Transfer News LIVE: Man Utd director hunt, Klopp's Liverpool hint, Arsenal latest

Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and other European outfits are being linked with January transfer deals - and Starsport is on hand to keep you updated with all the latest news and gossip


Posted Friday, November 08, 2019 by Dailystar.co.uk

Transfer News LIVE: Man Utd director hunt, Klopp's Liverpool hint, Arsenal latest
Man Utd are simply "getting through to January" after their nightmare start to the season (Image: AFP)

The January transfer window is itching closer and clubs are beginning to plan for the winter market.

Manchester United are making moves both on and off the pitch, with forward Erling Braut Haaland and sporting director Ralf Rangnick both being chased.

Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka is said to be considering a move away from the club following his recent falling out with supporters.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted he could be keen on signing Genk youngster Sander Berge after he heaped praise on the defensive midfielder.

Chelsea are also planning for the future after finally receiving a date for their transfer ban appeal - but where is Frank Lampard looking to strengthen?

To add, clubs from around Europe will be looking to use the January market to add to their ranks.

Will Zinedine Zidane be offered more funds? Could Barcelona strengthen to ease pressure on Ernesto Valverde? Will Antonio Conte's demands at Inter Milan be met?

Stay tuned to Starsport's live blog throughout the day as we keep you up to date with all the latest goings on from across the Premier League and Europe.

Former Arsenal defender Traore joins Cardiff

Armand Traore has signed for Cardiff on a short loan deal until January, according to Glen Williams of WalesOnline.

The left sided wing-back has trained with the club for the last 6 weeks and is understood to have been living with Sol Bamba.

Traore made 32 appearances for Arsenal before spells with Portsmouth, QPR and Nottingham Forest.

West Ham will not recall Diangana

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini says the club will not recall Grady Diangana from his loan spell at West Brom.

It is understood the Premier League side were considering recalling Diangana in January, with Pellegrini looking to increase his attacking options for the second half of the season.

The Hammers boss will instead stick with his options and allow the England U20 ace to develop at the Hawthorns.

Barca keen on Aubameyang

Barcelona are ready to offer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang an escape route from Arsenal, according to El Chiringuito.

The Spanish champions have targeted Aubameyang as a replacement for veteran striker Luis Suarez, who has struggled so far this season.

Reports have suggested the Gabon international will be allowed to leave Arsenal at the end of the season.

Chilwell could spell end for Alonso

According to the Daily Express, Chelsea have identified Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell as a key transfer target.

His arrival could force Marcos Alonso to leave Stamford Bridge, given it would likely leave him as third choice in the position with Emerson also ahead of him in Frank Lampard’s pecking order.

Alonso, 28, was hooked off at half-time in Chelsea’s 4-4 draw with Ajax on Wednesday night.

Transfer News LIVE: Man Utd director hunt, Klopp's Liverpool hint, Arsenal latest
(Image: REUTERS)

Man Utd eye double swoop

Manchester United will try and lure Declan Rice and Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford in the next to transfer windows, according to Goal.

Red Devils chief Ed Woodward is eager to strengthen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad after a disappointing start to the season and has earmarked Rice and Sancho as priority targets.

Rice has been linked with a move to United for some time, while Sancho was tipped to join them back in the summer.

Rodrygo regret?

Liverpool came very close to signing Rodrygo before Real Madrid got their hands on him, according to Santos’ former manager Elano.

The 18-year-old bagged a perfect hat-trick for Los Blancos in their Champions League clash with Galatasaray last night, but Elano has revealed he very nearly ended up at Anfield.

"There was a period when there was very strong negotiation from Liverpool for him to leave when he was still at the academy,” he told told ESPN Brasil.

"The amount was very low, but they wanted to go. The offer from Real later was around €30m more [laughs].”

Transfer News LIVE: Man Utd director hunt, Klopp's Liverpool hint, Arsenal latest
Rodrygo scored a hat trick in Real Madrid's Champions League win over Galatasaray (Image: GETTY)

Koeman to Barca?

Barcelona are looking at hiring Ronald Koeman next summer.

Marca claim the Dutchman is top of the list to replace Ernesto Valverde, who is fighting to save his job.

ESPN claim Barcelona will give the current coach time but are hoping results turn around in the next few weeks

Liverpool in for Mbappe

Liverpool have reportedly joined the race to sign Kylian Mbappe.

El Desmarque claim the Reds will battle Real Madrid for the PSG forward, who is being tipped to reject a new contract at the Ligue 1 giants.

Fans on Merseyside were last week convinced Mbappe was England-bound after an 'Mbappe 2020' advertising campaign started on social media.

Transfer News LIVE: Man Utd director hunt, Klopp's Liverpool hint, Arsenal latest
Jurgen Klopp embraced Kylian Mbappe after PSG played Liverpool at Anfield in the Champions League back in September 2018 when he scored in a 3-2 win for the Reds (Image: Twitter)

Willy wants Spain move

Chelsea stopper Willy Caballero is not ready to retire or move back to Argentina.

But the goalkeeper wouldn't mind a return to La Liga.

"Returning to Argentina is not in my plans because I feel more like a European player. I came here [to Europe] very young and left the domestic league in my country at 22," he said.

"I would like to return to Spain. Elche or Malaga? Of course, but it's not just a case of what one desires, but that they want you and the circumstances are there.

"For the time being, I'm a Chelsea player and we shall see what happens in June. I'm 38 but I feel in good form and perfectly ready to continue to play at a good level for longer."

Ramsey wanted Arsenal stay

Aaron Ramsey wanted to stay at Arsenal before he left for Juventus.

The Welshman's deal expired, which saw the Turin outfit swoop in with a free transfer.

But Arsene Wenger claims Ramsey wanted to stay.

"He wanted to stay at Arsenal," Wenger said on beIN Sports.

"We had an agreement and the club went back on that. I tried a long time to extend his contract."

Transfer News LIVE: Man Utd director hunt, Klopp's Liverpool hint, Arsenal latest
(Image: SIPA USA/PA Images)

Aubameyang told he can go

Arsenal have told Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he can leave the club if he wishes.

El Desmarque claim the Gunners won't stand in the striker's way if he wishes to exit in the summer.

Real Madrid are keen on a £69m move.

Matic pondering exit

Manchester United star Nemanja Matic is open to leaving in January, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The midfielder has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford this term.

And with Inter Milan and AC Milan both reportedly keen, Matic could jump ship in the winter market.

Transfer News LIVE: Man Utd director hunt, Klopp's Liverpool hint, Arsenal latest
Nemanja Matic could leave Manchester United for Inter Milan

Pogba to Juventus talked up

Paul Pogba has been backed to leave Manchester United if they are unable to secure a place in the Champions League next season.

The club are currently playing in the Europa League after they finished sixth in the Premier League last campaign.

Javier Ribalta, former chief scout at both Juventus and United, has backed the Frenchman to move on in an interview with Italian newspaper Tuttosport.

Out of the options, the Spaniard thinks Pogba returning to Juventus is the most likely.

"I would bet a pizza with a friend on Pogba’s return," he said.

"Without Champions [League], Paul is destined to leave Manchester United.”

Chelsea duo for sale

Chelsea plan to offload OIivier Giroud and Pedro in the January transfer market.

The Blues are still facing a transfer ban at present.

But Frank Lampard still plans to sell Giroud and Pedro in the winter market, according to the Telegraph.

Xhaka out?

Granit Xhaka's time at Arsenal could be coming to an end.

The midfielder has been stripped of the captaincy following his dig at fans when being substituted against Crystal Palace.

The Times claim Xhaka is 'hurt' after having the armband taken from him.

And the player will apparently consider a move away if he continues to be snubbed by Unai Emery.

Transfer News LIVE: Man Utd director hunt, Klopp's Liverpool hint, Arsenal latest
Granit Xhaka told Arsenal fans to "f*** off" after being booed when substituted at home to Crystal Palace tonight (Image: GETTY)

Genk interest?

Is Jurgen Klopp looking to sign Genk midfielder Sander Berge?

According to the midfielder, the Liverpool boss praised him after Tuesday's Champions League clash.

"It was a great moment. It is nice. You take it with a smart smile. It is nice that such a reputable trainer comes away and says something like that,” said Berge.

"You are an interesting player, a very interesting player,” Norwegian newspaper VG report Klopp as saying.

Rangnick talks

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reportedly sent a club official to hold talks with Ralf Rangnick.

The German manager continues to be linked with the Old Trafford role, despite suggestions Bayern Munich wanted him as Niko Kovac's replacement.

Rangnick recently managed RB Leipzig and is currently Red Bull's head of sport and development, meaning he is responsible for overseeing the clubs owned by the brand.

But the Athletic claim the 61-year-old has been visited by a United representative, with the pair holding 'lengthy talks' over a potential appointment as a director of football.

Transfer News LIVE: Man Utd director hunt, Klopp's Liverpool hint, Arsenal latest
Ralf Rangnick hinted he could be persuaded to join Manchester United (Image: Getty)

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