Here are some of the big transfer news in the world of football.
Chelsea watch Coutinho developments
Well this would be a huge signing if Chelsea could pull it off. Remember when Lampard said he wanted to add ‘goals and creativity’ to his squad? Well what about Philippe Coutinho
‘Man Utd want Fernandes’
Having decided against one Portuguese midfielder in the summer in Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United could be in for a compatriot of his in the New Year.
According to Sky Sports, United are interested in Benfica’s20-year-old midfielder Gedson Fernandes.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has not handed in an official transfer request. Talks over a new contract have been rocky for months and he refused to sign a new deal while Emery was in charge. If he still won’t sign a new deal, Arsenal will sell him. No transfer request necessary.
As mentioned previously (but just confirmed by another source) Chelsea want to bring Timo Werner, Nathan Ake, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho to the club within the next two transfer windows.
Leicester have made a move for Merih Demiral from Juventus as a long term replacement for Jonny Evans.
The Turkish centre-back is likely to cost in the region of £25-30million. Rodgers sees the 21-year-old as a long term partner for his compatriot Caglar Soyuncu.