Football transfer news and rumours LIVE 2019-20 - 8th Jan' 2020

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00:47 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Manchester United plotting loan move to cover for Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire could be looking at a lengthy absence after picking up a torn hip muscle injury during the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers last Saturday. And Manchester United are attempting to cover for the Englishman by taking a central defender on loan, according to M.E.N.

Maguire’s replacement in the Manchester Derby on Tuesday, Phil Jones, picked up a cramp at the end of the game. United are also without Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly, who are both are on their way to recovery. That leaves Victor Lindelof as the only fit center-back when Norwich City visit Old Trafford on Saturday. Marcos Rojo is apparently on his way out of Old Trafford, so United are dangerously thin at the back at the moment. As such, taking a center-back on loan could pay dividends for the Red Devils right now.

00:06 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Chelsea target Moussa Dembele wants to stay at Lyon, says club President

Moussa Dembele

Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas insists that star striker Moussa Dembele wants to stay at the club and will not be sold in the winter transfer window, according to Dailymail. Chelsea were believed to be interested in the 23-year-old, who had been identified by Frank Lampard as the perfect addition to his attacking unit. As such, the news will come as a big blow to the Blues, as the Lyon President seems to have put an end to all speculation regarding the striker’s future.

Aulas has revealed that there have been offers for the player, but he will not leave in January. Dembele has been in fine form this season, scoring 10 times in 23 games for Lyon. He has drawn a blank in his last 8 games for the club, but that would be of little significance to the Blues now.

23:51 (IST)8 JAN 2020

Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kyle Walker-Peters under the radar of Premier League trio

Kyle Walker-Peters

Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kyle Walker-Peters is attracting attention from Brighton, Crystal Palace, and Southampton, Sky Sports reports. Spurs are looking to send the 22-year-old out on loan and the player’s first preference is to stay in the Premier League. The youngster started the season as the part of Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team squad but has fallen down the pecking order since.

Crystal Palace have held talks with Spurs regarding the player, but a deal is far from being finalized. Brighton on the other hand, want to secure the player on a permanent basis, while a move to Southampton is not realistic at the moment. Walker-Peters has not featured in the Premier League since August and has played just 2 games since that time, one each in the Carabao Cup and the UEFA Champions League.

23:35 (IST)8 JAN 2020

Chelsea interested in FC Metz striker Habib Diallo
Habib Diallo

Chelsea have submitted a €20m bid to sign FC Metz striker Habib Diallo, according to Le Republicain Lorraine. Lampard is apparently on the lookout for a striker to compete with Tammy Abraham and has identified the Senegalese as the perfect candidate for the job. The ligue 1 side have struggled this season and are dangerously close to the regelation zone. However, Diallo has been the lone shining light for the team so far.

The Senegalese has already scored 10 goals so far this season and is under contract with Metz until 2022. The Ligue 1 side are not looking to sell and have previously reiterated their desire to keep their prized asset at the club.

20:23 (IST)8 JAN 2020

AS Roma willing to offer €17m for Manchester United’s Chris Smalling

Chris Smalling

AS Roma are willing to offer Manchester United €17m to sign Chris Smalling permanently, according to Calciomercato. The English defender is currently on loan with the Serie A side and has been very impressive so far this season. As such, Roma are contemplating signing the defender permanently and if reports are to be believed, they have entered negotiations with Manchester United for his services.

United are holding out for an offer of around €20m, but the Serie A side believe that their offer is reasonable, given that they have already paid €3m as the loan fee of the player. Smalling has appeared 16 times for Roma this season and has also scored 2 goals.

18:59 (IST)8 JAN 2020

Manchester United interested in bringing Donny van de Beek to Old Trafford in January

Donny van de Beek

Manchester United are pondering over a January move for Ajax starlet Donny van de Beek, according to ESPN. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does have the fund available as well as the permission to sign players in the winter transfer window but has recently stated that United will not invest in the wrong player.

Ajax failed to qualify into the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League and United believe that they can use the opportunity to prize the Dutchman away from the club. The Red Devils are currently short of creativity in the midfield and believe that van de Beek could be the ideal addition to the squad, because of the quality he possesses as well as his age.

17:27 (IST)8 JAN 2020

Wilfried Zaha and Bayern Munich talks confirmed, but no agreement has been reached
Wilfried Zaha

Acclaimed German journalist Christian Falk has confirmed on twitter that Wilfried Zaha’s agent has carried out talks with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. However, it is also reported that an agreement could not be reached between the two parties. The Bavarians want to take the Crystal Palace man on loan for the rest of the season, but that is quite unlikely now.

Zaha’s new agent Pini Zahavi, who also represents Bayern Striker Robert Lewandowski, had approached the reigning Bundesliga champions to discuss a potential deal, but talks have not been fruitful. The Ivory Coast international could have been an able addition to a front line that contains Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman. Zaha has 3 goals and 2 assists from 21 games in the Premier League so far.

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15:33 (IST)8 JAN 2020

AC Milan monitoring Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen

Andreas Christensen

AC Milan are keeping tabs on Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, Sky Sports reports. The Serie A side are looking to make defensive reinforcements this month and were targeting a loan move for Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo. However, reports in Germany indicate that the player might be close to a move to Bundesliga side Schalke 04. Milan, as such, have turned their attentions elsewhere and currently feel that Christensen would be a perfect fit at the club.

The Dane has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and could be persuaded to make the move. Milan would prefer an initial loan deal with an option to buy. The 23-year old has appeared just 11 times in all competitions this season for Chelsea and the move could be a chance to revive his career.

14:26 (IST)8 JAN 2020

Wilfried Zaha’s agent trying to seal a deal with Tottenham Hotspur

Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha recently appointed Pini Zahavi as his new agent and the Crystal Palace player has been in the news since. The Ivory Coast International’s new agent is apparently trying to strike a deal with Tottenham Hotspur, the Mirror reports. The Lilywhites are interested in the player, but his £80m price tag could be a deal-breaker. With Harry Kane injured, Jose Mourinho is looking to make attacking reinforcements, but club representatives are currently monitoring cheaper alternatives.

The Ivory Coast international is desperate to leave Selhurst Park and was also under Chelsea’s radar at one point in time. However, those interests have since died down as the Blues put all their attention on Jadon Sancho. Zahavi has also been in touch with Bayern Munich and is working hard to find his client a new club as soon as possible. Crystal Palace would like to keep the player at the club but are aware that a serious bid could turn the tables.

10:25 (IST)8 JAN 2020

Inter Milan interested in Manchester United’s Ashley Young

Ashley Young

Inter Milan are currently negotiating with Manchester United over a deal for Ashley Young, Sky Sports reports. The Serie A side are offering the Englishman an 18-month contract and the player himself is said to be open to a move to Italy. Young is currently in the final 6 months of his contract with United and the Red Devils could either sell him in January or risk losing him for free in the summer. However, United’s stand on the matter is not clear yet.

Young could be reunited with Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez at the San Siro and would be the third player from Old Trafford to join the Nerazzurri in the past year. Speaking after the 1-3 defeat at the hands of Manchester City, though, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated that United cannot weaken themselves by allowing players to leave.

01:03 (IST)8 JAN 2020

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