Rumour Reel: Man City monitoring Kasper Dolberg, Jose Mourinho reunion with Blues’ Brazilian star?
Holly Thackeray | 25 November 2016
Coral’s rumour reel
Football gossip is really gathering pace as December approaches, and Friday morning’s rumour reel has it all, from Man Utd transfers surrounding one of Jose Mourinho’s former Stamford Bridge favourites to whispers of Danish sensation Kasper Dolberg to Man City.
So, for all that and more, read on to find out who your club could be tracking…
Kasper Dolberg to Man City?
Manchester City aren’t resting on their laurels, as tabloids have tipped the Etihad outfit to target Denmark and Ajax dangerman Dolberg.
The Scandinavian sharpshooter is still only 19, but already has a cap for his Nordic nation and has notched eight goals in 12 Eredivisie outings this term, with an impressive two from four in the Europa League too.
Looking lethal at such an early age, City may have to move fast to beat the likes of Everton who have already been linked. If he arrived to study under Pep Guardiola, the young poacher would join a squad boasting other tremendous youth talents such as Leroy Sane (20) and Kelechi Iheanacho (20) as the Sky Blues seek to build a side for the future.
Man Utd transfers: Does Mourinho want Willian?
Meanwhile, in Manchester United transfers, Willian rumours are back. Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was immediately linked with his old Blues boy when he took over the Old Trafford hotseat.
Of course, the Stamford Bridge side were primed to reject any offers from the Portuguese for any of their players. But, this rumour is one that just won’t go away. Hard working Brazil international Willian was a real Mourinho favourite and, as the Red Devils require a speedy wingman to complement the guile of Juan Mata and co, it is a whisper that makes sense on the surface.
Would Chelsea ever sell to Mourinho? That remains to be seen. But the latest gossip is that, having fallen down the pecking order in London and suffered from off-pitch problems, £40m-rated Willian could be up for grabs in January.
Stoke to bid Wilfried Bony adieu
Finally, another interesting tidbit from the morning tabloids concerns Stoke City and Wilfried Bony. The former Swansea City striker is on loan with the Potters from Man City, but reportedly has a clause in his contract allowing him to move to a Chinese club.
Many prominent players have already headed to the Chinese Super League, such as former Southampton man Graziano Pelle, and now papers are suggesting Bony could be next to head to East Asia, leaving Stoke with a striker situation…