Betwixt the festive period and the opening day of the transfer window, clubs find themselves preoccupied with lining up bids to bring in reinforcements. Thehardtackle takes a look at three potential deals in the upcoming January transfer window involving Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC, and Liverpool FC.
A load of rumors fly around newspapers and websites at this time of the year, but what are the odds of the probabilities turning into possibilities? Here are three likely deals that could fructify for the English clubs!
Fabregas to Italy
Chelsea FC midfielder Cesc Fabregas is likely to change colors in January as Juventus and Inter Milan have shown interest in the former Arsenal FC man. According to . Corriere dello Sport, Fabregas has been linked to both Serie A clubs, after a poor start to the season raised questions about his future at Chelsea.
The Spaniard — among a few other Chelsea players — was booed in the match against Sunderland two weeks ago following Jose Mourinho’s sacking. Fabregas has failed to repeat his heroics of last season, and a Stamford Bridge exit is on the cards for the 28-year old.
Manchester United target Felipe Anderson
Louis van Gaal has set his eyes on Lazio star Felipe Anderson, and the Red Devils are reported to table a bid of 33 million Euros for the midfielder. Anderson, who has scored 14 goals in 61 appearances for Lazio, could be the answer to Man United’s current woes. The 22-year old is an attacking midfielder and would slot in perfectly behind Anthony Martial.
As reported by dailystar, Manchester United’s primary interest was James Rodrigues. But with Real Madrid not interested in the offer, Van Gaal’s next best option is Felipe Anderson.
Mignolet to be replaced?
According to French outlet Le Phoceen, Liverpool are closing in on signing Marseille goalkeeper Mandanda in January. Along with the 30-year old Frenchman, Liverpool are also in talks with Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Bernd Leno as the Reds target a man between the posts in January.
Although Klopp said a few days ago that Mignolet is his number one goalkeeper, the German knows Mignolet’s performances have been below-par. The 27-year old was eye-catchingly brilliant in his first season at Liverpool, but has been unable to live up to his expectations since then.