Saturday's transfer gossip and football rumours
By Sporting Life
08:56 · SAT January 22, 2022
Saturday's transfer gossip and rumours in the world of football according to the national newspapers.
- Arsenal will offer Mikel Arteta a new contract before the end of the season to ward off any interest Manchester City might have in the Spaniard eventually replacing Pep Guardiola.
- Jadon Sancho could miss a second game in a row for Manchester United.
- Newcastle United and Watford are considering making a loan move for Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury.
- Mike Ashley has sued Amanda Staveley, demanding the return of a £10m takeover loan, claiming that she broke conditions of the deal which stated she would not criticise his 14-year tenure as Newcastle United owner.
- Liverpool have been keeping a close eye on Fabio Carvalho, the Portuguese attacking midfielder who has helped propel Fulham's insatiable scoring run.
- Newcastle United, Everton and Wolves are interested in Manchester United's wantaway midfielder Donny van de Beek.
- Manchester United players are unhappy at being set "homework" by head coach Ralf Rangnick which is affecting their personal and family lives.
- Rangnick is reportedly looking to sell three "mood killers" at United, including Edinson Cavani.
- Renato Sanches has put talks over a new contract with Lille on hold because of increased transfer interest from Arsenal.
- Atletico Madrid have no realistic hope of silverware this season after two cup exits in the space of a week with Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez both reportedly central in off-field divisions.
- Arthur Melo's agent visited Arsenal's London Colney training ground in midweek and the Juventus midfielder has reached a verdict over a January transfer
- Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel hopes to solve his problem left wing-back slot by signing Stuttgart's Borna Sosa.
- Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is "frustrated" and could "go and take the Manchester United job".
- Real Madrid are unlikely to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe in this summer's transfer window
- Diego Costa is close to finalising a deal to stay in Brazil with Corinthians.
- Leeds United have opened contract talks with Raphinha in a bid to keep the Brazilian sensation at Elland Road.
- Manchester United fear losing Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of the season will leave the club's plans to tour America in chaos.
- Newcastle United have joined a long list of teams interested in concluding a January move for Olympiakos and Senegal defender Pape Abou Cisse, who has impressed at the Africa Cup of Nations.
- Everton chiefs are divided over offering star Wayne Rooney an emotional return to Goodison Park.
- Cristiano Ronaldo's wages will plummet if Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League.
- Courtney Lawes is set to become England captain for the Six Nations with doubts whether Owen Farrell will be fit enough to take his place in Eddie Jones' side.
- England and Manchester City midfielder Jill Scott is understood to be close to securing a loan move away from the club in the January transfer window for the rest of the season, in a bid to boost her chances of selection for this summer's European Championship.
- Leicester City defender Luke Thomas is being lined up for a first senior England call-up when Gareth Southgate names his squad to face the Ivory Coast and Switzerland.
- Arsenal could need to pay around £15m in agent fees if they are to sign the Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic in January.
THE SCOTTISH SUN
- Rangers have written to the SFA complaining about eight decisions made by referee Kevin Clancy during their midweek draw with Aberdeen.
- Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has conceded striker Kyogo Furuhashi will miss significant time with a hamstring injury but is expected to return before the end of the season.
- Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has set up his own football club and youth academy back at home in Cerete, Colombia.
- Rangers winger Josh McPake reckons getting out of his comfort zone in Scotland has been great for his development as he encouraged other youngsters to take the plunge down south.