PSG TO MOVE FOR SANCHEZ
Because of course scoring 24 goals in their first five Champions League games definitely suggests they need more firepower. This story comes from John Cross in the Daily Mirror and he claims that PSG could spark ‘a January bidding war with Manchester City’ for the Arsenal forward. Obviously Arsenal would prefer Sanchez to move to Paris rather than Manchester so they will be very keen indeed to push that agenda.
‘PSG have again been in contact with the Chilean’s representatives, and he would be another massive addition to their star-studded squad,’ says the Mirror. Quite where he would play is another matter. So far this season Edinson Cavani has scored 21 goals for PSG while Neymar has scored 13 and Kylian Mbappe just seven. So we guess Mbappe should be worried with that tawdry record.
DRAXLER TO LIVERPOOL ON LOAN?
Talking about PSG’s ridiculous firepower brings us to Julian Draxler. He largely played on the wing for the French side last season but the arrival of Neymar and Mbappe means he has spent recent weeks in midfield. And according to L’Equipe, Liverpool have ‘made contact’ with Paris Saint-Germain about a loan move for the German, who was a target for Jurgen Klopp before he joined PSG last January.
Arsenal have forever been linked with Draxler, but he may be lured by the chance to work with Klopp. Though the lure of playing semi-regularly for a team likely to win the French title and get to the latter stages of the Champions League is pretty strong too.
RANGNICK TO EVERTON?
Everton have made a right balls of this, haven’t they? They sacked Ronald Koeman a month ago and still do not have a permanent manager. And now it seems that first-choice candidate Marco Silva is not an option, with Watford standing firm and refusing to negotiate about the Portuguese coach. So they still have David Unsworth, who looks incredibly far out of his depth.
According to The Times: ‘Everton are increasingly resigned to being unable to lure Marco Silva from Watford to be their new manager and are now considering Ralf Rangnick among alternative candidates.’ Rangnick is of course the director of sports of Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and last year he suffered the ignominy of losing out to Gareth Southgate for the England job.
AND THE REST
Arsene Wenger wants Feyenoord boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst to be his successor as Arsenal manager…West Brom are likely to fail with a bid to appoint Sam Allardyce as their next boss but Alan Pardew is very keen…Leicester will sell Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa and Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa as well as Tunisia defender Yohan Benalouane in January…Liverpool and Tottenham are among the Premier League clubs monitoring League Two Stevenage’s 18-year-old defender Ben Wilmot.