OLE DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS
Nowhere amongst Manchester United’s reasons to be cheerful did it point out their defence. Hardly shocking since they’ve conceded 17 Premier League objectives in 10 video games this season. However, apparently, there are plans to handle the problem sooner or later subsequent yr.
And the Manchester Night Information is suggesting that Ben White might play a task. The Brighton centre-back has been attracting curiosity from all the massive hitters, with Liverpool having watched him for at least a year since he impressed on mortgage at Leeds final season.
However United are mentioned to have added White to their checklist of centre-back targets for 2021, with Dayot Upamecano and Raphael Varane additionally thought to be potential recruits.
Brighton would reasonably preserve White till at the very least the top of the season whereas The Athletic reckons United must wait till subsequent summer season for Upamecano too with RB Leipzig having certified for the Champions League knockout levels at the Red Devils’ expense.
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BLADES EYE UNITED DEFENDER
One centre-back who could possibly be heading for the Outdated Trafford exit is Marcos Rojo.
The Argentina defender hasn’t been seen in a United shirt in over a yr and he’s mentioned to be eager to maneuver on subsequent month to play common soccer once more.
In response to the Every day Mail, Sheffield United are eager to offer him a recreation. Chris Wilder failed with a move for Rojo in the summertime when his £80,000-a-week wages hampered any deal for the 30-year-old. However the Blades will revisit the prospect of a transfer for Rojo, whereas additionally contemplating a swoop for Preston centre-back Ben Davies, who’s rated at £10million and likewise wished by Celtic.
FREEBIE ALABA WON’T BE CHEAP FOR CHELSEA
Like Rojo, David Alaba can be out of contract this summer season and the Bayern Munich defender has loads of choices.
Chelsea are apparently the one Premier League aspect to characteristic on the Austria star’s four-club shortlist of possible destinations. Barcelona, Actual Madrid and PSG are additionally eager to signal Alaba however his free-agent standing doesn’t imply the 28-year-old will come low cost.
Certainly, The Mirror says Chelsea must make Alaba their highest-paid participant if they’re to tempt him to west London in time for subsequent season.
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Eric Garcia is one other ticking off the times till subsequent summer season when he too shall be free to decide on his subsequent membership.
The Manchester City centre-back is wanted by Barcelona however the cash-strapped Catalans are struggling to lift the cash for a deal in January.
The Solar says that opens the door for Arsenal, with Mikel Arteta mentioned to be an enormous fan of the 19-year-old.
Garcia desires to affix Barca however he might face a dilemma. Barca should wait till subsequent summer season, however the defender wants recreation time earlier than then to solidify his place within the Spain squad for the European Championships. Up to now for Metropolis this season, he’s made solely six begins throughout all competitions.
Arteta has additionally been linked with a transfer for John Stones. If he can’t signal both of these Metropolis defenders, he could take into account a transfer for Andy Morrison, Lee Dixon or Curly Watts.