The January transfer window may be shut but there’s still plenty of news from the rumour mill with several moves being put off until the summer.
Here, we round-up the transfer tales that have got everyone talking on Monday.
Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea will lock horns to try and sign the outstanding Roma goalkeeper this summer. Both clubs are fearful they could lose their current No1s, with Red Devils star David De Gea and Stamford Bridge man Thibaut Courtois being heavily linked with Real Madrid. According to the Mirror, United and the Blues see the Brazil shot stopper as the perfect man to come in, should either of those leave when the transfer window reopens. However, 25-year-old Alisson is unlikely to enter talks with any other side until after the conclusion of the World Cup in Russia. Roma also want to keep their man between the sticks.
Tottenham have made an approach to sign the Sheffield United prodigy, The Sun reports. Club scouts have been keeping track of the 20-year-old star in the making following his breakthrough season in the Championship and maiden international call-up with Wales last November. Reportedly, the Bramall Lane side have already slapped a £10 million (Dh51.5m) price tag on his head to ward off potential suitors, though a huge bid would be very difficult to turn down. Brooks, who has the ability to operate across the midfield, interestingly started his career in the youth ranks at Manchester City before eventually getting his chance at the Blades following a successful loan spell with Halifax.
According to AS, the long-term Manchester United target is set to move to the Chinese Super League and join Dalian Yifang, after being made surplus to requirements by Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid. The Argentina winger, who joined the Spanish giants back in the summer of 2016 from Benfica, is seeking regular first-team football after featuring only 13 times, predominantly from the bench this term. Interestingly, Gaitan spurned the chance to join Swansea during the January transfer window and seems to have bided his time in the hope of cashing in on the riches of the CSL before their market closes on Wednesday.
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