Rumour Reel Round-Up: Friday 5th January
The Premier League might not be in action this weekend but the transfer talk is still flying around.
Manchester City seem to be running away from the title but everything else is still up for grabs.
The right addition could mean the difference between survival or going down. It could help one of the top clubs seal a Champions League spot instead of having to settle for the Europa League.
Here are four of today’s tastiest rumours:
Andy Carroll has emerged as a surprise target for Chelsea. He’s mainly been a sub for West Ham Untied under David Moyes. However, he showed what a handful he can be with his brace against West Bromwich Albion earlier this week,
Our traders go 3/1 that Carroll swaps West Ham for West London this month.
Dembele has been central to Tottenham Hotspur’s growth under Mauricio Pochettino. But he turns 31-years-old this year and has struggled with injuries this term.
His athleticism and ability to glide past opponents make him a key player, but it’s hard to rely on his fitness nowadays.
Inter Milan and AC Milan are reportedly ready to test how keen Spurs are to keep the skilful midfielder.
Jean Michel Seri
Nice midfielder Jean Michel Seri came close to joining Barcelona in the summer. That move fell through and now he could be headed to Merseyside.
Everton are on the verge of selling Ross Barkley, which would open the door for Seri to come in. However, the Toffees could face competition from several Premier League sides for the Ivory Coast international.
Liverpool are likely to have plenty of cash to spend soon. If Philippe Coutinho does go to Barca, the club are understood to want a goalkeeper as well as a replacement for the playmaker.
Top of their shortlist is Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak. The 24-year-old has established himself as one of Europe’s best ‘keepers. But his £100m release clause may be more than the Reds are willing to pay.
All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication