Newcastle are readying a double raid on Manchester United in January, there are three clubs battling for Aaron Ramsey’s signature, while Monday’s transfer gossip delivers some pleasing news to Liverpool over one of their main men.
VAN DE BEEK READY TO SAY YES TO NEWCASTLE
Newcastle United are reportedly growing in confidence of taking full advantage of the chaos surrounding Manchester United by making a double transfer swoop.
The Red Devils saw their season plunge new depths on Saturday with a humiliating 4-1 defeat at Watford. That proved Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s final game in charge, leaving United in the hunt for a new boss.
And with strong claims made about Mauricio Pochettino on Monday morning, that chase may soon be over.
However, that will not prevent two of their players quitting Old Trafford for Newcastle, reports the Daily Express.
And they claim that Donny van de Beek will become the first signing of their new era after growing frustrated with life in Manchester.
They say he’s ready to say yes to a £25m move to the North-East in a bid to resurrect his career. And that plan will get the green light regardless of whom succeeds Solskjaer.
That’s because they claim the Dutchman feels he needs a clean break in an effort to rebuild his career.
As per the report, they also have a growing confidence that he will be joined at St James’ Park by Jesse Lingard.
With just six months left on his deal come January, he will likely move for a fee of around £10m.
And that will tempt Newcastle into a swoop with a £10m raid on the cards.
ALEXANDER-ARNOLD WANTS TO GO DOWN IN HISTORY
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold admits his desire to “go down in history” for his individual contribution to the club. (The Independent)
Thomas Tuchel insists Antonio Rudiger isn’t distracted by contract talks with the German free to negotiate with overseas clubs from January 1. (The Independent)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly spurned the chance to revamp his coaching staff before being sacked by Manchester United. (Daily Mail)
Manchester United want to bring James McAtee back from Manchester City, while Everton are also keen on the teenager. (Daily Mail)
Newcastle are planning to make Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks one of their key signings in January. (Daily Mail)
THREE CLUBS IN RUNNING TO SIGN RAMSEY
Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle all want Aaron Ramsey, with the midfielder seemingly on his way out of Juventus in January. (Daily Mail)
The Premier League are lining up Peter McCormick as the interim replacement for outgoing chairman Gary Hoffman. (Daily Mail)
A number of clubs across the Premier League and EFL are banning staff from wearing fancy dress at their forthcoming Christmas parties. (Daily Mail)
Celtic are likely to sign Jota on a permanent deal by exercising the £6.5m option on his loan. (Daily Record)
Steven Gerrard wants to make Rangers’ Borna Barisic his first signing as Aston Villa boss (Daily Record)
Manchester United are in contact with Brendan Rodgers about becoming their new boss. The Reds Devils are preparing to pay £8m in compensation to land the Leicester chief. (The Sun)
AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP
Zinedine Zidane has no interest in taking the Manchester United job and could take over at PSG if Pochettino quits for Old Trafford. (The Sun)
Derby County are a staggering £83m in debt and anxiously awaiting a saviour with their bank accounts at worryingly low levels. (The Sun)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure from Manchester United means the club has now spent £38m on sacking managers since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013. (The Sun)
Laurent Blanc looks likely to take the managerial reins at Manchester United on a temporary basis during their search for a long-term successor. (Daily Express)
Brendan Rodgers is reiterating his commitment to Leicester, having called a meeting with his players following Solskjaer’s Manchester United sacking. (Daily Express)
Manchester United players are reportedly “furious” with the way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking was handled by the club. (Daily Express)