Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 16th October 2016
As the excitement grows ahead of the big match between Manchester United and Liverpool, we continue to dig up the transfer market for all the best transfer stories from around the European football. Here are the top transfer stories from 16th October 2016.
Tottenham lining up a January bid for Lukaku
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is lining up a bid for Romelu Lukaku’s brother Jordan Lukaku, who plays at left back. The Lazio left-back is being tracked by Tottenham with an eye to make a £10million bid, according to The Sun. Jordan made his Belgium debut last year and impressed everyone at the Euro 2016. Pochettino wants to bring a competition for Danny Rose and will make a January bid for Jordan Lukaku.
Time for Drogba to decide his next move
Didier Drogba is continuing to extend his playing time with MLS side Montreal Impact but has been linked with a move to Serie A side Napoli who are looking to bring in a replacement for recently injured Arkadiusz Milik. The Polish striker suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and could be out for up to 6 weeks. Napoli want to sign Drogba in coming weeks but Chelsea striker is yet to decide on his next move.
Manchester City keeping a close eye on Sunderland man
Manchester City are looking to sign a young keeper following Joe Hart’s unceremoniously exit to Torino. Cityzens are linked with a move for Sunderland's Jordan Pickford who has experienced a great start to the season. Sunderland are aware of the growing interest from Pep Guardiola’s side and are preparing a new 3-year contract to keep hold of their star man.
Manchester United man signs a new long-term deal
Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has signed a new contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2018. The deal includes the option to extend terms for a further year. The 23-year-old has been at the club for 13 years but is yet to play in Premier League. It has been rumoured that Sergio Romero will leave United in coming weeks with Johnstone given a push to the starting XI under the shadow of David de Gea.
Chelsea preparing £18 million bid to beat Liverpool
Chelsea are preparing a £18million bid to sign FC Porto’s midfielder and captain Ruben Neves in January. The Blues have struggled to find a right balance to their midfield and have identified Neves as the ideal signing. According to reports from Daily Star, Liverpool and Manchester United are also tracking the 19-year-old star but Chelsea are willing to meet Porto’s asking price and prize away the Portuguese starlet.
Arsenal battling to keep hold of their young star
Arsenal could lose the battle to keep hold of their young defender Kristopher da Graca, who has been linked with a move to PSG. The 18-year-old’s contract expires at the end of current campaign and is likely to quit the North London club. According to The Sun, PSG have lined up a summer bid for Da Graca as Unai Emery is looking to build a young core to his squad.