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Friday’s Buzz: De Ligt, Firmino, Guirassy, Lukaku, Hojbjerg, Phillips, Mejbri, Hodgson

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Arsenal, eyeing Bayern Munich’s Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt, aged 24, may make a move in the summer. This follows a report from Athletic, which requires a subscription for more details.

Before Arsenal can bring in new players this January, they need to reduce their squad, with manager Mikel Arteta likely focusing on loan agreements, as per Mirror.

Uncertainty looms over Roy Hodgson’s role at Crystal Palace, with the club contemplating a switch to Steve Cooper, recently let go by Nottingham Forest, reports Telegraph (subscription needed).

32-year-old Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino might exit Al-Ahli after a brief six-month stint. Saudi Pro League teams like Al-Shabab, Al-Ettifaq, Al-Fateh, along with Sheffield United and Turkish clubs, are showing interest, says Talksport.

Serhou Guirassy, the 27-year-old forward from Guinea, is set to depart Stuttgart in January, with AC Milan, Manchester United, and Tottenham showing interest, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian).

Liverpool plans to loan out 26-year-old defender Nat Phillips in January, following his return from Celtic, as reported by Liverpool Echo.

Crystal Palace has shown interest in Sunderland’s 21-year-old French midfielder Pierre Ekwah and Paris St-Germain’s 21-year-old French striker Hugo Ekitike, notes the Standard.

Nottingham Forest and Monaco are having advanced discussions over 28-year-old Portuguese winger Gelson Martins, as per L’Equipe (in French).

A potential swap deal involving Juventus’ 23-year-old Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic and Chelsea’s 30-year-old Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku, currently at Roma, is speculated for next year, according to Tuttosport (in Italian).

Manchester United’s 19-year-old English winger Dan Gore is on Borussia Dortmund’s radar, reports Football Insider.

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Chelsea has struck a deal for Senegal’s Under-17 midfielder Pape Daouda Diong, set to join from AF Darou Salam in June upon turning 18, as confirmed by Fabrizio Romano.

Juventus aims to sign Tottenham’s 28-year-old Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in January, as per Calciomercato (in Italian).

Manchester City’s 28-year-old English midfielder Kalvin Phillips may move to Newcastle on loan, rejecting Juventus, according to Talksport.

Tottenham is on the lookout for a centre-back by mid-January, with Nice’s 23-year-old French defender Jean-Clair Todibo being their primary target, as mentioned in Teamtalk.

West Ham might sell 27-year-old Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd in January, with interest from several Saudi Arabian clubs, states Football Insider.

Eintracht Frankfurt is eyeing a loan deal for Wolves’ 26-year-old Austrian striker Sasa Kalajdzic until season’s end, as reported by Bild (in German).

Former French midfielder Yann M’Vila, 33, is considering a comeback to Sunderland. He’s currently a free agent after parting ways with Olympiakos last season, as per Sunderland Echo.

Sevilla, Lyon, and Freiburg are keen on loaning Manchester United’s 20-year-old Hannibal Mejbri in January, as per Fabrizio Romano.

West Ham defender Thilo Kehre, 27, has caught Roma’s eye for a January transfer, according to Corriere dello Sport (in Italian).

Manchester City is nearing a deal for River Plate’s 17-year-old Argentine midfielder Claudio Echeverri, as reported by Sky Sports. Echeverri is expected to initially join Manchester City’s sister club Girona before integrating into Pep Guardiola’s team, as per Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish).

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Football Transfers

Is Matthijs de Ligt potentially moving to Arsenal?

Arsenal is reportedly interested in Matthijs de Ligt, a 24-year-old defender from Bayern Munich, with a possible transfer occurring this summer.

What are Arsenal’s plans for the January transfer window?

Arsenal intends to offload players before making January signings, with manager Mikel Arteta likely to focus on loan deals.

What is the future of Roy Hodgson with Crystal Palace?

Roy Hodgson’s future as Crystal Palace manager is uncertain, as the club is considering replacing him with Steve Cooper, who was recently sacked by Nottingham Forest.

Are there any clubs interested in Roberto Firmino after his stint at Al-Ahli?

Roberto Firmino, after potentially leaving Al-Ahli, has attracted interest from Saudi Pro League teams like Al-Shabab, Al-Ettifaq, Al-Fateh, Sheffield United, and clubs in Turkey.

Which clubs are interested in Serhou Guirassy from Stuttgart?

Serhou Guirassy is ready to leave Stuttgart, with clubs like AC Milan, Manchester United, and Tottenham showing interest.

What are Liverpool’s plans for defender Nat Phillips?

Liverpool is planning to send Nat Phillips, a 26-year-old defender, on loan again in January following his stint with Celtic.

Are there any updates on potential transfers for Crystal Palace?

Crystal Palace is showing interest in Pierre Ekwah from Sunderland and Hugo Ekitike from Paris St-Germain.

Is there a potential swap deal involving Dusan Vlahovic and Romelu Lukaku?

A swap deal involving Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic and Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, who is currently on loan at Roma, is speculated for the next year.

More about Football Transfers

  • Arsenal’s Interest in Matthijs de Ligt
  • Arsenal’s January Transfer Strategy
  • Roy Hodgson’s Future at Crystal Palace
  • Roberto Firmino’s Potential Club Transfers
  • Serhou Guirassy’s Transfer Interests
  • Liverpool’s Loan Plans for Nat Phillips
  • Crystal Palace’s Transfer Targets
  • Speculated Vlahovic-Lukaku Swap Deal

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TransferGuru December 29, 2023 - 1:50 am

Looks like a busy transfer window ahead, especially with that Vlahovic-Lukaku swap. can’t wait to see how it all unfolds!

SpursSupporter December 29, 2023 - 5:36 am

Guirassy to Tottenham, please make it happen! We need someone like him upfront

FootyFanatic December 29, 2023 - 3:17 pm

wow, Arsenal going for De Ligt? thats huge, but lets see if it actually happens, transfer rumours are always so unpredictable!

RedsRule December 29, 2023 - 7:31 pm

Firmino leaving so soon? didn’t expect that. he’s still got some good football in him, bet he’ll be a great asset wherever he goes

EagleEye December 29, 2023 - 7:46 pm

Not sure bout Hodgson, he’s been decent but maybe its time for a change? Cooper could be interesting


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