Haaland is a Norwegian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid. On Wednesday, he was the subject of rumors that Manchester United are plotting to sign him on a free transfer in January 2019 and then send him back to his native Norway when it becomes clear that Zinedine Zidane will not allow the former Juventus player play for them next season.
The “erling haaland transfer” is a rumor that Real Madrid are plotting to sign the Norwegian midfielder.
Real Madrid wants Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland to form a front line that would be the envy of the rest of the world, according to ESPN’s Insider Notebook. Plus, Arsenal is working on a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal’s successors for Aubameyang | City’s goodwill towards Barcelona in Torres deal | Chelsea’s Digne challenge | Napoli’s interest in Axel Witsel
Table of Contents
- 1 Mbappe-enticing Haaland’s transfer to Madrid
- 2 Arsenal’s replacement plans for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- 3 The City’s generosity for Barcelona is shown in the Torres agreement.
- 4 Chelsea has a Digne dilemma with Newcastle.
- 5 Tuanzebe is a target for Napoli, but Pereira wants out.
Mbappe-enticing Haaland’s transfer to Madrid
According to ESPN, Real Madrid is attempting to sign Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe next summer in order to capitalize on Barcelona’s financial difficulties by getting the two most sought-after players in the world.
Real failed in their attempt to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe for €200 million during the summer transfer window, but the France international is anticipated to join Real as a free agent when his PSG contract expires at the end of the season.
Real feel they can craft a deal to bring the 21-year-old Norwegian to Madrid, despite competition from Manchester City, Manchester United, and Paris Saint-Germain for Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland.
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Real will have the financial leeway to finance a deal for Haaland while still paying his and Mbappe’s salaries with four key earners — Gareth Bale, Isco, Luka Modric, and Marcelo — likely to be out of contract and off the salary bill at the conclusion of the season.
According to ESPN, Haaland will earn £30 million a year if he leaves Dortmund, where a €75 million release clause would kick in at the conclusion of the season.
According to ESPN, Haaland and his advisors will evaluate offers from a variety of teams, but Real Madrid is the frontrunner to sign the Norwegian international.
While Barcelona president Joan Laporta is committed to a bid for Haaland, the club’s financial difficulties are likely to prevent this. In September, Barcelona disclosed debts of €1.35 billion, forcing the club to concede defeat in their bid to retain Lionel Messi at Camp Nou, as well as the departure of Antoine Griezmann to Atletico Madrid.
Although Barca are strengthening their squad, with Ferran Torres joining from City for €55 million this week, the five-time Champions League winners are unable to compete with Europe’s wealthiest clubs in the race to sign Haaland, and Real are aware that they have a rare opportunity to widen the gap between themselves and Barca by strengthening while their main rivals are in financial turmoil, according to sources.
Because of the club’s riches and performance under manager Pep Guardiola, City seems to be in a great position to recruit Haaland. United have had a long-term interest in Haaland, but the club’s management turmoil and failure to finish in the top four this season may jeopardize their chances of acquiring the player. PSG are ready to move for Haaland, according to ESPN, if Mbappe confirms he will not sign a new deal at Parc des Princes, although Real might still be City’s main opponents for the player’s signing. ‘Mark Ogden’
Real Madrid is considering a deal for both Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland. Getty
Arsenal’s replacement plans for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
According to ESPN, Mikel Arteta has a short list of attackers in mind to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal, including Alexander Isak, Dusan Vlahovic, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and Ollie Watkins.
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Arsenal’s future with Aubameyang has been cast into question due to disciplinary troubles, and Arteta is open to receiving bids for him in January.
Arteta and Arsenal’s recruiting staff are preparing for life without Aubameyang and are evaluating a variety of possibilities. Watkins, who joined Villa for £27.7 million from Brentford last summer and has 18 league goals in 51 appearances for the club, is one of them. Arteta is a fan of Watkins’ playing style and ability to play a variety of attacking positions, according to sources. There has been no direct communication between Arsenal and Aston Villa over Watkins, and sources say a January transfer is improbable, but the 25-year-old will be watched ahead of a summer move.
In the event that Aubameyang leaves, Real Sociedad’s Isak, Fiorentina’s Vlahovic, and Everton’s Calvert-Lewin are all possible replacements, according to sources, however Arsenal are mindful of how pricey a replacement may be and are considering alternative possibilities.
Meanwhile, Arteta is still looking for a holding midfielder after trying to recruit Jorginho from Chelsea 18 months ago when the Italy international was surplus to needs under Frank Lampard. Douglas Luiz, Watkins’ Villa colleague, is also on his radar, according to reports. Laurens, Julien
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The City’s generosity for Barcelona is shown in the Torres agreement.
Manchester City aided cash-strapped Barcelona by agreeing to pay the Ferran Torres cost in installments, the first of which is not due until July, according to ESPN sources.
Torres was signed by Barcelona earlier this week in a €55 million deal, barely four months after they let Lionel Messi depart because they couldn’t afford to extend his contract.
According to sources, the transaction was made feasible because Torres, 21, would earn far less than Messi earned at Camp Nou and City were willing to spread the price over many years.
The English club will be paid in at least four installments, the first of which will not be due until July so that Barca can record it in the next financial year’s records, when income is expected to have rebounded after the pandemic’s downturn.
Barca has been given a €97 million expenditure cap for the season, which covers salary and transfer costs. Barca’s pay bill alone exceeds the limit, although the league allows them to spend 25% of the money they save by trading players and lowering their salary costs. — Moises Llorens and Sam Marsden
Chelsea has a Digne dilemma with Newcastle.
According to ESPN, Chelsea’s interest in Lucas Digne might be hampered by Newcastle’s desire to acquire the left-back on a permanent basis.
The Blues are considering January transfer prospects after discovering that Ben Chilwell would miss the remainder of the season due to a decision to have surgery on a knee injury suffered in late November.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has lamented his squad’s depletion in recent weeks, as the Blues have dropped eight points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and have just Marcos Alonso as a healthy left wing-back.
With Chilwell anticipated to return to full fitness this summer, Chelsea is in need of short-term backup and would welcome Digne on loan.
Everton, on the other hand, desire a direct trade due to a deterioration in Digne’s relationship with manager Rafa Benitez, who is also aiming to revamp his team in the summer season.
Everton are said to be looking for about £25 million, a sum that would not discourage Newcastle after their Saudi-led purchase. Newcastle, who are 19th in the standings and have the division’s joint-worst defensive record, will want to acquire at least two defenders in January.
Inter Milan and Napoli have also shown interest, although it is unclear if either team would be willing to pay Everton’s asking price.
There is clear attraction for Digne in attempting to force a transfer to Chelsea rather than facing relegation with Newcastle, but the clubs must first reach an agreement, with discussions scheduled in the coming days. James Olley’s quote
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Tuanzebe is a target for Napoli, but Pereira wants out.
Napoli has enquired about Axel Tuanzebe’s condition with Manchester United ahead of the January transfer window, according to ESPN sources.
Tuanzebe is on loan at Aston Villa, but the Italian club has queried about United’s ambitions for the 24-year-old as they evaluate defensive alternatives. According to ESPN, Napoli has yet to contact Tuanzebe’s representation, who are expected to meet with United executives first to discuss the former England under-21 international’s future.
Tuanzebe joined Villa Park on a one-year loan in the summer and has made 11 appearances so far this season, despite not starting a game since November 5. He has a contract until 2023 at Old Trafford and is well regarded by the coaching staff, but the centre-back is looking for more regular playing time and is currently ranked below Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane in the pecking order.
Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, and Phil Jones are all in the United team, as is Teden Mengi, a 19-year-old academy graduate.
Meanwhile, sources tell ESPN that Andreas Pereira has informed United that he will not return to the club as a squad player once his loan with Flamengo expires, and that he is instead searching for a permanent transfer.
Pereira has made an impression in Brazil, helping Flamengo reach the final of the Copa Libertadores in 2021 — albeit it was his blunder that led to Palmeiras’ 2-1 victory.
Ralf Rangnick, United’s interim coach, has told all of the club’s loanees that he will assess them individually before making any decisions about their futures, but Pereira, who has been capped once by Brazil, has made it clear that he will not settle for a supporting role at Old Trafford after becoming a key player for Flamengo.
He is under contract with United until 2023, but he wants to go out permanently to kick-start his career. After loan stints at Granada, Valencia, and Lazio, the 25-year-old has returned to Flamengo.
Pereira has attracted attention from teams in Italy, Spain, and France, but he has not ruled out staying at Flamengo. Rob Dawson’s comment
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