DEMBELE TO LEAVE BARCELONA?
There are indications that Ousmane Dembele will quit Barcelona soon as it appears he will not be signing a new contract with Barcelona. Spanish newspaper Marca reports that the French international wants to earn 30 million euros annually, a 30 million renewal bonus and a 15 million agent commission. As Barcelona is currently having financial crisis, they were able to offer him a new contract with a reduction in his wage, and bonuses if he meets performance objectives.
LIVERPOOL AND SPURS WANT KESSIE
The Daily Mail reports that Franck Kessie will be out of contract at AC Milan at the end of the season, and has been offered £5.4 million a year. However, he is now free to negotiate with other clubs. Antonio Conte is Keen on bringing the Ivorien to Tottenham, while Jurgen Kloop, Liverpool manager, has also indicated interest in the midfielder.
WEST HAM LOOKING TO SIGN ADARABIOYO
Tosin Adarabioyo is the latest defender to be linked with a move to West Ham, as David Moyes looks for defensive cover as they head into the second half of the season still in with a chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League. The Mirror reports that the 24-year-old defender, currently at Fulham, is wanted to step in while Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna are both out injured.
BARCELONA LINE UP CHELSEA DUO
Barcelona are set to hold negotiations with Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen. The duo are both be out of contract at the end of the season and The Sun reports that they are summer targets for the Spanish giants. Barcelona are also reported to be interested in Ajax’s Noussair Mazraoui and Borussia Dortmund’s on fire striker Erling Haaland.
AUBAMEYANG BACK TO ST. ETIENNE?
St. Etienne’s forward Bakary Sako said: “I am trying to attract him… Wouldn’t you like to see Aubameyang back at St Etienne?”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a move to Barcelona in the January transfer window after falling out with manager Mikel Arteta. The Mirror reports that one remote possibility might be that he returns to his former club, St Etienne.
BARCELONA KEEN ON ALVARO MORATA
Despite Ferran Torres already being signed, Alvaro Morata could join Barcelona this winter. Spanish newspaper Marca reports that the 29-year-old could be brought in if Barca can raise money by selling off Samuel Umtiti and Philippe Coutinho. Juventus may still turn the deal into a permanent one, but may look at Arkadiusz Milik and Mauro Icardi as alternatives.
NEWCASTLE PLAN SPREE
The Sun reports that Newcastle United have four targets for the winter transfer window, with Aaron Ramsey a potential loan signing, if he takes a cut on his £400,000-a-week wages. Other targets are Manchester United’s midfielder Jesse Lingard, Atletico Madrid’s defender Kieran Trippier, and Sven Botman of Lille, with Eddie Howe also interested in Jordan Veretout.