Today’s Gossip: Chicarito In Shock Return To OT; Red Devils Offer Mkhitaryan In Sanchez’s Deal

Little Pea Back?
Manchester United have reportedly drawn up a three-man striker shortlist as they look to ease the pressure on Romelu Lukaku up front this season.

United’s interest in wantaway Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez emerged on Thursday, but according to the Telegraph , the Chilean has been joined on their hitlist by Leicester forward Jamie Vardy and West Ham striker Javier Hernandez.

They claim Vardy would be difficult to sign and command a fee of at least £35million from Leicester, while former Red Devils frontman while Hernandez would be a cheaper option.

West Ham are said to be listening to offers for the Mexican who has not impressed Hammers boss David Moyes.

Allegri & Luis Enrique on Chelsea shortlist
Chelsea have identified Massimiliano Allegri and Luis Enrique as potential managers should Antonio Conte leave at season’s end, according to the Daily Mail.
It appears increasingly likely that Conte will leave Stamford Bridge over the summer, with Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri in consideration as well.
Diego Simeone is a long-shot candidate, while Carlo Ancelotti seemingly has been ruled out.
Man Utd Ahead Of City In Weigl Race
Manchester United have passed Manchester City in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, according to the Independent.
Jose Mourinho is said to want a new defensive midfielder in support of Paul Pogba, and City target Weigl has landed on the Red Devils’ radar.
While a swap involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan seems unlikely, United’s willingness to send the midfielder to Dortmund could help facilitate talks to sign Weigl.

Liverpool Set Sturridge Price
Liverpool are ready to sell wantaway striker Daniel Sturridge for £30 million, the Daily Mail reports.
The England international has reportedly asked to leave Anfield in January, though that valuation and his £150,000-a-week wages could prove problematic.

Stoke City were said to be interested in a move, but the club won’t make a decision until a new manager is in place.

Other News

Manchester United are ready to pay Alexis Sanchez the £400,000-a-week wages and £15m signing-on fee Manchester City are baulking at, and also prepared to offer Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a cash-plus-player deal.

Liverpool have placed a staggering price tag of £30million on wantaway striker Daniel Sturridge (via Liverpool Echo).

Everton are ready to make a £20million bid for Arsenal forward Theo Walcott .

Feuding Manchester United and Chelsea managers Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte are on a collision course — over the Paris Saint-Germain job .

Arsenal have dismissed an Italian report that former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has already agreed a deal to replace Arsene Wenger in the summer.

Liverpool have suffered a major setback in their hopes of landing Naby Keita this month , rather than in the summer as was originally agreed.

West Ham are ready to listen to offers for £17million striker Javier Hernandez – after only six months.

Quique Sanchez Flores has until Friday to decide if he wants to become Stoke’s new boss .

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has admitted the club may be forced to let Thomas Lemar go, because the “numbers today are incredibly big”. Liverpool and Arsenal are keeping tabs on the France international, with the hope of landing him in the January transfer window.

Southampton are in pole position to sign Monaco striker Guido Carrillo after Crystal Palace withdrew their interest.

Swansea insist Alfie Mawson won’t be joining West Ham for £25million this month . The Hammers want to sign the defender, while Watford have also expressed an interest.

Liverpool and Tottenham are shaping up for a summer battle over Championship side Norwich’s midfield rising star James Maddison . Southampton are also in the mix.

Liverpool are in talks with Leicester over a move for Riyad Mahrez – but the player himself would rather go to Arsenal (Express)

New MLS side Los Angeles FC are interesting in signing the aforementioned unsettled Javier Hernandez (talkSPORT)

If Liverpool make a bid for Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic , then Manchester United will match it as they monitor the 19-year-old United States midfielder (Independent)

Source: wolexis

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