Transfer gossip: Chelsea chase Man Utd kid as Kante wants Barcelona answers
Contracts are expiring all over the place and while Barcelona court N’Golo Kante, Chelsea themselves are looking towards Manchester United.
CHELSEA CHASE MAN UTD TEENAGER
Alejandro Garnacho has been the revelation of the season for Manchester United, scoring the only goal of Europa League victory over Real Sociedad and then coming off the bench to score the winner against Fulham in the Premier League. But the 18-year-old only has a contract that runs until the end of the season at Manchester United so other clubs are circling.
Transfer expert Si Phillips says Chelsea have been in touch with Garnacho’s entourage as they look to continue a youth revolution that has already seen them sign Carney Chukwuemeka and agree a move for Datro Fofana this season. But apparently they were knocked back by Garnacho, who intends to sign a new contract at United. Should he decide to leave, it will be for sunnier climes than west London.
MAN UTD LOOKING FOR AWB SOLUTION
The truth is that unless his confidence is entirely shot, Aaron Wan-Bissaka will make a fine loan signing for a defensive-minded Premier League club this January. And according to Fabrizio Romano, United are ‘trying to find a solution for Wan-Bissaka in order to let him leave’. He names three interested clubs as West Ham, Wolves and Crystal Palace.
The priority for United though is to get actual right-back Diogo Dalot to sign a new contract.
KANTE WANTS BARCELONA ANSWER
Barcelona are being pushed by N’Golo Kante for a decision on whether they want him at the Nou Camp, according to SPORT. They are reluctant to 100% commit to the free transfer of the French midfielder, presumably because he has played only 175 minutes of Premier League football and missed the World Cup with a hamstring injury.
Kante is one of several players available for nothing this summer and Barcelona want most of them, with Jorginho and Youri Tielemans also options. The main problem seems to be that Xavi actually wants Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi but he will cost actual money. Should Kante not get the offer he needs, he will of course turn to Juventus.
The word from Spain about Lionel Messi is that ‘PSG and Messi approach positions’, which basically means that PSG are now going to have to throw all the money at the World Cup winner and also all the power in this relationship. If he wants a two-year deal with the unilateral decision about his future after the first 12 months then we suspect that is exactly what he will get.