The January Transfer Window is fast approaching – we’ll keep you abreast of all the latest news and rumours
Haaland make £130k wage demand as Man Utd Chase January transfer (Bild)
The striker joined Red Bull Salzburg from Norwegian club Molde just last year, signing a deal worth €1million per year.
But his stock has sky rocketed after a remarkable run of 28 goals in 22 games for the Austrian club in all competitions.
With United and Bundesliga clubs Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig said to be leading the race for his signature, German newspaper Bild report Haaland has upped his demands.
He is now reportedly asking for at least €8m a year, with Leipzig currently refusing to go over the €5m mark.
Takumi Minamino to undergo Liverpool medical
Takumi Minamino is set to undergo a medical at Liverpool on Wednesday ahead of his January move to Anfield.
The Reds will complete the signing of Red Bull Salzburg star Minamino in a cut-price £7.25m deal when the transfer window opens.
Minamino has a release clause in his Salzburg contract that allows him to leave for well below his market value of £25-30m.
Leroy Sane want to join Bayern Munich in January
Leroy Sane is closing in on full fitness, and Bild claim he wants to resurrect his move to Bayern Munich that he missed out on in the summer.
The German international was said to be close to completing a move back home from Manchester City back then, and could push for another switch next month.
Icardi not going to Juventus, says Wanda Nara (Mirror)
Mauro Icardi’s wife and agent Wanda Nara says the forward won’t be joining Juventus, and is instead just focused on his current prolific loan spell at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Argentinean has scored 13 goals in 16 appearances for the Ligue 1 club having joined for the season, but has been linked with a return to Serie A at Juve.
But when asked about his situation by Rete 4, Nara said:
Abraham and James talks stall (Standard)
Chelsea are no closer to agreeing new long-term contracts with Tammy Abraham and Reece James, according to The Telegraph.
A whole host of the Blues’ young stars have recently committed their futures to the club, including Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Frank Lampard is keen to tie down two of his most highly-rated talents, but the report suggest progress has been slow, and neither are close to putting pen to paper. Both men’s contracts expire at the end of the 2021/22 season.
Guardiola warns Arteta over Arsenal manager’s job
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned Mikel Arteta he faces a huge job to turn around Arsenal’s fortunes this season.
Arteta is expected to become the Gunners’ next manager with the North London club hoping he will be in charge for Saturday’s trip to Everton .
And Guardiola says his current No2 Arteta is facing a tough task as Arsenal aim to recapture some of the success they enjoyed under Arsene Wenger, who guided the Gunners to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup triumphs.
“When Arsene took over the team, he raised the club to another level and now they are struggling a little bit the last years.
“When the club takes a decision to replace the manager or buy players it’s always to rise to be better. Whether it’s going to happen or not, I don’t know.”
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