Newcastle are poised to make a big splash with the signing of Thomas Muller, Tottenham are considering an offer to sign four PSG stars, while Thursday’s transfer gossip claims Arsenal are ready to turn to another midfielder whose Arthur hopes appear are over.
THOMAS MUELLER TRANSFER TALK FOR NEWCASTLE
Newcastle are reportedly set to start talks over a deal to sign Thomas Muller – with Bayern Munich appearing ready to let him go THIS MONTH.
The legendary German star has spent his entire professional career with Bayern and has won more trophies than you and I have had hot dinners.
but SportBild, about the Daily StarHe finally sees his time in the Allianz Arena at an end.
The 32-year-old player is midway through his career and has continued to impress in a new, deeper role this season.
Muller, who made his name as a striker, has since slipped into midfield and has recorded a staggering 18 assists from 20 Bundesliga games this season. He has also weighed six goals.
And although he remains a key player under Julian Nagelsmann, Müller is now approaching the final year of his contract.
And with Newcastle reportedly making their interest clear, it’s claimed Bayern are finally set to sell if a big offer comes their way.
Nagelsmann believes Muller can still play at the helm for “two to four years” – but a sizeable offer could tempt her to sell.
SportBild report that PIF would like Muller as their headline-grabbing January window signing.
And they appear willing to offer Muller huge wages in exchange for accepting the move to Tyneside.
In his 14 seasons in Bayern’s first team, Müller made 610 appearances and scored 223 goals.
Thomas Muller could reunite with Sule in Newcastle
Muller isn’t the only player Newcastle are eyeing either.
According to reports on Wednesday, both the Magpies and Chelsea are vying to sign Niklas Sule. After confirming the 26-year-old defender will be leaving as a free agent this summer.
Bayern boss Oliver Kahn has now announced that the player’s decision is final. “We made him an offer that he told us he wouldn’t take. He wants to leave the club at the end of the season,” said the ex-keeper (about the Daily Mail).
This gives both Chelsea and Newcastle a great chance to sign a top-class defender without a fee.
TOTTENHAM CONSIDERS FOUR PSG STARS
PSG offer Tottenham their pick Julian Draxler, Danilo, Leandro Paredes and Ander Herrera in a swap deal for Tanguy Ndombele. (daily express)
Arsenal’s board have reportedly turned down the possibility of Arthur Melo on an 18-month loan – leaving his prospects of a move to the Gunners up in the air. (daily express)
Ousmane Dembele will reportedly open talks with Paris Saint-Germain after his agent leaked the fact that the French giants are in touch with him. (daily express)
Rangers midfielder Juninho Bacuna will reportedly leave Ibrox and sign for Birmingham City. (daily express)
Chelsea are expanding the visitors’ dressing room at Stamford Bridge after Liverpool and Brighton complained of cramped conditions. (day star)
MAN UTD TOLD TO MOVE FOR ZIDANE
Frank Lampard is now the leading contender for Everton’s new manager, while Vitor Pereira appears to be no longer an option. (The Independent)
> Newcastle, West Ham and Watford are all vying to sign Liverpool’s Nat Phillips before the window closes. (The Independent)
Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has reportedly turned down an offer of a new contract beyond 2023 – putting Chelsea and Manchester United on high alert. (The sun)
Tottenham will reportedly use Giovani Lo Celso as bait to try and beat Newcastle in Diego Carlos signing. (The sun)
Liverpool open talks with Paulo Dybala over a free move from Juventus to Anfield in the summer. (The sun)
AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP
Manchester United board are considering making Ralf Rangnick permanent this summer after he impressed them. (The sun)
Jesse Lingard is furious with Manchester United as it is claimed any agreement to loan him to Newcastle would cost the Magpies more than £1million a week in a substantial survival bonus. (Daily Mail)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s wage demands have deterred AC Milan. This means he is likely to stay at Arsenal for the rest of the season and possibly beyond on his £300,000-a-week wages. (The Times / Daily Star)
Cesar Azpilicueta’s demand for a three-year deal is proving to be a stumbling block in his negotiations with Chelsea. (Daily Telegraph)
Manchester City conclude with the signing of Hungarian prodigy Zalan Vancsa, a 17-year-old winger who plays for MTK Budapest. (Daily Telegraph)