Willian, one of the few Chelsea, which was actually good last season, is preparing for a meeting with the coach who has guided those eye-catching performance out of him, after the news in this morning’s Star that is not wanted by Jose Mourinho and Manchester United. The paper exclusively reveal that the Portuguese dugout-botherer is “ready to make a move in January” to “l’ £40m-rated ace” – and he may not be the last member of the league of the leaders in the midfield, to be looted by a former Chelsea manager, André Villas-Boas is desperate to bring Mikel John Obi, whose contract ends next summer, at Shanghai SIPG.
Manchester City board may sanction the purchase of the central defender in January
A Manchester City scout has quietly admitted to the Danish media that the club are interested in Ajax sensation of Kasper Dolberg. “We are keeping a close eye on him,” Sebastian Arnesen, son of the former Spurs sporting director Frank has revealed. “It has a huge potential. He is very special, so, of course, he is on the radar.” Unfortunately for the City Dolberg performance they have put on a lot of radar, and also earned him a price of at least £20m. But if the Cities are to sign anyone in the January transfer window is more likely to be a central defender, with the Guardian (that’s us), that indicates that the objectives will be discussed in a meeting of the council Abu Dhabi, this weekend.
Will Hughes, Derby’s unlikely-still-only-21-year-old midfielder stars, may soon make the movement has been linked ever since burst onto the scene (that you hear) 1972 (but, in reality, it was only in 2012). The Mirror report that he is “indifferent” with the new contract was offered, putting Premier League clubs on alert”. He is apparently the value of £15m.
Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez has emerged as Hull’s undisputed Number 1 January transfer target, despite a failed attempt to sign him on loan in the summer. The Hull Daily Mail reports that Mike Phelan “wants to test Southampton’s resolve with a second bid,” heartened by the lack of impact at the St Mary’s Stadium this season so far. Phelan also revealed that one of the main reasons why the club failed to sign Rodriguez in the month of August it was Hull who were doing “our whole business in a day”, which forced them to lose time “dive in and out of different hats”.
Talking about transfers that did not happen, indeed not likely to happen, the Galatasaray winger Bruma, for which the Spurs were apparently willing to pay £ 1 million for every year of his life (22), wants to stay in Turkey. “I can not think of the future,” he said. “I am happy because everyone loves me here. The fans treat me well, sing my name. Already they treat me like one of their children.”
Another day, another story of Juventus purchase of someone on the cover of Tuttosport. This morning is one of Genoa’s Tomas Rincon, which the newspaper suggests it will become “Juve muscles” in the month of January. Staying at Juve, meanwhile, is 16-year-old sensation Moise Kean, whose brother promises in the Italian press that, unlike Paul Pogba, whose agent has actions – “Mino Raiola will not steal him away.”
Managerless club germans can forget about tempting David Wagner away from Huddersfield, is categorically not the case. “My future is here in Huddersfield. The right club for me at this time is Huddersfield Town,” he raged. In vaguely football-related news, Little Mix ace Perrie Edwards was apparently enjoy regular access to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s private box. This is not a euphemism.