According to manager Erik ten Hag, journalists have been prohibited by Man United from engaging in “behind-the-scenes” activities. This decision was made in response to a series of unauthorized stories and speculations circulating within the club. Ten Hag expressed his frustration with the media and emphasized the significance of presenting a united front.
In other developments, Inter Miami has devised a strategy to afford Luis Suarez without officially designating him as a player of high importance. By utilizing Targeted Allocation Money, they can provide Suarez with a substantial salary while staying within the limits of designated players. This maneuver would bring Suarez back together with his former teammate Lionel Messi and fulfill his wish to play alongside Messi, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba. Due to Jadon Sancho’s excessive wage demands, Juventus may decide to abandon their pursuit of the player. Instead, the Italian club is contemplating the possibility of signing their former winger Dominico Berardi, who has displayed remarkable performances at Sassuolo. Currently, Sancho is looking for an exit from Manchester United after a disagreement with manager Erik ten Hag. Nevertheless, Juventus might find Sancho’s price tag too high considering their limited transfer budget.
To generate funds for new signings, West Ham is open to the idea of selling Pablo Fornals in January. Despite extending Fornals’ contract for an additional season, the club is willing to entertain offers for the midfielder. Fornals hasn’t been consistently included in the starting lineup for West Ham this season and might consider changing teams if a suitable offer presents itself.
In addition, Juventus might face difficulties in acquiring Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City due to his hefty salary demands. The Italian team aims to discuss an agreement where City would contribute towards Phillips’ wages. Nevertheless, Bayern Munich and Newcastle United have also shown interest in the English player and might pursue him during the January transfer window.