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Monday’s Transfer Rumours: Guirassy, Martial, Benzema, Gimenez dominate market buzz

In a bustling Monday on the transfer front, several football powerhouses are gearing up to shake the market dynamics.

Guirassy Tug-of-War: Manchester United, Newcastle, and AC Milan are reportedly set to hijack West Ham’s pursuit of Stuttgart’s prolific 27-year-old Guinea striker, Serhou Guirassy. The transfer tussle is expected to intensify in the coming days.

Yoro’s Rising Star Attracts Liverpool, Real Madrid, PSG Interest; Lille’s promising 18-year-old France Under-21 defender, Leny Yoro, has caught the eyes of European giants Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Paris St-Germain. A potential bidding war is brewing as clubs vie for the young talent.

Brighton Secures Argentine Fullback Barco: Brighton Hove & Albion have successfully acquired the services of Valentin Barco, a 19-year-old Argentina Under-20 full-back from Boca Juniors. The deal is said to be around £8 million, signalling the club’s commitment to bolstering its defensive lineup.

Martial’s European Options: West Ham, Inter Milan, Fenerbahce in Contention; Amidst interest from Saudi Arabia, Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is inclined to stay in Europe. West Ham, Inter Milan, and Fenerbahce have emerged as potential suitors for the 28-year-old French international.

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Diomande in the Spotlight: Arsenal and Chelsea Scout Sporting Lisbon’s Defender: Arsenal and Chelsea are keeping a close eye on Sporting Lisbon’s 20-year-old Ivory Coast defender, Ousmane Diomande, during the Africa Cup of Nations. The young talent has become a subject of interest for the Premier League giants.

Benzema’s Uncertain Future: Al-Ittihad Striker Misses Training, Excluded from Winter Camp; Al-Ittihad’s 36-year-old striker Karim Benzema faces uncertainty as he misses training and is excluded from the club’s winter training camp in Dubai. Speculation surrounds the French forward’s future in the Saudi Arabian club.

Gimenez Attracts Premier League Interest: Tottenham, Arsenal, Fulham Enter the Fray; West Ham faces stiff competition in the pursuit of Feyenoord’s 22-year-old Mexican forward, Santiago Gimenez. Tottenham, Arsenal, and Fulham are reportedly ready to rival the Hammers in a summer move for the talented striker.

Financial Woes for Everton and Nottingham Forest: Premier League Rules Breach Expected; On a sobering note, Everton and Nottingham Forest are anticipated to be notified on Monday of their breach of the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules for the three-year cycle up to June 2023.

Kelleher’s Potential Exit: Liverpool Identifies Replacement in Patterson; Liverpool is open to selling 24-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher for £20 million this summer. Sunderland’s 23-year-old former England Under-21 international, Anthony Patterson, is on the Reds’ radar as a potential replacement.

Chalobah on Napoli’s Radar: Interest in Chelsea’s 24-Year-Old Defender; Napoli has expressed interest in Chelsea’s 24-year-old English defender, Trevoh Chalobah. The Italian club is keen on reinforcing its defensive lineup with the versatile and talented Englishman.

Mepham Attracts Sheffield United Interest: Wales Defender on the Move; Sheffield United has set its sights on Bournemouth’s 26-year-old Wales defender, Chris Mepham. The Blades are looking to strengthen their defensive options in this transfer window.

Mejbri’s Move to Sevilla imminent as Manchester United Midfielder Set for Medical; Manchester United’s 20-year-old Tunisia midfielder, Hannibal Mejbri, is poised for a medical at Sevilla. The move follows a loan deal with an option to buy, showcasing the growing trend of loan moves in the current transfer market.

Rothwell’s Loan Move: Bournemouth Midfielder to Join Southampton; Bournemouth’s 29-year-old English midfielder, Joe Rothwell, is expected to undergo a medical at Southampton, paving the way for a loan move until the end of the season.

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Southampton’s Winger Hunt: Diallo and Brooks on Shortlist; Southampton is actively seeking a winger on loan this month, with Manchester United’s 21-year-old Ivory Coast international, Amad Diallo, and Bournemouth’s Wales international, David Brooks, both featuring prominently on their shortlist. The Saints aim to bolster their attacking options for the remainder of the season.



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