Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 26th October 2016
Ahead of the much awaited Manchester Derby clash in the EFL cup, here are the top transfer stories and rumours from 26th October 2016 featuring the shock developments at Old Trafford concerning their big money summer signing.
Mkhitaryan set for United exit after 6 months
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is rumoured to be heading out of Manchester United after failing to impress Jose Mourinho in his first 6 months at the club. Mkhitaryan has not featured for United since the 2-1 defeat against Manchester City earlier this season and according to The Sun, Mkhitaryan has fallen out with Mourinho and will be sold in January. Whether he will leave on loan or a permanent deal, we will have to wait and see it develop in coming weeks.
Rooney not ready to quit Manchester United
According to Daily Mail, Wayne Rooney is not ready to quit Manchester United after being told by Jose Mourinho to find a new club if he wants regular first team action week in week out. According to Daily Mail, Rooney is eying Sir Bobby Charlton’s goal scoring record and will not look to find a new club in January. Rooney is expected to start against Manchester City tonight which could kick start a new lease of life for the England international striker.
Chelsea gather momentum in signing the £35million man
Chelsea have edged closer to signing the AS Roma central defender Antonio Rudiger, who is valued at £35million. Manchester clubs are also interested in signing the 23-year-old German international star which has forced Chelsea to move quicker in signing the central defender. A January deal is looking more likely after Chelsea have found their form under Antonio Conte in recent weeks.
Owner Roman Abramovich is ready to splash the cash in January and allow Conte to field a 3-5-2 system week in week out and that is why Rudiger is seen as the ideal signing to lift Chelsea’s fragile back line.
Ozil holds talks with Fenerbahce in a 17-hour conversation
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil held talks with Fenerbahce in his latest trip to Istanbul according to Hurriyet sports journalist Ahmet Ercanlar. Ozil reportedly spent 17 hours in Istanbul over the course of his latest trip to the city where he entered discussions with the Yellow Canaries regarding his future. Ercanlar has close ties to Fenerbahce and the reputed journalist claimed that Ozil held talks with Fenerbahce over a potential future move.
Juventus spark a bidding war to sign Bundesliga sensation
Juventus are ready to open bidding for the Borussia Monchengladbach Mahmoud Dahoud who has been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City earlier in the summer. Juventus are aware of Dahoud’s contract situation which allows him to leave for as little as £8.4millon next summer. Teams all around Europe have started to take note of Dahoud’s situation at Monchengladbach and we can expect a bidding war in the summer for 20-year-old's signature.
Barcelona linked with Chelsea defender
Barcelona are preparing a January bid for Chelsea right Branislav Ivanovic to solve their right-back conundrum following Dabi Alves’ exit. Aleix Vidal and Seri Roberto are the current right back options for Luis Enrique and they have been below par throughout the start of 2016/17 season. Chelsea are also tracking Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian but according to Marca, Ivanovic remains Barcelona’s number right back target.
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