Barcelona and Chelsea to pull off stunning swap deal, Real Madrid complete signing of LaLiga star and more: Transfer Roundup, 11 January 2019
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's Daily Transfer Roundup. The winter transfer window has been open for 11 days now and there's so much transfer activity happening that we are struggling to keep track of all of it.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the top transfer news, rumours and updates that made headlines on 11 January 2019.
Manchester United to offer Paul Pogba in exchange for Douglas Costa
Rumours surrounding a potential Paul Pogba exit has been on the cards for quite a while now. However, they hadn't been as rife as they used to be following the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the immediate upturn in form for Manchester United's talisman Paul Pogba.
Now, Tuttosport are back to force them worry lines back on the faces of Manchester United fans. They claim that the Red Devils have now offered the World Cup winner to his former club in the hopes of securing the services of Brazilian winger Douglas Costa.
There were various reports that came out in the past weeks that suggested that Paul Pogba is seen as indispensable to the current Manchester United setup and that he will not be put up for sale. Pogba's issues with Mourinho had severely affected his performances on the pitch and it looked like something had to give.
However, Pogba has been playing with a smile and a spring in his step ever since Mourinho was asked to step down. As such, this looks highly unlikely in the current circumstances for two reasons. Manchester United have a surplus of wingers and most of them are in good form.
Paul Pogba's marketability is something that is very difficult to match and Douglas Costa will not, in any manner, prove to be a like-for-like replacement for the central midfielder.