Direct transfer January 16: Lingard was invited to America, can face Messi

Offering 73 million pounds, Chelsea was still rejected by the partner

Chelsea failed in their efforts to recruit Sporting Lisbon striker Viktor Gyokeres. The London team made an offer worth 73 million pounds, but Sporting refused.

Gyokeres is one of the top scoring strikers in Primeira Liga this season, with 11 goals and 7 assists in 16 matches. £73m is a lot of money, but it’s still less than Gyokeres’ release clause of £86m. Therefore, it is not surprising that Sporting rejected Chelsea’s offer.

Lingard is about to face Messi in America

Former Manchester United player Jesse Lingard is still unemployed after leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season. His new agent is working hard to find a new home for his client, and MLS seems to be the most suitable place for Lingard right now.

Several MLS teams are said to be interested in Lingard, including LA Galaxy, DC United and Portland Timbers. If Lingard can sign with an MLS team, he will have the opportunity to prove himself and find a new stop in Europe in the future.

Chelsea wants to recruit a First Division defender to replace Reece James

Reece James’ injury is a big loss for Chelsea. The English right-back is one of the team’s most important players, and his absence will make it difficult for the Blues in the race for titles.

To compensate for James’s absence, coach Mauricio Pochettino is looking for an addition in this position. According to sources from Give Me Sport, Chelsea could join the race to sign Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters in January. Walker-Peters is a right-back with good technique and impressive attacking ability.

Arsenal and Manchester United compete for Joshua Zirkzee’s signature

Arsenal’s attack is having disappointing performances this season. Therefore, coach Mikel Arteta has identified striker as a position that needs to be strengthened and Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee is one of their top targets.

Zirkzee has scored 7 goals and assisted 2 times for Bologna in Serie A this season. The Dutch player can play as a center forward or winger, and he has the ability to connect well with other players in the squad. However, not only Arsenal, Man United has also entered the race to win this striker’s signature. This player has a contract break clause worth 40 million euros.

Real targets Newcastle’s Brazilian star

The Mirror reports that Real Madrid is eyeing Newcastle United star Bruno Guimaraes in the transfer market next summer. Guimaraes’ current contract has a release clause of £98 million but according to AS, it can be paid in three installments of £32 million each. This is said to have attracted the Bernabeu team and they could make an offer next summer.

Liverpool has difficulty recruiting Juventus

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Liverpool has made an offer to recruit Juventus prodigy Kenan Yildiz. However, the Italian team is said to have quickly rejected it because they felt this offer did not meet their requirements. The above source added that Kenan Yildiz will not leave Juventus in this year’s winter transfer market.

Chelsea wants to buy young star Man City

According to Fichajes, Chelsea is planning to sign Man City defender Sergio Gomez, who is not a regular starter at the Etihad. Man City recruited defender Sergio Gomez last summer from Anderlecht for 15 million euros. Sergio Gomez has done quite well since arriving at Man City. However, he was not a regular starter.

Chelsea is said to accept the sale of Marc Cucurella, thereby clearing the way for the Man City player. “The Blues” accepted to spend 35 million euros to buy Gomez.

Juventus suddenly targeted Henderson

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Jordan Henderson is negotiating to join Juventus on loan. The English player is discouraged with the prospect of playing football in Saudi Arabia. He decided to return to Europe. Henderson had hoped to return to the Premier League but received little interest. Ajax is one of the teams interested in the 33-year-old star, but Juventus is probably the more attractive destination.

Arsenal summons young stars

According to L’Equipe, Marquinhos could return to the Emirates sooner than expected, and the rumors have come true. Arsenal and FC Nantes officially confirmed that Marquinhos will terminate his loan contract early and the player will return to London. Marquinhos has not played a single match for Nantes in the past two months.

Chelsea plans to bring Benzema back to Europe

Chelsea’s attack is currently facing big problems. Nicolas Jackson has returned to participate in CAN, while Nkunku is injured. The Telegraph said “The Blues” are considering a firefighting plan by trying to recruit Benzema, who currently plays in the Saudi League.

MU desires to recruit De Ligt

In the 2023/24 season, De Ligt has to sit on the bench more at Bayern. That made the Dutch midfielder unhappy. According to Sky Sports, De Ligt is considering finding a new destination. Coach Ten Hag is very interested in this country star. He wants his former student to come to MU to strengthen the home team’s defense at Old Trafford.

Man City issued a request to teams that wanted Kalvin Phillips

Kalvin Phillips really wants to leave Man City as his minutes on the field at Etihad Stadium are extremely limited. ESPN said that “The Citizens” are willing to let this star find a new home, but any team that wants him must spend 7 million pounds on the loan fee with a buyout clause in the 2024 summer transfer window.

Aston Villa is interested in Arsenal star

Emile Smith Rowe does not have much time to play for Arsenal in the current season. Realizing that, Aston Villa has expressed its desire to recruit this star in the 2024 winter transfer window. Previously, the Villa Park team had twice offered to buy Smith Rowe but the “Gunners” did not agree. .

Coach Thomas Frank wants Ivan Toney to stay at Brentford

Arsenal and Chelsea are very interested in striker Ivan Toney in the winter transfer window of 2024. Coach Thomas Frank does not want to lose this player even though he had to take a long break from playing. Sharing with the media, Brentford’s head coach said: “I don’t want Toney to leave. I want to keep him with Brentford for as long as possible. The only focus I have at the moment is to find How to get him on the field in the match against Nottingham (January 21)”.