Transfer news LIVE updates – Saturday, December 29
- Liverpool are close to signing Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic
- Arsenal have tabled an ‘offer’ for Man Utd midfielder Andreas Pereira
- Gonzalo Higuain tells Juventus he wants to open talks with Chelsea
Christian Pulisic to Liverpool update
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is not looking to sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund amid claims the Reds have agreed to sign the forward.
On Saturday, reports swirled claiming Liverpool had beaten both Chelsea and Arsenal to Pulisic’s signature.
Yet the Liverpool Echo claim that is NOT the case – because Klopp does not want him.
It is said the Liverpool boss has no intentions of signing anybody in January.
Transfer news LIVE updates: Liverpool are close to signing Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic
Man Utd Isco talks
Man Utd will meet with Isco’s agent as the Real Madrid star pushes for a transfer.
The Spain international has struggled to find form this season.
And according to Paris United, Isco’s father – who acts as his agent – will hold talks with United and other clubs over a possible transfer.
They say Isco’s father will meet with United, Chelsea, PSG, Barcelona and Juventus.
Transfer news LIVE updates: Luke Shaw had “no clue” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be appointed
Luke Shaw on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Luke Shaw has revealed he had “no clue” that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be appointed as Manchester United interim manager.
“The truth? My girlfriend told me,” Shaw told Sky Sports. “I woke up in the morning and had a shower and she ran out of the room and told me.
“I did not have a clue, I didn’t look at my phone or anything.
“That’s how I found out… from my girlfriend.”
Transfer news LIVE updates: Man Utd will meet with Isco’s agent
Mesut Ozil update
Arsenal must sell Mesut Ozil as the German is stopping the Gunners from landing other world-class players, Paul Merson claims.
Merson said: “Arsenal have got to get rid of Mesut Ozil.
“They need his wages off the books because he is giving them nothing at the moment.
“He is also a problem because while he’s there it’s going to stop Arsenal signing any really world-class players.
“Any big-name £80-90m star is going to want to be the highest-paid player at the club, but that can’t happen with Ozil on that much money. Arsenal can’t afford it.”
Transfer news LIVE updates: Arsenal must sell Mesut Ozil
Christian Pulisic to Liverpool ON
Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Christian Pulisic after making a £45million offer, the Daily Mail claim.
The USA international is one of the hottest prospects in Europe with Arsenal and Chelsea also chasing his signature.
But the Gunners only offered £35m, way below Borussia Dortmund’s valuation.
And the Mail say Liverpool are on the brink of sealing a deal ahead of the January window.
Transfer news LIVE updates: Christian Pulisic
Arsenal make offer to Man Utd’s Andreas Pereira
Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira is considering an offer from Arsenal.
The 22-year-old was not used frequently by Jose Mourinho but will wait to see how new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer utilises him before making any decision.
Pereira’s contract expires at the end of the season, meaning he would be available on the cheap next month.
Brazilian outlet UOL claim Arsenal, Everton and West Ham have all made offers for the midfielder.
The reports claim Pereira’s agent has received proposals from Arsenal, Everton and West Ham ahead of the January window.
Transfer news LIVE updates: Arsenal have tabled an ‘offer’ for Man Utd ace Andreas Pereira
Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea update
Chelsea could seal a deal for Gonzalo Higuain this January after the striker asked Juventus for permission to speak to the Blues.
Higuain is currently on loan from the Serie A champions at AC Milan.
Chelsea are desperate to sign a striker with Alvaro Morata struggling and Olivier Giroud not up to scratch.
Juventus are said to have given permission to Higuain to force a move to Chelsea.
Transfer news LIVE updates: Man Utd are looking to spend
Arsenal to make January signing – Keown
Arsenal hero Martin Keown believes his former side will make an addition next month after withdrawing a contract offer to Aaron Ramsey.
“I wasn’t comfortable with the fact that Arsenal withdrew their contract offer but now that decision has been made, the club clearly want to bring someone else in next month,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
“January seems to have been dismissed as a bad month to do business but do not forget that it was this time last year that Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk.
“He helped them to the Champions League final and has now transformed them into title contenders.
“For Unai Emery, there is no time to lose. He will want to get in players he wants to work with as quickly as possible.”