Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 9th October 2016
While most of the British media is busy in annihilating Wayne Rooney for his poor display against Malta, we take a look at the best transfer news and rumours who have dominated the headlines all day long. Perhaps the biggest story comes from Bundesliga where Julian Draxler’s agent has once again gone on a rant and claimed that his client will leave Wolfsburg next summer.
Manchester United’s double raid on Everton
Manchester United have once again turned their attention towards Everton duo Seamus Coleman and Romelu Lukaku. The Red Devils are expected to make a £50 million offer for Lukaku next summer, however, Coleman is more likely to sign for the club in January. Jose Mourinho is not convinced with his right-back options and sees Coleman as an ideal signing for the club with Matteo Darmian expected to quit the club early next year.
European giants ready to meet Ozil’s contract demands?
Arsenal are facing a tough battle on their hands to keep hold of Mesut Ozil after Daily Star reported a story earlier today which claimed that Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are ready to meet Ozil’s salary demands of 250k-per-week. Gunners are yet to present Ozil with a new deal and this delay has allowed other clubs to enter negotiations with the German star which could see Ozil quit Emirates next season.
Draxler on his way out of Wolfsburg
Julian Draxler will leave Wolfsburg next summer, according to the player’s agent. Speaking with Tuttosport Draxler's agent, Fabio Parisi, said : “He will definitely leave Wolfsburg at the end of the season. He would’ve gladly run to join Juve and is the ideal player for Allegri.
“I repeat: Draxler will leave, but whether or not Juventus are interested again is another matter. I think the Bianconeri can still spend big money, as their revenue is close to that of the top European clubs.
Chelsea set to sign Conte’s favorite?
Chelsea are set to sign Juventus right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner after the player has fallen out of favour at the Italian outfit, according to Calcio Mercato. Antonio Conte has accepted the fact that Branislav Ivanovic is no longer the best fit to be his right back and is eyeing a replacement signing. Lichtsteiner is eager to quit Juventus following Dani Alves’ arrival at Turin.
PSG to complete audacious swap deal with Liverpool?
PSG are entertaining the idea of offering Lucas Moura in a player+cash deal to sign Philippe Coutinho next summer. New manager Unai Emery wants to build his PSG side around Coutinho and has asked the club to get the deal done at all cost. Amid the fears of PSG and Barcelona tracking Coutinho, Liverpool are ready to offer Coutinho a new 4-year contract to keep him at the club.
Ryan Giggs explains Swansea snub
Former Manchester United great Ryan Giggs has spoken about not accepting the Swansea job after being heavily linked with the job earlier this month. Giggs explained that the lack of ambition from the Welsh side was the main reason why he snubbed the Premier League side.
Giggs said: “I was enjoying a bit of travelling and I got a call off Swansea and I met them a couple of times.But in the end it was just mixed messages really from the football side and the ownership side of the club and I felt their ambitions didn’t really match mine so it didn’t quite work out.”