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TOP STORY: Barca track Man United’s Rashford
Rashford has previously stated in an interview with the Guardian that Barcelona is one of two clubs, along with Real Madrid, which he will consider leaving Manchester United, and it looks like the Catalans are watching England motion of the star looking for an approach in 2022 or January 2023.
Financial problems mean Barca are unlikely to make the move in January, or possibly even at the end of the current season, but they do know that the 24-year-old’s contract ends in 2023 and he will move to the last 18 months of the year.
With that in mind, Xavi Hernandez’s club are confident they can tempt the striker to Camp Nou rather than him having the option of another year at Old Trafford.
09.58 GMT: Alexis SanchezReturn is not a priority for Barcelona, multiple sources told ESPN’s Adriana Garcia and Moises Llorens, after the club were offered the chance to sign the Inter Milan forward.
Barca are looking to bolster their attack in the January transfer window after Sergio Aguero’s early retirement but club sources claim other candidates are ahead of Sanchez, with Manchester City’s Ferran Torres and Manchester City’s Ferran Torres on the sidelines. Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani is their main target.
“Many things will have to happen for Alexis to return to Barcelona,” a club source told ESPN amid reports there has been a preliminary deal for the Chile international to return to Barca in a swap deal. will see Luuk de Jong join Inter.
Sanchez scored 37 goals in 141 appearances in three seasons at the Camp Nou before joining Arsenal in 2014. Barca are yet to consider re-signing him as Torres and Cavani are better options, the the source said, although the LaLiga side knows their finances well. These constraints mean a move for Torres in January is highly unlikely. Signing Cavani would be a less expensive alternative as his contract at United expires in the summer, but sources say the Premier League side are reluctant to sanction a departure in October. next.
Meanwhile, Barca is still continuing to reduce wages. The Laporta president has said that wages and amortization payments still account for about 80% of their €765 million predicted revenue for the season. LaLiga’s economic regulators claim that number is around 70%, although Barca’s figure is even lower this season as they have to make up for recent losses. Meanwhile, total debt is around 1.4 billion euros.
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09:00 GMT: Jurgen Klopp has said that Liverpool will be wary of signing unvaccinated players in the future as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the Premier League.
There has been an increase in positive cases among Premier League clubs fueled by the UK variant of Omicron with six matches postponed this weekend, after Aston Villa’s clash with Burnley has been postponed for Saturday.
The English Football League (EFL) recently announced that 25% of players from its 72 clubs do not intend to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Asked at a press conference whether a player’s vaccination status had an influence on the club’s decision to sign him, Klopp replied: “Yes, it will.
“Consider our situation, if a player is not vaccinated, he is a constant threat to all of us. Of course, he doesn’t want to be a threat and it’s not like that. as he thought: ‘I don’t care about the others, but he is.
“So we had to find different scenarios. He would have to change in another dressing room, eat in another dining room, sit in another bus or another car. point of an organization, it’s a real mess.
“If you really want to follow the protocols, that’s extremely difficult to do. If a person has COVID and he’s been around him for the past four days, he’s isolated. If we have to come in, he’s going to be isolated. a country where we play international football and we go back, he has to self-isolate so of course that affects.
“So we’re going to have to build more for the unvaccinated players and that’s not going to happen, hopefully not. Hopefully that won’t be necessary in the future.”
The most recent Premier League data on players’ vaccination levels as of mid-October showed that 81% of players had received at least one dose of the vaccine with 68% receiving a double vaccination.
PAPER GOSSIP (by Nick Judd)
– Leeds United has been besieged by injury problems and is facing relegation target in 2022 which is why Marcelo Bielsa is targeting Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie to get them out of trouble. Sun believe USA The star could be sold for around £20m, but the 23-year-old may prefer to stay in Turin and fight for his place. The American’s form has fluctuated since joining Juve from Schalke and Leeds believe he has the perfect qualities to help them get points in the Premier League. Not only that, it’s also in their price range. However, Bielsa will need to use his magic to convince him that the relegation battle is more appealing than the Serie A end.
– Southampton are the unexpected leaders in the race to win France great kid Mohamed Ali Cho, based on Sun. 17-year-old Cho has been one of the breakout stars in Ligue 1 this season, his performances for Angers brought him into the consciousness of some of Europe’s top clubs, including Chelsea. However, Southampton believe they can change the queue by bringing him up to play in the first team. Cho is agile, dexterous and previously attended academies in both Everton and Paris Saint-Germain.
– Barcelona are confident they can convince Gavi to renew his contract, and they want to prevent suitors from making any future bids, according to Fabrizio Romano. Gavi was born in the same year Lionel Messi made his Barcelona debut in Catalonia, and the 17-year-old has been a shining light in Barca’s brutal season. His latest miracle goal, in a Win 3-2 against Elche, has made the club even more determined to retain him and lead their next generation under Xavi, and they will hope to agree a new five-year deal with him in the coming months. .
– Liverpool are looking for reinforcements for the striker in January and Marca trust FC Porto front Luis Diaz at the top of their list. Reds coach Jurgen Klopp will lose his services Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to the Africa Cup of Nations in 2022, and Diaz has impressed with German both domestically, where he has scored 11 goals in 14 games, and in the Champions League this season. L’Equipe has recently suggested that Liverpool could be involved for Lille striker Jonathan David as well, while the Daily Star believes Klopp can make the move for both if he can cut his squad first.
– The fun is about to begin at Newcastle United Football Club, with Sun say Anthony Martial is set to be the first of several January signings. The Magpies could pay the £6m loan fee to ensure the Frenchman wants to leave Manchester United until the end of the season, and they could continue that with a move for Edin Dzeko too. Martial is keen on a move to the first team and although Juventus have expressed interest, Newcastle hope their £1m/month offer will blow the Italian away.
https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-transfer-talk/story/4551771/live-transfer-talk-barcelona-monitoring-manchester-uniteds-marcus-rashford Barcelona track Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford