven Gerrard is likely to enter the transfer market next month in search of a new midfielder after Marvelous Nakamba’s injury sidelined him for up to four months. Zimbabwe…
Celtic and Rangers are battling it out for the services of Iceland winger Albert Gudmundsson, who will be available on a free transfer next summer (Daily Telegraph).
Eddie Howe is looking to bolster his defense and has the Wales international, as well as full-back, on his radar. Trippier Kieran
Newcastle United are the front-runners in the race to capture Tottenham centre-back Joe Rodon on a loan deal in the January transfer window.
Eddie Howe is targeting the Wales international, 24, as well as full-back Kieran Trippier of Atletico Madrid, as a priority for his defense. Burnley’s James Tarkowski is a key target, according to the Telegraph Sport, but he may not leave Turf Moor until the summer when his contract expires.
Rodon has struggled for minutes this season and has only started Europa Conference matches, which the team has already been ousted from. Spurs are set to let him leave on a short-term basis to obtain some game time.
Rodon worked with Brighton boss Graham Potter at Swansea City, and he will be considered if a centre-back is needed at the Amex Stadium next month.
Rodon’s position is also being monitored by Watford and Leeds, who are looking for defensive options for next month. Marcelo Bielsa is short at the back after Leeds captain Liam Cooper sustained a hamstring injury last month.
Rodon has only appeared in the Premier League once this season, in a loss to Crystal Palace, and while he is highly regarded after joining from Swansea last season, it is understood that he will gain from appearances this season.
Arteta wants Nketiah stay.
Eddie Nketiah’s contract with Arsenal is coming to an end, and Mikel Arteta wants him to stay.
If he does not agree to new terms, Nketiah, who was close to joining Crystal Palace in the summer, may leave Arsenal for free at the end of the season.
In January, when he may sign a pre-contract deal with an international club, the 22-year-old is sure to receive interest from clubs, but Arteta wants him to stay at Arsenal.
“We had a difficulty during the summer that we tried to settle and couldn’t,” Arteta explained.
“That is the contract situation that is becoming increasingly frequent in football for where we are coming from with Covid and many of the difficulties that we must overcome.”
“I am convinced that he will develop into a world-class player, hopefully at Arsenal.” I’m glad to have him; he’s our player, and I hold him in high regard. I’d like him to stay.”
Manchester United are interested in Alvarez.
River Plate are aiming to sign Julian Alvarez to a new deal, according to ESPN Argentina, despite Manchester United’s interest.
The Argentine club won the league title earlier this month and is now attempting to maintain their best assets. They have a long-term contract with Enzo Fernandez and are looking to do the same with Julian Alvarez.
In 21 games this season, the 21-year-old scored 18 goals and added seven assists. His performances have piqued the curiosity of a number of clubs, including Manchester United.
Alvarez is in the final year of his contract, and the Red Devils could sign him this winter or in January 2023 on a free transfer. The striker is also said to have a £17 million release clause, which will increase to £21 million in the final 10 days before the transfer market opens.
Complete the transaction!If the Argentinian international does not sign a new deal soon, obtaining his signature will be difficult. Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, and Juventus are all interested in signing him, so luring him to Old Trafford will be difficult.
Man United is expecting a few departures in the coming transfer windows. According to his agent, Anthony Martial has made it obvious that he wants to depart.
Newcastle are preparing to sign Jesse Lingard. Newcastle United could pursue Kieran Trippier and Sven Botman in the January transfer window.
Newcastle could sign Jesse Lingard, Kieran Trippier, and Sven Botman in the January transfer window; it will be the first time the club’s new owners have been able to make deals.
Newcastle will undoubtedly try to bolster their squad in January, but they will have to carefully balance their spending with the prospect of relegation. The last thing they want is to be stuck in the Championship next season with a bunch of players on large salaries.
Looking at the league table, staying in the top division this season will be a hard ask for Newcastle, whether they spend big in January or not.
Eddie Howe has already stated that the forthcoming transfer window will be challenging due to clubs’ unwillingness to sell players in January.
When you add in the reality that Premier League clubs are unlikely to do business with a Saudi-backed Newcastle, and the fact that Covid is likely to make managers want to stockpile their squad in terms of numbers, Newcastle’s new owners face a difficult assignment.
They also have to deal with the larger issue of Financial Fair Play, recognizing that a large expenditure now could result in future widows.Jesse Lingard appears unlikely to leave Manchester United in January, and he appears to prefer a move to West Ham.