Transfer News Today: Bayern Join Race For £40million Chelsea Star

Bayern want Luiz, Ings could join Liverpool, United prepare Reus bid and QPR close in on Benayoun...


Forum chatter

Liverpool are ready to move for Burnley hot shot Danny Ings in January. Brendan Rodgers is looking for cover for the injured Daniel Sturridge.

Why it will happen: Ings will be available at a reasonable price and will jump at the chance of joining a team of Liverpool’s stature.

Why it won’t happen: Burnley are likely to play hardball over Ings, and won’t sell unless it’s on their terms. And, with Aspas sitting on the bench, do Liverpool really need him?



Tabloid speculation

Bayern Munich are preparing a £40million bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz. The Brazil star has found himself on the periphery at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho, and is reportedly keen to secure a big move and first-team football.

Why it will happen: Bayern are European champions. If they can improve it’s in defence, and Luiz could form a solid pairing with compatriot Dante in the run up to the World Cup.

Why it won’t happen: Barca are also in the hunt and it could take a very big offer to convince Chelsea to sell.



Tabloid speculation

Manchester United are ready to trigger Marco Reus’s release clause in a bid to lure the Dortmund forward to Old Trafford.

Why it will happen: Dortmund are being raided for their stars and Reus may feel the time is right to jump ship.

Why it won’t happen: Reus’s release claus is believed to be £30million, a high price so soon after spending £27.5million on Marouane Fellaini.



In talks

Former Chelsea, Liverpool and West Ham playmaker Yossi Benayoun is set to join QPR on an 18-month deal.

Why it will happen: The Israel captain is a free agent and has been training with Rangers to stay fit. 

Why it won’t happen: At 33, will he want to spend his career twilight in The Championship?


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