Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham plan world-record £90m bid, Man Utd hijack Chelsea target

Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham plan world-record £90m bid, Man Utd hijack Chelsea target

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Tuesday, December 10

  • Jose Mourinho is planning a world-record deal for Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Aston Villa are interested in signing Chelsea winger Pedro
  • Arsenal are considering a move for Manchester United’s Chris Smalling

Jose Mourinho wants Marouane Fellaini at Tottenham

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho wants to be reunited with Marouane Fellaini, according to reports in Belgium.

The 32-year-old midfielder is currently playing in China with Shandong Luneng Taishan but the Portuguese coach has already made contact about a possible transfer.

Fellaini only moved to the Chinese Super League in January of this year, after falling out of favour with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The CSL has now ended and will not begin again until the end of February or beginning of March, which means Fellaini and Shandong Luneng will have a considerable amount of time to consider their options over a potential transfer.

Marouane Fellaini

Transfer news LIVE: Jose Mourinho wants Marouane Fellaini at Tottenham (Image: GETTY)

Donny van de Beek to Real Madrid

Manchester United were keen on signing Ajax star Donny van de Beek but reportedly think the Ajax star is poised to join Real Madrid at the end of the season, reports say.

The midfielder has been in fine form this season, scoring five goals and registering four assists from 14 Eredivisie matches.

The Daily Mail say that United were contemplating a move for Van de Beek, who has been in sensational form for Ajaz over the past 12 months.

But they now expect the Holland international to end up at Real Madrid instead.

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Bruno Fernandes interest

Manchester United have strong interest in signing Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes when the transfer window reopens in January, according to reports.

The Portugal international was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford back in the summer following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to lose both Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini.

Manchester United always denied their interest, insisting it was merely the work of Portuguese media stirring the pot.

But Portuguese newspaper O Jogo say that United are pushing hard to sign the midfielder when the transfer window reopens next month.

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No Rafa return

Rafael Benitez says he has no interest in the vacant managerial positions at Everton or Arsenal.

The former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss is currently in charge of Dalian Yifang in China after leaving Newcastle in the summer.

“I can be very clear – there is no chance I will come back now because I’m really happy,” Benitez told Sky Sports.

“I’m really pleased trust me. We have a lot of staff working on a big, big project. We want to leave a legacy and it’s a challenge for me. I’m quite happy at the moment. In the future I would like to come back to the Premier League because I like the league.”

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Lautaro Martinez talks

Barcelona have accelerated their pursuit of Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez.

Spanish newspaper Sport claim the Catalan giants have discussed a potential transfer with Antonio Conte’s side.

Martinez, 22, has scored 13 goals and provided three assists in 20 appearances this season and the Spanish champions view him as a long-term successor to Luis Suarez.

The report claim Inter are eager to bring Arturo Vidal back to Serie A and Barcelona want to take the opportunity to discuss the Argentine forward.

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Wanted: Samuel Umtiti

Manchester City are considering an approach for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.

The Premier League champions trail leaders Liverpool by 14 points and are in desperate need of defensive options with Aymeric Laporte still sidelined.

The France international isn’t expected back for another two months and French newspaper L’Equipe say his international compatriot is being looked at.

Umtiti, 26, has endured an injury-plagued season that’s limited him to just 227-minutes worth of La Liga action and Barcelona may be interested in cashing in.

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Scott McTominay contract

Manchester United are set to offer Scott McTominay a lucrative new contract.

McTominay, 23, has been a standout performer at Old Trafford having made 18 appearances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already this season.

And he’s about to be rewarded handsomely by United chiefs.

McTominay currently earns £30k per week but The Sun claim the Scottish international will receive a long-term deal worth £60k per week.

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James Maddison contract

James Maddison is close to signing a new long-term contract with Leicester.

That’s according to talkSPORT, who claim the playmaker will reject interest from Manchester United to extend his stay with the Foxes.

Maddison, 23, arrived at the King Power from Norwich for £20million in June 2018 – but is now thought to be worth upwards of £70million.

The Red Devils and Liverpool were both expected to launch January bids for the England international, but talkSPORT believe he’ll follow the lead of Brendan Rodgers by committing his future to Leicester.

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Jose Mourinho wants Kalidou Koulibaly

Jose Mourinho wants Kalidou Koulibaly at Tottenham.

That’s according to Spanish publication Eldesmarque, who claims the Spurs boss has already made contact with Napoli to discuss his availability.

The Portuguese was desperate to sign Koulibaly, 28, during his spell with Manchester United but executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward ultimately refused to splash the cash for the Senegal international.

It’s now claimed Mourinho is prepared to launch a world-record £90million bid for a defender to sign Koulibaly, whose £105k per week contract expires in June 2023.

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Wanted: Marquinhos

Manchester United and Chelsea have sent scouts to monitor Atletico Mineiro midfielder Marquinhos.

Marquinhos has impressed during his breakout season for the Brazilian side and his displays have already attracted interest from Europe.

Publication Super Esportes claim United and Chelsea representatives were in attendance to assess the 20-year-old during Wednesday’s win over Botafogo and plan to watch him again in Sunday’s season finale.

However, the pair will find things slightly tougher as Marquinhos has just signed a new contract until June 2023.

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Aston Villa target Pedro

Aston Villa are interested in signing Chelsea winger Pedro.

Pedro, 32, looks surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge having made just four Premier League appearances under Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge this season.

But Villa could offer him the chance to remain in England.

Pedro’s contract expires in June 2020 and Chelsea will listen to cut-price offers in January to avoid losing him on a free transfer.

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Erling Braut Haaland latest

RB Salzburg sensation Erling Braut Haaland has remained tight-lipped on his future.

The Norwegian international is wanted by several European heavyweights including Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona.

But quizzed on his future – Haaland gave nothing away.

“My focus now is on Salzburg and me as a player. It is not hard at all. I am enjoying every day playing football,” he said. “My father was a former player so he has been helping me but I also have a lot of friends who also help me in these situations.”

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James Rodriguez wants Old Trafford

James Rodriguez favours a transfer to Manchester United after rejecting a move to Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid are under considerable pressure to sell players to raise money if they are to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.

And Spanish publication El Desmarque believes the player favours a move to Old Trafford as he looks to resurrect his career.

It claims that while his agent Jorge Mendes would like Rodriguez to join Wolves, Rodriguez actually favours a move to Manchester.

Published at Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:30:00 +0000