Cristiano Ronaldo is once again in the limelight today amid clear concerns about his future at Manchester United.
Meanwhile, United are rumored to be following the path of Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, who offered Donny van de Beek to Newcastle while they could rival Liverpool for Luis Diaz as they substitute Tariq Lumpty at Brighton. Was considering moving on.
Georginio Wijnaldum is said to have Arsenal at heart as the Gunners search for a new midfielder with a shortlist that also includes Bruno Guimaraes, Danilo and Leicester’s Yuri Tielemann.
However, a possible move for Arthur Melo could be decimated by Juventus not wanting to loan the Brazilian this month, although the Serie A giants are now believed to be preparing an offer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Meanwhile, an Arsenal deal for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic is nowhere close to being struck.
Elsewhere, Tottenham continue to be linked with Adama Traore and Jesse Lingard as Antonio Conte seeks quick reinforcements, while a move to Italy could be on the cards for Tanguy Ndombele.
Antonio Rudiger is set to sign a new Chelsea contract, reports suggest, but is now struggling with interest in European champion Andreas Christensen from Borussia Dortmund as they look to Jules Kaunde, Presnel Kimpembe and Aurelian Tchoumeni.
West Ham in-form star Jarrod Bowen is reportedly keen on Liverpool, who could land Jude Bellingham in the summer window but a deal for Leeds forward Rafinha is now considered impossible.
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Man United joins Liverpool in Luis Diaz race
Manchester United have been tipped to rival Liverpool in the race for FC Porto star Luis Diaz.
Liverpool are known to be a longtime fan of the Colombian winger, with suggestions earlier this month – quickly refuted – that they were in advanced talks about a £60m deal.
Now Portuguese outlet A Bola claims Manchester United are ready to make an offer for a player who has made regular appearances against English clubs in the Champions League in recent years and impressed.
Burnley I Carroll After Exiting Wood
Burnley are considering a move to Andy Carroll after losing top striker Chris Wood.
New Zealand international Wood earlier this week joined forces with rivals Newcastle in a deal that is believed to be worth around £25m.
That exit has left a lean Burnley outfit, even short on goals, with Shaun Diesh now looking at ex-Newcastle striker Carroll.
The 33-year-old has spent the past few weeks with Championship Strugglers Reading, but his two-month contract at Berkshire expires at the end of this week.
Arsenal continue talks about Arthur Melos
Now an update on Arsenal’s interest in Arthur Melo.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano tweeted saying that talks between the two clubs are ongoing, with the Gunners offering a no-obligation loan deal that will see him receive his full salary.
However, he again stated that Juventus will not approve any exits until they find a replacement.
Bowen open for Liverpool switch
This is not what West Ham fans would like to hear.
Jarrod Bowen has been in great form lately, scoring five goals and seven assists for the season.
Although Liverpool have long been linked with the former Hull favourite, Football Insider is now reporting that Bowen will be set to move to Anfield in the summer.
Rafinha and Villarreal’s Arnaut Denjuma are believed to be the other Jurgen Klopp targets, but there are many rumors that the former is close to signing a new contract at Leeds.
Juventus Eye Aubameyang Chiesa Moves After Blow
Juventus are weighing in on a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reports suggest.
The Gabon striker – currently in Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations, where he will face Ghana tonight – has been dropped from the first-team picture at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta after being stripped of captaincy last month following a disciplinary breach has gone.
Aubameyang’s Arsenal future is clearly in great doubt but he still has 18 months to go on a contract that pays him £250,000 a week.
Reports from Italy carried by The Sun suggest that Juventus may now move on to the former Borussia Dortmund shooter, after Federico Chiesa was ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.
Chelsea to try again on Rudiger deal
Chelsea are ready to renew their efforts to give Antonio Rudiger his future at the club.
The influential German centre-back has been out of contract over the summer and there is strong interest from several other heavyweight clubs in Europe including Bayern Munich, Juventus, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain – all of whom he is now discussing pre-contract terms. can.
However, it has been reported in the past few days that Rudiger may now be keen to entertain further offers from Chelsea, not affected by previous talks.
Now the Daily Mail is reporting that Chelsea will try again with Rudiger, who could accept terms of around £200,000 a week after rejecting an initial offer of £140,000.
Man United ‘in good shape’ for Fabian Ruizzo
Arsenal are not the only club currently looking for midfield reinforcements.
This is also an area that Ralph Rangnick is looking to strengthen at Manchester United, amid his frequent ties with Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland star Denis Zakaria.
Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz is considered another target, with Italian outlet La Repubblica now reporting that United are in a “good position” to sign the Spain international.
Arsenal get new Wijnaldum boost
Arsenal’s midfield crisis only got worse last night as Martin Odegaard missed a goalless draw at Liverpool due to Covid-19 and Granit Xaka was then sent off unexpectedly upon his return from the virus at Anfield.
The Gunners have not ruled out asking for a possible postponement of Sunday’s north London derby at Tottenham, with options currently being lacking.
Several names are said to be on Arsenal’s midfielder transfer shortlist, including Leicester’s Yuri Tielemans, Lyon’s Bruno Guimaraes, Palmeiras’ Danilo and Juventus’ Arthur Melo – more on that in a moment.
Georginio Wijnaldum has also been added as he makes an early return to the Premier League after an unhappy spell at Paris Saint-Germain.
Clearly, the former Liverpool and Newcastle star has an emotional attachment to Arsenal, which could certainly help them seal a deal this month.
“I have been told that Arsenal is one of his favorite clubs,” said a reporter on Sky Sports.
“A close friend of mine said he was an Arsenal supporter when he was growing up. So I think he would be more than happy to play for Arsenal one day.
“I’m not going to say it’s going to happen this month. I’m not going to say it’s going to happen in the summer.
“But they certainly are, I’m told, a club close to their heart.”
Ronaldo ‘amazed’ by Man United teammates
Good morning and welcome to Standard Sport’s rolling live coverage of a busy January transfer window.
We start this morning with Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly having new concerns about the situation at Manchester United.
According to the Daily Mail, the Portuguese superstar is “baffled” about the attitude of his team-mates not matching their level of effort in terms of extra training and fears that young players are not listening to his advice.
This is certainly not the first report detailing Ronaldo’s unhappiness at Old Trafford in recent weeks, with the 36-year-old even linked in some outlets to a sensational move to Barcelona.