Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 25th October 2016
Here are the top transfer stories and rumours from 25th October 2016 featuring Jose Mourinho’s decision to axe two more players from Manchester United. Meanwhile, Chelsea are ready to offer £35million to solve their defensive conundrum and Joey Barton could soon make a sensational return to Premier League.
Mourinho asks Rooney and Schneiderlin to quit Man United
Jose Mourinho has not reacted well to Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat to Chelsea after Daily Mail broke the exclusive news of Mourinho asking Wayne Rooney to quit Old Trafford if he wants to get regular first team action.
Daily Star has followed in with an exclusive report claiming Morgan Schneiderlin has also been told to look for a new club in January as Mourinho looks to overhaul the squad in next transfer window.
Chelsea to sign AS Roma man for £35million
Chelsea are targeting Roma defender Antonio Rudiger with a possible £35m price tag to solve their current defensive crisis. Although Chelsea destroyed Man United the other night but Antonio Conte is desperate to bring a powerful defender to lead Chelsea’s back line in coming seasons.
After being priced out of deals for Kostas Manolas and Kalidou Koulibaly, Chelsea want to sign Rudiger in January with Roma tempted to sell their star man.
Pep Guardiola plans to raid Bayern Munich
Pep Guardiola has asked Manchester City chiefs to complete the signing of Bayern Munich left-back Juan Bernat to sort out his full back options. Guardiola has asked City to sign two full backs in next two transfer windows with David Alaba being his top priority.
However, Bayern are reluctant in selling Alaba which has turned City's attention to Bernat, who is valued in the region of £20million.
Burnley to take a gamble on Joey Barton?
The controversial midfield star Joey Barton could soon return to Premier League after Burnley manager Sean Dyche labeled him as world class and has opened the door for his return to English football.
Dyche is looking to for a combative midfielder to aid his relegation battle and has earmarked Barton as a viable option to sign in January. Barton played for Burnley last season before joining Rangers earlier this summer.
Real Madrid have identified the next galactico
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has identified Paulo Dybala as a future Galactico, according to reports from AS in Spain. Dybala will not be able to join Madrid until 2018 following FIFA’s transfer ban on Los Blancos.
However, Real Madrid are prepared to present Juventus an offer worth £100million to sign the Argentine international in the summer of 2018. Dybala is also linked with a move to Barcelona with the striker open to the idea of joining either La Liga giants.
Juventus to sign Liverpool’s summer target
Juventus will step up their chase for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, according to calciomercato.com. The Italian website report Juve are preparing a €15m bid for the young German. Dahoud’s contract expires in 2018 and one of the clauses in his contract allows a club to sign him for as little as €10million when the player enters the final year of his contract.
Juventus are reportedly ready to offer a €12million bid to sign Dahoud, who has been earmarked by Jurgen Klopp as one of Liverpool’s high-value targets next summer.