Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 17th November 2016
Here are the top transfer stories and rumours from 17th November 2016 featuring new developments in Harry Kane’s complicated contract negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur. Also, Manchester City have started talks to beat Manchester United to complete the signing of a world-class right back.
Man United confident of signing Harry Kane
Manchester United are confident of signing Harry Kane next summer after the striker continued to stall signing a new deal with the North London side. Kane is reportedly asking for a weekly salary of £120k which Spurs are not prepared to pay at the given time.
United have tracked Kane for past 18 months and according to reports from Daily Star, The Red Devils could make as high as a £50million bid to bring the prolific striker to Old Trafford ahead of the next season.
Joe Allen staying put in January
As per reports from Daily Express, Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has stressed that The Potters do not need to sell their best players in January. Coates addressed the media earlier today where he claimed that Joe Allen has been a big part of Stoke’s season and he expects the former Liverpool man to stay at the Britannia for a long time to come.
Elseid Hysaj to be Darmian’s replacement in January?
Manchester United are prepared to raid Napoli to sign the £26million right back Elseid Hysaj, according to Daily Star. The Albanian defender is eyed as a replacement for Matteo Darmian, who has failed to establish himself in the starting lineup under Jose Mourinho. The 22-year-old right back started 37 of 38 games last season and was one of the best defenders in Serie A.
Conte prepared to let the Loftus leave in January
Chelsea are ready to send Ruben Loftus-Cheek out on loan in January to give him more playing time, according to The Mirror. Despite a stellar start to the season, Loftus-Cheek has failed to play regular football under Conte which is hindering his development. Chelsea are even ready to accept an offer from a rival Premier League side in order to propel his growth as a player.
Andrea Belotti to solve United’s goal crunch?
Manchester United have turned their attention to Torino’s Andrea Belotti as a potential solution to their goal-scoring woes this season. Although Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been amongst the goals, United are one of the worst scorers in the top 6 teams in Premier League.
According to Calciomercato, Belotti has caught United’s attentions with an impressive display this season scoring 11 goals so far. According to reports, Belotti has a deal with the club until 2020 and Torino want a further extension as well as the insertion of a buy-out clause that will only be available to clubs outside of Serie A.
If United do want to sign him, a fee of €50million is seen as the ideal figure they could end up spending.
Tottenham favorites to sign Bruma
According to reports from Turkish journal Aksam, Tottenham Hotspur are still in the hunt to sign Galatasaray winger Bruma. Spurs were linked with the dynamic winger for a summer move but the Turkish side did not agree to the transfer fee offered by Spurs.
Daily Mirror claim that Spurs are not happy with Moussa Sissoko’s start to life at White Hart Lane and want to bring another winger in January to boost their chances of clinching this season’s Premier League title.
Guardiola out to ruin Mourinho’s plans
Manchester City are looking to hijack Manchester United’s bid to sign the PSG right back Serge Aurier as well, according to reports from Daily Star. Last night we covered a story saying United scouts were present to watch Aurier during France’s international friendly vs Ivory Coast. However, reports today claim that Pep Guardiola wants to bring Aurier to Etihad as his first team right back option next season.
Like Robin Van Persie and Kevin De Bruyne, we could be in line to witness another big money transfer saga evolve between the two Manchester clubs.