Premier League transfer news: Gareth Bale to Chelsea, Ben Arfa to return to England and more - 27th December 2017
Ha. Well. When you write about the same thing every day, you run out of options when it comes to introducing the slides. Nevertheless, a man has to do what he is supposed to — and my job is to bring to you the latest Premier League transfer rumours in a way that you won’t find banal to read.
Today’s report consists of some of the hottest prospects linked with a variety of English clubs. Also, I found out a pattern regarding West Ham United. Arsenal and Manchester City are also among the clubs here and so are Tottenham Hotspur.
On that note, here are the best Premier League rumours of the day…
#5 The Hammers march on
I have just realized something. Apart from Manchester United, West Ham are the other United that have been constantly linked with great players so far this month. With the January window inching closer, it seems as though David Moyes is hell-bent on bringing in a cavalry of his own.
And now, according to Spanish publication AS, West Ham are interested in Leganes midfielder, Gabriel Pires. The Brazilian has been in good form in La Liga this season and has been on Moyes' radar for a while.
The best part for West Ham is that he has a release clause of only £17.75 million.
Meanwhile, the Londoners are also interested in acquiring the signature of Benfica midfielder, Bryan Cristante, who is on loan at Atalanta, for a quoted fee of around £22 million according to Premium Sport.
Atalanta wish to sign him first -- a clause allows them to do so for as little as £4.5 million -- before offloading him for a profit to the Premier League outfit. Warren Buffet would be proud of Atalanta.