Manchester United could have moved to step closer to signing their top target Mats Hummels in January, after the Borussia Dortmund defender branded his current club – who will spend the winter break second to bottom of the Bundesliga – as “pathetic.”
Is he on his way out then? That still remains to be seen, but with manager Jurgen Klopp also deeply unhappy then now could be the time for Louis van Gaal to bring in the defender his team sorely needs.
Hummels is 7.00 to sign for United in January
Come & Get Me Plea
Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko has jumped at the prospect of supposed interest from Arsenal, claiming that he loves the club and wants to play for them in the Champions League.
He’s a good player. He is, and given the Arsenal midfield’s display at Anfield on Sunday he’d probably do a good job for Arsene Wenger’s men. Watch this space on this one.
Arsenal are 9.00 to retain the FA Cup
Three Horse Race
Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are all believed to be chasing the Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao, who has been told he can leave the European and world champions after a couple of years on the fringes of the team.
Who needs a left-back then? Well Liverpool and United seem to favour three at the back at the moment, so that just leaves an Arsenal side who have the injury-prone Kieran Gibbs and the not-really-very-good Nacho Monreal. Walk this way, Fabio.
Real are 3.60 to win the Champions League this season
Harry Redknapp has promised QPR fans that goal hero Charlie Austin won’t be sold by the club, despite obvious interest in the Englishman who scored a hat-trick against West Brom at the weekend.
Well if Harry says it… Now now. You’d have to think that Austin represents QPR’s best chance of staying up ahead of whatever old-timers Harry’s got his eye on, and given that they don’t exactly need the money then why sell?
QPR are 2.75 to be relegated
Newcastle’s exciting teenager Rolando Aarons is in a contract dispute with the Magpies, which has alerted Manchester City to the potential availability of the 19-year-old.
He looks exciting. He does, but does he want to risk becoming the new Scott Sinclair? Stay where you are, Rolando.
City are 3.15 to win the Premier League