Here are the top transfer stories and rumours from 1st December 2016 featuring Liverpool’s audacious bid to sign one of Europe’s best young strikers. Elsewhere, Manchester United have assured Jose Mourinho a big money transfer signing in January and reports have all but confirmed the player who will become United’s first signing in January.
However, Mourinho is yet to fully convince one of his stars to stay put at Old Trafford as PSG begin to strengthen their grip around the French International for a January transfer move. Meanwhile, one of Premier League’s marquee strikers could be on the move with Serie A giants ready to open discussions in coming weeks.
Martial has become a priority target for PSG
Anthony Martial could quit Manchester United in favour of a move to PSG, who have kept a close eye on Martial’s less than impressive second season at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho has failed to bring out the best from the French striker which has led L’equipe to believe that Martial could be on his way out of Man United in January. Having already played in Ligue 1 with AS Monaco, Martial could become a marquee signing for the French Champions.
Liverpool to make audacious January bid for Dembele
Liverpool look certain to make a £20million opening bid to sign Celtic’s in-form striker Moussa Dembele, according to reports from The Sun. Report claims that Jurgen Klopp is wary of losing Sadio Mane for an entire month of January and is still not certain about Daniel Sturridge's ability to play back-to-back matches. Dembele has been in fine form this season scoring 15 goals for Celtic this season. Likes of Manchester United and Manchester City are also linked with his signing.
Manchester United look certain to sign Benfica’s central defender
Manchester United are poised to meet Victor Lindelof’s agent in coming week to discuss a potential January transfer for the powerful central defender. According to Daily Star and trusted Man United journalist Duncan Castles, Jose Mourinho has been given a green signal to sign a quality central defender in January to shape up United’s defense and ensure they do not give away easy points in Premier League.
Juventus open talks with Romelu Lukaku
Juventus are increasingly confident of signing Romelu Lukaku and according to Football Italia, Serie A Champions will not wait for next summer and are prepared to make a big-money offer in January. Lukaku has been swayed away with the idea of playing for Juventus and Football Italia claim that Mario Mandzukic may make way to let Lukaku become Juventus’ marquee signing in January. As per the reports, talks are already underway between the club and Lukaku’s agent Mino Raiola.
Bayern Munich close all doors for Muller’s move to Old Trafford
Bayern Munich officials have delivered a strong message to Manchester United in their hopeful attempts of signing Thomas Muller next summer after club's appalling treatment of former Bayern star Bastain Schweinsteiger. Jose Mourinho has stifled Schweinsteiger out of the starting XI leading to angry reactions within the Bayern hierarchy. Muller has always been tipped to join United in near future, however, Bayern are now reluctant in selling Muller to a Mourinho led United side.
Pochettino is willing to let Sissoko leave in January
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has delivered a damaging verdict on new summer signing Moussa Sissoko's start at White Hart Lane. Sissoko has struggled to break into Pochettino's starting XI after his £30million move from Newcastle United. So much so, Calciomercato claims that Inter Milan and Juventus are ready to make a January bid for the French winger with Pochettino ready to let the midfielder leave in January.
West Ham to make £25million bid for Callum Wilson
West Ham's striker hunt is set to take them to Bournemouth as Daily Star have reported that Hammers could make a stunning £25million bid for the English striker Callum Wilson. The 24-year-old striker has sustained a stop-start 2016/17 season after returning with a long-term injury, however, West Ham see him as the ideal Premier League striker who can add goals to their play and lift West Ham’s miserable season.
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