Dennis The Menace?
According to reports in Belgium, Liverpool have been given the green light to sign the exciting Belgian youngster Dennis Praet in the summer after Anderlecht accepted that the time was right to cash in on the 21-year-old.
A regular in the Anderlecht side since he was 17, Praet is now set to take the same step up that Romelu Lukaku took when he left Anderlecht for England, with Liverpool apparently preparing a £22m bid for the versatile attacker.
Liverpool are 3.10 to win the Capital One Cup Final
No Chinese Takeaway For Oscar
Chelsea fans wary that some of their top talents will be spirited away to the lucrative Chinese Super League will have been buoyed by the news that Oscar says he’s pretty happy where he is.
The Brazilian – who has enjoyed an upturn in form ever since Guus Hiddink replaced Jose Mourinho – has reiterated his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future, however much money he’s offered from elsewhere.
Chelsea are 1.77 to beat Manchester City
Carrick & Terry To Lead English Exodus?
Two men nearer the end of their careers could soon be China-bound though, with England internationals Michael Carrick, 34, and John Terry, 35, reportedly eyed by the ambitious league.
Both players are coming to the end of their respective contracts, but with no new deals on the table from Manchester United or Chelsea, Carrick and Terry could be tempted to the Far East,
Man Utd are 9.25 to lose to Shrewsbury on Monday