Rumour Reel: Liverpool to poach Pulisic, Big Sam in Premier League return?
Holly Thackeray | 3 December 2016
Coral’s rumour reel
Nothing says Saturday morning more than Coral’s rumour reel, as we round up the most intriguing football gossip for punters to peruse over breakfast. Today’s tantalising tidbits include winter tales of Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic to Liverpool and the mooted return of a familiar managerial face.
While, if you’re also interest in all the Arsenal transfer latest, read on to find out who the Gunners are tracking as the January transfer window is now less than a month away…
Pulisic to Liverpool?
Jurgen Klopp could finally return to raid his former club Dortmund, as Liverpool look to build on their impressive start to the Premier League season by luring one of the Bundesliga’s brightest young talents.
The United States international Pulisic has become a sensation in his short career with BVB, supplying six assists and two goals in 14 appearances this season.
At just 18 years old, the attacking midfielder of Croatian descent has been causing a stir, as the youngest foreign player to ever notch in the German top-flight, which has not gone unnoticed over at Anfield.
Klopp and co may have to dig deep to land the Stars and Stripes prodigy however, as PSG are said to be poised to rival the Reds for the teenager’s signature.
Big Sam eyeing Palace post
Meanwhile, from the top end of the PL table to the bottom, where Crystal Palace are hovering perilously above the relegation places.
Current coaching incumbent Alan Pardew guided the Eagles to an FA Cup final last term, but that might not be enough to save his job after picking up just 11 points from 13 games.
It could be a case of jumping from one controversial Englishman to another, as Palace reportedly want to replace Pardew with ex-England boss Sam Allardyce if Pardew doesn’t turn the situation around imminently.
The managerial switch would surely be a shock to supporters in south London, who are used to Pardew trying to play passing football for the most part and may not take to Big Sam’s more direct approach – unless he brings instant results.
Arsenal interest in Payet?
Across London it’s time for Arsenal transfer rumours, as the Gunners are believed to be primed to plunder struggling West Ham United for star man Dimitri Payet.
We reported last week that Manchester United were eyeing the France playmaker.
But now Arsene Wenger is apparently ready to enter the fray for his fellow Frenchman now too, amid rumours number 10 Mesut Ozil could return to Real Madrid.