TRANSFER NEWS LIVE
- Alexis Sanchez gives Manchester United an ultimatum for January
- Fulham could move for Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater after appointing Claudio Ranieri
- Liverpool target Ousmane Dembele has one last chance at Barcelona
- Karim Benzema will not budge even if Real Madrid sign Eden Hazard in the summer
Arnautovic on Chelsea radar
Marko Arnautovic is on Chelsea’s radar according to his brother and agent Daniel Arnautovic.
“It’s not that he really wants to leave, but we believe this is the moment in his career when he has to take a step forward and try to win a few trophies, maybe even the Champions League,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.
“There are a lot of Premier League clubs tracking him. Chelsea and Everton, for example, but not only them.”
A return to Italy isn’t out of the question for Arnautovic, who spent the 2009-10 on loan at Inter Milan.
Transfer news: Marko Arnautovic is keen to leave West Ham
Sanchez ‘acting weird’
Alexis Sanchez has reportedly been acting strange while training with his Chile team-mates on international duty.
There are reports Sanchez is ready to quit Manchester United if Jose Mourinho continues to overlook the former Arsenal star.
And Chilean newspaper La Tercera claim the 29-year-old has cut a frustrated figure back in his homeland too.
The report that Sanchez has been seen sitting on his own in training and staying away from group activities, with Junior Fernandes – one of Sanchez’s closest friends – the only player to approach him.
Transfer news LIVE: Could Sanchez and Drinkwater be on the move?
Wenger on PSG exits
Arsene Wenger says PSG are unlikely to sell Neymar or Kylian Mbappe, as they can afford to keep the Real Madrid targets away from rival clubs.
“When you have world class players, I made over 300 transfers in my life,” Wenger told BeIN Sports.
“When you have a good player it is always difficult to keep him.
“PSG have enough financial power to keep them.”
Transfer news LIVE: Could Alexis Sanchez quit Man Utd in January?
Malcom staying at Barcelona
Barcelona star Malcom says Lionel Messi is helping him settle into the club, amid reports he could be sold to Arsenal in January.
Arsenal, Roma and Tottenham were interested in Malcom during the summer but Barca eventually snared the Bordeaux star.
Malcom has struggled to bed in at Barca and says Messi is helping him get through his early days in Spain.
“I came to Barcelona with many objectives, and those who know me know that I am a very determined person,” he said. “Simply by exchanging passes with (Messi), I am learning so much.”
Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona star Malcom (right) says Messi is helping him settle down
Man Utd ultimatum
Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez will have the club an ultimatum: play me or let me leave.
That is according to the London Evening Standard, who claim Sanchez wants out in January unless he plays more.
The Chilean has struggled to impress at Old Trafford this season and is not in Jose Mourinho’s good books.
And, with Anthony Martial due to sign a new contract, the Red Devils may decide to follow up on Sanchez’s threat and sell him in the January transfer window.
Transfer news LIVE: Danny Drinkwater could join Fulham and Claudio Ranieri
Man Utd revolt?
Eric Bailly could lead a revolt against Jose Mourinho unless the Manchester United manager plays his more often.
That is according to Ivory Coast publication Adbidjanshow, who claim Ivorian Bailly is unhappy with his manager.
The report suggests Bailly could even ask to quit United – with AC Milan and Arsenal keen on him – should game time not come his way.
Alexis Sanchez and Andreas Pereira may also join a revolt against Mourinho unless their individual situations don’t improve.
Transfer news LIVE: Could Eric Bailly lead a revolt against Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho?
Chelsea flop to Fulham
Fulham have appointed Leicester icon Claudio Ranieri as their new manager – and a former Foxes player could soon join him at Craven Cottage.
Ranieri’s appointment was announced today and the manager is tasked with saving Fulham from relegation.
And Ladbrokes have Ranieri at 7/4 to sign Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater in the January transfer window.
Drinkwater has been told he can leave the Blues if the right offer comes in, and the chance to hook up with Ranieri again may tempt the midfielder.
Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid still want to sign Eden Hazard
Real Madrid struggles
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will not be bullied into losing his place in the XI if Eden Hazard is signed.
That is according to Spanish outlet OK Diario, who claim Hazard remains on Real’s radar.
Benzema was tipped to be sold last summer to make way for Hazard, before Cristiano Ronaldo was offloaded onto Juventus.
Still, Chelsea kept hold of Hazard and Benzema is supposedly determined to keep his place in the Los Blancos side, even if Belgian Hazard does eventually arrive.
Transfer news LIVE: Ousmane Dembele has one last chance at Barcelona
Liverpool agreement over Dembele
Liverpool are in agreement over their interest in Barcelona striker Ousmane Dembele, with the Sun claiming Michael Edwards is backing Jurgen Klopp’s desire to land the forward.
However, Barcelona are determined to give the France international one last chance to prove himself.
Dembele suffered a serious injury during his first season at Barcelona last year and is still a long way off finding his top form.
Barca hope the youngster can still come good but would have to take a hit on his £135m transfer fee were they to decide to sell up.