Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels could leave the club in January after labelling them “pathetic”. Hummels, an integral member of Germany’s World Cup-winning team this year, has grown frustrated at Westfalenstadion and is well aware of the interest in him across Europe. After yet another Dortmund loss at the weekend, this time at fellow strugglers Werder Bremen, Hummels said: “It’s pretty astonishing that we are so pathetic.” Dortmund are believed to value Hummels at £47million.
Louis van Gaal is ready to spend £120million in a bid to lure Gareth Bale away from Real Madrid, in what would be a second world record transfer fee for the Welshman.
Good move? There’s no smoke without fire and these rumours refuse to go away. Madrid are said to be open to cashing in on Bale relatively early into his contract so they can make a move for the much cheaper Germany star Marco Reus. Unlikely to happen in January but one to watch in the summer.
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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva could be on his way out of Anfield after seven years at the club, with Inter Milan rumoured to be interested.
Good move? Lucas has got himself back into the fold at Liverpool after some injury problems and will be keen to stay. But given the rise of Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen as back-up, Liverpool could be tempted to sell to free up funds.
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Manchester United will sign midfielder Kevin Strootman in January for £32million, according to the Dutchman’s agent.
Good move? Strootman is a long-term United target and Van Gaal certainly knows what he’s getting by signing the Roma man. Strootman will add steel to the midfield and should partner Michael Carrick in the middle.
Signed, sealed, delivered
Tottenham have confirmed the signing of USA international DeAndre Yedlin from Seattle Sounders in a deal worth around £2.5million.
Good move? Yedlin is a very exciting prospect but his signing raises doubts about the future of Kyle Walker. Unless Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino plans to use Yedlin as a right winger, of course.
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