Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool to sign Pulisic, Arsenal close in on £18m deal, Bayern Munich move for Chelsea starlet


Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool to sign Pulisic, Arsenal close in on £18m deal, Bayern Munich move for Chelsea starlet

The transfer window reopens in just a few days and there is plenty of speculation doing the rounds. Here’s the latest news, rumours and gossip from Saturday’s newspapers and online…

Liverpool could be set for a New Year boost with the Premier League leaders now frontrunners to secure a stunning deal for Christian Pulisic. The Reds have tabled a £45million bid for the Borussia Dortmund ace as Jurgen Klopp looks to maintain his side’s title charge by adding extra firepower to his ranks. FULL STORY HERE

Christian Pulisic could be on his way to Merseyside in January

Dominic Solanke is weighing up an offer from Crystal Palace to move to Selhurst Park on loan and will make a decision in the next 48 hours. The England Under-21 international has not played a minute in any competition for Liverpool this season. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi is the latest English youngster to be targeted by the Bundesliga’s elite. Bayern Munich are set to table a starting offer of £13million for the 18-year-old when the January transfer window opens. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are expected to recoup more than £15million for Brahim Diaz as his move to Real Madrid edges closer. Diaz has agreed to leave the Etihad Stadium after becoming disillusioned with a lack of genuine first-team opportunities. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are closing in on Ever Banega after the Argentinian’s agent flew to London. Unai Emery wants to bring the experienced midfielder to the Emirates as he continues his Gunners revolution. Banega, 30, has an £18million release clause in his Sevilla contract which Emery is prepared to trigger. (The Sun)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery and Ever Banega worked together at Sevilla

Jose Antonio Reyes is set to rejoin Arsenal as a part of Unai Emery’s coaching team. The former Gunners winger looks poised to return to north London 12 years after he left as a player to kick off his coaching career. (Daily Star)

Roy Hodgson has mocked suggestions Wilfried Zaha could be tempted to quit Crystal Palace for a lucrative move to China. Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang are reported to have offered Zaha an £11million-a-year deal to move to the Far East. But Palace boss Hodgson scoffed at the idea the 26-year-old would be prepared to walk away from the Premier League at the peak of his career to move to China. (The Sun)