Out-of-favour Manchester United defender being targeted by Juventus; while Real Madrid looking to sign Chelsea full-back. Barcelona agree €11.5m deal for Colombia defender; while Arsenal want £90m winger to replace Alexis Sanchez.
5. Out-of-favour Man United defender being targeted by Juventus
Manchester United’s out-of-favor full-back, Matteo Darmian, is being targeted by Juventus, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The Italy international is now out of favor at Old Trafford since the arrival Jose Mourinho. After falling behind Antonio Valencia in the pecking order, Darmian was deployed on the left wing. However, due to some excellent performances from both Ashley Young and Luke Shaw in the left-back role, the Italian is out of the first-team squad.
Now Juventus are keen on signing the former Torino man and bringing him back to his home country.
Apparently, if Darmian wants the move, he’ll have to accept a pay-cut to move to Turin. This will be obviously a big decision at this point in his career.
4. Barcelona agree €11.5m deal for Colombia defender
Barcelona have agreed the €11.5 million purchase of Yerry Mina from Palmeiras, according to Sport.
The Colombia international has been the subject of a tug of war between the Catalans and Brazilians in recent weeks. Palmeiras was demanding a fee that exceeds the first option already signed on Mina.
But there has been a breakthrough, and Mina is now expected to arrive in Barcelona this week to finalize a transfer.
3. Arsenal want £90m Lemar to replace Alexis
Thomas Lemar has returned to the top of Arsenal’s list of candidates to replace Alexis Sanchez in January, reports the Mirror.
The Express also claimed that Sanchez’s move from Arsenal to Manchester City could be completed as early as this week.
The Premier League leaders want the deal done as soon as possible, and hope to land Alexis in a move worth around £30m.
Alexis has seen speculation over a move this window grow in recent days, while the Citizens appearing the most likely destination. And Monaco winger Lemar, closely followed by the Gunners, could move before the end of the month if a deal for the Chilean is struck.
However, his current club are likely to hold out for a mammoth £90 million to make any move happen.
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