Friday’s transfer rumor roundup: Kroos to Manchester, Sirigu to Villa
Friday’s rumors are rampant, but big names are certainly in the gossip mill.
Toni Kroos has been outspoken lately, and the German could be on his way out of the Bernabeu. Kroos will turn 26 in January, and the Mirror says Manchester United could be a destination for the talented German midfielder. Could Juan Mata go in the other direction?
And could Chicharito really be headed back to the Premier League? The ex-Manchester United striker is tearing it up for Bayer Leverkusen, and Arsenal is said to be interested in buying the Mexican striker from the Bundesliga outfit. It would be a shock if Bayer sold.
Here’s a move that might make sense. Hull is thriving in the Championship, but Bournemouth could force their hand by offering good money for Curtis Davies. The Cherries need some depth after suffering a spate of injuries, and Hull have the resources to either hold onto Davies or use decent dough to replace him.
The London Evening Standard says Chelsea will make a move to pry Jamie Vardy from Leicester City. The relentless forward would be a perfect fit to torture defenses and feast off the spoils of the Blues’ playmaking corps.
The Birmingham Mail says Callum McManaman’s struggles at the Hawthorns could be over thanks to interest from Birmingham City.
The same outlet is linking Aston Villa will moves for PSG keeper Salvatore Sirigu -- also wanted by Newcastle and Roma -- and $20 million Gent striker Laurent Depoitre.