Transfer news LIVE: Hazard and Isco could be on the move
TRANSFER NEWS LIVE
- Real Madrid want Eden Hazard and can send Isco to Man City
- Manchester United want to sign Josh King
- Mesut Ozil has exit route out of Arsenal
- Bayern Munich agree £76m Hernandez deal
Aaron Ramsey to Juve
Aaron Ramsey will most likely join Juventus in the summer, according to reports in Italy.
The 27-year-old’s contract at The Emirates expires in June, and there are a number of clubs circling to land his signature.
Ramsey is the longest-serving player in the Arsenal squad, but it was confirmed in October that his 11th season in north London would be his last.
The Welshman was pursuing an improvement on his £110,000-a-week contract to reflect his value, especially after fellow attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil was rewarded a £350,000-a-week deal in February.
Transfer news: Aaron Ramsey could be on his way to Juventus
Bayern Munich deal agreed
Bayern Munich have agreed a stunning £76m deal to sign Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez.
Hernandez missed Atletico’s 1-0 loss to Espanyol on Saturday and manager Diego Simeone will not stand in his way from moving to Munich in January.
“Every decision is personal and I respect them,” Simeone said.
“Lucas is a young lad with a good present and an even better future. I hope he stays with us. The team love him and need him.
“We love Lucas and watched him grow, but we’ll let him decide what he thinks is best for him.
“I’ll support him with whichever decision he takes and I’ll respect it because I love him so much.”
Transfer news LIVE: Bayern Munich are set to spend big on Lucas Hernandez
Man Utd demands
New Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already issued his transfer demands for the January window.
The Sun claim the Norwegian wants to link up with compatriot Josh King, who could leave Bournemouth for £25m.
It is claimed Solskjaer sees King as a viable solution to issues up front at Old Trafford.
That being said, United put five past Cardiff on Saturday to begin life without Jose Mourinho with a bang.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United want Josh King
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd could get Peter Schmeichel in as their new director of football
Man Utd new post
Manchester United could get a new transfer guru in place with Peter Schmeichel admitting he would be keen on the role as sporting director.
“I’m actually thinking about putting my name in there,” the 55-year-old said.
“It’s a tough thing to find out about yourself, everyone looks at you; the scrutiny, and I’m not afraid of that. It’s also a really big change in what I’ve done.
“Like every other footballer, I really want to get involved in football again at some point.
“I know I’m getting older, but my life has just turned out a different way after I retired from football.”
Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid are ready to sell Isco to Manchester City
Real Madrid transfer plot
Real Madrid remain keen on signing Eden Hazard from Chelsea and are willing to sell Isco to Manchester City before swooping for the Belgian.
Express Sport understands Real will move for Hazard in the summer.
But to accommodate the superstar they need to ditch Isco and he is ready to cut ties with Real and join ex-Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola at City.
City have chased Isco for months but only next summer will the pieces fall into place for them to make the signing.
Man Utd and Barcelona surprise
Manchester United, Tottenham and Barcelona have received a shock in their pursuit of Lyon star Tanguy Ndombele.
The player’s agent is aware of the interest in his client but has talked up a move to Napoli at the end of the season.
“The club is asking for €80m (£72m),” Duro Ivanisevic said. “Although negotiating it could be lowered and a different agreement can be reached.
“The Serie A is a championship that Ndombele could like. In January he will not move from the OL, but in the future they are situations that are contemplated.”
Man Utd cannot sell everyone
Alan Shearer has criticised Manchester United’s players for suddenly turning it on now Jose Mourinho has been sacked.
Manchester United beat Cardiff 5-1 on Saturday evening in their first game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
And Shearer was critical of the United players, although he agreed Mourinho had to go because the club couldn’t sell a whole squad.
“It was the right decision. I said last weekend something had to change,” he said on MOTD.
“The players had stopped running for the manager. They weren’t giving as much as they should had.
“They can’t get rid of all their players, so it was the right decision.”
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea may have to sell Eden Hazard
Van Dijk price justified
Sadio Mane has praised Virgil van Dijk for living up to his £75m price tag since joining Liverpool from Southampton last January.
“It’s been a big, big impact. We’ve all seen it,” Mane said.
“Of course at the time he signed people were thinking that the club had over-paid for Virgil.
“But since then everyone has forgotten about the fee because his form has been so good.
“He’s done such a great job for us back there. I am so happy to have him as a team-mate.
“He’s one of the leaders. You can see it in every single game.
“He has proved he’s one of the best defenders in the world.”
Transfer news LIVE: Ozil could leave Arsenal
Ozil to Turkey
Istanbul Basaksehir are willing to offer Mesut Ozil a route out of Arsenal.
Ozil captained the Gunners in their 3-1 win over Burnley yesterday – but could still be sold in January.
Arsenal may want to offload his £350,000-a-week wages so manager Unai Emery can chase his own players.
And Bild claim a move to Super Lig side Istanbul could suit the 30-year-old.