Breaking: Felix Makes Man United And Arsenal Stance Clear, Ronaldo Latest And Liverpool’s Bellingham Chase
Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are among the heavyweights who will be active in the January transfer window while Cristiano Ronaldo searches for a new club.
Christmas is upon us and that means the January transfer window is almost here!
It might be the holiday season but clubs in the Premier League and beyond have little time to rest with action resuming on Boxing Day and big deals to be done in the New Year. Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and more are all expected to be looking to add to their squads with fixtures coming thick and fast.
Several breakout World Cup stars are linked to Premier League clubs; including PSV forward Cody Gakpo and Argentina’s Enzo Fernandez with England ace Jude Bellingham also in the spotlight after his fine tournament.
Cristiano Ronaldo is also still a huge story with the Portuguese superstar believed to be edging closer to accepting a record-breaking offer worth £173million-a-year to move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.
Speaking ahead of Leeds’ clash with Man City on Wednesday, Marsch made it clear his side intends to dip into the market.
He said: “I think, again, they’ll be working with some different ideas of how to put together the whole package so that we can add to the team the way we need to and we’ve discussed this often. It’s already been incredibly active.
“With some of the goals, I think everyone has had goals that maybe you can get players in ahead of time so that you can have them even before January 1. Let’s see how things progress.”
Wolves have signed Brazil international Matheus Cunha on an initial loan deal from Atletico Madrid, the Premier League club have announced.
Cunha, 23, will join the club from January 1 subject to work permit approval with an automatic permanent deal reportedly worth £43million to follow.
A statement on the club’s website read: “The Brazilian international flew to the UK and completed his medical earlier in the week, finalising a loan move which will automatically become a permanent deal until 2027, should certain clauses be triggered.”
Nunez has received a fair amount of stick since arriving at Liverpool and somewhat unfairly so.
But former United and Newcastle striker Andy Cole has hit back at a comparison made between himself and the Uruguayan. Even though the post was made in a positive light, the former hitman was having none of it.
Cole .., Nunez… not sure we’re this nonsense started !!! But it’s Christmas 🎄 the festival season… I am happily retired….https://t.co/bGdGOgJhIs 2 FA cups . 1 league cup. 1 champion league.. gold boot YPOTY. 187 premier league goals . 1 pen. Life is what you make it 🎄⚽️
— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) December 24, 2022
Sorry Dave worded wrongly or rightly…. People need to stop disrespecting my name… because I don’t play the game , just a quiet guy getting on with life people think they can disrespect me 🤷🏾♂️…. Look at the numbers and compare them to anyone else …
According to our pal, Fabrizio. Martinelli’s contract extension is steadily progressing.
The Arsenal star has been in brilliant form this season, so much so Tite was unable to ignore him in his World Cup squad.
Negotiations between Gabriel Martinelli and Arsenal on new long term deal are progressing to the final stages 🚨⚪️🔴 #AFC
It’s not done or fully agreed yet, also nothing signed – but it’s getting closer.
Martinelli, Saka and Saliba are #AFC priorities in terms of new contracts. pic.twitter.com/XP4JJlQ24Q
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 25, 2022
Atletico Madrid forward Felix has reportedly made a decision on his future amid Manchester United and Arsenal loan rumours.
According to AS, is very much ready to leave next month whether that be a move to the Premier League or not.
However, it’s added that Felix would be willing to stay at Atletico and commit his future to the club depending on what happens to Diego Simeone.
If the Argentine stays, Felix leaves.
Patrice Evra has warned Arsenal they “need some back-up” if they want to maintain their Premier League title charge.
Evra told Betfair: “My worry for Arsenal, even if I only want to stay positive for them, is the depth of the squad.
“I’m really excited to see who they are going to buy in January. Some clubs buy players when they are in a crisis, but like Sir Alex Ferguson used to do, you need to buy players when you’re at the top.
“‘Imagine if Saliba got injured, the impact he has on the team if he was to get injured they would be done. So, they need another centre-back.
“It’s a big chance for the owner of the club to backup Arteta. I’m sure that Arteta is convinced that Arsenal are going to win the league, and the players are convinced, but they need some backup.”
Robert Lewandowski has admitted he wants to play with Lionel Messi before his career comes to an end.
He told Mundo Deportivo: “It’s not up to me. Of course, we see that now he plays more like a ‘playmaker’, maybe he scores fewer goals and gives more passes to his teammates although he continues to score them.
“But compared to other times, he is now the footballer that any striker would dream of playing alongside him.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential move to Saudi side Al-Nassr has raised eyebrows – and the possibility of him being joined by N’Golo Kante has now emerged.
Ronaldo is without a club after his Manchester United contract was cancelled on the eve of the World Cup last month. Despite looking to find another Champions League club, the Portuguese international has found a shortage of options and is now reported to be closing in on a move to the Middle East.
The big-money move to Al-Nassr, if completed, would see him land a huge, £175m-a-year deal which would only increase when he moves into an ambassadorial role after his playing career is over. It is a lucrative move, and one which could be made even more appealing by the prospect of being joined by Kante in the summer.