Todays top news: Brazilian announces desire to join Chelsea, Balague confirms Arsenal’s plans to get double-transfer deal done, Sancho sent Man United warning, Kane told grass is not greener, United star tipped to join Newcastle
Arsenal looking to wrap up two deals, Oscar wants Chelsea move, Jones tipped to join Newcastle, Sancho sent United warning and Kane issued Madrid warning in todays top news…
Brazilian midfielder Oscar has opened up and revealed his desire to make a move back to Chelsea
Oscar originally featured for the Blues from 2012 to 2017 after making the move to England from Brazilian side Internacional, and The midfielder won two Premier League titles during his time with the club while also claiming a Carabao Cup title and a Europa League triumph.
Oscar made 203 appearances for the Blues, scoring 38 goals, before heading to China to join Shanghai SIPG for a reported £60 million ($82m), but he had to leave the club in order to take more care of his family, ending his love affair with the Blues
But when the time is right, he hopes to return to Chelsea:
“I don’t think about leaving China,” the 29-year-old midfielder told Yellow and Green Football. “There is a great project for me here – but, to end my career, I would like to return to Chelsea.
“I built a beautiful story there and went to the Premier League very young, at a time when fans did not trust Brazilian players that much. I helped change that. I’ll be a bit older when I try this move again but, as I am playing very well, with good stats, I feel there is still a place for me at Chelsea.”
He added: “I could take up all this interview talking about the good moments and memories I enjoyed at Chelsea, but I have two others that I appreciate the most: my first hat-trick, against MK Dons, and a game against Arsenal where I did not score but did eight slide tackles. The fans applauded me when I got subbed off and it felt as if I’d scored a hat-trick then too.”
Jadon Sancho would be “Donny van de Beek two” if he signed for Manchester United, according to Dimitar Berbatov.
There is no doubt that Sancho is one of the most exciting young players in the game, and certainly a player that Man Utd have been eyeing up for many years now, with reports that they were keen to get a deal done in the summer.
But a mixture of high transfer fees, Dortmunds desire to keep hold of the lad and the COVID-19 outbreak stopping many deals from taking place meant that Sancho stayed in the Bundesliga for at least another season
Solskjaer was able to add the likes of Van de Beek, Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles to his ranks, while a deal was also put in place for Atalanta winger Amad Diallo, who finally arrived at Old Trafford earlier this month., but there are still rumours that United are keen on Sancho.
And Berbatov fears that, were United to move for Sancho, the Norwegian would struggle to find a regular place for him in his starting XI.
“I have read more rumours about Jadon Sancho at Dortmund and how United could sign him. So, you sign Sancho and where do you play him?” Berbatov told Betfair.
“They will have lots of games in the Europa League and FA Cup, but then what happens to people like Donny Van de Beek. It would be Van de Beek two if they sign him. Yes, he is a great player but then do you just have too much talent.
“Cavani has been a great signing and do you drop him? You will not turn down Sancho and he is a good player and it is whether you want that luxury headache where you tell people you are rested today etc – it is not a good conversation, I am telling you from experience.
“I still don’t think it will happen. The way things are going at the moment credit has to go to Ole and the players now. He has found the right balance about which players are playing.
“He has found that delicate balance with players not complaining and that is a difficult thing. The manager has taken the right decisions so far.
“If Sancho signed for another team or a rival it wouldn’t be a blow. Sir Alex Ferguson got rid of players because no-one is bigger than the club, they were replaced.
“That’s still the case, no one is bigger than Manchester United, so, I’m not expecting anything to happen.”
Guillem Balague claims that Arsenal will already be planning keep hold of Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid this summer.
Ceballos has been at the Emirates for a couple of seasons now and has become a firm fixture in the middle of the park for Mikel Arteta, despite the fact that he is only on loan from Madrid.
Martin Odegaard was only signed by Arsenal this month after news broke that he is keen to make the move away from Madrid, and he decided that a move to the Emirates would be the idea place to try and kickstart his career.
And when asked why Odegaard’s loan to Arsenal makes sense, Balague claimed that the midfielder will have been promised certain amounts of game, and that the club will already be planning to enter into talks at the end of the season on a permanent deal, with the same being said for Dani Ceballos.
Balague told his official YouTube channel: “The reason why [Odegaard] is going to Arsenal, I don’t know this for certain but it’s logical that Arteta said he will play.
“The second reason, because I think Arsenal will try to talk to Real Madrid about both Odegaard and Ceballos at the end of the season.
“Odegaard has got a plan to go back to Real Madrid, but maybe he feels that another year away will help.”
Manchester United are keen to offload fringe players and Phil Jones, who has not played for them for a year, has been tipped to sign for Newcastle United.
There was alot of speculation over the summer about players that would be arriving at the club in the summer window, and by the close of the transfer window, the Toon fans were relatively happy with the players that were signed.
However, Newcastle have been struggling for consistency this season and are lacking depth in key areas of the pitch, meaning that Bruce was hoping to splash a bit more cash in this transfer window and add a few more players to the squad.
But Bruce has revealed that he may be restricted to loan deals in the winter window, but believes Newcastle will not be the only ones reluctant to make permanent signings at a time when it is already notoriously hard to gain value for money.
Jones has struggled with injuries over the past 12 months and is not registered in United’s Premier League squad, but while The 28-year-old centre-back’s camp has “nothing to report” over transfer links, The Toon are still heavily tipped to make a move.
Harry Kane has been warned by Peter Crouch that “the grass isn’t always greener” when it comes to transfer plans,
There is no doubt that Kane is one of the very best and most deadly strikers in world football, and since the arrival of Jose Mourinho, it seems that the striker has taken his game to that next level.
Kane has hit over 200 goals for the club, and Manchester United have been linked on many occasions with a possible move for the superstar, but have never really made.an official move to get a deal done
Speculation regarding a big-money move continues to rage around one of the most prolific strikers in world football, with reports in the media suggesting that Madrid will make a move to try and get Spurs to do a transfer deal at the end of the season
But Crouch believes ultimate targets can be hit in his current surroundings as legend status is cemented, The former Spurs forward has told the Daily Star: “Sometimes the grass isn’t always greener.
“I think if you win something at Tottenham, it is going to mean 10 times more than going to Real Madrid and winning something.
“He’s a top player and he deserves the best so nobody can begrudge him anything if he wants to move.
“But I just feel like if he thinks there’s a chance of winning something at Tottenham I think it would mean far more to him than if he went somewhere and perhaps won a league title in a different country.
“Whereas at Tottenham, if he finishes there or he manages to win something there, they’ll have a statue built for him, wouldn’t they?”
Crouch has watched on from afar as a player he once saw coming through the academy ranks at Tottenham has earned a standing among the global elite, with Kane taking his game to new heights this season as 14 assists have been contributed alongside 19 goals.
“It has been magnificent to see him evolve,” added Crouch.
“I was at Spurs when he was coming through as a kid and he trained with us. I wouldn’t say he burst on the scene and we all went ‘wow’ but he always used to score in every game in training. There was definitely something about him.
“The way he has worked on his game and improved it, he’s like a manager’s dream. Any sort of young player should look up to someone like him.
“He is so two-footed, you can see he has worked on that, good in the air, and then he has adapted his game again this year where you feel he is dropping into those little holes and it is almost Teddy Sheringham like.
“Then there’s rapid passes into [Heung-min] Son, spraying 60-yard cross-field passes, but he’s still getting the goals he always has done.
“The way he has evolved, he is one of the best strikers in Europe, without a doubt.”