January transfer news & rumours: Man Utd's Dybala bid - £70m plus Mkhitaryan - rejected

ShareClose Comments
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window


MAN UTD'S £70M+ DYBALA BID REJECTED


Manchester United's offer of £70 million plus out-of-favour attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Juventus star Paulo Dybala has been rejected, according to The Sun.

The Argentine is one of the most highly-rated forwards in world football and Jose Mourinho is believed to haver pinpointed him as a top target in 2018, rather than Antoine Griezmann.

The reigning Serie A champions are reported to be holding out for £86m, which happens to be Griezmann's buyout clause at Atletico Madrid.


COURTOIS TELLS MADRID HE WANTS MOVE


Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 2017

Thibaut Courtois' camp have informed Real Madrid that the player is very keen to join them, according to AS .

The Chelsea goalkeeper's current deal at Stamford Bridge expires in 18 months' time, with Madrid having given a favourable response to the interest from Courtois's side.

Sevilla's Sergio Rico and Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak are apparently top of Antonio Conte's list should Courtois leave the Blues.


MAN UTD WITHDRAW GRIEZMANN INTEREST


Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid

Barcelona will have a free path to sign £89 million-priced Antoine Griezmann, with Manchester United not keen to participate in a bidding war for the Atletico Madrid striker, according to Marca .

It's believed Jose Mourinho is a fan of Griezmann but is not convinced the France international is worth such a hefty transfer fee.

Barca, meanwhile, are monitoring Griezmann and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, though the club can only afford to sign one of them.


GLADBACH AGREE DEAL FOR OXFORD


Reece Oxford Gladbach 2017

Borussia Monchengladbach have agreed a permanent deal to sign West Ham defender Reece Oxford, according to Bild .

The 19-year-old centre-back is currently on loan with the Bundesliga side but Gladbach will now apparently make the move permanent having been impressed with the youngster during his time in Germany.


BARCA PLAN TO SIGN DI MARIA


Angel Di Maria PSG

Barcelona are still keen on signing Angel Di Maria, with Paris Saint-Germain putting a £45 million price tag on the Argentine's head, according to ESPN .

The 29-year-old is only a squad player at PSG since the arrival of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

A move to Barca for Di Maria will mean he joins the exclusive club of players to have played for both Real Madrid and the Catalans.


SPURS WILL BREAK BANK TO KEEP KANE


Harry Kane Tottenham Burnley

Tottenham are willing to smash their wage budget in order to keep record-breaking striker Harry Kane, according to the Daily Mail

The 24-year-old, who is Europe's top scorer in 2017 with 56 goals, is currently paid £110,000-per-week — a relatively low sum for a player of his calibre.

It will be Kane's fourth wage increase since August 2014, with Spurs hoping to ward off a potential offer from Real Madrid.


PL CLUBS EYEING CARRASCO


Yannick Ferreira Carrasco Atletico Madrid 2017

Premier League sides have been alerted after Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone gave the go-ahead for the club to sell winger Yannick Carrasco, according to AS .

Manchester United and Chelsea have been heavily linked with the Belgium international in recent months, with Carrasco's contract boasting an £86 million release clause.

Nicolas Gaitan and Luciano Vietto are also understood to be on the transfer list.


PSG WANT FELLAINI ON A FREE


Marouane Fellaini Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain are making enquiries to sign Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini on a free transfer in the summer, according to the Mirror .

After the stunning double swoop for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, PSG are keen for cheaper alternatives because of Financial Fair Play, with the Belgian high on their list.

Fellaini's contract expires at the end of the season, and the veteran is free to sign for a foreign club from January 1. It's believed Besiktas and Galatasaray are also interested in the 30-year-old.


TURKEY'S TOSUN TO JOIN EVERTON


Cenk Tosun Besiktas

Everton are close to confirming the signing of Turkish striker Cenk Tosun for £25 million after the Besiktas player passed his medical, according to The Sun .

It's believed the transfer will be announced shortly once the 26-year-old agrees personal terms.

Tosun has scored 41 goals in 96 league games since joining Besiktas in 2014.


MEDINA SET FOR NYCFC MOVE


Jesus Medina Alan Franco Libertad Independiente

Paraguay international Jesus Medina is traveling to the United States ahead of a move to New York City FC, Tigo Sports reports.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder will join Patrick Vieira's side from Paraguayan club Libertad, having been with the organization since 2010.


JUVENTUS SET DYBALA PRICE


Paulo Dybala Juventus

Juventus have set a price of €150 million for star striker Paulo Dybala, according to a report in  Corriere della Sera .

The striker, who has found himself on the bench for Juventus as of late, is unlikely to be moved in January and the Serie A champions do not appear willing to accept the rumoured €68m Manchester United wishes to pay. 


LIVERPOOL AGREE RECORD VVD DEAL


Jurgen Klopp, Virgin van Dijk

Liverpool have reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of Virgil van Dijk , who will join the Anfield club on January 1.

Quiet negotiations had been moving quickly in recent days and the deal was tied up on Wednesday evening.

The centre-back stands to make around £180,000 per week and gets his wish to work with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.

Man City and Chelsea retained a strong interest in the Netherlands international but were ultimately been beaten by Liverpool's record-breaking offer (for a defender) of £75 million.


SCHURRLE EYES LOAN DEAL


HD Andre Schurrle Dortmund

Article continues below

Dortmund winger Andre Schurrle is considering a January loan move with fellow Bundesliga side Stuttgart interested, according to RuhrNachrichten.de .

With Marco Reus nearing a return, and Schurrle already behind Christian Pulisic and Andriy Yarmolenko, the Germany international wants to ensure he has playing time ahead of the 2018 World Cup. 

 

Next article:
African giants require victories as Caf Champions League returns
Next article:
Ronaldo arrives for Juventus medical ahead of sensational €100m transfer
Next article:
Ronaldo trading Real Madrid for Juventus in an effort to remain motivated - Kaka
Next article:
Neymar, Sampaoli's Argentina & the biggest disappointments of World Cup 2018
Next article:
Goal Premier League Fantasy Football: How to play, prizes and new rules for the 2018-19 season
Close