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5 biggest speculations in the last week of this winter transfer window

Elvis Ume O
ANALYST
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5.75K   //    23 Jan 2019, 17:21 IST

Marcelo is pushing for a move to the Old Lady
Marcelo is pushing for a move to the Old Lady

We are rapidly approaching the dying stages of the 2019 winter transfer window and while it has largely been a quiet one, we have still seen some moves, with Cesc Fabregas leaving Chelsea to join former teammate Thierry Henry at Monaco, while Alvaro Morata is in advanced talks to return to Spain with Atletico Madrid. As replacement, the Blues are in line to snap up Gonzalo Higuain.

This window would always forever be remembered for the tragic story involving Argentine Emiliano Sala whose plane disappeared while on his way to Cardiff from Nantes having just completed a club record transfer.

There are also other big stories involving Paulo Dybala, Michy Batshuayi, Krysztof Piatek, James Rodriguez, Christian Eriksen among others.

With eight days left until the window closes, the rumor mills continue to rotate in full throttle. In this piece, we shall be taking a look at five of the biggest transfer rumors in football in this January transfer window.


#5 Inter set €40m Perisic asking price

Ivan Perisic
Ivan Perisic

Amid strong interest from Manchester United and Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan have reportedly set a €40m asking price on the head of Croatian international Ivan Perisic, according to AS.

The 29-year-old was a subject of serious interest from Manchester United under Jose Mourinho, with his impressive displays at the World Cup only further strengthening their pursuit. However, the Mancunians ultimately failed in their quest to land him.

Perisic arrived Inter in the summer of 2015 and has since then gone on to cement his status as an extremely influential and important member of the squad.

However, his performances this season have not been as strong, as he has scored three goals and contributed two assists from 18 Serie A matches, leading Inter to come out publicly and state that they would be willing to listen to offers for him.



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Elvis Ume O
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Elvis is an avid football fan, who has followed the sport dedicatedly for over 15 years. His passion lies with the Super Eagles of Nigeria, while his all-time favorite player is Raul Gonzalez. He watches all football matches, but has a bias for international football. He understands that the end justifies the means in football, and results are all that matters, but prefers the results being gotten in an aesthetic manner. His writing reflects the way he lives his life, open-ended, with room for differing opinions. Other pastimes include reading and exploring the world. If you have a passion for the game like he does, connect with him across all platforms and share views.
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