Transfer rumor roundup: Berahino to Liverpool, Gundogan to Manchester United
According to British outlet The Sun, West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino will be allowed to leave the Hawthorns if a club comes in with a $30 million bid during the January transfer window. Berahino, 21, made his full England debut in 2014 and scored four goals in the Baggies’ FA Cup third round win on Saturday. Both Tottenham and Liverpool are reportedly interested in the young English striker as they look to bolster their forward line in the January sales. Is Berahino the answer?
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Manchester United are rumored to be preparing a monster $118 million bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba but it seems like they are lining up another deal. The Daily Express reports that Borussia Dortmund are ready to listen to offers for midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. The 24-year-old German midfielder has been a long-term target of the Red Devils and with BVB’s struggles worsening at the wrong end of the Bundesliga standings, January could be a good time to move on for the man who scored in the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League final.
Another player rumored to be on his way to United is Barcelona’s right back Dani Alves. The 31-year-old Brazilian is out of contract at Barcelona this summer and the Red Devils, according to the Mirror, are eager to sign the free agent to help ease their defensive woes.
Arsenal are going to nip in ahead of United for another player, according to The Sun, as Ipswich’s highly-rated teenage midfielder Teddy Bishop could end up at the Emirates. Bishop, 18, has been integral to the Tractor Boys’ success this season and he could leave Portman Road in a $16 million deal. Other teams from the PL are also keeping a close eye on the promising midfielder.
After becoming Crystal Palace’s new manager, Alan Pardew is set to make his first signing for the Eagles. Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo, 21, is high on Pardew’s wishlist according to several reports, as the young Frenchman has struggled for minutes at the Emirates this season. Sanogo would be the second Gunner to leave on loan this week, with Lukas Podolksi heading to Inter Milan on loan for the rest of the season. Is Arsene freeing up some space for a big signing in January?