Category: Witness

Arsenal could make offer for player this week – Summer plans rushed, no work permit issues – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

Arsenal could make offer for player this week – Summer plans rushed, no work permit issues – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

Arsenal have ‘intensified talks’ for the signing of Athletico Paranaense midfielder Bruno Guimarães, according to claims from Brazil today. Goal Brasil say the Gunners were only planning to make a move in the summer, but have now decided to come in strong for the 22-year-old. It’s said Arsenal are ‘studying’ the possibility of making an…

Read more

“Seems all done” – Bold claims from Italy that Man United have wrapped up €70-75m defender deal – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

“Seems all done” – Bold claims from Italy that Man United have wrapped up €70-75m defender deal – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

If all the Bruno Fernandes stories weren’t exciting enough for January, we’ve now got some rather bold claims coming out of Italy regarding Manchester United’s interest in Kalidou Koulibaly. In fact, according to Italian journalist Fabio Santini, speaking on the TV show Il Processo on the station 7 Gold, a deal is already done for…

Read more

“Arsenal are interested” – Club president reveals when he expects Gunners offer – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

“Arsenal are interested” – Club president reveals when he expects Gunners offer – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

Sunday’s edition of O Jogo brought a pretty important story about Benfica’s efforts to sign Bruno Guimarães from Athletico Paranaense. Besides claiming that the Eagles have offered €20m to sign the midfielder, the newspaper also managed to interview Mario Celso Petraglia, who’s the president of the Brazilian side. It turns out that Petraglia ended up not…

Read more

Club have a ‘plan’ – Want to send player to Arsenal and get Gunners man in return – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

Club have a ‘plan’ – Want to send player to Arsenal and get Gunners man in return – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

With Atletico Madrid struggling to sign Edinson Cavani before the end of his contract with Paris Saint Germain, the Colchoneros have reportedly targeted another option for the centre forward position. Marca reports today that Diego Simeone’s side have Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette in their sights. It’s said the Spanish side have many times ‘dreamed’ of his…

Read more

‘Matter of days’ before player leaves Manchester United – Confidence quick move on cards – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

‘Matter of days’ before player leaves Manchester United – Confidence quick move on cards – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

There’s still confidence in the Italian media on Ashley Young moving to Inter Milan during the winter market. The story built so quickly last weekend that at one point it was stated Inter hoped to have Young in the stands for their match against Atalanta on Saturday, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Monday’s edition…

Read more

Club find agreement with Chelsea player, ‘absolutely convinced’ – Need to deal with Blues for transfer – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

Club find agreement with Chelsea player, ‘absolutely convinced’ – Need to deal with Blues for transfer – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

With less than six months left on Olivier Giroud’s contract at Chelsea, Frank Lampard admitted the Blues could allow the striker leave in the winter market. Inter Milan are keen on acquiring the 33-year-old’s services and despite interest from other clubs, reports coming out of Italy and France from earlier this week explained the striker’s desire…

Read more

Player is Barcelona’s ‘ultimate objective’ for January – Compete with Arsenal for transfer – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

Player is Barcelona’s ‘ultimate objective’ for January – Compete with Arsenal for transfer – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano has emerged as a target for Barcelona. Sport’s online edition came up with these claims late on Thursday and they state the centre-back is the ‘ultimate objective’ of the La Liga winners in the winter market. The Blaugrana view him as a ‘bet for the future’. The newspaper explains his performances…

Read more

Chelsea have ‘taken very clear position’ on signing player – Negotiations are underway – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

Chelsea have ‘taken very clear position’ on signing player – Negotiations are underway – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

Dries Mertens’ contract expires with Napoli at the end of June and a renewal isn’t looking likely right now. That means transfer rumours are going to grow ahead of the summer, with it being thought the player would prefer to wait for his free agent status before choosing a new club. Le10 Sport report that…

Read more

Arsenal defender offered to another club via agents – Arteta will ‘happily’ let him leave – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

Arsenal defender offered to another club via agents – Arteta will ‘happily’ let him leave – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

Turkish newspaper Aksam claim Arsenal defender Shrokdan Mustafi has been offered to Galatasaray via agents. The Turkish champions are in the market for a central defender this month after Christian Luyindama ruptured his knee ligaments on international duty in November. Aksam report Gala’s two prime targets Simon Kjaer and Jeison Murill are unlikely to join…

Read more

Insistence over Chelsea and West Ham ‘approaches’ for striker – Future being sorted – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

Insistence over Chelsea and West Ham ‘approaches’ for striker – Future being sorted – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

Perhaps it’s time for our readers to pick a side when reading the stories about the future of Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa. If you’d rather believe the Italian press, Gazzetta Dello Sport recently binned the claims that Chelsea or West Ham would be interested in the 23-year-old. But you prefer the Brazilian media, then there are…

Read more

“He won’t change clubs” – Agent rules out player leaving Chelsea, happy where he is – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

“He won’t change clubs” – Agent rules out player leaving Chelsea, happy where he is – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

It’s been a few months since the Italian press started claiming some Serie A clubs would be interested in signing Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea. Both Inter Milan and Juventus were said to be following the Brazilian, with a chance of signing him in the January transfer window. But it doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere,…

Read more

Player attracting interest from Chelsea – Blues received ‘extraordinary’ report from scouts – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

Player attracting interest from Chelsea – Blues received ‘extraordinary’ report from scouts – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

Atalanta registered a 5-0 victory over Parma in the first fixture of this calendar year and Robin Gosens was one of the star players for his side, managing a goal and an assist. According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Chelsea scouts were in the attendance at Gewiss Stadium to watch the left-back in action. Gian Piero Gasperini has…

Read more

“I thought Ozil would be arrogant” – Arsenal loanee speaks about Gunners playmaker – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

“I thought Ozil would be arrogant” – Arsenal loanee speaks about Gunners playmaker – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

Arsenal loanee Mohamed Elneny has spoken to Turkish newspaper Sabah about his future and his relationship with Mesut Ozil. The Egypt international is currently on loan with the Super Lig side after failing out of favour at the Emirates. Speaking about Ozil, Elneny said at first he thought Ozil would be arrogant given he’d played…

Read more

Manchester United come in ‘strong’ in battle for midfielder – Have outbid competition – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

Manchester United come in ‘strong’ in battle for midfielder – Have outbid competition – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

Claims from Chile today say that Manchester United are ‘coming in strong’ for the signing of Arturo Vidal from Barcelona. On Directv Sports show De Futebol Se Habla Asi, reporter Herman Chanampa says the Red Devils have outbid Inter Milan in the race for the midfielder. The reason for Manchester United’s hurry are injuries to…

Read more

Chelsea table offer for Croatian midfielder – Leeds United and West Brom also linked – Sport Witness – Sport Witness
Sport, Witness

Chelsea table offer for Croatian midfielder – Leeds United and West Brom also linked – Sport Witness – Sport Witness

According to Croatian website Tportal, Chelsea are interested in signing Rijeka midfielder Ivan Lepinjica, along with Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion. The Premier League side will be looking to bolster their squad in this window now that their transfer ban has been lifted and the 20 year old could be a possibility. Chelsea have…

Read more