Liverpool, Chelsea, City, United are all active as we await the opening of the transfer window. English League leaders Chelsea is reportedly preparing a £75-million raid for Real Madrid Columbian midfielder James Rodriguez.
The Colombian prodigy has fallen out of favor in the Spanish capital, and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is keen to have him come to England.
The Blues want to use the £62 million from Oscar’s transfer to Shanghai SIPG of China to fund a transfer move for Rodriguez.
The Blues manager once made an attempt bring the 25-year-old to the Stamford Bridge but the switch never materialized, and he is set to try once more once the transfer window opens in January.
In another development, Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has made a £38-million bid for Victor Lindelof of Portuguese side Benfica.
The United manager is hopeful of strengthening his back line in January, and the Swedish defender is a priority the manager has determined to bring to his side.
United wants the player, and they have now tabled a mouthwatering £34-million bid with the rest of the fee based on success related bonuses.
The 22 -year-old center-back is prepared to move to Old Trafford in January instead of having to wait until the end of the current campaign when his £30-million release clause can be activated
Still, on transfer, Liverpool are said to be willing to offer Philippe Coutinho a new contract.
The Brazilian play maker only signed a recent deal with the Anfield side just18 months ago, but the Reds want him to commit his services to the club.
French side Paris Saint-Germain and their Spanish counterpart, Barcelona have expressed interest in the player, while Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is believed to see the 24 -year-old as a successor of David Silva.
The Reds want to make Coutinho their most earning player that would see the Brazillian pocket a weekly wage of £150,000.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are preparing a raid for Arsenal attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The England winger is believed to be growing irritated at a lack of regular playing time in the Emirates.
Guardiola is set to take advantage of the winger’s frustration at the club and launch a £25 million bid in January, not minding that Wenger has insisted that the winger is not available for sale.