The Saudi Pro League has its sights set on acquiring two prominent players, according to a report from The Telegraph. Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho and Tottenham’s Richarlison are currently being considered for potential moves during the upcoming January transfer window. The Saudi Pro League is currently securing funding for the next transfer window and aims to make a significant impact in the Premier League next year. Due to the unavailability of their long-term targets Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min during the mid-season, Sancho and Richarlison have emerged as primary targets for Saudi clubs. Sancho and Richarlison were both previously targets of Saudi clubs during the summer transfer window, but Sancho expressed no interest in the move and Tottenham refused to let Richarlison go. However, it is uncertain whether their positions have changed, as Saudi clubs are prepared to explore the possibility again in January.
Liverpool is reportedly contemplating the idea of signing Kalvin Phillips if he continues to face difficulties at Manchester City, according to The Mirror. While it is unlikely for Liverpool to pursue Phillips in January, Pep Guardiola’s recent remarks have created an opportunity for a potential transfer. Phillips has struggled to make a significant impression since he joined Manchester City last year and there were strong rumors connecting him to Liverpool before this season began. Even though Jurgen Klopp may not be actively searching for a defensive midfielder in January, he might closely monitor Phillips if he continues to have limited playing opportunities at City.
The future of RB Leipzig’s striker, Timo Werner, is uncertain as he has slipped down the hierarchy since his return to the Bundesliga. According to The Sun, RB Leipzig is contemplating getting rid of Werner, despite having re-signed him for £25 million just one year ago. Werner had a hard time performing well at Chelsea, managing to score only 10 goals in 56 Premier League matches before going back to Leipzig. In the current season, he has only started three league games and was not utilized as a substitute in their recent win against Freiburg. Presently, Werner finds himself as the fourth option for the striker position, with Lois Openda, Benjamin Sesko, and Yussuf Poulsen ahead of him. Cisse, the former Newcastle forward, has been offered the chance to practice with Macclesfield FC and there is a chance that he may join the team. Macclesfield FC, which emerged as a new club in 2020 following the closure of Macclesfield Town, has been gaining attention in the football hierarchy by achieving consecutive promotions. Robbie Savage, the football director at Macclesfield, constantly strives for improvement, and securing the services of a former Premier League striker like Cisse would be a major achievement.