Paper Talk: Man Utd interested in former flop; Chelsea chase Champ star

Date published: Friday 27th December 2019 8:17

Wilfried Zaha TEAMtalk

Manchester United have their eyes on a crop of Premier League talent, including a former flop, while Chelsea target Championship sensation and Arsenal line up Granit Xhaka replacement, all in the papers.



Manchester United retain an interest in former flop Wilfried Zaha, according to a report.

Ian McGarry of the Transfer Window Podcast claims that United are looking at the forward, who flopped so badly at Old Trafford after an initial £1om move in 2013.

He said: ”Manchester United do have an interest in him still.

“Arsenal I believe don’t have either the money or desire to sign him.

“I think his options are limited. I think Steve Parrish’s valuation of £90m is going to limit him further.”

The winger had a disastrous spell at United under David Moyes and went on loan to Cardiff before returning to Palace on loan before a £3m deal with add-ons was struck.

Arsenal wanted to sign Zaha in the summer under Unai Emery, but couldn’t afford Palace’s asking price and instead signed Nicolas Pepe.

Chelsea have also been linked with the player, but the £90m valuation will not sit easy with Frank Lampard.




Newcastle value Dwight Gayle at around £15m and will not let him leave for less (Newcastle Chronicle)

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka’s agent says the 27-year-old Switzerland international has agreed a move to German club Hertha Berlin. (Blick)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants to sign France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 24, on loan from Serie A side Juventus in January. (Times via Footmercato)

Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone is interested in the prospect of joining Fiorentina (Sportitalia)

Eberechi Eze TEAMtalk

Chelsea are interested in signing QPR midfielder Eberechi Eze (Daily Mail)

Gareth Bale’s potential switch to the Chinese Super League looks to have been handed another blow after the competition introduced a hefty salary cap (talkSPORT)

Real Madrid are interested in 17-year-old Brazilian youngster Reiner Carvalho (SporTV)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola ​says his side won’t buy a replacement for David Silva, who will depart at the end of the season.

Edinson Cavani will not force Paris Saint-Germain to sell him to Atletico Madrid despite his desire to move to the Spanish outfit (Mundo Deportivo)

Chelsea are interested in Paris St-Germain’s Germany winger Julian Draxler, 26, and 30-year-old Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye. (Star)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says Brazilian winger Willian, 31, is in talks with the club about extending his contract, which runs out in the summer. (Mail)

Bayer Leverkusen will block any attempt from Arsenal to try to sign German winger Kevin Volland, 27, from them. (Mail)

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, 23, will stay at the club until the end of the season but the Germany international is expected to move to Bayern Munich in an £85m deal in the summer. (Star)

Man City are monitoring the situations of Villarreal’s Spanish centre-back Pau Torres, 22, and Benfica and Portugal defender Ruben Dias, 22. (Telegraph)

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Dinamo Zagreb and Spain midfielder Dani Olmo, 21, has been linked to Manchester City and Manchester United and says he wants to take the “next step” in his career. (Manchester Evening News)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says he wants to sign “four or five new players” in the January transfer window. (Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny’s father says the 27-year-old Egypt international, who is on loan at Besiktas, is in talks over a move to AC Milan. (Express)



Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard, 28, could be out until the end of January or start of February with the ankle injury the Belgium international suffered at the end of November. (Marca)

Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard, who joined Real Sociedad on loan for two years in the summer, is set to be recalled by the Bernabeu club in June 2020. (AS)

Manuel Pellegrini’s future as the West Ham United manager hinges on the outcome of the club’s next two matches with David Moyes the leading contender to succeed him. (Times)

Liverpool are keen on a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho – but any January raid for the England star is unlikely. (Daily Star)

Tyrone Mings TEAMtalk

Manchester United have put England trio Tyrone Mings, James Maddison and Jadon Sancho on their transfer shopping list. (Daily Star)

Everton forward Richarlison is reportedly on a list of five attacking targets in Manchester United’s sights as the January transfer window looms. (Daily Mirror, Evening Standard)

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