Premier League transfer news: Ivan Rakitic to Liverpool, Cristiano Ronaldo to Chelsea, and more, 9th January, 2018
And here we are. The transfer season is off to a bang with big money moves for Coutinho and van Dijk, so expect the domino effect to continue.
Also, there is a good mix of midtable and top clubs in today's mill.
So here we go!
#5 The Merseyside
Today’s papers feature quite a bit of Everton. Actually, ‘bit’ is an understatement. Nevertheless, it seems as though Sam Allardyce won’t let this opportunity slip up as he prepares to make a mark in the window.
As a result, Everton are looking at two Barcelona players to help them with their bidding. According to Sport, Everton have asked about the availability of Jose Arnaiz and Paco Alcacer of Barcelona. The Catalans, however, are unwilling to sell.
Let’s talk about Liverpool now. Everyone knows that they need a Philippe Coutinho replacement and everyone also knows that Ivan Rakitic wouldn’t want to rot on the bench. But now that Coutinho is at Barca, there is a good chance that the Croat will move away from the Camp Nou—and Liverpool and Arsenal are interested, say Diario Gol.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have approached Roma for Kevin Strootman, according to Premium Sport.