Here are the top transfer stories and rumours from 30th November 2016 featuring Manchester United’s interest in Dimitri Payet and West Ham’s response to those claims. Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo has received a personal offer from Bayern Munich to come and play at Allianz Arena next season but under one condition.
Arsenal are meanwhile linked with a world-class goalkeeper but the biggest news has come from Santiago Bernabeu where two former Real Madrid stars are ready to make a shock return and play for Zinedine Zidane.
Di Maria and Ozil want Real Madrid return
In a shocking report from Marca, former Real Madrid duo Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil are ready to make a return to Santiago Bernabeu after labelling their exit as a mistake. Ozil has been left frustrated at Arsenal for lack of silverware and constant denial to agree to his wage demands of £250k-per-week.
As for Di Maria, he has never settled following his move to Manchester United and is ready to join Los Blancos in near future. Despite the shocking admissions from Ozil and Di Maria, Real Madrid have been banned from making any signing for next transfer windows which could pour cold water to their transfer hopes.
Arsenal keeping a keen eye on Oblak
Arsenal have kept a close eye on Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak as a potential long-term replacement for Petr Cech. Oblak, 23 is regarded as one of the best keepers in Europe and Gunners want to sign him in near future. However, according to The Sun, Arsene Wenger has been put off by Atletico Madrid’s staggering 85million valuation of the Slovenian international.
Arsenal are not willing to pay the asked £85million but will continue to monitor Oblak’s developments at Vicente Caldero and hope to bring down the asking price in £40-45 million region before making an offer in coming seasons.
Conte has his heart set on Niklas Sule
Chelsea have made Hoffenheim central defender Niklas Sule as their primary January target, according to reports from Daily Star. Antonio Conte is not content with the current defensive option at his disposal and wants to bring in a powerful defender in January. After being snubbed by Michael Keane and Alessio Romagnoli, Sule is Conte’s only option going into January transfer window.
Manchester United told to keep their hands off Payet
West Ham United are growing wary of Manchester United’s new found interest in signing Dimitri Payet in January, according to The Sun. The report goes on to claim that Hammers are ready to make Payet their highest paid player in order to keep United’s hands away from the French playmaker.
Payet recently expressed his frustration at Slaven Bilic’s 3-5-2 formation which does not allow him to dominate the ball that much. United are in desperate need of signing quality players and have eyed Payet as a potential January signing.
Pulisic to Liverpool heating up amid Coutinho’s injury
Liverpool are once again linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund’s midfield star Christian Pulisic amid recent injury woes to Philippe Coutinho. Reports from Daily Star and Express claim that Jurgen Klopp sees Pulisic as the ideal player to fit in his style of play and will make a January bid to sign the out of favour star, who has failed to break into Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI in Germany.