7am transfer news LIVE: Mandzukic to Man Utd, Ibrahimovic to Boca Juniors rumours denied, De Bruyne recommended to PSG – The Sun

THE season is well underway but already clubs will be thinking about who they should sign in January.

Arsenal's defence is still having issues, while Spurs have made a horrendous start in all competitions.

Follow all the latest transfer news right here…

  • EXCLUSIVE by Neil Ashton: MAX ALLEGRI is waiting in the wings if Mauricio Pochettino walks away from Tottenham.

    Fears are growing inside Spurs that Poch is preparing to quit after five years at White Hart Lane.

    Allegri, who is taking a year out after leaving Juventus last summer, is weighing up his next challenge.

    The ex-Juve coach won five Serie A titles in Turin but was beaten twice in the Champions League final.

    He is taking a break from the sport but would put himself in the running for the job if Pochettino quits the new White Hart Lane stadium.

    Brendan Rodgers also has his admirers if Pochettino ultimately decides he needs a fresh challenge.

  • CHELSEA'S Emerson Palmieri is poised to sign a new contract — despite being injured.

    The Brazilian-born Italy international is out for a month with a thigh injury he picked up in Italy's game against Finland last month.

    He came back for Chelsea's defeat against Liverpool but suffered a relapse during the game and only lasted 15 minutes of that 2-1 loss.

    But the Blues are still poised to offer him a new contract and hope he will be fit after the next international break, according to Tutto Mercato.

    The Italian publication reckon the left-back will earn £77,000 a week on his new deal, adding up to £4million a year, taking him to 2024.

  • EXCLUSIVE by Martin Blackburn: OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is back in the hunt for summer target Mario Mandzukic.

    United were keen on a swoop for the Juventus striker during the close season — until the 33-year-old Croatian’s wage demands scuppered his chances of a switch to Old Trafford.

    But an injury crisis among the club's forwards has brought Mandzukic back into the Red Devils’ sights.

    The World Cup finalist has yet to play for the Italian champions Juve this season – and has had interest from the Middle East and the United States.

  • ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC'S agent Mino Raiola has denied claims that he has offered his client to Argentinian side Boca Juniors.

    Raiola tweeted: ” I have never offered Ibrahimovic to Boca Juniors or to anybody else. Total fakenews.”

    According to Spanish news outlet AS, Boca chairman Daniel Angelici and sporting director Nicolas Burdisso were eyeing up a move for the LA Galaxy striker.

    Ibrahimovic's contract at the MLS side expires in December.

  • KEVIN DE BRUYNE'S former boss has urged him to quit Manchester City for PSG – insisting the French giants offer him a better chance of Champions League glory.

    Hein Vanhaezebrouck, who managed De Bruyne at Genk in 2009, insisted the midfielder could become Europe's best player by inspiring PSG to European success.

    He told Het Nieuwsblad: “Kevin has won two league titles and various English cups with Manchester City, and he's been named player of the season in Germany.

    “But he has never won anything internationally. No Europa League, no Champions League, no World Cup – and these are the things that are always taken into account.

    “As soon as he wins one of these prizes I have no doubt that he will be in the running for the FIFA player of the year award and the Ballon d'Or trophy.

    “He could yet do it with City – but with the defence they've got I am not convinced. I'm not saying that it would be easier for him to win the Champions League with Barcelona or Real Madrid.

    “But to my mind it would be if he played for Paris Saint-Germain. Get De Bruyne to feed Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe with his pinpoint passes, and you have a team that is virtually impossible to play against.

    “The one problem is that it may not suit him to play in Ligue 1. At PSG he would earn even more money than he does now.

    “But on so many weekends he'd have matches against the likes of Dijon, Amiens or Strasbourg – and he wouldn't look forward to them.”

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