Premier League transfer news: Willian, Sadio Mane, Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba
Barcelona may offer Malcom as part of a deal for Chelsea’s Willian while Mane insists he’s happy at Liverpool
Premier League transfer news and rumours
Barca to bid again for Willian?
Barcelona are renewing their interest in Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Willian.
The 30-year-old was linked with a move to the Camp Nou during the summer but a £55m bid by the Spanish giants was reportedly turned down by the Blues.
However, according to Spanish media, Barca have held talks with Willian’s representatives in a fresh attempt to sign Willian and may also offer Malcom as part of the deal. (Metro)
Mane’s happy at Liverpool
Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has insisted he is happy at Anfield, amid concerns over his failure to sign a new contract with the club. The Senegal international’s current deal expires in 2021 and he has yet to agree an extension despite talks kicking off at the end of last season. He said: “I am more focused on the games, things like contracts I leave with my agent. I am happy and concentrating on giving my best for my teammates, my manager and the fans.” (Liverpool Echo)
Hazard won’t leave in January, says brother
Eden Hazard will stay at Chelsea for the rest of the season and then decide on his future next summer. That’s according to his brother Thorgan, who plays for Borussia Monchengladbach, who said: “I think Eden will see what happens at the end of the season. I know him. He’s not thinking about a move right now.” (Daily Express)
Asensio to the Blues?
Real Madrid have been heavily linked with a move for Belgium ace Eden Hazard, and may offer Marco Asensio to Chelsea as a “potential makeweight”. (The Guardian)
Milan to make move for Bailly
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is being linked with a January switch to Italian side AC Milan. The centre-half signed for United from Villarreal for £30m in June 2016 but is said to be “increasingly unsettled by his lack of opportunities under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford”. (ESPN)
A busy night for the scouts
Juventus host Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday night in Turin. The two clubs are linked with a number of each other’s players, so it could be a busy night for the scouting staff. United are reportedly interested in Mehdi Benatia, Alex Sandro and Joao Cancelo, while Juve are keen on Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Matteo Darmian. (Tuttosport)
Barca target Luiz and Koscielny
Barcelona are looking to strengthen their backline, with defenders on their target list including Chelsea’s David Luiz and Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny. (The Guardian)