Second Time Lucky
Injuries in midfield have reportedly prompted Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers to reignite the club’s interest in Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who snubbed them in order to move to Borussia Dortmund two years ago.
How’s he done there? Okay, but Dortmund have fallen below their high standards during his time at the club. He would certainly be an interesting addition for the Reds though, who might just need one more player to complete their squad.
Mane United? No, Say Saints
Southampton have ruled out the possibility of selling Sadio Mane to Manchester United, after it emerged that the Senegalese was on Louis van Gaal’s shopping list.
Heard that one before. Well, yeah. Saints have had to put on a brave face whilst other sniff around their players for a while now, but Mane would probably be wise to stay at the club given that he’s guaranteed a game there.
Mori To Merseyside
Everton have reportedly agreed a £5m fee with River Plate for centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori, who is 24 and has one cap for Argentina.
What else do you know about him? Er, nothing. He might well be viewed as a replacement for John Stones though, with Chelsea still circling the English youngster menacingly.
Adebayor Deal Hammered
West Ham have apparently pulled out of a deal to sign forward Emmanuel Adebayor from Tottenham because, well, it’s Emmanuel Adebayor.
Where will he go then? Who knows? The Togolese has had some pretty harrowing personal problems of late, so it is to be hoped that he finds a club where he can display his undoubtedly abilities sooner rather than later.
And Burak Won’t Be Bought
And in more West Ham striker related news, the club have seen their £3.5m bid for the Galatasaray and Turkey forward Burak Yilmaz rejected.
Will they be back? Probably. Yilmaz is a proven goalscorer and would certain add a lot to Slaven Bilic’s squad. What this space on that one.