Manchester United have seen their hopes of luring a Bayern Munich star to the Premier League suffer a setback, while a Newcastle hitman could be set to link up with Sam Allardyce at West Brom, according to Wednesday’s transfer gossip.
KINGSLEY COMAN IN NO HURRY TO QUIT BAYERN FOR UNITED
Kingsley Coman is adamant he won’t be lured to the Premier League any time soon and intends to stay at Bayern Munich.
The France winger was courted by Manchester United as they sought an alternative to Jadon Sancho.
And with Manchester City also showing an interest in acquiring his services, Coman was expected to move to the Premier League.
However, Coman still has three years left on his Bayern Munich deal so luring him wouldn’t be easy.
In addition, the winger has also been assured of his importance to Hansi Flick. Coman hit the winner in the Champions League final and also played a key role in their Bundesliga title success.
When put to him that United could relaunch a bid for his services, Coman is adamant where his future lies.
“It’s good to know that good teams are interested in me. It gives me additional confidence,” he said to SportBild, via The Independent.
“But I have a contract here until 2023, I’m just thinking of Bayern. It’s all good, I’m happy. I had the feeling that I could be used less often. I’m 24, that’s an age I have to play! Fortunately, my fear did not come true.
“Leroy [Sane] is very good, we play differently from City, he will only completely internalise our DNA. There’s four of us fighting for two positions now. We’re teammates, but of course, we all want to play as much as possible.
“At the moment I’m in a good mood, but maybe that will change in two months. Maybe then Leroy, Serge [Gnabry] or Douglas [Costa] will play. It is important that at least two of us are always in top form.”
ANDY CARROLL WANTED BY WEST BROM
Newcastle striker Andy Carroll is on a list of possible transfer options for West Brom this month. (Daily Mail)
Leicester forward Demarai Gray, an option for Southampton, has held initial talks with Marseille about a free transfer in the summer. (Daily Mail)
Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos is wanted by Italian side Genoa. (Daily Mail)
Tottenham have donated their £1billion stadium to the NHS as a potential hub for rolling out the Covid vaccine. (Daily Mail)
UEFA could run a lopsided Euros this summer featuring a combination of behind-closed-doors matches and some with fans. (Daily Mail)
Brentford are keen on Preston midfielder Ben Pearson as the Deepdale club face an overhaul of their squad. (Daily Mail)
MESUT OZIL COMING TO AMERICA
Mesut Ozil is in ‘advanced’ negotiations with DC United over a move to MLS, according to reports. (The Sun)
Lionel Messi will ‘most likely’ leave Barcelona in the summer, according to presidential candidate Agusti Benedito. (The Sun)
Barcelona are preparing a stunning January move for Leicester hotshot Sidnei Tavares. (The Sun)
PSG have reportedly put five players up for sale – including Ander Herrera. (The Sun)
AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP
Pep Guardiola is confident Kevin De Bruyne will sign a new deal with Manchester City despite the Belgian rejecting the club’s opening offer. (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal are unlikely to move for Norwich midfielder Emiliano Buendia this month because of a lack of funds. (Daily Mirror)
Jurgen Klopp has escaped an FA fine despite criticising Andre Marriner and questioning Manchester United’s penalty record. (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri is likely to stay at Anfield until the end of the season as the club feels their hands are tied due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Daily Star)
Arsenal are reportedly ready to end Lucas Torreira’s loan at Atletico Madrid in order to send the midfielder to Fiorentina. (Daily Star)
Manchester United want Brandon Williams to stay after a loan approach from Southampton and Newcastle. (Daily Telegraph)