Transfer rumours and the latest football gossip – Friday 3 January 2020

We wrap up all the latest transfer rumours here and dive into the world of football gossip for some juicy tidbits.

Transfer rumours

The Daily Mail claim that Manchester United are hunting former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can as a quick fix for their midfield injury issues with Sean Longstaff reportedly also on their radar.

Juventus have confirmed the signing of Swedish starlet Dejan Kulusevski from Atalanta in a deal worth £30-million.

Kaizer Chiefs target Anthony Akuma has been released by Zambian giants Zesco United which could pave the way for him to make the switch to Naturena.

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers face a battle to keep hold of midfielder Glen Kamara after Sheffield United became the latest club to show interest in the player. Arsenal, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Burnley, Aston Villa and Leeds are also keen according to the Sun.

A report in the Daily Star suggests Chelsea and Tottenham have made contact with Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent as transfer talks ramp up over a potential £100-million deal for the Napoli man.

Arsenal’s star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has played down speculation on his future, saying: “The English press likes to talk a lot. For now, I’m here. I’m 100 per cent here.”

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Transfer rumours: The EPL fixtures for 2019/20 have been announced with Chelsea and Manchester United set to meet in a massive opening weekend clash. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring on the final day of the 2018-19 EPL season. Photo: Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images)

The Gunners are battling rivals Tottenham to sign Thomas Lemar from Atletico Madrid in January, according to the Daily Star.

 If Manchester United complete the transfer of fullback Nelson Semedo from Barcelona, the Catalan giants are believed to be likely to swoop for Leicester City star Ricardo Pereira.

West Ham are reportedly set to table a £20-million bid for Brazilian striker Gabigol as David Moyes looks to improve his attacking options.

Mamelodi Sundowns are leading the race for the services of Zimbabwe and former Kaizer Chiefs striker Knowledge Musona according to sources in his home country.

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Transfer rumours: Knowledge Musona of Zimbabwe during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Zimbabwe Training at the El Sekka El Hadeed, Cairo on the 19 June 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Manchester United have reportedly added 21-year-old Norwich City ace, Todd Cantwell, to a four-person British transfer shortlist.

Football gossip

Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Thokozani Sekotlong is training with Chippa United according to a report from Kickoff.com.

Leon Manyisa’s proposed move to the PSL seems to be on hold after it was revealed that he was already registered with two clubs this season.

Manchester United have slapped a £150-million asking price on the head of Paul Pogba but are ready to cash in this month if any of the big boys come calling.

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