This week on Transfer Talk Podcast: Manchester United have no plans to sell Harry Maguire or Scott McTominay, Arsenal are looking to strengthen in the January transfer window, and Chelsea and Liverpool are in talks with Enzo Fernandez.
Mykhailo Mudryk and Joao Felix have emerged as two of Arsenal’s top targets in January. They have been linked with a move to the Gunners for several months. Both players are available on loan and are keen to join Arsenal.
Despite the fact that Chelsea have been interested in Mudryk, the Gunners aren’t getting drawn into a bidding war with the London club. Instead, they are confident that they can land the Ukrainian winger.
Despite the fact that the Gunners are five points clear at the top of the Premier League table, they aren’t prepared to take their foot off the gas when it comes to signing the former Shakhtar Donetsk star. The north London side are determined to get a deal done in the coming weeks.
If there is one player that Arsenal have been chasing for the past few seasons it is Mykhaylo Mudryk. His proven ability to compete at top level of world football would make him a worthy addition to the squad.
However, the 21-year-old winger has also been linked with Chelsea, Aston Villa, and Manchester United. He has been on loan at Rotherham during the first half of the season, and is not eligible for this weekend’s FA Cup tie against Wrexham.
While he is not the most expensive winger on the market, Mudryk does have a decent price tag. Shakhtar Donetsk are asking for PS55 million for the Ukrainian international.
Chelsea and Liverpool in talks to sign Enzo Fernandez
The pursuit of a record-breaking deal for Enzo Fernandez has not yet reached completion. Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in signing the Argentine, but both clubs have their own ideas on the valuation of the deal.
Enzo Fernandez was tipped to be one of the most exciting players to emerge from this summer’s World Cup. His performances for Argentina in the competition helped the side win the title. And he was voted Young Player of the Tournament.
Enzo is also a highly-rated player who has impressed in the Champions League. He played 120 minutes in Argentina’s title-winning victory over France. This year, the 21-year-old has had a few appearances for Benfica, but it is his performance in the group stage of the competition that has caught the attention of many.
Arsenal eager to strengthen in January transfer window after injuries to Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema
In the past four weeks, Arsenal have lost two of their key players to ACL knee injuries. Beth Mead and Vivienne Miedema are both set to miss the Women’s World Cup in Australia next year.
Both were crucial for Arsenal in the WSL title race. With both injured, the Gunners face an uphill struggle to claim the title.
Mead suffered an ACL rupture in a match against Manchester United last month. She’s already missed three matches this season. As a result, the Londoners will have to work hard to find goals without her.
The void left by Mead has opened up a place in the team for Caitlin Foord and Lina Hurtig, who have played just six minutes each this season. These players need to become more effective.
Manchester United don’t want to sell Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay
The Daily Mail reports that Manchester United don’t want to sell Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay at the end of the season. Despite their mediocre performance during the season, the duo have been highly valued by the board.
As the club look to secure a top four finish, they haven’t made any moves this month. However, they are in the hunt for a striker to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
After starting the season as first choice midfielder, McTominay has been displaced by summer signing Casemiro. He has not started a league game since the 6-3 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in October. This has meant that he has played a total of 19 times this season.
Al-Nassr unable to play in 2-0 victory over Al-Ta’ee
Al-Nassr football club beat Al-Ta’ee 2-0 in the Saudi Pro League on Friday. This was the first match for Al-Nassr since signing Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese international was in the VIP box for the match.
While Ronaldo failed to make an impression in the match, his teammates praised his efforts. Brazilian midfielder Anderson Talisca was the star of the show, scoring two goals.
Talisca has scored 11 goals this season, which puts him atop the Golden Boot race. Talisca also received an assist from Sultan Al Ghannam.
Despite a successful debut, Al-Nassr will not be able to register Ronaldo for the next two matches. However, the Saudis are willing to pay FIFA fines to avoid any action against the Portuguese superstar.
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