The January transfer window is getting closer and closer and Premier League clubs are stepping up efforts to strengthen their squads.
As Covid-19 disrupts the Premier League match schedule, clubs will always aim for new signings in order to add as much quality as possible.
We are reviewing the latest reports from the upper division.
AC Milan take on Ziyech
Reports from Italy claim AC Milan have made signing an attacking midfielder a priority and Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech is admired.
After Hakan Calhanoglu left for Inter, the void was left for San Siro and AC has already looked at Ziyech.
However, the report claims Milan’s chances of clinching the Moroccan would be slim given that German giants Borussia Dortmund are in pole position on that front.
NewcastleUnited’s first big signing?
The Magpies must be busy in January and the latest rumor is that they want to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele.
According to journalist Fabrice Romano, Newcastle have contacted representatives of the Frenchman – but the Spanish side still want to extend his contract.
Burnley and City join Celtic in the race
Italian outlet CalcioMercato reports that Burnley has joined Manchester City and Celtic in the race to sign Bologna and Scotland defender Aaron Hickey.
Formerly of Hearts, the 19-year-old has performed well in Serie A.
He moved to Italy last summer after making 34 appearances for Hearts in his breakthrough season.
If Turf Moor’s interest turned out to be real, Hickey would face a tough job dislodging the awesome Charlie Taylor.
United consider reinforcements in midfield
FourFourTwo claim United are in advanced talks for Marseille midfielder Kamara and with his contract expiring he would only cost £ 10million.
If United were to strengthen a position in the Winter Window, it would likely be in the defensive midfield, with the MEN signaling the Red Devils will move for one if the right opportunity presents itself.
While the highly rated Kamara for a low price certainly looks like a coup, it is not clear whether United have an interest in the 22-year-old. RB Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara seems to be a more likely target.
According to ESPN, United expect Paul Pogba to stay at Old Trafford in January and would only consider selling him if the midfielder bluntly tells the club he won’t sign a new deal.
Although it seems increasingly likely that Pogba will end his United career when his contract expires in the summer, United will likely struggle to find a buyer when clubs know he will be available for free in six months, d ‘especially since he came out injured last month.
Therefore, any move in January seems unlikely and Ralf Rangnick has explained how excited he is to play the Frenchman once he gets back in shape.