Bayern Munich have attempted to ward off Manchester United’s interest in flying winger Arjen Robben by offering the Dutchman a new contract in excess of his current £180,000-a-week deal.
Bad news for Van Gaal then. Well there’s no indication yet about whether or not he’ll sign it, but you would have thought that more years under Pep Guardiola’s tutelage would be in his best interests.
United are 7.00 to win the FA Cup
Steven Gerrard may be off, but Liverpool are close to securing Raheem Sterling’s future with a bumper new contract which will keep him at the club until 2020.
He’ll be even more vital now. He will be. He’s pretty much been their main man all season and shouldered that burden well. He deserves his new contract and will hopefully keep up his performances.
Liverpool are 9.00 to lift the FA Cup
Manchester City are going to solve their striker crisis by bringing in Aston Villa hitman Christian Benteke in January.
How likely is that? It kind of makes more and more sense the more you think about it. Benteke is a player who needs a new challenge to lift him to a new level and City could provide that.
Villa will be in trouble if he leaves, and they are 6.00 to go down
Or Buying Bony?
Alternatively, City are willing to pay as much as £25m for the Swansea forward Wilfried Bony, despite him joining up with Yaya Toure at the Africa Cup of Nations this January.
Better than Benteke? At this moment, yes, but whether or not he’s worth that amount of money is debateable. He would guarantee goals, though, and what’s £25m to Man City?
City are 2.65 to win the Premier League
Yohan Cabaye could return to Newcastle just a year after he left, with PSG eager to include him in a swap deal for the Magpies’ midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
They say never go back… And Cabaye probably doesn’t want to. A move to a team higher up the Premier League could suit him, though. The new Gerrard? Bolstering the midfield at United?
PSG are 1.33 to win Ligue 1