Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 14th November 2016
Here are the top transfer stories and rumours from 14th November 2016 featuring Memphis Depay’s shocking admission on being linked with a move away from Manchester United.
However, the biggest news of the day has come from Spain where Lionel Messi has dropped a bombshell on Barcelona.
Messi rejects new Barcelona deal
Lionel Messi has said no to a new Barcelona deal which has put Premier League clubs on alert as the Argentine superstar is contemplating a move away from La Liga in the coming seasons. According to Marca, Messi will stay at Camp Nou until the end of his current deal before looking for a new challenge.
Kane is ready to sign a new contract
Harry Kane, however, has opened talks with Tottenham Hotspur to sign a new 4-year deal to extend his stay with North London side. Manchester United have expressed interest in signing the English striker but Spurs are keen to keep hold of their prized asset. Tottenham have already managed to tie Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Danny Rose and others to long term contracts with Kane being next in line.
Arsenal hold crunch talks with Ozil
Arsenal will hold talks with playmaker Mesut Ozil to convince him to stay at Emirates. According to reports from The Sun, Manchester United have looked to sign Ozil amid Jose Mourinho’s interest in his former player. Ozil has stalled the new deal for weeks and the Gunners are yet to get a clear answer from the German superstar. Amid Ozil’s indecision and United’s growing interest, Arsenal are ready to offer Ozil a bumper new deal in coming weeks.
Liverpool monitoring Turan’s situation
Liverpool are keeping a close eye on Barcelona’s Arda Turan to bolster their midfield options in January. Turan has been restricted to a role from the bench this season and is looking for a way out of the club with several Premier League clubs interested in the Turkish star. Jurgen Klopp sees an opportunity for Liverpool to win the league and is eyeing a move for a couple of marquee players in the January transfer window.
Everton planning double raid on Manchester United
Everton are planning to sign Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay in January to boost their chances of finishing in the top 6 or even the top 4 this season. Both Schneiderlin and Memphis are not in Mourinho’s first- team plans for the season and Ronald Koeman has publicly accepted the notion of signing them. Memphis has also gone on record to credit the Everton link-ups and is open to the idea of working with Koeman.
Liverpool planning shock move for Luke Shaw
According to Daily Star, Liverpool are weighing up a move for Manchester United’s out of favour left back Luke Shaw after Jose Mourinho’s public humiliation of the player. Liverpool have still not solved their left-back problem with Alberto Moreno not first-choice for Klopp. Shaw is struggling to break into United’s starting XI which could see The Reds come up with a January bid for the English international.