Stevan Jovetic could return to Italy, Aspas wants out, Atletico are lining up De Bruyne and Schalke close in on Sidney Sam...
Liverpool striker Iago Aspas has reportedly instructed his agent to open talks with Valencia over a loan move in January.
Why it will happen: Aspas has been stuck in the reserves since seeing Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge form a deadly partnership.
Why it won’t happen: Liverpool may be reluctant to let Aspas leave given that Sturridge will spend two months on the treatment table.
Tabloid speculation I
Inter Milan are plotting a January move for Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic, as the striker continues to find opportunities hard to come by at the Etihad. The Montengrin joined City after a fruitful spell at Fiorentina, but has been forced to sit omn the side as Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo plunder goals for the Citizens.
Why it will happen: Jovetic has proved himself in Serie A and Inter will jump at the chance to snap up a player of his quality.
Why it won’t happen: Aguero and Negredo can’t play every game this season and Pellegrini may want to keep Jovetic as back-up. Besides, City will not want to sell a player they just bought for £22million.
Tabloid speculation II
Atletico Madrid are lining up a loan deal for Chelsea’s Kevin de Bruyne as a replacement for Koke, who has been strongly linked with Manchester United and Barcelona. De Bruyne is widely tipped to be loaned out next month, after struggling to nail down a regular starting place under Jose Mourinho.
Why it will happen: De Bruyne needs game time and Chelsea are open to letting him go. It seems like a logical move for all parties.
Why it won’t happen: De Bruyne will only be allowed to leave on loan; Atletico may want to take the opportunity to tie up a permanent move for someone else, perhaps Chelsea’s Juan Mata.
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Bayer Leverkusen striker Sidney Sam has all but agreed a deal to take him to Schalke at the end of the season. A clause in the 25-year-old’s contract will allow him to leave for a mere €2.5 million next summer.
Why it will happen: Sam is one of Germany’s brightest strikers and Schalke are eager to make top signings to convince the likes of Julian Draxler to stay.
Why it won’t happen: Leverkusen may put the stoppers on the move by offering him a huge contract.
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