Manchester United could be ready to part with Robin van Persie next summer. The 31-year-old will have one year left on his contract at that stage and United must pay him a £10million loyalty bonus on completion of his contract. Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani are being tipped as possible replacements.
Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward says he isn’t interested in any “short-term fixes” in January, but he has been offered one anyway in the form of Shakhtar Donetsk full-back Darijo Srna.
The Daily Star claims Juventus will listen to offers for Manchester United transfer target Arturo Vidal. However, Juve president Andrea Agnelli claims the Chilean won’t be going anywhere.
Arsenal are looking at Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho as a possible replacement for Mikel Arteta whose contract expires next summer.
Arsenal have also been linked with Real Mallorca midfielder Marco Asensio and Ipswich Town full-back Tyrone Mings.
Chelsea are also interested in Mings. The Premier League leaders are looking to beat Tottenham Hotspur to the signature of HNK Rijeka striker Andrej Kramaric.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has ruled a loan recall for Divock Origi pointing out that there is no chance of the Reds bringing Origi to Anfield before next summer. The Reds are being linked with West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino. But Raheem Sterling is about to sign a new contract at Anfield.
Real Madrid want to sign young Norwegian Martin Odegaard when he is 16, beating Premier League clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City to his signature. The European champions want Odegaard to sign a five-year deal.
Hull City full-back Andrew Robertson has ruled out an exit from the KC Stadium.
Southampton have opened contract talks with full-back Nathaniel Clyne.
Under-fire Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp says he is open to the idea of a move to the Premier League one day.
Former Leeds United boss David Hockaday is back in football – as an advisor to Southern League Division One side Swindon Supermarine.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi could quit Spain as a result of his ongoing tussle with the country’s tax authorities.
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