WILL THEY SIGN RONAN KEATING TOO?
To have the eclectic quintet of Monaco, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United and Liverpool interested in your services, you must be doing something right. The name of Yusuf Yazici means approximately f*** all here at Football365, but some of Europe’s best clubs are clearly taking notice.
According to Turkish outlet Fanatik, the Trabzonspor attacking midfielder is attracting admiring glances. The 20-year-old earned his first international cap in the summer, and has two assists in six league games this season.
Fanatik report that Yazici is ‘already preparing to stamp the European transfer market’, with Monaco leading the race. The French side had a bid of €14million rejected, even though they also offered a percentage of the inevitable next sale.
The article goes on to state that an offer of €20m should do it. His record of six goals and 10 assists from 22 club games last season might just persuade at least one bidder.
Having failed to sign a striker in the summer, Ronald Koeman was forced to eat whole servings of humble pie as he called upon Oumar Niasse to rescue Everton recently. But that will not deter the manager from looking to sign a forward in January.
According to the Sun on Sunday, Koeman is considering making a £20m move for Andy Carroll, he of West Ham fame.
Carroll has recently returned from injury (shock was closely followed by horror) for the Hammers, who ‘could be prepared to look at a cash deal’ if an offer comes in.
BARCA BOYS FOR SALE
Anyone fancy a pair of players who can put ‘Barcelona’ on their CV? You might well be in luck, as Ernesto Valverde has apparently ‘marginalised’ two stars at the Nou Camp.
Unfortunately, their names are not Lionel Messi or Luis Suarez, but still. Gerard Deulofeu and Paco Alcacer might generate a bit of interest.
Marca report that both players are keen to move in the future if they do not get the chances they feel they deserve. Deulofeu has played 424 minutes across seven appearances – more than Javier Mascherano. What’s he complaining about?
Alcacer, who you might remember had a wonderful period at Valencia before moving to the Nou Camp, has played the exact same amount of time as Ousmane Dembele, which he surely did not expect ahead of this season. Dembele has of course been injured for the majority of it, but still.
AND THE REST
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 26, is set to sign a £300,000-a-week deal to make him the highest paid player in the Premier League… Carlo Ancelotti wants to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager after being sacked by Bayern Munich… AC Milan are plotting a January transfer move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28… Arsenal are planning to give 25-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere a new four-year deal… Chelsea are following Steaua Bucharest’s 19-year-old winger Florinel Coman… West Brom boss Tony Pulis has not ruled out a move for 29-year-old Watford striker Troy Deeney in January… Liverpool are keen on Sheffield United’s 20-year-old winger David Brooks, who earned a Wales call-up earlier this week