Today’s Transfer news
- Bakayoko to remain in Italy after all
- Cavani does not feel part of the team at PSG
- Ibrahimovic move to Italy in doubt
- Southampton’s New Manager
- Permanent Stay for Kovacic?
- Fabinho has rubbished rumours he will quit Liverpool
- Arsenal are ready to break the bank for Nicolas Pepe
- Thierry Henry looking for new prospects
- Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has told Eden Hazard to sign a new contract
Bakayoko to Stay at Milan?
AC Milan want to sign Chelsea and France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on a permanent deal. The 24-year-old has been on loan at the Serie A giants since the summer.
— Transferchanger (@TransferChanger) December 5, 2018
Tiemoue Bakayoko could be staying in Italy rather than returning to Chelsea and AC Milan would like to make his loan move permanent, according to Calciomercato.
And Gary Cahill could be joining him, Tuttosport reports. Maurizio Sarri is rumoured to be pushing the defender, who’s only made one lone substitute appearance in the league this season, towards joining Gennaro Gattuso’s team.
Cavani Unhappy at PSG
Edinson Cavani is not happy with life at Paris Saint-Germain, according to L’Equipe.
He believes his lack of playing time is because he is not part of the Brazilian clique – which includes Thiago Silva, Neymar, Dani Alves, and Marquinhos – rather than for footballing reasons.
Ibrahimovic’s return to Italy stalls
Zlatan Ibrahimovic might not be on his way back to Italy after all.
SportItalia reports a loan move from LA Galaxy to AC Milan until the end of the Serie A season had been rumoured but negotiations have stalled and the parties are moving towards abandoning the idea completely.
Southampton’s New Leader
Southampton have confirmed the appointment Ralph Hasenhuttl as their new manager. He has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with the club and will take over on Thursday.
Introducing your new #SaintsFC First Team Manager…
Welcome, Ralph Hasenhüttl! 😇 pic.twitter.com/OBWme042IL
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 5, 2018
Permanent Stay for Kovacic?
Mateo Kovacic could be joining Chelsea on a permanent basis, AS reports.
Real Madrid have decided to sell the Croat in the summer, who is on loan at Stamford Bridge this season. However, Madrid are said to want more than the €30m (£26.7m) they originally spent on him to buy him from Inter Milan in 2015.
Fabinho Happy at Liverpool
Fabinho insists he wants to stay and fight for his place at Liverpool, after being linked with a January move back to Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain.
“I was told there was something in the press, but I never said I would like to leave Liverpool,” Fabinho told UOL. “I knew I would need to have patience to wait for my moment. I am happy at Liverpool. There is no reason for me to leave.”
— Fabinho (@_fabinhotavares) December 2, 2018
Arsenal readying bid
Arsenal are ready to break the bank for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe.
Mercato365 claim the Gunners are desperate to sign the 23-year-old, with Unai Emery a big fan.
10 – Nicolas Pépé is the 1st Lille player to score at least 10 goals after 16 matchdays in a Ligue 1 season since Moussa Sow in 2010/11 (13). Unstoppable. pic.twitter.com/1LQ26ld1O6
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) December 4, 2018
However, Arsenal face competition from Barcelona and Bayern Munich for the Ivory Coast international.
Pepe could be a replacement for Danny Welbeck, who is expected to leave the Emirates on a free transfer next summer.
Henry Eyes Okaka
Monaco manager Thierry Henry wants to sign Watford’s striker Stefano Okaka, who is out of favour at Vicarage Road, according to the Daily Mirror.
Monaco boss Thierry Henry wants to sign Watford striker Stefano Okaka. (Daily Mirror) pic.twitter.com/J1PmNsxL2g
— TransferNewsCentral (@TransferNewsCen) December 5, 2018
Besiktas are also said to want Okaka’s services, but Henry is hoping a personal touch can bring him to France.
Sarri: New Deal Awaits Hazard
Maurizio Sarri says there is a contract on the table at Chelsea for Eden Hazard to sign “immediately”, but that it is up to the Belgian whether or not he signs.
Hazard’s Chelsea deal expires in the summer of 2020, and he has made no secret of the fact he is “torn” between staying at Stamford Bridge and pursuing a “dream” move to Real Madrid.
Sarri said yesterday: “The club is available to sign a new contract immediately, but it’s up to him if he wants to renew or not.
“I want Eden here, of course, but I want him here if he wants to stay here.”