CLOSURE OF THE CITY ON THE DUTCH MIDFIELDER
Much of the gossip of late has centered around Barcelona and their pursuit of dozens of star names despite having 27p to spend in January. This morning, however, there are rumors of a few potential Camp Nou exits, with Premier League clubs waiting to pounce.
Manchester City have a long-term stake in Frenkie De Jong. Pep Guardiola loved the Dutch midfielder when he switched from Ajax to Barca in 2019 and the City boss still wants the 24-year-old.
There has been talk of Raheem Sterling being involved in a partial swap most The beach bar says City are in the process of closing a £ 75million cash deal. The Sun, however, reports that City sources have said there is no interest in De Jong at this time.
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CHELSEA PLAN GAVI SWOOP
Barça would hate losing Gavi more …
The 17-year-old has made his debut in Barca’s first team and has already been selected by Spain. The Catalans discuss a new deal with the teenager but The sun believes Chelsea are ready to pounce.
Until Barca bind him on new terms, Gavi’s release clause is set at £ 42million.
But the midfielder looks likely to follow in Pedri and Ansu Fati’s footsteps by signing a new deal that will take that clause to something stupid like £ 840million.
CONTE KEEN ON BAYERN STAR
Tottenham are preparing recruitment plans now that Antonio Conte has his feet under the table …
Spurs are reportedly ready to sign England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, while they are also linked with a Bayern Munich star.
Kicker says Conte wants to bring Corentin Tolisso to North London. The 27-year-old is in the final year of his contract and will become a free agent next summer.
But Spurs will have competition from Inter Milan, assuming Tolisso is not tempted to re-commit to Bayern.
ARSENAL EYE EX-SWANSEA FLOP
Arsenal are also said to have plans to strengthen their midfielder …
Be10 Sports claims the Gunners made contact with representatives for Renato Sanches ahead of the January window.
Sanches rebuilt his reputation at Lille after failing with Bayern Munich and on loan at Swansea. Wolves have also been linked with the Portugal international,