& # 39; I was about to leave … until the last minute, we were waiting & # 39 ;: Paulo Dybala admits that he was leaving Juventus in the summer with Manchester United and Tottenham was both interested and refused to exclude the exit of the Serie A future
Juventus star Paulo Dybala has admitted that he came extremely close to leaving the club in the summer.
Manchester United and Tottenham both bid on the Argentinian international last summer after he fell down under Massimiliano Allegri after the arrival of five-fold Ballon d & # 39; Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid .
La Gazzetta dello Sport also revealed last week that Dybala was so convinced that he was leaving Turin to record an emotional video message to Juventus supporters prior to his proposed move to the north.
And speaking to The Guardian Dybala revealed that he was eagerly awaiting a move
& I was about to leave. That was in the club's thinking, I knew it. We were waiting until the last minute. & # 39;
Dybala, however, changed his mind before signing the contract with Tottenham after being inspired by Gonzalo Higuain & # 39; s determination to return to Juventus & # 39; from XI.
His affection for the Italian giants, after joining the club in 2015 from Palermo, and his earlier success in Turin also played a major role in his decision to stay put.
Rumors have surfaced recently that Dybala is about to sign a new long-term contract with the reigning champions of the Serie A after shining under new manager Maurizio Sarri.
But while new conditions are on the horizon until the summer of 2025, he did not conclude a move from the Serie A in the future.
I have two years on my contract . That's not a short time, but it's also not a long one, & he added.
& # 39; We will see what Juventus plans are, if they think I'm going to the next market or if they want me to stay.
& # 39; That is a decision that the club must make. It's hard to know because things change in a second.
& # 39; But I am here in a club that has treated me well; I'm happy, comfortable. [Maurizio] Sarri & # 39; s arrival has helped.
& # 39; He wanted me to stay, which gave me strength if we didn't know what would happen. I knew he could teach me, help me get the best out of myself. & # 39;
Everton & # 39; remains interested in Brazil ahead of Everton Soares & # 39; after holding transfer meeting while Carlo Ancelotti wants to strengthen his team this month
The Toffees reportedly keep an eye on Brazil for a while, having 14 caps and three goals for his country.
Speculation about a move for the 23-year-old was recently extinct, but UOL claim that Everton is still an option for Carlo Ancelotti this month.
The new report says club officials have recently held a transfer meeting in w It was agreed that a deal for the striker, which is also said to be a target for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund was still a possibility.
Last week, Gremio revealed that there had been no specific offers for their star man, despite talking about big money moving to Goodison Park.
& # 39; Everton in Everton is an increasingly intense situation, & # 39 ;, executive director Klauss Camara told Correio do Povo.
& # 39; But no offer has been presented. In recent months he has been linked to various giants in Europe, but nothing concrete. & # 39;
Everton has scored 47 goals and provided 16 assists in 177 games for Gremio since he made his debut as a 17-year-old in 2014.
He made headlines last summer Golden Boot to win at Copa America while Brazil won the tournament on its own soil.
Tottenham interested in Leicester striker Islam Slimani while hunting for replacement of Harry Kane
- Tottenham is looking for coverage in front after the hamstring injury of Harry Kane
- Spursmanager Jose Mourinho doesn't have much time left in January to sign a striker
- Leicester takes a seat brash for Tottenham's interest in their borrower
- The 31-year-old Algerian currently plays his borrowed football in Monaco
Tottenham allegedly can seek a move for Leicester striker Islam Slimani as they step up their search for coverage in front.
Spurs manager Jose Mourinho desperately focuses on a replacement for the wounded Harry Kane who will miss most of the rest of the season after an operation to repair a torn tendon in his left hamstring.
And after three games without scoring in the Premier League, Tottenham are now interested in signing Leicester and Algerian striker Slimani – according to the Telegraph .
The 31-year-old is currently on loan to Monaco in Ligue 1, but Aston Villa was reportedly interested in stopping his move.
Mourinho is looking for a goalkeeper to support his attack as they go looking for a Champions League spot at the end of the season.
Slimani & # 39; s physique fits the criteria of Mourinho to want a real top presence – similar to what Tottenham had with Fernando Llorente last season.
Slimani recently attracted interest from Tottenham after impressing Monaco – scoring seven goals in 11 starts.
The North London outfit urgently needs a striker after producing a toothless screen for the goal during the scoreless draw against Watford on Saturday in the Premier League.
Tottenham have concrete interest in Krzysztof Piatek the striker of AC Milan, but a refusal to reach his £ 30 million valuation has brought the deal to a halt.
Crystal Palace and Everton & # 39; interested in former Tottenham man Nabil Bentaleb & # 39; with midfielder out of favor with Schalke
- Crystal Palace and Everton have reportedly shown interest in Nabil Bentaleb
- The 25-year-old midfielder is out of the favored with Bundesliga outfit Schalke
- Both the Eagles and the Toffees could make a move for Bentaleb this month
The 25-year-old has fallen out of favor with Bundesliga outfit Schalke without appearances for the first team this season.
Both the Eagles and the Toffees were able to make a move for the midfielder this month, according to Foot Mercato, as reported by Inside Futbol .
Schalke is said to be willing to let him leave during the transfer window of January if they want to get him out of their books.
Bentaleb made 66 appearances during his four years at Spurs between 2013 and 2017.
He left Tottenham to join Schalke and played 97 games for the first team, scoring 19 goals made.
West Brom and Fulham boosted with hamstring injury from Dwight Gayle not bad as first feared … but they face competition from championship rivals for £ 10m-valued Newcastle striker
The suitors of Dwight Gayle received a boost after it emerged his hamstring injury is not as bad as was first feared.
Striker Gayle was forced out of Newcastle's 1-1 draw against Wolves after just 28 minutes on Saturday.
The 29-year-old suffered from a small tear and the first concern was that he was put aside for a maximum of six weeks.
But after medical tests, Gayle is likely to return to training in two to three weeks and weeks and is scheduled to play again early next month.
That will be welcome news for his champion admirers who want Gayle to run on the floor so that he can quickly strengthen their respective promotional bids.
West Brom leaders, who scored 23 goals for Gayle last season, Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday, who are all in the top six of the championship, are fighting Gayle.
Newcastle is willing to lend him this month in a deal that also includes a purchase commitment of £ 10 million.
Athletic Paranaense president confirms that Arsenal is interested in Bruno Guimaraes, but will have to fight against competition from Benfica who has already bid for midfielder
- Reports said Arsenal and Chelsea Bruno Guimaraes
- But the president of Athletic Parana said that Benfica has already submitted an offer
- became 22 viewed by Arsenal and Chelsea scouts recently
Chelsea-younger Tariq Uwakwe leaves with an 18-month loan, whereby Hull and Swansea join Derby in the battle to sign midfielder
- Chelsea is set to midfielder Tariq Uwakwe to leave with a loan of 18 months
- Who can play in midfield or wide, impressed at youth level
Derby, Hull and Swansea champion clubs compete to sign him
The 20-year-old is tipped for great things at Stamford Bridge but the club wants him on loan to gain valuable senior experience.
Derby has already gained an interest in the attacker under 20 in England – but championship rivals Hull and Swansea are planning their own moves.
The midfielder played for Chelsea in the Premier League 2 this season.
Uwakwe can play as a central midfielder or on both sides. His current deal with Chelsea runs until the summer of 2022, with the club having the option to extend his contract for another year.
The Younger joined the Chelsea Academy as an under nine and won the FA Youth Cup twice with the club.
Manchester United & # 39; interested in Wolves striker Raul Jimenez … but know that it will be difficult to make a deal for him in the January & # 39;
- Manchester United would like to sign another striker in the January window
- Raul Jimenez and Moussa Dembele are both important goals for the fight against United
- Jimenez recently hinted that he might be tempted to leave if he gets the right offer
Jimenez loaned to Wolves last season before making his move permanent in April, when he became his club record.
The striker enjoyed another productive campaign during this period, scored 17 goals in 34 games and aroused interest from United.
Sky Sports have reported that United could launch an offer for him and will be encouraged by recent comments from Jimenez about his future.
He said to Fire: & # 39; & # 39; I should look at the circumstances [of a possible move] if they matched me, Wolves and the other club. & # 39;
Despite the 28-year-old hint of moving to a larger club, United knows that Wolves is unlikely to sell because they find a balance between domestic and Europa League campaigns.
United are also guarded Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, a hit in France since he joined the club of Celtic 18 months ago
Dembele scored 30 goals in Ligue 1 and attracted interest from one large number of clubs, but Lyon will be reluctant to sell in January.
The club has qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League, but is 12th in the league and needs one of their star people to shoot them back to the table.
& # 39; Gedson Fernandes talks about & # 39 ;: David Moyes admits that West Ham is interested in £ 34m-valued Benfica midfielder
- David Moyes has admitted that West Ham is interested in signing Gedson Fernandes
- The Benfica midfielder is linked to a move to the Hammers this month
- West Ham is also getting closer after signing goalkeeper Darren Randolph
David Moyes admits that West Ham is looking to draw Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes
Moyes revealed on Thursday that the Hammers will not be busy in January, but will certainly be interested in the £ 34m-valued Portugal international.
He said: & We will not bring in a bundle of players. Gedson Fernandes is what we are talking about.
& # 39; I couldn't tell you because I came directly from the training to the press conference.
& # 39; More importantly, he is a young player the future and he has a good pedigree. & # 39;
West Ham is ready to re-sign goalkeeper Darren Randolph from Middlesbrough.
Randolph's move has been delayed due to an injury, to which Moyes has added: "At the moment he is wearing a bit of an injury he has had for several weeks and we have to make sure it is healed.
"That is where the deal is and I am very hopeful. "
Samuel Umtiti becomes the target of Premier League clubs & # 39; while Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham return to the center of Barcelona after being out of favor
- Samuel Umtiti is in the pecking order in Barcelona after an injury season
- Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet have emerged as the top center-back pairing
- Barcelona are reportedly willing to sell Umtiti after watching its fall in level
- Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs would all be interested in the star
The Frenchman lost his place in the side after an injury-hit season and has seen Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet as the center-back partnership of manager Ernesto Valverde.
Umtiti has just started for LaLiga games this season after having had knee and ankle problems and his future in the Nou Camp now looks blurry, with the 26-year-old no longer a guaranteed starter.
And Barcelona is willing to cash the 26-year-old after the view his levels that have fallen back since his return from an injury, according to El Desmarque.
The report from Spain says that Umtiti has not recovered in recent times from its various blows and will listen to offers for the star.
It is thought that he retains considerable interest from the Premier League, with United, Arsenal and Spurs all weighing up a bid
The report says that Umtiti would fit into an English club because he would quickly adapt to the physical nature of the Premier League, while also offering an outlet as a center-back ball game.
Manchester United is short on the back and has just lost Harry Maguire due to an injury, with the Red Devils a month without the English star, while Marcos Rojo seems to be on his way.
For Arsenal, their defensive misery is well documented. Despite the signing sessions by David Luiz and Kieran Tierney, the Gunners still deliver too many goals, so that 30 have been achieved so far. That is more than Brighton and only two more than Bournemouth, which are in the relegation zone.
A number of Gunners defenders have been guilty of mistakes this season, and world cup winner Umtiti would help matters for the new boss Mikel Arteta.
Meanwhile, Tottenham seems to admit more and more goals under Jose M ourinho, with 19 admitted since he was appointed as a manager in November.
On top of the laps at his back, he is still waiting for Jan Vertonghen to sign a new deal with the club, and Umtiti could be the perfect replacement if the Belgian refused new conditions to agree.
Umtiti joined Barcelona in 2016 from Lyon in a £ 21 million deal and played 105 times for the Catalan outfit. He enjoyed success during his time with the Spanish champions, by canceling two LaLiga titles and two Copa Del Rey trophies.
He played the full 90 minutes in the World Cup Final against Croatia in 2018 when France won the Jules Rimet for the first time since 1998 trophy.