Transfer news LIVE: Emery Arsenal sack latest, Man Utd exit theory, Liverpool ultimatum
Transfer news LIVE – Tuesday November 26
- Arsenal fear not sacking Unai Emery could mean key players want to leave
- Manchester United have been accused of fabricating Paul Pogba’s injury woe
- Liverpool want Rhian Brewster to be guaranteed minutes if he’s to leave on loan
- Chelsea chief Bruce Buck has hinted the Blues are prepared to spend big money
Arsenal change Unai Emery sack stance
Arsenal have shelved plans to review Unai Emery’s position at the end of the season and are now assessing him on a game-by-game basis.
Emery’s contract contains a break clause which would allow the Gunners to show him the door without handing over cash at the end of the season.
However, The Athletic report Arsenal might not wait that long before taking action, with Emery’s future already well under consideration.
Should Emery leave, a host of potential candidates have been touted as possible replacements, from Patrick Vieira to Mauricio Pochettino.
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal could soon get rid of under-fire manager Unai Emery
Mauricio Pochettino to Arsenal
Jamie Redknapp thinks Mauricio Pochettino could manage Arsenal and that Jose Mourinho was appointed so quickly by Tottenham because they feared the Gunners might snap him up.
“If I was a decision maker at Arsenal, I’d go for Mauricio Pochettino in a heartbeat,” the former Tottenham midfielder told the Daily Mail.
“I’m not sure I believe Poch would let his time with Tottenham stop him from taking over.
“Maybe the reason Spurs decided to go for Jose Mourinho so suddenly was they felt they could not hang around, because their north London rivals might be searching for a new boss soon.
“Unai Emery is under big, big pressure. I have some sympathy for him but he looks a beaten man.”
Transfer news LIVE: Jamie Redknapp has weighed in on Arsenal and Tottenham’s managerial situations
Man City’s Mikel Arteta belief
Manchester City believe Mikel Arteta will remain at the Etihad until at least the end of the Premier League season.
Arsenal and Everton have looked at their former midfielder admiringly as they consider axing their under-fire managers.
However, Express Sport understands Arteta is expected to stay put as he continues to assist City boss Pep Guardiola.
Arteta was part of the coaching setup which helped guide City to the past two Premier League titles, as well as a domestic treble last season.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester City reckon Mikel Arteta is going nowhere for now
Arsenal manager vote
Arsenal’s position on Unai Emery means chiefs are considering their options and we want to know who you think the Gunners should go for.
Is Brendan Rodgers the man to come in and get them on the right track? Or should Arsenal launch a move for Massimiliano Allegri?
Could former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino cross the north London divide and propel his old rivals up the table?
Vote for your choice right HERE as speculation over the direction Arsenal will go in continues to rumble on.
Transfer news LIVE: Brendan Rodgers has been touted as an Arsenal managerial target
Unai Emery sack prediction
Arsenal will wave goodbye to Unai Emery the next time they drop points in the Premier League, believes former top-flight forward Stan Collymore.
“In recent days Emery’s communication has been mocked, and that has been casual xenophobia with people taking the p*** out of his dialect and pronunciation,” Collymore said.
“People are saying to Arsenal fans that this guy is a parody, a comic, a cartoon. When that sets in he has lost it. There is no way he can turn it back.
“The answer is in the next two or three weeks, they will get a draw somewhere and the board will pull the trigger.”
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal might sack Unai Emery before Christmas according to Stan Collymore
Man Utd transfer advice
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must add some much-needed experience to his squad in the January transfer window, says Gary Neville.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to go and spend the club’s money in January, for himself,” Neville said on Monday Night Football.
“He has to go and spend the club’s money on two or three experienced players, he must demand it.
“He’s not going to be there to see the fruits of the labour he’s putting in, the foundations that he’s laying, because there are a lot of good young players out on that pitch that I actually enjoy watching, but unless they get the players in and around them quickly, they’ll not see the standard and they will not have the maturity.”
Transfer news LIVE: Gary Neville says Manchester United must spend in January
Man Utd transfer problem
Mino Raiola potentially stands in the way of Manchester United signing Red Bull Salzburg forward Erling Braut Haaland.
Haaland is one of the hottest properties in Europe having enjoyed an incredible run of form since the start of the season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fancies a reunion with the former Molde forward – but Raiola’s involvement in any deal is a potential problem.
The Athletic report United are reluctant to work with the super agent and that could stop them from landing Haaland.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United are reluctant to do business with Mino Raiola
Everton want Mikel Arteta
Former Everton and Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is reportedly the top contender to replace Marco Silva if the Toffees pull the trigger.
Arteta has learned his trade as a coach under the watchful eye of Pep Guardiola, helping Manchester City win two Premier League titles since retiring.
He is expected to go out on his own one day, with moves to Goodison Park and the Emirates touted due to Silva and Unai Emery’s respective troubles.
Football Insider claim Arteta is on top of the Everton board’s shortlist to replace Silva should the Portuguese get the chop.
Transfer news LIVE: Everton investor Farhad Moshiri could replace Marco Silva with Mikael Arteta
Pep Guardiola on Mikel Arteta future
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted potential Arsenal managerial target Mikel Arteta will one day leave to take up the top job elsewhere.
“Of course he will be a manager sooner or later,” said Guardiola. “We are going to finish the season and in the future I don’t know what will happen.
“He was an incredible player. Normally holding midfielders have a vision on the pitch. When you are a striker you think of the goals and keepers save it, but the holding midfielder is an incredible lesson during your period as a football player to learn what happens.
“You go to school, you read it, you understand it completely. And he was so clever in that. More than that, he is an incredible human being and has a work ethic. He’s already a manager – he behaves as a manager and that is why we are so satisfied to have him here.”
Transfer news LIVE: Pep Guardiola has shown Mikel Arteta the ropes at Manchester City
Arsenal transfer worries
Arsenal fear they may not be able to bring in the players they need to qualify for the Champions League if they do not change their manager.
The Gunners have not featured in Europe’s premier club competition for three seasons and are facing another failed bid for qualification.
Not only does a lack of Champions League football impact a club’s finances, it affects the appeal of them as a transfer destination.
The Daily Mail claim Arsenal chiefs are concerned Unai Emery is leading them down the wrong path and that could stop them bolstering their squad.
Transfer news LIVE: Raul Sanllehi and Edu could pull the trigger and fire Unai Emery at Arsenal
Barcelona price tag
Barcelona transfer target Eduardo Camavinga has been valued at a whopping £51m by Ligue 1 side Rennes.
Camavinga burst onto the scene last season and starred in Rennes’ shock win over Paris Saint-Germain this term.
Barcelona have been monitoring the midfielder and would like to take the teenager to the Nou Camp.
However they – and fellow suitors Manchester United – face the prospect of handing over £51m, according to L’Equipe.
Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona and Manchester United are keen on Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga
Liverpool transfer blow
Liverpool target Jadon Sancho will not be agitating for a January transfer away from Borussia Dortmund.
The Reds have looked at the England winger as an option to supplement their all-star front three.
Jurgen Klopp will have to bide his time over a potential deal for the former Manchester City fledgling though.
The Athletic report Sancho’s representatives have told The Athletic he will not seek to force a move in the next window.
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to sign Jadon Sancho
Man Utd wanted two more
Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel says former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted the Red Devils to buy two more players over the summer.
“He only managed to sign three players in the summer – Harry Maguire, Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, and I thought they were good signings,” 1999 Champions League winner Schmeichel said.
“But I think he wanted two more players – that didn’t happen.
“But at the same time he also wanted certain players out, a number of players out, in order to recreate the atmosphere and the identity of Manchester United and infuse the culture into the dressing room again, because that’s gone out because there’s been absolutely no focus on that for years.”
Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made just three signings at Manchester United this year
Chelsea stay explained
Chelsea star N’Golo Kante has lifted the lid on why he snubbed transfer interest from Paris Saint-Germain to stay at Stamford Bridge.
“Sometimes we do not necessarily know where we want to go,” Kante told Canal+. “But we know what we have. I know I was in Chelsea and I was good there.
“If I did not want to come to PSG it was more a sporting choice. I felt good in London, in the project and I was happy to stay there.”
Kante is regarded as one of the planet’s top defensive midfielders and has previously been eyed by Real Madrid as well.
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante insists he is happy with life at Stamford Bridge
Newcastle scouting missions
Newcastle are looking at Flamengo hotshot Gabriel Barbosa as an option to bolster Steve Bruce’s floundering attack.
The Magpies forward line have failed to make their mark this season, with £40m Joelinton yet to justify his price tag.
The summer signing could be joined on Tyneside by a Brazilian compatriot come January, with Barbosa in Newcastle’s sights.
The Chronicle report Newcastle are keeping tabs on the striker, who scored a brace in last weekend’s Copa Libertadores final victory.
Transfer news LIVE: Newcastle like the look of Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa
Everton sack prediction
Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher reckons Everton boss Marco Silva has two games to save his job at Goodison Park.
“The tough run of games is keeping him in the job,” Carragher said. “Last year, he had a good run in tough fixtures.
“But also, if you were bringing a new manager into the job, you wouldn’t want to give him that to start with.
“I think Marco Silva will have the Leicester game and the Liverpool game [to save his job].
“We know how significant the Liverpool game is for everyone at Everton, and if that goes badly I fail to see how they move on from that.”
Transfer news LIVE: Jamie Carragher says Marco Silva may only have two games left at Everton
Mauricio Pochettino to Man Utd
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has admitted Mauricio Pochettino might be the man to lead his old club Manchester United forward.
“Personally, two and a half years ago when Louis van Gaal got sacked by Manchester United, I said Mauricio Pochettino should have been appointed before Jose Mourinho,” Neville said.
“I can’t sit here now and say he [Pochettino] won’t be the right person for the football club.
“But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed eight months ago, the club have taken a different track.”
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United might appoint former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino
Leeds transfer talked up
Former Leeds forward Noel Whelan believes Marcelo Bielsa needs to get a deal done Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster.
“I’d love him at Leeds,” Whelan, who spent two seasons with the Whites in the 1990s, told Football Insider. “He is young, hungry, exciting, well spoken about by Jurgen Klopp.
“If we could pull that deal out of the bag in January, wow, perfect. It would be a great deal for us. He would offer something a bit different to what we’ve already got.
“We need strength in depth up front. Two senior strikers, Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah, is not enough for a Championship campaign.”
Transfer news LIVE: Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has been urged to snap up Rhian Brewster
Arsenal sacking compensation
Arsenal will have to fork out a little over £4m if they dispense with Unai Emery before the 2019/20 campaign comes to a close.
The beleaguered Spaniard spoke to Gunners chiefs on Sunday – immediately after the 2-2 draw with Southampton which left him even more under the cosh.
Now Arsenal are considering their options, with a whole host of big-name bosses and emerging coaches tipped to replace Emery if he goes.
The Daily Mail report it will cost Arsenal just over £4m in compensation if they sack Emery – while his backroom staff would need paying off too.
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal must hand over around £4m if they decide to sack Unai Emery
Everton star wants boss gone
Former Premier League and England star Paul Robinson reckons Moise Kean will be desperate for Marco Silva to leave Everton.
“Kean isn’t getting a chance, which obviously his disciplinary record off the pitch has been a problem,” Robinson said.
“But he’s still not getting a look in as he’s back on the bench, but not coming on. They’re a side who need goals and pace, and you’ve got goals and pace right there.
“Whether the differences between the two of them are too much to put aside for the good of the side, remains to be seen.
“But I think Moise Kean, as well as lots of Everton fans, will be looking forward to seeing the back of Marco Silva.”
Transfer news LIVE: Moise Kean was signed by Everton boss Marco Silva from Juventus in the summer
Celtic transfer battle
Celtic face a scrap with a number of Premier League clubs for the signature of Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama, claims ex-Leeds and England ace Danny Mills.
“There’s plenty of clubs that will be interested in his signature, to have that solid defensive midfield player,” Mills told Football Insider. “Teams anywhere from seventh down in the Premier League are thinking ‘Oh yes, he can do a job for us’.
“If not, he’ll maybe go somewhere in Europe or further afield. He’s still a very, very good player and that’s the other thing Mourinho’s going to have to do, get a few out.
“Daniel Levy, there might be a little bit of a warchest but he’s still going to have to balance the squad and get a bit of money back in, so getting players out is going to be part of his remit as well.”
Transfer news LIVE: Celtic tried to re-sign Victor Wanyama from Tottenham over the summer
Barcelona relationship update
Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has admitted he’s still getting to know Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez having joined the Catalan giants in the summer.
“I am really shy and I have trouble going to talk to others,” Griezmann said. “I am not the type of person who will start the conversation, I am too shy.
“Luis, Leo and I know each other. We have dinner together and our relationship can only progress over time.
“It is obvious that what can happen on the grass can only help us feel comfortable when we play.”
Transfer news LIVE: Antoine Griezmann joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid over the summer
West Ham make Manuel Pellegrini demand
West Ham have told Manuel Pellegrini to shape up or ship out following the Hammers’ latest Premier League defeat at the hands of Tottenham.
Pellegrini is under serious pressure having been given a boatload of cash but failed to deliver the results expected of him.
Express Sport can reveal the West Ham board have given Pellegrini time to turn things around – but he will have to do so sharpish.
West Ham issued the ultimatum as they held crisis talks with Pellegrini, who has not seen his Hammers side win since September 22.
Transfer news LIVE: West Ham chiefs want Manuel Pellegrini to turn the Hammers’ form around
Rangers transfer worry
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will be actively concerned about the oncoming January transfer window as it may see Alfredo Morelos leave.
That’s the verdict of former Premier League forward Noel Whelan, who said: “Privately, Gerrard has to be worried now, and that will be the same until the January window shuts.
“Premier League clubs have the money to afford Morelos. Goalscorers are rare commodities.
“I’m not sure what the Rangers board will do, but money often talks in these situations.”
Transfer news LIVE: Alfredo Morelos has been tipped to leave Rangers for the Premier League
Chelsea spending spree
Chelsea president Bruce Buck has opened the door to the Blues engaging in a transfer frenzy if their ban is overturned next month.
“I understand what you are saying and it is hard to disprove it, except to say: ‘Let’s see what happens in the next transfer window’,” Buck told The Guardian.
“The point I am making – it’s a glib one – if we go out in the next window and spend a zillion, it’s pretty hard to argue that things are on hold.”
Chelsea will discover next month if their appeal against the suspension which has stopped them signing players since January has been successful.
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea chief Bruce Buck has hinted the Blues could spend big in January
Liverpool transfer ultimatum
Liverpool will only offload Rhian Brewster on loan if the young striker is guaranteed minutes at the club he’s going to.
Express Sport understands Crystal Palace and Aston Villa top the list of clubs interested in landing the former Chelsea youth ace.
Leeds and Swansea, meanwhile, are keen on taking him to the Championship to bolster their respective promotion pushes.
However, Liverpool will block any loan deal unless Brewster will definitely get game time from January until the end of the season.
Transfer news LIVE: Rhian Brewster is poised to leave Liverpool on loan in January
Man Utd exit theory
Manchester United and Paul Pogba have been accused in the Spanish press of making out the midfielder’s injury is worse as he pushes for a January move to Real Madrid.
Cope allege the former Juventus star has been fit for some time having undergone extensive rehabilitation work to bounce back from a foot injury.
However, he’s apparently not playing to ensure he’s healthy enough to hit the ground running if he swaps Old Trafford for the Bernabeu in the new year.
Pogba admitted last year that it is a “dream” to play for Real and Zinedine Zidane is a known admirer of his countryman, who rejoined United in 2016.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba fancies a move to Real Madrid
Transfer news LIVE: Unai Emery is under the cosh at Arsenal and could be sacked
Arsenal’s Unai Emery fears
Arsenal believe not sacking Unai Emery could cost them their best players with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette stalling on signing new contracts.
Emery is in danger of being axed in north London after the Gunners’ poor start to the season was made worse by Saturday’s dismal 2-2 draw with Southampton.
That Emirates stalemate has increased calls from fans for the Spaniard to be shown the door – a decision the Arsenal board are now pondering over.
The Daily Mail reckon Arsenal chiefs fear losing the likes of Aubameyang and Lacazette if Emery stays on, with both hesitating over putting pen to paper on fresh terms.