Top News Today – December 26th 2016

By  Football Pulp - 26 December 2016

Big Sam is back!

Last week Crustal Palace sacked Alan Pardew and the news was circulating that Sam Allardyce is up for the role. Well, after a horrendous nightmare as England’s Manager, Big Sam is back in the Premier League and he will commence his new role as Eagles Manager from tonight against Watford.

 

Jurgen Klopp remains firm!

Although Chelsea are leading the way in the Premier Legaue, Liverpool’s Manager, Jurgen Klopp has insisted on keeping the title tilt strong despite having a tough festive schedule. However, they will need Philippe Coutinho back and firing if they really want to challenge the Blues and keep their winning momentum going.

 

Guardiola is in search of a Full-Back!

John Stones, the big money bargain made by Manchester City, is on the bench but despite bumping him, Pep Guardiola is confident about the English defender and his abilities. In the other news, the Catalan is in search of a full-back and has made a move for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk. Although the move seems unlikely to go through as the Saints are demanding something over €60 million, but nothing is certain before the deadline drama unfolds. However, van Dijk has shown his ambitions to play at a big level but insisted that he is happy at Saints.

 

Draxler joined PSG!

The German and ex-Werder Berman midfielder, Julian Draxler, has joined PSG on a €35 million move. The highly-rated German is all set to join PSG in the next half of the season. The move will help the club sustain the Legacy initiated by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

 

 

Chelsea Duo will miss Boxing Day action!

The goal scoring machine, Diego Costa and N’Golo Kante, will miss the match against Bournemouth on Monday due to suspension. However, Michy Batshuayi is all set to replace the Brazilian and fill the void in his absence to keep Conte’s winning streak going.

 

Transfer Talk

  • Coutinho is a top target for PSG as the French side is a preparing a €40 million bid for the Brazilian. However, the Liverpool man is yet to show any interest in leaving Anfield.
  • Tottenham are also preparing a strong bid for Wilfried Zaha but Pochettino has urged fans to not expect any game changers this January.
  • Angle Di Maria is linked with a move to China. The 28-year-old is aiming to move far from Ligue 1 and the Brazilian can be the next big name to join the Chinese money machines.
  • Joe Hart is also rumored to return to Premier League with either Chelsea or Liverpool. The former Manchester City show-stopper is being monitored closely by Liverpool, who aims at brining the Englishmen back to Premier Legaue this summer.
  • Barcelona were chasing Valencia star, Cancelo, and as of today, it is a done deal. The Portuguese right-back was chased by the likes of Bayern Munich and Chelsea but Barça were quick to fend off the highly rated defender.
  • Ronald Koeman is planning a swap deal for Ross Barkley and Moussa Sissoko. The Dutchmen is frustrated with the English midfielder and is ready to let him join Spurs in exchange for former Newcastle player, Moussa Sissoko.
  • Broussia Dortmund is eying a move for Bayern Leverkusen center-back, Omer Toprak. The Turkish defender is said to have seal the terms already with BVB and is prepared to join Thomas Tuchil’s side in summer.
  • Ibrahimovic has been offered a coaching role at Manchester United whereas Rooney has been offered a flattering €700,000 per week in China.
  • Juventus are all set to offer a massive €60 million deal to get Real Madrid superstar, Toni Kroos in order to eliminate their midfield woes. In case the bid gets rejected, Juve will seek PSG star, Marco Verrati or Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona.
  • Schneiderlin might leave Man Utd this January to join Everton or West Brom. According to sources, the German has requested Jose Mourinho to let him go during this transfer window.

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