According to reports, Chelsea will take bids for Conor Gallagher in January in an effort to collect money for a new striker and adhere to financial restrictions. Following their 2-0 loss against Everton on Sunday, Mauricio Pochettino’s team is currently 14 points out of the top four in the Premier League and will need to return to the transfer market the following month.
Strikers like Brentford’s Ivan Toney and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen are strongly connected to him, as the Blues’ biggest problem continues to be converting chances. A striker will be at the top of his shopping list. However, either No. 9 would cost more than £70 million, so Chelsea would have to let go of some players first. The Daily Mail claims that Gallagher is being prepared for the chop.
Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo is attracting interest from several clubs ahead of the January transfer window, with Mundo Deportivo claiming both Bayern Munich and Manchester United want to sign him. The report claims that United offered to double his wages, but the 24-year-old is likely to remain at Barcelona. Araujo is said to be very happy in Spain and Barcelona are hoping to renew his contract next season.
Newcastle line-up move for Johnstone
Newcastle are eyeing up Crystal Palace shot-stopper Sam Johnstone, according to theDaily Star. The Magpies need cover for Nick Pope, who faces four months on the sidelines. And the club are reportedly ready to sound out Johnstone as cost effective short-term cover – believing a transfer could be secured for less than £8million.
Fulham eye defensive reinforcements
According to the Sun, Fulham are interested in signing Le Havre defender Arouna Sangante. The report claims that Fulham sent scouts to watch him in action against PSG last week and that the 21-year-old could cost around £15million.