Liverpool fans are anticipating a January transfer window of savvy business as the Reds look to follow up the capture of Takumi Minamino and bolster their squad further. Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal are also set to be active in the new year as they seek to ensure they have strong second halves of the season.
Everton’s Richarlison decision
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is determined to keep hold of Richarlison despite Manchester United being interested in a £70m deal for the forward.
Ancelotti could utilise such a sum as he seeks to overhaul the squad he inherited from Marco Silva after taking the reins at Goodison Park earlier this month.
However, The Sun report the Italian sees Richarlison as central to his plans going forward and will block any attempt to seal a transfer.
United have seen Richarlison as an alternative to fellow target Erling Braut Haaland, as well as a potential signing in his own right.
Liverpool want second January transfer
Liverpool are looking to make Victor Osimhen their latest recruit after the Lille striker impressed Jurgen Klopp over the first half of the season.
The Nigeria international has scored 10 goals in 18 Ligue 1 appearances so far this term and the German gaffer has ordered his scouts to compile detailed scouting reports on him.
Express Sport understands Klopp wants Osimhen to head to Anfield in the new year – making him the second reinforcement for Liverpool after Takumi Minamino committed his future to them.
Lille are, however, reluctant to part ways with Osimhen, who also bagged two in five Champions League appearances for the French side this season.
Man Utd’s two targets
Manchester United are looking at Christian Eriksen and Jack Grealish as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster in the midfield department in 2020.
The United boss has had to make do without Paul Pogba for lengthy spells this season, while the departures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera in the past 12 months have not helped.
Now The Telegraph are reporting United have identified Eriksen as a target they could land on a free transfer when his contract expires at Tottenham in the summer.
United could likewise capitalise on Aston Villa’s misfortune, with Grealish on their radar particularly if Dean Smith’s side are relegated to the Championship.
Chelsea and Arsenal raids
Chelsea and Arsenal both have players in demand on the continent ahead of the oncoming January transfer window.
Italian newspaper La Stampa report Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is keen to be reunited with Blues full-back Emerson Palmieri over in Turin.
Sarri is likewise determined to land Olivier Giroud, who Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is eager to keep at Stamford Bridge until at least the summer.
Arsenal, meanwhile, face a decision over Granit Xhaka’s future, with The Times reporting Hertha Berlin want to wrap up a £20m deal for the midfielder by Friday.