It’s starting to look a lot like… the transfer season.
Yes, the lowercase holiday that is the January transfer window is coming soon, and Tuesday’s rumors didn’t stop with Erling Haaland and Boubacar Kamara potentially moving to the Premier League.
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Newcastle United, Arsenal and Bayern Munich appeared in the transfer news on Tuesday night, although one of them is likely to happily walk away from the next pursuit.
Lucas Paqueta to Newcastle
Tyneside will be tongue-tied at the thought that the Newcastle player has identified Lucas Paqueta as a ‘primary target’, but there is bad news according to Be10 Sports.
Leon isn’t ready to part with Paqueta, according to L1S, at least not for the $45 million opening bid made by Magpies.
Paqueta may also not want to go to Newcastle as the Magpies are likely to be on the brink of relegation despite the rich new ownership from Saudi Arabia.
Paqueta is already in double digits in goal contributions this year with Lyon, but Marker He says that the offer of a super-rich contract from St James’ Park has not yet been enough to get his attention.
And that will be the problem for Newcastle when it comes to exceptional and ambitious talent, who will not be eager to sign their first matches for money if it means a clear shortage of the Champions League or even the Europa League.
From Daryl Dyke to Crystal Palace from West Bromwich Albion
USMNT striker Daryl Dyke took out a dynamite loan to Barnsley last season, but his eye-catching price tag set by Orlando City is said to likely lead to him staying in Florida in 2021.
Dike, 21, may return to England in January, but there are some huge conditionalities on two potential destinations.
West Bromwich Albion are said to want Dyke but insist on a loan deal according to Athletic player Steve Madeley, something Orlando may not be happy to do for a second time, while Crystal Palace has re-established interest in the youngster.
And while Palace chairman Patrick Vieira will get a good read of Dike from his contacts at MLS, a report says Palace will need to sell a striker in order to penalize Dike’s expenses. Palace bought Odson Edward this summer and has Christian Benteke in the fold as well as Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zaha.
Sergio directed to Arsenal, Bayern
Barcelona was linked as a reluctant seller of the USMNT wingback Sergino Dest in January.
the Bloggranas They need money to fund their overhaul of a young and talented team but far from its world-beating standards, Dest has the youth and relative experience to make some big bucks.
Dest turned 21 in November, and there are rumors of a $50 million deposit on the Dutch-American who has 1,200 minutes under his belt in his second season with Barcelona. And he provided three assists this season, after scoring three goals and making 41 games last season.
The price would double what Barcelona paid to win his signature from Ajax in 2020.
Bayern Munich are linked with Dest again, as they were last summer and fall before his move to Catalonia. But Arsenal are also reported to be pursuing Dest in a move that would give the Gunners impressive depth.
Arsenal currently have Kieran Tierney and Nuno Tavares at left back as well as Takehiro Tomiyasu at right back, all aged 24 or younger. Sead Kolasinac, Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares are the most veteran options in the group.