FELLAINI TO SPURS
Well this is going to go down like a cup of cold sick. According to Belgian website DH Net, Jose Mourinho has personally called Marouane Fellaini about joining him at Tottenham in January, less than a year after he was allowed to leave Manchester United for Shandong Luneng in China.
The report says that Fellaini is happy in China but might be happier still to be reunited with Mourinho, who has apparently arrived at Spurs to find no players with the same ‘profile’ as the Belgian. Well that’s true…
PEDRO TO VILLA?
Aston Villa desperately need creativity – their fate is pretty much caught up with that of Jack Grealish right now – and Pedro really wants regular football, so a solution is proposed by the Daily Telegraph: A cut-price deal in January. The Spaniard has started just one game in the last two months – the 1-0 defeat to West Ham – and has not even made the bench for Chelsea’s last two Premier League games.
Another potential Chelsea exit is Marcos Alonso, who is a target for Inter Milan in January.
HAALAND OFFER FROM JUVE
Manchester United have been extensively linked but Corriere Dello Sport claim that Juventus have leapt to the front of the queue for Erling Braut Haaland because they have made an offer of £2.5m per year to the Norwegian. The revelation that the Red Bull Salzburg striker has a £25.3m release clause has got them all giddy.
But that release clause surely just makes it more likely that he will join Bundesliga club RB Leipzig so that they can keep that cut-price fee in house and then sell him a season later to a big club for big bucks.
AND THE REST
David Moyes and Chris Hughton are West Ham’s options if they sack Manuel Pellegrini…Vitor Pereira is top of Everton’s list of names to replace Marco Silva…Mikel Arteta is top of Arsenal’s list to replace Unai Emery…but Niko Kovac is interested in the job.
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