ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol assesses potential strikes for Mesut Ozil, Kalidou Koulibaly, Douglas Costa, Neymar and extra in Transfer Rater.

The switch window for Europe’s largest golf equipment could be closed, however they’re nonetheless working tirelessly behind the scenes to line up the arrival of their subsequent star. Transfer Discuss has been scouring the world’s media to see who may very well be heading to your membership when Jan. 1 arrives.

TOP STORY: Liverpool and Bayern Munich battle for German star

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The 2 European giants are to go head-to-head within the Champions League when it returns in February however, in accordance to German publication Abendzeitung, the golf equipment might face off in January as they appear to win the race to signal Timo Werner.

The RB Leipzig ahead has caught the attention ever since his transfer to the Crimson Bull Area, with Ralph Hasenhuttl deploying him as a striker, a refined tweak from his days as a large ahead for VfB Stuttgart. He responded with targets, 44 in 78 Bundesliga video games because the transfer, and he is now the No. 9 for Germany.

The 22-year-old has simply 18 months remaining on his present deal and Europe’s elite are holding shut tabs. Bayern Munich are believed to see him because the inheritor to Robert Lewandowski whereas Liverpool are eager to add the versatile ahead to their attacking ranks as they appear to compete on a number of fronts.


09.55 GMT: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s new take care of the LA Galaxy might find yourself being the largest payday in MLS historical past.

The Galaxy introduced Ibrahimovic’s signing earlier this week with out revealing phrases, however a number of sources with information of the contract instructed ESPN FC that he’ll be paid between $7 million and $7.5 million in 2019.

09.00 GMT: Pascal Gross has been impressing for Brighton prior to now yr or so however he is not concerned with a transfer to Liverpool or Southampton, in accordance to the Argus.

PAPER TALK (by Sam McGuire, Soccer Whispers)

French giants target Fabregas

It was not too long ago reported that Monaco had joined AC Milan and Valencia within the hunt to signal Cesc Fabregas, however Calciomercato declare the 2016-17 Ligue 1 champions aren’t the one staff within the Chelsea playmaker.

In accordance to the report, Paris Saint-Germain have an interest within the former Arsenal man as they appear to usher in a high-quality alternative for Adrien Rabiot, with the French midfielder edging nearer to a transfer to Barcelona.

Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure is one other identify linked with the Ligue 1 leaders however Fabregas’ European pedigree sees him high Antero Henrique’s listing of switch targets. The Chelsea No. four has discovered minutes arduous to come by this season with Jorginho the person entrusted by Maurizio Sarri to dictate the tempo for the Blues.

BVB wonderkid being tracked by Real Madrid

A sensational star to the season has seen a lot of Europe’s elite holding shut tabs on Jadon Sancho. The 18-year-old scored his sixth Bundesliga aim of the season in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Borussia Mochengladbach on Friday to lengthen their lead on the high to 9 factors.

Together with assists, he is been concerned in a aim each 78 minutes this season and his spectacular type hasn’t gone unnoticed. Manchester Metropolis are believed to be concerned with bringing Sancho again to the Etihad however, in accordance to stories in Marca, it is Real Madrid who’ve taken a severe curiosity within the wonderkid.

The European champions are monitoring the scenario and, in accordance to the report, preserve a detailed relationship with the German membership which may very well be leveraged to bounce forward of different potential suitors. A payment within the area of £100 million is being mooted.

Bayern Munich might lose Colombian star

Talking at a sponsorship occasion in Bogota, James Rodriguez has revealed that he might need to depart Bayern Munich looking for common first-team soccer.

“I don’t play that a lot underneath the brand new coach. If I’ve to depart as a result of I don’t play, I am going to depart,” he stated.  

The Colombian megastar did nevertheless declare that he had “no downside” with supervisor Niko Kovac.

Rodriguez, on mortgage from Real Madrid, has appeared in simply 472 minutes within the Bundesliga this season and finds himself behind Serge Gnabry and Kinglsey Coman within the pecking for the Bavarian giants. Regardless of not being afforded many minutes on the pitch, the Colombian creator has three targets to his identify as he appears to profit from his time taking part in for the Bundesliga champions.

Soccer Whispers’ switch algorithm provides the chance of rumours occurring a rating out of 5.

Andreas Christensen to Barcelona — three.9

The La Liga leaders need to bolster their defensive ranks with each Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen dominated out with accidents. The Chelsea centre-back has simply 90 minutes of Premier League motion to his identify this season and is believed to need extra sport time. Supervisor Maurizio Sarri needs to preserve the 22-year-old and is keen to enable Gary Cahill to depart, a transfer which might improve the chance of the Denmark worldwide taking part in.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to AC Milan — three.2

A one-time Manchester United switch target, Milinkovic-Savic may very well be set for a giant cash transfer to AC Milan in January. If stories are to be believed, the Serbian powerhouse nearly made the transfer to the San Siro in the summertime window however a deal could not be agreed in time. Calciomercato declare a €70m deal has already been agreed.

Patrick van Aanholt to Roma — 2.5

The Serie A aspect are available in the market for an Aleksander Kolarov alternative and the Crystal Palace left-back tops their wishlist. Van Aanholt has been a constant performer since his transfer to Selhurst Park in January 2017 and may very well be accessible for £25m if stories are to be believed.

Julian Weigl to Paris Saint-Germain — 1.7

With the Frenkie de Jong speak seemingly taking a backseat over current days, Ligue 1 leaders PSG have rekindled their curiosity in Borussia Dortmund’s midfield maestro Julian Weigl. With Rabiot reportedly shut to agreeing to a take care of Barcelona, the Parisian aspect are keen to signal midfield reinforcements throughout the winter window.

Dominic Solanke to Rangers — 1.three

Rangers are battling it out with Crystal Palace to signal Liverpool ahead Solanke on mortgage. Current stories have prompt the Reds are open to letting the previous Chelsea teenager depart in January to ensure that the 21-year-old to get the minutes he wants to develop.

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