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ASTON VILLA WANT TO SIGN JUVENTUS STAR IN JANUARY

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The summer transfer window may have come to an end but it has not stopped clubs from making their plans ahead of the winter transfer window in January. While a lot of clubs got their prime targets this summer and are currently not planning to involve in any business whatsoever (except for possible departures) in January, others have continued to keep close tabs on the possible players that they are willing to sign come the January winter transfer window. One of the club’s that had themselves a decent summer transfer window is English Premier League outfit Aston Villa. After an interesting transfer window that saw them lose their star player Jack Grealish and sign a couple of new faces, they want more.

According to reports from the Daily Sun, the Villans are keeping very close tabs on Juventus youngster Weston McKennie and are keen on signing the young attacker in January. Villa submitted an offer for the player to Juventus but the Italian Serie A giants rebuffed the opening bid as they insisted that the player was a very important part of manager Masimiliano Allegri’s squad for the season. However, things look to have changed a little and it looks lilt they might be willing to listen to offers after all.




CELTIC CONFIRM THEY HAVE SIGNED HART ON A PERMANENT DEAL

Scottish Premiership giants Celtic have confirmed that they have completed the signing of former Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart from Tottenham Hotspur. Hart joined Spurs under Jose Mourinho some months ago and was signed as a backup goalkeeper to Hugo but was not able to prove himself as a befitting candidate at the club. He joined the London club after being released by Burnley at the end of the 2019-20 Premier League season and was out of a job until he was offered one at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Mourinho revealed after his unveiling that Hart is a professional and his wealth of experience is a major reason why they agreed to sign him.

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Hart trained with the first team on several occasions but was unable to displace Lloris as the club’s number one goalie so after Mourinho’s departure, it was only normal for Spurs to allow him to leave the club. After selling him to Celtic, the new Tottenham manager asked the club to open talks with Italian Serie A side Atalanta their goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini as they looked to replace him with someone seemingly better than the former England international shot-stopper.




HAALAND ADMITS HE’S SAD TO SEE SANCHO JOIN UNITED

While Manchester United signing Jadon Sancho from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund brought smiles and joy to a lot of faces, it brought the opposite feeling to some others. The Red Devils confirmed that they had struck a deal with the German giants that would see one of their star players swap Germany for England and there has been a lot of reaction about the deal, especially on social media where pundits and United’s former players have had their say about the club’s new big-money signing.

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Sancho and Haaland formed a deadly attack partnership at Dortmund and they were a threat to opposition defenders last season. They convinced for a couple of goals and it is only normal that Haaland will have to miss his best assists supplier of last season. Following the transfer of the England international forward to Old Trafford, Haaland revealed that he is sad to see his friend leave and that he would miss the former Manchester City youth player, but also admitted that it’s one of those things that happen in football.




AGENT CONFIRMS LIVERPOOL STAR’S IMMINENT DEPARTURE

Liverpool midfielder Georgio Wijnaldum will be leaving the club at the end of the season, according to the words from the mouth of the player’s agent. The midfielder has decided that it is time to leave the Anfield club after talks between him and the Merseyside giants broke down and they were unable to establish an agreement over the signing of a new contract.

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Klopp confirmed some months ago that the club were going to initiate talks with the Netherlands international midfielder to try and convince him to stay but it appears the talks did not yield a positive result. The club that have been touted as his most likely destination is Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona. The Camp Nou outfit are reportedly willing to convince him to move to Spain and continue his career and to also link up with his former manager at the international level, Ronald Koeman.




NO TIMESCALE ON RICE INJURY

West Ham United boss David Moyes has refused to put a timescale on the knee injury sustained by midfielder DeclanRice when he was asked by reporters during his pre-match presser on Friday ahead of the league game with Leicester City on Sunday in what could be a crucial game in the race to qualify for Champions League football next season.

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When asked aboutthe knee injury to Rice and for how long the England national team player would be outof action, Moyes told reporters that they don’t want to put a timescale on the injury and that the focus is getting the ex-Chelsea midfielder back to full fitness.




Borussia Dortmund Join Race For Manchester United Goalkeeper

German Bundesliga outfit have joined the race to secure the signing of Manchester United second-choice goalkeeper Dean Henderson, according to various reports. The German club have had to suffer in the goalkeeping department so far this season, with first and second-choice goalkeepers Roman Bürki and Marwin Gitz struggling to make good impressions at the club so far this current campaign.

Dortmund have now identified Dean Henderson as the ideal replacement for their current crop of goalies and are willing to fight off interest from Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, and Inter Milan to land his signature. 23-year-old Henderson has revealed his frustration at the lack of regular game time he is currently suffering at the club and has determined that he will be leaving Old Trafford soon enough if the situation does not change.




Arsenal Defender Linked With Move Away From The Club

CBS Sports is reporting that Arsenal Defender Hector Bellerin is not interested in penning a new contract at the club and wants a move away. The right-back has reportedly made his intentions clear to the Arsenal board that he is willing to depart the Emirates Stadium once the 2020-21 season comes to an end and the summer transfer window opens for business.

Bellerin has done well to impress at Arsenal since starting his career from the club’s youth setup and has played in as many as 231 games for the Gunners. Although he has had to battle with several niggling injuries in the past few years, he has always done well to show his quality when he returns from those injuries.

This current season, the defender has played a total of 27 matches across all competitions for the Gunners but has not been that consistent and has also divided fans’ opinions already. And that’s probably why he is now being linked with a move away from the club; to finally break free from the criticism that surrounds him, according to a source from his camp.




TOTTENHAM VS FULHAM CALLED OFF DUE TO COVID-19

 

The Premier League have decided to call off the game between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus. The reason for the match cancellation is the fact that several players from the Fulham squad have tested positive for the virus and are expected to self-isolate in the coming days.


The second surge of the virus is making serious waves and is getting worse by the day. This is not the first match to be cancelled as a result of the second outbreak, with the Everton vs Manchester City fixture which was supposed to hold this last weekend was also abandoned.