Wednesday Evening Transfer News: DONE DEALS, Ozil, Sancho, Pogba, Dembele, Ceballos, Kagawa, Kante
SportingAbimbolaOct 14, 2020 6:21 PM
Chelsea deny Kante reports
Chelsea have labelled reports N’Golo Kante has fallen out at the club and wants a move to Real Madrid as “total nonsense”, reports the Daily Mail.
Chelsea respond to claims of N’Golo Kante bust-up with Frank Lampard | Metro News
Le Parisien recently reported that the midfielder is unhappy with his treatment at Stamford Bridge and is eager to secure a transfer to Spain. The Blues, however, have looked to quickly dismiss the speculation.
Chelsea deny claims N’Golo Kante ‘wants to quit after falling out with Lampard over refusing to let him go to wedding’
Dortmund won’t sell Sancho to Man Utd in January
Bild reports that Borussia Dortmund won’t sell Jadon Sancho to Manchester United in January. Even if the Red Devils decide to meet the German club’s €120 million (£109m/$141m)valuation, they are still planning to keep hold of the England international until at least the end of the season.
Borussia Dortmund will refuse to sell Jadon Sancho in January – utdreport
Dortmund don’t wish to lose a player of Sancho’s importance mid-way through the season, but United will be free to renegotiate next summer.
Man Utd dealt Sancho transfer blow as Dortmund make January decision | All My Sports News
Pogba gets support from Man Utd dressing room
France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, retains the support of the Manchester United dressing room despite expressing his desire to play for Real Madrid. (Manchester Evening News)
Man United stars still backing Paul Pogba despite him admitting ‘dream’ to play for Real Madrid | Daily Mail Online
BARCELONA READY TO LOWER DEMBELE PRICE
Barcelona are ready to lower their asking price for Ousmane Dembele to £45m, reports SportsMole, having failed to tie down the 23-year-old Frenchman to a new contract.
Barcelona to slash Ousmane Dembele asking price in January | Futaa.com South Africa
Dembele’s existing deal does not run out until 2022, but the club are reportedly keen to slash their wage bill and would accept a cut-price deal for him in the January transfer window.
Barcelona to slash Ousmane Dembele asking price in January? – Sports Mole
Roma set sights on Kolasinac
Roma have set their sights on Arsenal full-back Sead Kolasinac – according to Corriere Dello Sport. The Giallorossi see the 27-year-old as a potential replacement for Aleksandar Kolarov, who joined Inter during the summer transfer window.
Sead Kolašinac Wanted by Both Napoli & Roma Amid Uncertainty Over Arsenal Future | 90min
Kolasinac, who has also been linked with Bayer Leverkusen, still has two years left to run on his current contract at Arsenal.
Arsenal ‘receive £9m offer for Sead Kolasinac’ – Sports Mole
Man City interested in Ceballos
Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos is the subject of interest from Manchester City – according to Don Balon.
What Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos thinks about second Arsenal loan – as Man City eye deal | Football | Sport | Express.co.uk
Pep Guardiola will try to bring in the Spanish midfielder next summer if he earns a contract extension at Etihad Stadium. Ceballos has just begun the second season of a loan spell at Arsenal, but is still tied to Madrid through to 2023.
Dani Ceballos refuses to commit to rejoining Arsenal amid interest from former club Real Betis | Daily Mail Online
Kagawa ‘wanted by Serie B club’
Former Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa is in line for a move to Serie B club Brescia, according to reports in Italy.
Kagawa makes history with debut double – BeSoccer
Tuttosport say Brescia, owned by former Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino, wants to bring in the former Japan international, who is currently a free agent. Kagawa, who most recently played for Real Zaragoza, would command a high wage but could move to Brescia for no transfer fee.
Jurgen Klopp: ‘Shinji Kagawa’s situation breaks my heart’ – Sports Mole
Arsenal saving money from not playing Ozil
Mikel Arteta’s decision to freeze out Mesut Ozil could actually be saving Arsenal a significant amount of money. The German hasn’t kicked a ball for Arsenal since March and has been left out of their Europa League squad this season but still pockets an eye-watering wage of £350,000-a-week.
Mesut Ozil: Arsenal set to leave midfielder out of Europa League squad | Football News | Sky Sports
If Arteta refuses to play Ozil for the rest of his contract, which expires next June, it would be a huge waste of money.
Mesut Ozil sends telling message to Mikel Arteta as he continues to be frozen out at Arsenal – Mirror Online
However, a report in The Athletic has revealed that Arsenal are saving some money by freezing Ozil out. By reducing his game time, Arsenal are avoiding paying Ozil appearance money. Meanwhile, the Gunners will also not have to shell out on performance-related bonuses.
Arsenal take advantage of Mesut Ozil contract clause and are saving millions – Daily Star
OFFICIAL: Wolves youngster Corbeanu signs new deal
Wolves winger Theo Corbeanu has signed a three-year contract with the club. The 18-year-old joined Wolves’ academy two years ago and has been a key player for the Under 23s side.
DONE DEAL: KELMAN JOINS QPR
Charlie Kelman has joined QPR from Southend. The 18-year-old joins the club on a three-year deal, and will initially link up with their U23 squad.
DONE DEAL: Newcastle midfielder joins Tranmere on loan
Newcastle midfielder Jack Young has joined Tranmere Rovers on loan for the 2020/21 campaign. Best of luck, Jack!
OFFICIAL: LIVERPOOL STARLET SIGNS NEW DEAL
Liverpool youngster Tom Hill has signed a new contract with the club.
Liverpool midfielder signs another long-term contract at Anfield – Liverpool Echo
The teenage midfielder, who turned 18 this week, only made his U18s debut in August 2019 before appearing for the Liverpool first team in their Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat by Aston Villa in December, when Jurgen Klopp’s side were away at the Club World Cup.
Tom Hill on LFC debut: ‘It meant everything but there’s a long way to go’ – Liverpool FC