Lamela to be loaned out, Dzeko to join Valencia, Juve move for Di Maria and Arsenal lead race for Morata, plus other rumours...
Tottenham misfit Erik Lamela could be off to Inter Milan or Atletico Madrid in January as the London club’s record signing continues to falter.
Why it will happen: Lamela fancies a change of scenery, having found life difficult in London.
Why it won’t happen: Tottenham won’t want the embarrassment of having to loan out their record signing barely six months after signing him.
Tabloid speculation I
Valencia are looking to sign Manchester City bench warmer Edin Dzeko for £15million in January.
Why it will happen: Dzeko has played second fiddle to Aguero and Negredo at City this season, and wants to secure regular first-team football ahead of the World Cup.
Why it won’t happen: City won’t be desperate to sell, with Dzeko providing Manuel Pellegrini with a good back up option.
Tabloid speculation II
Juve have joined the race for in-demand Madrid winger Angel di Maria, who could leave the Spanish capital for around £25million.
Why it will happen: Juve are assembling a squad of Europe’s finest rejects. Carlos Tevez, Paul Pogba and even Andrea Pirlo have reinvented themselves in Turin, can Di Maria follow suit?
Why it won’t happen: Can Juve compete with Monaco and even Arsenal when it comes to wages?
Arsenal remain favourites to land Madrid sensation Alvaro Morata on a six-month loan.
Why it will happen: Arsenal need another striker, Morata needs game time. Everyone’s a winner.
Why it won’t happen: Morata’s availability has triggered interest throughout Europe, with other clubs in England and also Italy interested.
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