Manchester United look set to sell three players in January – with Newcastle ready to spend big on one, Tottenham are keen on an Aston Villa star, while Saturday’s transfer gossip claims Alexandre Lacazette has reached a final decision on his Arsenal future.
NEWCASTLE READY TO MAKE HUGE LINGARD BID
Newcastle are ready to make an enormous offer to Jesse Lingard as they look to make him the first signing of their exciting new era.
Cash-rich courtesy of a £300m takeover, the Magpies have reportedly idenitifed Lingard as a top target.
His deal at Old Trafford expires next summer and is likely to be a man in demand come the January window. The likes of West Ham and Everton have been linked with moves for Lingard, who would command a £12m fee.
However, The Sun claims Newcastle are ready to top any offer made by the Hammers and the Toffees in order to land the 28-year-old. Furthermore, they also plan to entice Lingard to the North-East by offering him a giant financial package. That could see the player earning a healthy pay-hike on the reported £100,000 a week he currently earns at Old Trafford.
That would help add more goals to a Newcastle side yet to win this season.
And pundit Ray Parlour reckons there’s a strong chance the Magpies will sign him.
“Certainly (West Ham) would be interested,” said Parlour on talkSPORT. “Paying the wages is the big problem. Everyone’s looking at Newcastle now, who they’re gonna go for. I’m sure they’d be paying a lot more wages than West Ham.”
Jesse Lingard chased by four Premier League clubs
Jesse Lingard is reportedly the subject of interest from four Premier League clubs, with more news on Donny an de Beek and Antonio Conte.
Lingard looks unlikely to be the only departure at Old Trafford in January.
As per The Sun, Jose Mourinho is plotting a double defensive swoop on United to bring Victor Lindelof and Diogo Dalot to Roma.
The pair find themselves down the pecking order at Old Trafford and look likely to be available should suitable offers come in.
And United could find themselves £60m better off if sales for all three go through.
TOTTENHAM KEEN ON MARTINEZ DEAL
Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez tops Tottenham’s wish list if 34-year-old France international Hugo Lloris leaves next summer. (The Independent)
Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira insists it’s too soon to discuss a permanent deal for Conor Gallagher, despite calling him a joy to work with. (The Independent)
Alexandre Lacazette has reportedly decided to leave Arsenal at the end of his contract, amid claims he will sign for Atletico Madrid. (Daily Express)
Super agent Jorge Mendes is pushing for his client Gennaro Gattuso to become Newcastle’s next manager. (Daily Express)
Manchester United are refusing to sell Paul Pogba in January and are preparing for his exit on a free at the end of the season. (The Times)
Tottenham will likely let Dele Alli leave the club as soon as January amid growing interest from Newcastle United. (The Sun)
ANTONIO CONTE DOUBTS FOR MAN UTD
Manchester United are looking at other options as replacements for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with first choice Antonio Conte seen as being too “abrasive” in their boardroom. (The Sun)
Real Madrid are planning a summer swoop for Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland, according to Spanish reports. (The Sun)
Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona are the only clubs Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly fancies joining. (The Sun)
John Terry is now among the favourites to take the Newcastle job after seeing a flood of support come in. (The Sun)
Barcelona are looking to cancel their loan agreement for Luuk de Jong after only two months and hope to clear space for a new signing. (Daily Mail)
Donny van de Beek is taking on a new agent to help secure his exit at Manchester United. (Daily Mail)
AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP
Days off are a thing of the past for Newcastle’s players with caretaker Graeme Jones taking the opposite approach to Steve Bruce. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United want a British manager to take over should they sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Brendan Rodgers is their No 1 target. (Daily Star)
Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly keen to play for Portugal at the 2026 World Cup, by when he will be 41. (Daily Star)
Former Italy manager Arrigo Sacchi says Liverpool’s team is a “masterpiece” without any real superstars. By contrast, he feels Manchester United look like they are “thrown together on the pitch”. (Daily Telegraph)
Rangers and Celtic target Siriki Dembele is unlikely to leave Peterborough in January and looks instead like he’ll sign a pre-contract agreement to move next summer. (Daily Record)