Rumour Reel: Drinkwater Man Utd return, Toure to Turin and Courtois to Real?
Robbie Purves | September 21, 2016
Fresh off the back of a mammoth spending spree this summer, Jose Mourinho could be about to continue splashing the cash in January with a Danny Drinkwater Manchester United return linked in today’s back pages.
Drinkwater to Man Utd
The 26-year-old league winning Leicester City midfielder was a vital cog in Claudio Ranieri’s conquering side last term, and has reportedly caught the eye of Mourinho.
Drinkwater was a Red Devil youth player and, like Paul Pogba, was let go without making an impression in the first team. According to reports, Mourinho would want the England midfielder to carry out defensive duties and allow Pogba to push further forward and wreak havoc.
Old Trafford welcome the Foxes on Saturday, giving the Portuguese coach a chance to see him up close.
Toure to Turin?
Yaya Toure and Pep Guardiola haven’t seen eye-to-eye since their days at Barcelona and the feud has spilled over to Manchester.
Toure’s outspoken agent is clearly angling for a move away from the Etihad and his client has reportedly garnered interest from Italy. According to reports, both Juventus and Inter Milan are looking to seal a deal for the 33-year-old who has not played a minute of Premier League football so far this term.
His contract runs out in the summer of 2017 so could available at a cut price fee, however his wages could be a stumbling block.
Courtois contemplates Madrid move?
Former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed that he received a fax (yes, fax) from Real Madrid when he was injured and openly admits he will mull over returning to Spain when his Chelsea contract runs out.
Los Blancos are currently fighting a transfer ban and may be unable to add players until January of 2018. However, the appeal process may delay the suspension of transfer activity until after this January and a flurry of additions could arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Courtois is thought to have loved his time in Spain and has said “I feel half Spanish”.
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