Last Word on Football’s Football Transfer News brings you the latest transfer rumours from world football. In today’s edition, Jadon Sancho seemingly nears a January exit from Borussia Dortmund. Real Madrid, meanwhile, are closing in on Kylian Mbappé, and could finally sell James Rodriguez. Also Mario Mandzukic could leave Italy, but not for Manchester United.
Transfer Rumours: Jadon Sancho, Kylian Mbappé, James Rodriguez and Mario Mandzukic
Dortmund Open to Offers for Jadon Sancho
According to Miguel Delaney of the Independent, Dortmund to willing to listen to offers for Jadon Sancho this January. After a breakdown in relations between the 19-year-old England international and manager Lucien Favre, they now look set to part ways. This news will be music to the ears of many a European giant in the New Year, with many clubs already readying a move. Manchester United were interested in the summer, but Dortmund rebuffed their approach. Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City are also keeping tabs on the winger, who only left England a year and a half ago. With Real Madrid also reportedly interested, Dortmund will try to hold out for £100 million.
Mbappé to Madrid ‘Inevitable’
Alex Smith of the Mirror writes that, despite interest from European champions Liverpool, Kylian Mbappé’s move to Real Madrid is ‘inevitable’. A price-tag of £130 million may yet put the Reds off, but Madrid will likely not be deterred. Any move may have to wait until the summer, though, will Madrid already having spent nearly £300 million this season. Zinedine Zidane has even admitted that he is a long-term admirer of the young attacker.
Rodriguez Finally to Escape Madrid Nightmare
Arsenal have prepared a shock bid for James Rodriguez according to Jorge Santos of El Desmarque. The Gunners are willing to offer €42 million for the Colombian attacking midfielder, but Madrid could reportedly hold out for €50 million. Rodriguez, himself is also said to favour a move to Inter Milan or Paris Saint-Germain over London. Any move will likely also have to wait until the summer transfer window, with Rodriguez wanting to delay it.
Mandzukic on the Move?
Manchester United are no longer willing to sign Mario Mandzukic due to concerns over his fitness levels, according to sources at the Athletic (via Inside Futbol). The 33-year-old Croatian striker is yet to play for Juventus this season and will likely move this January. But if not United, then where?
Borussia Dortmund are now keen on Mandzukic, as well as teammate Emre Can, Tatiana Sanchez of the Sun writes. With both now out of favour with manager Massimiliano Allegri, Dortmund have readied a £26 million move for both players.
Demiral On Milan’s Radar
Another Juventus player who could be on the move is Merih Demiral, Apollo Heyes writes for Calciomercato. AC Milan are keen on a move for the centre-back. The Rossoneri want a permanent deal or no deal at all in the coming January transfer window; they’re also hoping for a price-tag lower than the €40 million quoted by Juventus in the summer. The 21-year-old Turkish defender has only made one appearance all season, so a move is evermore likely.
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