Ten Hag reflects on the Liverpool draw and shares his belief that this level of performance should be replicated more frequently. He commends the team’s exceptional resilience and determination in facing a formidable opponent like Liverpool.
Furthermore, Ten Hag acknowledges the comeback of Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool’s defender, after a significant period of being sidelined due to injury. Leipzig is said to be considering the possibility of acquiring Jadon Sancho, a winger from Manchester United. The Daily Mail suggests that Leipzig may compete with Borussia Dortmund to secure Sancho’s contract, citing a post by Christian Falk from Bild as the source of this information. Due to a falling out with head coach Erik ten Hag in September, Sancho has not been receiving much favor at United. After being excluded from the starting lineup for the Premier League match against Arsenal, he has not been selected for any games since. It is widely anticipated that Sancho will depart from Manchester United during the January transfer window.
Sancho’s former team, Borussia Dortmund, is also interested in bringing him back, but his hefty annual salary of £17m could pose a problem. Additionally, Barcelona and Juventus are reportedly keeping an eye on the situation. United’s main objective for the upcoming month is to find a way to transfer Sancho, either on a temporary basis or through a permanent agreement. The group of unwanted players worth £230 million
Aside from Sancho, Manchester United is seeking to offload three more players – Raphael Varane, Anthony Martial, and Casemiro. According to the Daily Mail, John Murtough, the football director, traveled to Saudi Arabia to explore possible transfers.
Although clubs in the Saudi Pro League might be able to meet United’s asking price, it is unlikely to occur until the summer. In the previous transfer window, numerous renowned players, such as Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante, made their way to Saudi Arabia. Murtough’s visit to Saudi Arabia did not lead to any formal agreements, but negotiations will persist.
Wolves are determined to secure two new signings during the January transfer window, despite experiencing a financial deficit of £65m. According to The Telegraph, manager Gary O’Neil is actively seeking a striker and a winger, and is also interested in selling a number of peripheral players.
Among their desired recruits is Rafiu Durosinmi, a forward from Viktoria Plzen, who is currently valued at £7m. Nevertheless, Eintracht Frankfurt from the Bundesliga is also vying for the signature of Wolves, thereby posing as competition. Additionally, the club is contemplating the potential departures of Fabio Silva, Sasa Kalajdzic, and Jonny Otto in order to generate funds for new signings.
Contrary to expectations, Chelsea has decided against loaning out Noni Madueke in January, as reported by The Athletic. Despite his fitness concerns throughout this season, the 21-year-old has been limited to just two starts and eight appearances across all competitions. Although Chelsea might contemplate sending midfielder Andrey Santos on loan due to his lack of playing opportunities at Nottingham Forest, it is improbable that Madueke will be permitted to depart for the latter part of the season. Chelsea has already reached the maximum limit of players out on international loans, which includes Romelu Lukaku at Roma and Hakim Ziyech at Galatasaray.