FOOTBALL TRANSFER:Liverpool and Man Utd gossip plus Chelsea and Arsenal manager latest

It’s not just players that are on the market in sacking season in the Premier League as the January transfer window fast approaches for clubs to do their winter business

A week of December has already passed and the January transfer window is quickly approaching.

But it is managers rather than players that have been taking the headlines in recent weeks as the Premier League sacking season kicks into full swing.

Jose Mourinho is in at Tottenham while Unai Emery is out at Arsenal.

Watford have already sacked two bosses this term with Nigel Pearson the latest man to turn up to Vicarage Road, and Everton are also on the lookout for a new manager after parting ways with Marco Silva.

Barcelona boss Valverde hints at January exit for Vidal amid Man Utd link

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde has hinted at a January exit for Arturo Vidal after admitting the La Liga champions have too many midfielders.

 

Vidal has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Serie A outfit Inter Milan, with the Barcelona midfielder having struggled for regular game time at Camp Nou.

The 32-year-old Chilean has made only four starts, this season, with new signing Frenkie de Jong generally forming a midfield trio with Sergio Busquets and Arthur.

“Vidal is our player. We are happy with him, “ said Valverde in quotes reported by Goal.

“There are so many rumours. We will see tomorrow if he plays or not.

“And when the January transfer window arrives, we will see what happens.”

He added: “There’s a lot of things going on in January but it’s true that we have a lot of midfielders.”

Liverpool ‘make contact’ with  Evanilson Brazilian’s  wonderkid

Liverpool have reportedly made contact with young Brazilian striker Evanilson.

The Fluminese striker was the top scorer in Brazil’s under-20 league last season, and had a short loan spell at Slovakian club Samorin, where he scored three goals in six appearances.

His goalscoring form has alerted Liverpool, who have been monitoring Evanilson and have made contact with his representatives, according to Brazilian outlet Netflu .

The 20-year-old’s contract expires in February 2020, so Fluminese could be prepared to sell for around £4million rather than lose him for nothing next year.

Arsenal to be offered Luka Jovic as Real Madrid target Aubameyang

Real Madrid are reportedly set to offer Luka Jovic to Arsenal in a bid to land Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window.

Gunners captain Aubameyang has pulled out of talks with the club over a contract extension, and is ready to quit the club next summer .

And that has alerted Real Madrid , who are hoping to snare the Gabon international before that by offering highly-rated striker Jovic in a swap deal, according to Metro.

Aubameyang, like striker partner Alexandre Lacazette will both be out of contract in the summer of 2020.

And that may lead Arsenal to entertain offers for their star forwards, to avoid a repeat of the situation which saw Aaron Ramsey to leave for Juventus on a free transfer after his contract was allowed to expire.

Chelsea to target Sancho, Zaha and Chilwell after transfer ban lifted

Chelsea will target Jadon Sancho, Wilfried Zaha and Ben Chilwell now that their transfer ban has been lifted, according to the Daily Mail..

The publication reports that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard could be given as much as £150million to spend in the January transfer window after their transfer embargo was lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Lampard may not be able to land all his targets in January, however, as players like Crystal Palace winger Zaha and Leicester left-back Chilwell are at clubs who are unlikely to sell mid-season.

However, Sancho could be available, although his club Borussia Dortmund will want around £100million for the winger.

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