The January transfer window reopens this Thursday hence incoming and outgoing rumours continue to flock around the league. Especially the big teams are constantly being linked to strengthen their team in various departments.
The Reds Eyeing Chelsea Legend
Liverpool are obviously leaky at the back this season, consequently need a top notch shot stopper to ease their defensive burden. The unexpectedly first choice promoted Brad Jones is out with muscle injury which left Brendan Rodgers to forcefully recall his wobbly Belgian, Simon Mignolet who had a comical Boxing Day performance against Burnley yet by hook or by crook clinched a clean sheet. Reports around UK are spreading that the Liverpool boss is immediately trying to secure a deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Cech who is clearly the second choice for his team. However, numerous teams like Arsenal are also interested in the 32-year old therefore Liverpool need to step up their bid once the window is open. If the Czech Republic legend leaves for regular football, he will be a decent option for the dream team looking at his immense experience!
Manchester United Winger Out of Favour under New Boss
Adnan Januzaj is rated as one of the finest young stars in the Premier League yet Dutchman Louis Van Gaal is not engaging the Belgian under his current plans. The 19-year old has played only one minute of football for The Red Devils since being subbed after an hour in the win over Crystal Palace in early November. It’s reasonably clear Januzaj is under future term plan as he was rewarded a long term contract last season after flourishing impressively. The youngster is set to be loaned out as hosts of clubs are attracted for his services. The Daily Mail reports that French League giants, Paris Saints German are highly interested in a deal while The Red Devils are considering the option as the Belgian international will embrace Champions League football.
Home Sweet Home for Former Liverpool Forward
League leaders Chelsea officially announced Fernando Torres’ loan deal with AC Milan will be made permanent as soon as the upcoming transfer window opens in Italy, ahead of a planned move back to Atletico Madrid for the 30-year old Spaniard. Furthermore, speculations are murmuring that Atletico Madrid will be offloading Alessio Cerci as an exchange offer to the Italian side. AC Milan will be delighted if the offer goes through as Torres has failed to make impact during the loan spell, scoring only one goal in 591 playing minutes. Despite lacking consistency in front of goal, he might retain some much needed confidence with this former club that crafted him as one the best finishers in the world.
England international Not Worried of Future at The Etihad
Manchester City midfielder James Milner will run out of contract at the end of summer yet he has mentioned that talks are ongoing for an extension. The 28-year old who works his socks off every minute of play, has contributed a single goal and six assists in all competitions this season. In addition, he is one of the key reasons The Citizens are brilliantly securing maximum points despite having all senior strikers injured. Numerous Premier League clubs are linked to the former Aston Villa man yet it’s unlikely he will be leaving The Etihad this transfer window.