Van Gaal blocks Pereira move, Hughes next Chelsea boss?
Today's transfer talk sees rumours of Louis van Gaal keeping hold of Andreas Pereira at Old Trafford, while former Red Mark Hughes could be in line to take over at Chelsea.
The Daily Mail reports that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has blocked the potential loan move of 20-year-old midfielder Andreas Pereira, due to criticism the Dutchman has taken for his transfer policy so far this campaign.
16-year-old Feyenoord attacker Tahith Chong has claimed that the Red Devils want to secure his signature, though says he won’t be leaving the Dutch outfit anytime soon.
Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has stated on Twitter that fifth-placed United would be no better off in the league standings even if Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge:
More talk today but still don’t see LVG leaving. Even if Sir Alex was there they would still only be 5th or 6th with that group of players.— Harry Redknapp (@Redknapp) January 26, 2016
Liverpool target Alex Teixeira has said that "it would be an honour to wear the Liverpool shirt" after the Guardian reported that Shakhtar Donetsk have rejected a £24.6million bid for the 26-year-old.
The identity of the next Chelsea manager differs depending upon which newspaper you read.
The Guardian says Mark Hughes could be Jose Mourinho's permanent successor with Stoke's progress under the former Stamford Bridge player being a deciding factor.
However, The Independent claims Tottenham's good form this season and his less abrasive style than that of Mourinho has put Mauricio Pochettino ahead of the competition.
The Telegraph also suggests a Stamford Bridge return for Claudio Ranieri cannot be ruled out.
Jamie Vardy’s fine form for Leicester and England has put him on Chelsea's radar with Loic Remy being offered in part exchange, according to the Daily Mirror.
Arsenal have agreed a £23million fee for Dynamo Kiev ace Andriy Yarmolenko, reports the Daily Star.
The Sun says that Gary Cahill is so concerned about his lack of playing time at Chelsea ahead of Euro 2016 he is ready to quit the club, just a month after signing a new four-year deal.