Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus looks set to snub a move for the Premier League after it was revealed he’s been taking Spanish lessons for the last three weeks.
So where will he go? With Barcelona banned from signing any players until January 2016, it would appear Real Madrid is his likely destination. Bale, Modric, Rodriguez, Ronaldo, Benzema, Reus... could be worse.
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Tabloid Speculation I
Paul Pogba could be on his way back to Manchester – to join United’s arch rivals Manchester City for a whopping £55m!
Good move? A potentially great move for City, who see the former United midfielder as a long-term replacement for 31-year-old Yaya Toure and a good move for Pogba, who has impressed at Juventus. But the move is sure to ruffle some feathers on the red side of Manchester as he only left OId Trafford in 2012.
Tabloid Speculation II
Manchester United will not be deterred by the £28.5million buyout clause for Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin as they look to strengthen their defence in January.
Good move? Godin is a proven international defender with 85 caps for Uruguay, but it could cost them in excess of £28.5million – not great value for a player soon to be 29. United are not going to find much value in January and will be quoted high prices wherever they go, but £28.5million is almost double what they’d intended to pay.
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Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao could join AC Milan on loan until the end of the season.
Good move? A good move for all parties, it would seem. Coentrao is not a regular under Carlo Ancelotti and has struggled to win back his place in the first team after persistent knee problems. Milan need a left-back and could do with some experience in their back line.
Come and get me
Lucas Moura looks set to leave Paris Saint-Germain in January and Manchester United are among the clubs queuing up to sign the attacking midfielder.
What next? Having been built up as the next big thing in Brazilian football before his move to Paris, Moura’s career is in need of a jump start. PSG paid £45million for Moura and will be willing to accept half that amount with United and Liverpool reportedly interested.