Almost all media outlets are reporting that the Red Devils are close to reaching an agreement with Juventus for Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, but the latest report from ESPN reveals that the deal could fail to materialize because the player appears to be asking for too much as weekly wages.
The media outlet are now suggesting that the Red Devils are eyeing a possible move for Uruguay international Edinson Cavani if Mandzukic fails to reduce his demands.
Cavani is a household name in European football judging by his exploits during his days with Serie A side Napoli and the attacking prowess he has shown with his current Paris Saint-German.
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The centre-forward is one of PSG’s top players despite the presence of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Di Maria in Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
He will definitely add more firepower to Solskjaer’s uninspiring squad should he eventually make his switch to the Old Trafford outfit.
Though it remains to be seen if Cavani would prefer a move to Premier League in January, Manchester United fans will definitely love to see the former Napoli man at the Theatre of Dreams.
As for Mandzukic, Goal claimed that United’s representatives are still in talks with the player’s agent as they hope to seal his signature before the end of the year.
What Laryvin Kurzawa Said About Arsenal Transfer?
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) defender Laryvin Kurzawa has fuelled the transfer rumors of a move to Arsenal with his social media activity.
The French international announced that he has joined Sports Agency ‘the Sports Invest in the UK’ via his official Twitter account.
The latest development has increased speculation of a free transfer move to Arsenal in the summer.
His PSG contract expires in the summer and France Football claimed that the left-back already has an agreement in place to join the Gunners.
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Earlier reports had said that PSG demanded small money from Arsenal for the player to move to the Emirates Stadium this month since he has six months to run on his present deal.
Kurzawa, 27, could be the first signing under new manager Mikel Arteta who has spent just one month in his new job.
Mikel Arteta was named the Gunners manager in December 2019 having been player at the club for five years until his retirement in 2016.
He has overseen two wins, three draws and one defeats since his appointment as the Gunners boss last month including the record of just one win in five Premier League games.
Arteta and Arsenal had three draws and one defeats within that league period.
Why Roma Want Adnan Januzaj After Liverpool’s Shaqiri Snub
Italian capital club AS Roma have turned their attention to former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj who is on the payroll of Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad.
AS Roma are looking for a replacement for wide midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo who will miss several months after a serious knee injury.
Zaniolo is also a big doubt for the 2020 European Championships later this year as a result of the big injury which he sustained during the league game at home to Italian champions Juventus last week Sunday.
His injury marred the game which saw Juventus return to the Italian Serie A summit after several weeks in second position behind fellow title challengers Inter Milan.
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Juventus beat AS Roma 2-1 in front of their fans to make it four straight league wins.
Roma had two immediate options for Zaniolo’s replacements but they have been rebuffed in their quest to sign one of the two options.
AC Milan winger Suso and Liverpool star Xerdan Shaqiri were the options for AS Roma.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp categorically said that Shaqiri is not for sale.
Roma have turned their tentacles to Adnan Januzaj who has scored four goals in 12 appearances for his Spanish club.
He’s available on loan with the option of a permanent transfer for £12.7m.
EPL: Jurgen Klopp Reveals Where Man United Will Finish This Season
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has predicted where opponents Manchester United will finish at the end of this Premier League season.
Jurgen Klopp has been impressed with the quality of Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season and in his latest press conference, the Liverpool boss said that the Red Devils have the quality to finish in the top four places thereby securing qualification into the Champions League for next season.
Jurgen Klopp backed Manchester United to finish the season strongly by nabbing one of the four Champions League slots available for Premier League teams.
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Manchester United are the only team to have denied Jurgen Klopp victory in 21 games, although they where beaten by Liverpool in their latest encounter (2-0).
In their previous encounter, Liverpool needed a late strike from substitute Adam Lallana to seal a point in the first game after a first-half strike from Marcus Rashford had given the Red Devils an advantage.
Both teams settled for a 1-1 draw in that league meeting in October 2019.
Klopp doesn’t have a good record against Manchester United with just three wins from 11 games in all competitions including just one win from the last eight games which was the 3-1 win in the corresponding fixture last season.
EPL: Emre Can Next Club Revealed
Merseyside club Everton are the latest club to be linked with a move for Juventus midfielder Emre Can who is surplus to requirements at the Italian Serie A outfit.
The interest of Everton in Emre Can was disclosed by the Daily Mirror as it was stated that the Toffees will have to pay £30m to sign him in this winter transfer market.
Emre Can was previously linked with Manchester United as well as German Bundesliga clubs Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
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The ex-Liverpool player ruled out a move to Manchester United out of respect for Liverpool whom he spent four seasons with between 2014 and 2018.
Emre Can left Liverpool at the start of the last campaign shortly after his contract Anfield ran out.
He had signed a four-year contract at Liverpool upon joining them from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014.
Emre Can was a first-team regular under Maximiliano Allegri in his debut season at Juventus but that status has changed since Maurizio Sarri replaced Allegri as the Juventus manager last summer and he was even left out of the Champions League squad for this season last year.
The Everton move will depend on Emre Can and if he wants it due to his history with Liverpool.
Man United Transfer Decision On James Maddison Revealed
Manchester United manager has three major transfer targets on his shortlist according to the Daily Mirror and these targets are Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, Aston Villa midfielder cum skipper Jack Grealish and Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.
The newest reports from the British media claimed that Manchester United are ready to jettison their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes if it will block a move for James Maddison who has been in very good form for the Foxes since his transfer from Norwich City some 18 months ago.
James Maddison set Leicester City back to the tune of £22m when he joined them from the Canaries in the summer of 2018.
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He is a top target for Manchester United but a move is highly unlikely now as the Red Devils will have to wait till the summer to have any chance of signing him.
Maddison is a one-cap England international and has scored nine goals in all competitions plus three assists in those games.
He has missed just three games all season for the Foxes.
For the past days, Manchester United have been busy with their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon player Bruno Fernandes which has hit the rocks due to the financial demands from his Portuguese team.
Chelsea Start Transfer Negotiations But Liverpool Join The Battle
Europa League holders Chelsea have opened preliminary talks with RB Leipzig over star player Timo Werner according to the Daily Star.
It was revealed that the Blues have initiated contract talks with the Germans and that has pushed Premier League rivals Liverpool to accelerate their transfer plans for the £60m striker.
Frank Lampard is keen to sign a new striker to provide competition for Tammy Abraham who has been a top performer for his team in the Premier League this season.
Chelsea have two back-up options to Tammy Abraham in Olivier Giroud and Belgian national team attacker Michy Batshuayi but none is as effective as the England international in front of goal.
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Giroud and Batshuayi have not performed at the required levels this season and the two players might also leave the club before this winter transfer window ends on January 31.
Timo Werner is one of the hottest strikers in European football after the German scored 20 goals in the league alone this season.
He took his German Bundesliga tally to 20 goals this season after he netted a brace to help RB Leipzig to a comeback win over Union Berlin.
Timo Werner hit the back of the net twice to lead his team to a 3-1 win over their guests.
Chelsea ‘Line Up £100m Bid’ For In-demand Winger
West London giants Chelsea are lining up a big bid for in-demand Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho according to one of the publications via Sports Mole.
Jadon Sancho is a key player for Borussia Dortmund and the England international has appeared on the radar of a lot of European teams including Chelsea mainly due to his impressive performances for the German Bundesliga outfit.
He has scored 13 goals and provided another 14 goals in just 25 games in all competitions this season.
Jadon Sancho left the Premier League in the summer of 2017 and he could return this summer after three hugely successful seasons in German.
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The 19-year-old signed for Borussia Dortmund from Premier League champions Manchester City three years ago for a fee believed to be around £8m.
Aside from the Blues, Jadon Sancho is also attracting the interest of other English clubs like his former team Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United ahead of this summer.
Borussia Dortmund have already informed the interested clubs that Jadon Sancho won’t be for sale in the current winter market though a sale in the summer has not been ruled out.
Chelsea are the only club willing to pay over £100m to sign him as things stand according to the above-mentioned media outlet.
£102m is the fee being mooted and it would be a Premier League record ahead of the £89m spent on Manchester United star Paul Pogba.
Inter Milan To Sign Victor Moses On One Condition
Chelsea player Victor Moses is on loan at Turkish Super League giants Fenerbahce at the moment but that has not stopped him from being touted as a possible transfer addition to the Inter Milan squad.
Victor Moses worked with Antonio Conte at Chelsea and the two parties could link up at Inter Milan.
According to popular Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan will only sign Victor Moses if the retired Super Eagles of Nigeria player is ready to play immediately.
Inter Milan are still on the search for a fullback after the move for AS Roma defender Leonardo Spinazzola fell through.
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AS Roma fullback Spinazzola was initially expected to join Inter Milan in a swap deal that will see Matteo Politano move from the San Siro to the Italian capital club until the move broke down.
Victor Moses has struggled for fitness this season and that has restricted him to just seven appearances this season in the colours of Fenerbahce whom he joined one year ago on an 18-month loan deal until this summer.
He has struggled with a thigh problem this season.
Fenerbahce want to send him back to Chelsea to save some money and that could Inter Milan the avenue to sign him on loan till this summer with the option of a permanent transfer.