Di Maria to Monaco, Koke to United, Rossi to Spurs and Morata to Arsenal, plus other transfer rumours...
Speculation that Manchester United will sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke in January has resurfaced, with United linked with a £16million January bid.
Why it will happen: United have long been linked with Koke, and will feel they stand the best chance of getting him. He is exactly what United need, and he could flourish at Old Trafford.
Why it won’t happen: Barca are also interested and United would be a less appealing option for the player if both clubs lodged bids.
Tabloid speculation I
Tottenham are ready to break their record transfer fee again in January, this time swooping for Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi. Tottenham, who tried to sign Rossi when he was at Villarreal, are willing to pay up to £30million for the Italian striker.
Why it will happen: Rossi is on record as saying he’d like another crack at the Premier League and, at 27, maybe feels the timing is right.
Why it won’t happen: Tottenham may think twice about another expensive signing after seeing Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela struggle. Rossi may not fancy joining a Spurs side unable to create chances for their strikers.
Tabloid speculation II
Arsenal and Manchester United look set to miss out on Angel di Maria, with the Argentine winger looking increasingly likely to join Monaco.
Why it will happen: Di Maria feels marginalised at Madrid and will be tempted to move in January. Monaco have the money to make him an offer he can’t refuse.
Why it won’t happen: Di Maria may yet favour a move to England. He could be the star man at United and would relish the challenge.
Arsenal are closing in on a January loan deal for Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
Morata, 21, has impressed for Los Blancos this season, but is eager to get some regular game time under his belt – and Arsenal lead the way to secure his services until the end of the season.
Why it will happen: Arsenal need a striker to take the heat off Olivier Giroud, and Morata wants game time. It’s a win-win situation.
Why it won’t happen: Wenger may feel Morata is a risk and may play it safe with a more experienced striker, with reports persisting that he’s after Pato and Benzema.
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