Newcastle & Borussia Dortmund talks about £ 25m loan-to-buy deal for striker Paco Alcacer while Steve Bruce tries to pick up big coup in January & # 39;
- Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has made a move for the international international of Spain
- Alcacer wanted a new start after the fall of the pecking order in Dortmund
- Newcastle is willing to discuss a permanent £ 25 million transfer in the summer
Newcastle hopes for a coup by beating Valencia for the signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer.
Boss Steve Bruce has made a move for the international Spain who is told he can go on loan in January
Newcastle is hopeful that they can convince Alcacer to to participate because he wants to play to increase his chances of increasing the team for the Euro 2020 final.
The 26-year-old, who was with Barcelona before joining Dortmund, wants a new start after falling into the pecking order on the German side
Alcacer was an unused sub because new signing Erling Haaland scored twice in Dortmund's 5-1 win against Cologne on Friday night.
He is also wanted by his former club Valencia, where he played from 2011 to 2016.
With less than a week left before the January transfer window closes, there is more talk than action from Premier League clubs – but that could be will all change next week.
Chelsea is desperate to land Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, who leaves in January, Tottenham can splash £ 20 million on Willian Jose of Real Sociedad, while United has inquired about a loan relocation for Leicester & # 39; s Islam Slimani.
All three clubs have a long list of possible options if they fail to pursue their first choice goals – Sportsmail finds out who is ahead of a January transfer.
When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer allowed Romelu Lukaku to leave Old Trafford for Inter Milan in a £ 73 million deal in August in the conviction that he had the firepower to handle it without him.
Male United Targets
Edinson Cavani (PSG)
Islam Slimani (Leicester)
Odsonne Edouard (Celtic)
He did that on paper. Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were both able to operate in the No. 9 role, while Daniel James and Mason Greenwood provided pace and promise.
That attacking quartet scored 43 goals this season, but Martial & # 39; s injury for Christmas and Rashford's back problem, which will keep him out for six weeks, left United at 17-year-old Greenwood for goals and emphasized their lack of depth.
At first it seemed that Erling Haaland was the man to reinforce the forward line of United, only for the teenager who joins Borussia Dortmund. Mario Mandzukic was seen as a potential short-term goal, but he opted for a move to Qatari side Al-Duhail.
United is now in an indelible position to search Europe for a short-term solution to their striking problem and have already informed about a loan relocation for Leicester striker Islam Slimani, currently on loan from Monaco. Edinson Cavani is another option, whereby the PSG striker commences the last six months of his contract, but will demand a transfer fee and a substantial salary package.
Another option for Solskjaer could be Celtic & # 39; s Odsonne Edouard, who has scored 14 goals in 18 games this season. At the age of 22 he would be better suited to United's model to contract younger players with long-term contracts, but they will have a hard time convincing Celtic to give up their best player when fighting Rangers for the SPL. title.
There are few things that Jose Mourinho enjoys more than spending money and he will have to indulge in his life Favorite pastime in the January transfer window as Tottenham must solve their goal issues.
William Jose (Real Sociedad)
Edinson Cavani (PSG)
Islam Slimani (Leicester)
Spurs had been relying on Harry Kane for a long time to deliver most of their goals, but with the English captain set for a three-month absence with a hamstring injury, the goal cabinets are bare in North London .
Tottenham failed to score in their first three games in his absence, because Lucas Moura puffed and puffed in an unknown No. 9 role and Son Heung-Min showed why he is better suited for the role from maker than poacher.
Spurs also have the difficulty of convincing a striker of reputation to become a member of the club with Kane almost certain to be recovered as the first striker of the club once he recovers from an injury, causing Their short-term fix has to settle for a bit of role.
Primary target of Mourinho in t The January window is the Brazilian striker of Real Sociedad, Willian Jose, who has told the club that he wants to leave this month because of Tottenham's interest. The club has reportedly opened negotiations with Sociedad, but according to the Guardian, their bid of £ 10 million is £ 11 million lower than the asking price.
If a movement fails for Jose, Spurs United could compete with Cavani; the Uruguayan would offer the same physical qualities as Kane and goalscoring nous in the 18-yard box, although at the age of 32 he is not a long-term option to replace England No. 9.
Who Do They Want?
Edinson Cavani (PSG), Richarlison (Everton), Moussa Dembele (Lyon)
It was always a big question for Tammy Abraham to be this season carrying a goal load at Chelsea and although the striker has admirably achieved 13 goals in 23 Premier League games, his injury to Arsenal has left the Blues with striking options.
Edinson Cavani (PSG)
Moussa Dembele (Lyon)
Olivier Giroud is strongly linked to a move to Inter Milan and seems likely to continue before the Friday deadline, leaving Frank Lampard with only one fit striker in Michy Batshuayi, who this season has been used sparingly so far.
Freshly attacking blood is a must and Lampard & # 39; s primary target is Cavani, who would provide a youthful team with the necessary experience and the kind of role model for Abraham to further learn his goal scoring craft. The only bottleneck is Chelsea's desire for a loan move, whereby PSG would like to sell it before its contract expires at the end of the season.
If his chase of Cavani fails, Everton & # 39; s Richarlison could offer another option. The Brazilian previously operated in a broad role at Watford, but since his move to Everton has played a role as No. 9 that has earned an impressive 21 goals in 57 Premier League games at Goodison Park.
Another alternative is the former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, who is enjoying a productive season in Lyon, where he has found 15 matches in 29 competitions in all competitions. His pace and expertise for the purpose would pose a similar threat to Abraham, but with Lyon in seventh place in Ligue 1 and missing Memphis Depay due to a long-term injury, it is unlikely that they will sell in January.
Bristol City pushes to sign Burnley striker Nahki Wells, while QPR also competes to sign their assassin for a permanent deal
- Championship side Bristol City and QPR both want Burnley striker Nahki Wells
- The striker was in fertile form during his loan period with QPR this season
- Lyle Taylor and Peter Toney & # 39; s Ivan Toney are also on on Bristol City radar
Bristol City insists on an agreement with Burnley for striker Nahki Wells.
The 29-year-old is recalled from his loan with QPR who also compete for his signature.
Wells has so far scored 14 goals in 28 appearances during his loan period, after having found the net nine times in 43 games when QPR lent him last season.
He scored high for Huddersfield when they won the championship in the 16-16-17, tempting the Clarets to grab him for £ 5 million at the end of the campaign.
As Sportsmail reported, City also asked about Charlton & Lyle Taylor and Peterborough striker Ivan Toney.
Burnley onde Meanwhile, Henri Ogunby of Manchester Cit y.
The Bolton-born starlet, who turns Tuesday 20, has impressed the youth of City since he signed his first professional contract in July 2018.
Leeds comes close with the signing of Jean Kevin Augustin, with the striker of RB Leipzig who would like to cancel his Monaco loan to contact Marcelo Bielsa
- Leeds is in advanced talks about signing French striker Jean Kevin Augustin
- The Frenchman wants to participate and shorten his loan period in Monaco
- Augustin joined Monaco from RB Leipzig but the move has not been a success
Leeds needs a striker after Eddie Nketiah returned to Arsenal this month
Leeds United having held productive talks about a deal for Jean Kevin Augustin.
The Red Bull Leipzig striker was loaned to Monaco, but had an ineffective season and is willing to shorten his time in the French league to make contact with Marcelo Bielsa.
Leeds is struggling to find a suitable find a catcher for Eddie Nketiah who has returned to Arsen after his loan.
They had hoped to sign Che Adams from Southampton, although Ralph Hasenhuttl is reluctant to sell and has discussed Jarrod Bowen from Hull City.
A loan with an obligation to promote for promotion The 22-year-old Augustin is discussed and the Frenchman wants to participate.
Barcelona makes an offer to loan Valencia striker Rodrigo until the end of the season, but La Liga leaders are reluctant to agree on £ 50m of future costs
- ] Barcelona wants country Valencia striker Rodrigo on loan until the summer
- The Catalan giants are on the market for a striker to replace injured Luis Suarez
- However, Barca is thought to be reluctant to accept a £ 50 million commitment to buy
- The La Liga champions are willing to make the transfer fee optional
Barcelona Efforts to Valencia's striker to borrow until the end of the season still has a way to go, with the Spanish giants baulking on a huge £ 50 million obligation to purchase clause included in the deal.
Since joining Benfica in Valencia in 2015, the striker has scored 56 goals in 208 games, while providing 40 assists for teammates.
And according to Sport a Spanish publication, the move to Rodrigo has taken a step forward with Barcelona, prepared to include a future permanent transfer fee after the borrowing period.
However, there is disagreement between the clubs as to whether Barcelona will be required to pay the reported £ 50 million. The preference of the Catalan club is that the clause is optional.
Although Barca reconciles the deal, they propose that if they decide to walk away from a permanent transfer, they would agree to pay a fine and send Rodrigo back to Valencia.
Sportsmail reported earlier this week that the Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes, who is closely associated with Valencia, is working hard to close a deal for Rodrigo.
Mendes paid a flying visit to Barcelona to meet Barca leaders Eric Abidal, Ramon Planes and Oscar Grau about a possible transfer.
There are talks going on between the clubs and while the leaders are visiting the Mestalla today, Barca leaders can try to get a deal in the coming days.
PSG & # 39; line-up move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & # 39; while French giants look for a new striker in case Edinson Cavani leaves
- The Ligue 1 champions consider the signing of the Arsenal on loan
- PSG looks for replacements in case Edinson Cavani leaves in January
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also willing to move to Barcelona this month
- The Arsenal striker has a contract with the Emirates until the end of next season
Paris Saint-Germain have met the entourage of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before possible relocation in January.
However, they will have to act quickly because Aubameyang is also prepared to issue a & # this month 39; seriously consider & # 39; to Barcelona and told the club to try to sign it, according to Mundo Deportivo .
The Arsenal has a contract with the Emirates until the end of next season, but has so far refused to commit himself by signing a new deal.
Aubameyang thought he wanted to see how the Gunners progressed under Mikel Arteta – and if they qualified for next season's Champions League – before deciding whether he would put the pen on paper put.
He weighs his options this month and can tempt the Premier League club like Barca Arsenal to cash in.
The Spanish giants are hunting for a new striker after losing Luis Suarez to a serious knee injury that will keep him out of action for four months.
They had previously shown an interest in Aubameyang, but were now able to step up their efforts to sign him after receiving the green light from the camp of the striker.
Elsewhere there were victories for the top two parties RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich while Cologne and Schalke achieved important victories.
Sportsmail will review the upcoming games this weekend.
Borussia Dortmund v Cologne – 19:30
Dortmund is in the middle of an exciting battle for the Champions League places with seven points that separate six teams from second to seventh. Dortmund is in fourth place with 33 points.
At first glance, a home game against the team in 13th place is routine, but Cologne has won the last four games in a row to the Westphalia Stadium with great confidence.
But not as much as Haaland, the new signing of Dortmund from Dortmund. His exciting debut means he will certainly be nailed to start the Friday game.
He has 27 goals in 23 matches in all club and country competitions and seems to have had all the time he needs to settle in his new environment in Germany. Starting with a front three alongside Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus will be something to see.
Freibrug v Paderborn – 2.30 pm
Seventh placed Freiburg host cellar boys Paderborn looking for their dreams to hold Champions League. They beat Mainz 2-1 last weekend because they try to keep their push and try to break into the top four.
Meanwhile, Paderborn licks their wounds after a heavy 4-1 defeat by Bayer Leverkusen as last Sunday but their was a debut goal for striker Dennis Srbeny after his move from Premier League who struggled Norwich.
Srbeny is in his second spell with the German side after his departure for Norwich in 2018.
Borussia Monchengaldbach v Mainz
Borussia Monchengladbach are only five points behind leader Leipzig and follow Bayern Munich through a lonely point in Saturday's game.
Last weekend, they fell into a 2-0 defeat against Schalke of David Wagner and lost ground on the two best Bundesliga teams.
Mainz also offers to return to winning roads after their narrow defeat to Freiburg. They are in 15th place just one point above the drop zone, but a victory could raise them to the 12th if other results go their way.
Wolfsburg v Hertha Berlin
Jurgen Klinsmann has had a steady impact on Hertha Berlin since the takeover as manager, but it was not without the obstacles.
Last week, Klinsmann, a former German manager, had to prove that he had the relevant coaching qualifications for his team's match against Bayern Munich, which lost 4-0. Hertha is only two points above the drop zone in Germany.
The trip to Wolfsburg this weekend, who have lost their last two games and finish in ninth place. They were emphatically defeated by Cologne 3-1 last week.
Eintracht Frankfurt against RB Leipzig
An outing for the leaders this weekend, but ultimately not too many problems. The men of Julian Nagelsmann recorded a 3-1 victory against Union Berlin with Liverpool and Chelsea target Timo Werner scored twice.
It counted his season before the season to 25 in all competitions and 20 in the Bundesliga, level with Robert Lewandowski. The German striker is not expected to leave Leipzig in the January window, but as Werner's form continues to improve, eyes from across the continent will look at him in action.
Frankfurt is 11th in the Bundesliga after an impressive 2-1 win over Hoffenheim last weekend, during which a series of three straight defeats was made.
Union Berlin v Augsburg
There is something to offer when two teams meet on Saturday losing runs in Berlin. Union has lost their last three and is without a win in four, while Augsburg has lost their last two after winning three in a row.
There is greater pressure on the hosts, whose losses streak has brought them in through the bottom three and they are only three points for the drop zone. Next week they are in front of Borussia Dortmund, so they have to save some trust.
Bayern München v Schalke – 17:30
These are four consecutive victories for the reigning champion, but Schalke will face tough opposition in the late start of the Bundesliga on Saturday .
The men from David Wagner had an impressive 2-0 win over contenders Borussia Mönchengladbach last weekend and faced the Bayern meeting with an increasing sense of optimism. Victory in the Allianz Arena would put Schalke on point with Bayern and raise their top four ambitions.
But Bayern looks in imperial form and destroyed Hertha Berlin last week with a ruthless second half that yielded all four.
They are now seven consecutive seasons Bundesliga winners and have to be ruthless merge the winning series to get Leipzig first. This will be a real test of how much they have clicked in gear.
Werder Bremen v Hoffenheim – 2:30 p.m.
The first preliminary signs of life are there for Werder after a slim 1-0 win over fellow wrestlers have earned Fortuna Dusseldorf claiming their first win in five. They are now 16th, but have five teams within four points.
In the meantime, Hoffenheim has to hit back after their surprising defeat at home in Eintracht last weekend. They are four points out of the top six and cannot afford to stutter again.
Bayer Leverkusen v Fortuna Dusseldorf
A home game against a side degraded by relegation, and two of the teams above them playing each other, give Leverkusen a chance this weekend to climb up from the sixth place.
They threw Paderborn 4-1 last weekend, with star man Kai Haverts the fourth and Leverkusen could rise to the fourth if other results go their way.
For Fortuna, they have to disrupt the chances of hitting back after succumbing to a home defeat against Werder Bremen.
Seville & # 39; weighs January movement for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos & # 39;
- Rangers want their 28-goal striker Alfredo Morelos
- The exploits of the 24-year-old for purpose attract interest throughout Europe
- Seville is in the market for a rush after Javier Hernandez joined LA Galaxy
Seville is said to be considering a move for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos this month.
Steven Gerrard would like to hold his star man, who has scored 28 goals in all competitions for the Ibrox side.
But the 24-year-old is attracting interest from all over the continent, and according to Sky Sports Seville has joined a growing list.
Julen Lopetegui is on the market for a striker after Javier Hernandez had completed his move to LA Galaxy on Wednesday.
At the end of last year, departing chairman Dave King insisted that Rangers would not consider selling under £ 40 million.
After being covered by Colombia seven times, he has scored 76 league goals in 126 appearances for Rangers since joining in 2017.
Jorge Mendes & # 39; flies to Barcelona for talks about Valencia striker Rodrigo & # 39; while seeking cover for wounded Luis Suarez
Jorge Mendes has made a flight visit to [this week] Barcelona for conversations about Valencia striker Rodrigo.
Because of his relationship with the owner of Valencia, Peter Lim, according to Mendes a deal is being concluded with Barca, according to Mundo Deportivo .
The report claims that superagent Eric Abidal, Ramon Planes and Oscar Grau met during his visit to the Catalan city.
Barca investigates options with Luis Suarez for a period of four months on the sidelines due to a knee injury.
And it seems that 28-year-old Rodrigo could pay the bill for new boss Quique Setien.
He only scored four times this season in 22 games for Valencia.
Barcelona prepares £ 100m for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez & # 39;
- Barcelona is ready to make his move to Lautaro Martinez this month
- They are looking for a replacement for Luis Suarez, who sustains long-term injuries
- Martinez entered into an effective partnership with Romelu Lukaku in Inter Milan
Barcelona are ready to according to reports their switch to Inter Milan hotshot Lautaro Martinez this month
Barca was stung by a long-term injury to Luis Suarez and have identified the Argentinian striker as an ideal replacement.
They are willing to submit a £ 100 million offer for the 22-year-old according to TNT Sports .
Lautaro has scored 15 times this season in 25 performances and has entered into an effective collaboration with Romelu Lukaku .
Lautaro joined Inter van Racing Club in the summer of 2018 but exploded into shape in his second season in the San Siro.
He is under contract there until the end of the 2022-23 season.