|Phillippe Coutinho has completed his loan move from Barcelona to Aston Villa with an option to buy for £40m in the summer. (Photo credit: Marca)|
The January transfer window is wide open and players are being rumored to be on the move, we bring you the peak of the bunch and we update as things happen.
Newcastle is vexing!
If you’re a top player at a top club but not getting top minutes, you may well be on the radar of Newcastle United as Eddie Howe’s side plots the raid of forgotten players like Samuel Umtiti, Anthony Martial and Todd Cantwell.
The Magpies already improved their bid for Lille’s Sven Botman to £30m and are very well placed to land their man, if all these go through, you can chalk Newcastle’s name off the relegation favorites as they would not only survive but finish strongly.
Coman dey enter your eyes? Close am
Bayern Munich’s French winger Kingsley Coman is about to snub Manchester United and Liverpool to sign a new improved contract with the Bavarian club.
Coman is one of those important players you hardly see in the news, their type don’t command headlines but they go about doing their job quietly, hence the new contract they get from time to time, with the World Cup coming, Coman will do his best to stay at the top, sorry Man U.
Tottenham want Traore
Antonio Conte has said Tottenham Hotspur must match his ambitions if they want him to stay, he has already changed their fortunes and proved he can take them to the top, but will they splash the cash to give him all he wants?
Wolves winger Armando Traore is wanted by Conte and he can’t be as expensive as before with just 18months left on his contract, Spurs will be in the market for a back up goalkeeper with Lloris out of contract in the summer and a striker should Kane leave.
Benitez confirms Digne wants to leave
Everton are struggling at the moment and it’s easy to see why, injuries and players that don’t want to be there, remember how Rodriguez left them in the cold? Well Lucas Digne has said he wants to leave too.
The Frenchman is on the radar of Newcastle, Westham and Chelsea but it’s easy to see where he’ll favor out of the three considering his personal ambitions and also placing himself well for the Le Bleus role at the World Cup, so Chelsea it is.
Is Bale bored?
Gareth Bale has shown in the past that football isn’t his first love, well we’ve had footballers that were just into it for the money, Benoit Assou Ekotto comes to mind, but for all the quality of the flying Welshman, is this the end?
Bale said on Thursday that if Wales don’t make it to the World Cup in Qatar he will retire from football altogether but if they do, he’ll probably consider a championship side to stay in shape… are you worried already?