Coral’s Rumour Reel: Fellaini to finally fly Man Utd nest?
Holly Thackeray | November 20, 2015
Coral’s rumour reel features all the Premier League’s big players in the transfer market this morning, with a pair of Brazilian superstars tipped to arrive and a certain Belgian battering ram yet again linked to an exit.
Klopp to make winter window count?
Liverpool, now 11/5 with Coral for a top four Premier League finish, look set to gatecrash a number of mooted moves, after new coach Jurgen Klopp told press there was “the possibility to change some things in January.”
First up, the Reds are expected to lock horns with Northwest rivals Manchester United for coveted Schalke youngster Leroy Sane, who has created quite the kerfuffle with his Bundesliga performances and recent Germany cap.
Canny Klopp could also dip back into the German market for former charge Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, potentially scuppering Arsene Wenger’s plans to poach the £42m-rated Borussia Dortmund dangerman to bolster a title challenge.
In other Arsenal news, the Gunners may also have to tussle with noisy neighbours Tottenham for Roma utility man Alessandro Florenzi, but should have an easier path when plundering Genoa for another Italian talent in Armando Izzo.
Old Trafford primed for exits
In the red half of Manchester, meanwhile, custodian Victor Valdes could finally come in from the cold and grab a move to La Liga outfit Espanyol, having made just one Premier League appearance since joining the Red Devils last January.
Another star out of favour at Old Trafford is tough tackling Marouane Fellaini, a fact which has not gone unnoticed by Belgium boss Marc Wilmots, with the outspoken tactician suggesting his battle-axe may also need a change of scenery.
“Maybe he will try to find a new challenge in January, if it is possible,” said Wilmots, with Italian giants Juventus the latest destination to be thrown into the ring.
Brilliant Brazilians on English radars
As for incomings, Man Utd may have to ready themselves for battle, with Manchester City and Chelsea believed to have entered the fray for Brazil talisman Neymar’s services, should the superstar depart Barcelona in summer.
Chelsea are also tipped to make a move for Neymar’s talented compatriot Alex Teixeira, who is currently plying his trade for Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk.
Perhaps having noted how quickly and seamlessly former Shakhtar star Douglas Costa has adapted to the demands of Bayern Munich, the Blues could fork out over £30m for the attacker, who has struck 19 goals in 13 league matches so far this season.
As Jose Mourinho’s men continue to struggle, with Coral now pricing the Stamford Bridge side at an outside 7/2 chance to clinch a top four spot, Teixeira’s spark could be just what is required.
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