Crystal Palace are set to be active in the January transfer market and fancy Danny Welbeck for £10m to solve their Christian Benteke-shaped goalscoring problem. Arsenal are willing to cash in as ‘Dat Guy Welbz’ is out of contract in the summer and they are already set to lose out on a transfer fee for Aaron Ramsey, set to join up with Ivan Gazidis at Milan.
Arsène Wenger, though, is not set to become manager of Milan. He even went as far as to describe stories linking him with replacing Gennaro Gattuso as “fake news”. Previous use of that accursed phrase probably means he is eyeing up a Milanese pad as we speak, and set to hook up with Ramsey again.
And if Chelsea do get some dough for RLC, they might spend it on Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, just to keep Álvaro Morata on his toes?
Real Madrid may not getting in Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager but might finally be ready to cash in on Gareth Bale. Manchester United, of course, are the team linked with the Welsh wizard.
Should Bale end up at Old Trafford, he could be having pre-match meals at Hotel Football, as owned by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, and directly opposite the stadium. That might stop United being late for matches, as has become their habit.
How might United find a dining space for Bale? Anthony Martial, despite being one of their best players of late, could join Inter at the end of his contract, expiring next summer. Eric Bailly, another player José Mourinho has not got on with this season, could become Martial’s neighbour by signing for Milan.