Real Madrid attacker is reportedly up for sale. The player is said to have been granted permission to leave the club in order to pursue a fresh challenge next summer. It comes after a secret meeting with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
The Welsh international is suffering an injury ravaged season at the Bernabeu, making only 8 appearances out of possible 22 so far this season and recently suffered a false dawn when he returned for a recent Copa del Rey tie only to suffer a relapse.
Reports in Spain say the player has a mutual agreement with Perez which would allow him to seal a potential return to the English top flight next summer.
Manchester United and former club Tottenham Hotspurs have been credited with an interest in the winger, with the former having a long standing one. Any potential deal will be very much dependent on transfer value at the time due to the player’s injury record.
Both sides are said to be unwilling to match Real Madrid’s valuation of the player as the European champions are said to be reluctant to sell at a hefty loss having spent ₤85m in acquiring him from Spurs.
There’s a lot of time until the summer, so a lot can still happen concerning this particular transfer. Bale, for now, will be working hard in order to return to first team action and prove himself to be over his injury problems.
Liverpool and Man United fail in attempt to sign £66m-rated star
Liverpool and Manchester United will no longer have the opportunity of landing FC Porto star Eder Militao in this January winter transfer window.
The two Premier League sides have shown keen interest in the star player as they are reported to have beaten the interest from Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid.
Eder Militao has shown a lot of qualities and impressed so far this season which is the reason why top clubs are up for him knowing that he has got the ability to play as a right full-back and also a central defender.
However, the Reds were dealt a big blow with the player’s manager making it clear that Eder Militao is not for sale and would not be allowed to leave the club this January.
Meanwhile, the agent gave a hint that the star player could be offered to the Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid having learned of the interest for the player as well.
Liverpool will now be left with no other option than to face other options if they must do some business in this winter window but there are hints that the Merseyside club will not be involved in any transfer dealings this January.
Man United To Compete With Real Madrid For Young Brazilian Star
Three-time European champions Manchester United will have to compete with Spanish giants Real Madrid in their quest to sign one of the breakout stars of the Portuguese Super League season.
Young Brazilian defender Eder Militao has been very impressive for Portuguese champions FC Porto this season after joining the club from Sao Paulo FC of Brazil at the start of the season.
The Daily Mail say that Real Madrid are heavily interested in signing Eder Militao and Manchester United will have to fight off the Spaniards to sign him.
Earlier reports from his native Brazil had revealed that Real Madrid have agreed on a transfer for him but Manchester United are still in the hunt.
Other Premier League sides like Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City and Liverpool are also monitoring his situation at FC Porto.
Eder Militao has a €50m (£45m) release clause in his current contract with the Portuguese champions.
The 21-year-old is a utility defender that can play as a right-back, as a defensive midfielder or as a centre back.
Eder Militao has been impressive for FC Porto in their run to the top of the Portuguese Super League table as well as the Champions League round of 16 where they will face Italian Serie A giants AS Roma.
Liverpool willing to part ways with £50,000-a-week attacker
Liverpool have got a robust team which is the reason why some of its average players have not been seen on the pitch so far this season.
One of the names is Lazar Markovic who is a member of the manager Jurgen Klopp’s team but has not been seen on the pitch as he is obviously not in the plans of the German boss.
Lazar Markovic earns as low as £50,000-a-week at the Merseyside team but he has not contributed as high as that amount to the team on the pitch this season which is the reason why he could be made to leave the team in this winter transfer window.
Reports claim that Lazar Markovic has got until the end of this current campaign to have his contract with the club end but the Reds side are keen to let him leave this January winter window so as to be able to cash in on him.
However, reports claim that some clubs in the Chinese Super League are hoping to convince Lazar Markovic so as to have him switch over before the end of this winter window.
Meanwhile, Liverpool will demand same £20 million that was paid to land Lazar Markovic in 2014.
Man United Boosted As Arnautovic’s £45m Move To China Falls Through
Premier League giants Manchester United have been handed a big transfer boost after Marko Arnautovic’s transfer to China collapsed on Saturday night.
The status of his move to China was revealed by The Mail on Sunday.
West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic would have been devastated by the news with the Austrian international star keen to leave the Olympic Stadium for China.
Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande were said to have pulled out of a £45m deal for him last night.
The 29-year-old was previously linked with a transfer to two major Premier League sides namely Chelsea and Manchester United.
The Red Devils were keen on a move for the former FC Twente and Stoke City player when Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho was in charge of the first team at Old Trafford.
He was touted as a £50m transfer addition for Manchester United in the final months of last year.
Marko Arnautovic has grown to become a key player for West Ham United since he joined them from Stoke City at the start of last season.
The Austrian joined the Hammers in a £24m deal during the summer of 2017.
Marko Arnautovic is the Hammers’ second top scorer in the Premier League with seven goals.
Chelsea on the verge of sealing deal for Bundesliga winger
English Premier League outfit Chelsea are close to sealing a deal for German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey in coming days, according to reports from Germany.
The report claimed that the West London side have already made official contact for the star player while talks are expected to resume so as to have the deal finalized before the end of this January winter transfer window.
According to The Mirror, the Blues have held talks with Leon Bailey and an agreement seem to have been reached but the deal is currently being threatened by the interest from their English Premier League rivals Tottenham and Arsenal.
Leon Bailey’s representative has therefore confirmed that talks have been held between his client and Italian boss Maurizio Sarri who wishes to have his service at the Stamford Bridge.
The speculations of Leon Bailey’s exit from the German Bundesliga outfit came as a result of his lack of playing time at the club. He has only seen 8 games so far this season which is not enough for a growing player.
However, the outcome of the talks between both teams will determine the success of the deal as Leon Bailey will not wish to join the West London side and continue as a bench player.
Klopp attacked for his transfer decision
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been attacked for a single transfer decision where he allowed Nathaniel Clyne to leave the club to English Premier League side Bournemouth on loan.
The former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp who attacked the German boss is of the opinion that Nathaniel Clyne should have remained at the club as he would be needed at the course of the season.
Nathaniel Clyne was bedeviled by the injury he suffered which ensured that he was favoured behind Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez which makes him a bench player in the team.
Despite all of these, the football legend still holds the opinion that Klopp made a wrong decision to have let go of the England international knowing that he has got some injury situations as well as a number of games to play.
He noted that Nathaniel Clyne would have played the right full-back position in the Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace which was mounted by James Milner.
However, Nathaniel Clyne is desperate to secure more playing time which is the reason why he opted to join the Premier League side where he can be able to continue his development and progress.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are seven points clear at the top in the league table.
Mourinho makes big Salah confession
Former Manchester United boss has lamented his inability to have Egyptian international Mohamed Salah established under him when he was in charge at the Stamford Bridge.
The former United boss had signed Mohamed Salah to the Stamford Bridge but was unable to make good use of him before he left to the Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma and now at the Merseyside club Liverpool.
Last season was one of the best of Mohamed Salah’s football career as he helped the Reds team to reach the Champions League finals in addition to finishing second in the Premier League last season with his goals.
This season alone, Mohamed Salah has not changed as he has now scored a total of 17 goals and handed 8 assists in the 30 games under his belt which makes him one of the best the English League can boast of at the moment.
However, the former Chelsea boss confessed that he was unable to get the best from the player as he wished that Mohamed Salah had given this best under him at the Stamford Bridge.
With his feat and impressive performance, Mohamed Salah now has a release clause of about £150 million in his contract with the Reds which is expected to end in 2023.
Mourinho Aims Dig At Man United Over Transfers
Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has slammed the club following his tumultuous time when he was with the three-time European champions.
Mourinho aimed a transfer dig at the club while he was on popular media channel BeIN Sports for the Asian Cup on Saturday.
The Portuguese tactician said that he was not properly backed in the transfer market while he was the Manchester United manager.
Jose Mourinho further gave examples of managers, like Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, who have been fully backed to sign players by their respective clubs.
Jose Mourinho also stated that he has already rejected three offers to return to the sidelines since he was dismissed as the Manchester United manager last month.
Earlier reports revealed that Mourinho turned down a job offer from Portuguese club Benfica.
Jose Mourinho had a frosty relationship with club chief executive Ed Woodward who failed to back him on transfers.
He eventually lost his job last month after a disastrous start to this campaign.
Mourinho was replaced by former club striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Norwegian has justified that decision by making a perfect start to his career as a manager at the Theatre of Dreams.
Liverpool’s move for £105m-rated star declined
English Premier League leaders Liverpool have had their bid rejected for Benfica wonder kid Joao Felix as they attempt to snap him up in this January winter transfer window.
The former youth player has now risen to become a first team player in addition to impressing in his side which makes him attract enough interests from top European sides.
So far, Joao Felix has scored 6 goals in 18 appearances across all competitions, a feat that will have him secure a call up to the Portuguese U21 team.
Joao Felix has got great potential as a player which is the reason why clubs like Manchester City were interested in his signature but lost out along the way.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has one of the best attacks in the Premier League but that will not stop him from having an option in the team as they hope to land their first league title in many years.
For the German boss, he has not won a title in his three years reign at the Anfield and he will be looking forward to breaking that deadlock this season having come close last season with a second place in the Premier league and also a defeat in the Champions League finals.
Liverpool scouts on the way to Italian Serie A for 28-year-old striker
It has been reported that English Premier League outfit Liverpool will have their scout move to the Italian Serie A outfit Lazio to watch Ciro Immobile.
The Reds are believed to be interested in his signature and should there be a positive analysis from the scouts, an attempt would be made to have him join the club before the end of this January winter transfer window.
A number of English Premier League sides have all shown interest in Ciro Immobile who just signed a new deal at Stadio Olimpico in October until 2023. The likes of Manchester United and Tottenham are keen to land him as well.
Ciro Immobile has scored a total of 62 goals in 98 Serie A games for Lazio since joining in 2016. This adds to the 29 goals he scored last season.
The star player has been identified by the Merseyside club as the best fit for the club as a result of his goal-scoring ability and quality which could be of importance at the Anfield.
However, the Reds boss maintains that his Liverpool side are not under pressure to make any signing this season but will rather hold on until the coming summer window.
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