Rumour reel: PSG to pounce for Dele Alli, Ashley Young up for auction?
Holly Thackeray | 9 December 2016
Coral’s rumour reel
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means only one thing for football fans – almost time for the winter transfer window. Wishlists are currently being penned across the country by supporters and coaches alike, so who could your club be eyeing? Coral’s rumour reel for Friday deals with a potential Dele Alli to PSG transfer, plus much more.
So, put your feet up and find out all the latest gossip…
Dele Alli to PSG transfer?
Putting the January transfer market to one side for a second, PSG are reportedly already looking ahead and planning a blockbuster summer swoop for a Spurs and England talent.
Midfield prodigy Alli, now a fixture for Tottenham, is said to have been singled out by the wealthy Parisians as a top prospect who can help them continue to make an impact in the Champions League as well as just dominate domestically.
It would be a real coup for the Ligue 1 big-guns to plunder the Premier League for one of its prize assets, but would 20-year-old Alli be interested?
The French club could certainly flaunt their wealth in regards to wages, but couldn’t offer the same kind of quality opposition week-in-week-out. But, that never stopped the likes of Angel Di Maria.
An ambitious move for Alli could force PSG to pay at least £50m, after Spurs snatched the youngster for a reported bargain of £5m from MK Dons in 2015.
Auction for Ashley Young?
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho could clear the decks at Old Trafford this Christmas, with Man Utd’s Ashley Young attracting a myriad of suitors and looking likely to be headed for the exit.
It is thought ‘the Special One’ would rather keep his current squad intact, but an offer for adaptable 31-year-old wingman Young could be too good to refuse.
Young, who can also play as a full back, could return to former club Watford, while a range of clubs including struggling Swansea City, high-flying West Bromwich Albion and even Everton ready to bid for the forgotten Man Utd man.
Alexander Isak in sights of PL elite?
Finally, Spanish press suggest leading Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester City, plus West Ham United, are set to be disappointed in their pursuit of young Swedish striker Alexander Isak, who is tipped to be the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Real Madrid are now circling and could pip even Bayern Munich to the towering AIK frontman who, despite his young age of 17, is lauded for being ruthless in front of net and deceptively quick.