The role of Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager remains in doubt, with a host of names listed as his potential replacement. According to The Independent, former Paris St. Germain boss Thomas Tuchel, former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers and Southampton’s Ralph Hasenhuttl are all considered big choices. Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko, currently the coach of the Ukrainian national team, is also a potential candidate, according to the French newspaper Le10 Sport. The potential move of Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid to Manchester City is getting closer, according to ESPN. The town closely watches the situation of the 34-year-old with the Spaniards as they consider a move when he becomes a free agent in the summer. As most of his main defenders are 26 or younger, Ramos has not renewed his contract with Real and City boss Pep Guardiola believes his experience will be a boon.
After all, Dele Alli is allegedly not going to leave Tottenham this month (Dylan Martinez/PA)Dele Alli is not going to leave Tottenham this month, notes Sky Sports. As his importance under Jose Mourinho has been challenged, there has been a lot of interest in the 24-year-old. Alli has been affiliated with many other clubs, but it is confirmed that Spurs are not interested in selling or loaning the midfielder. On the other hand, if acceptable offers are received, goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, 29, and 30-year-old defender Danny Rose, can leave. Manchester City is desperate to tie Kevin De Bruyne down to a new deal, but according to The Times, the midfielder is becoming dissatisfied with the slow pace of negotiations. It is predicted that the 29-year-old will refuse the first contract offer from the club for a new five-year deal. Several of the largest clubs in Europe are closely watching him. Norwich midfielder Emi Buendia is closely watched by Arsenal (Joe Giddens/PA). According to The Independent, Arsenal is expected to make a strong offer for Norwich midfielder Emi Buendia. The Gunners are looking at a cash-plus-player contract that could see the Canaries join one of their 21-year-old midfielders, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson. This season, the 24-year-old Argentine Buendia has attracted a lot of interest, but according to Sky Sports, Norwich will ignore any offers because after recent transfer deals they do not need the money. Social media round-upChelsea and Man Utd transfer blow to sign Alabahttps://t as Real Madrid’ win race’ Co/Ti6baSuy8k-The Sun Football (@TheSunFootball) January 4, 2021Man Utd outcast Phil Jones eyed by Burnley despite not playing a single game this seasonhttps://t.co/AwZVeQzYDc-The Sun Football (@TheSunFootball) January 4, 2021Players to watchMesut Özil: Arsenal may have been disappointed again in their hopes of moving the German on, with Juventus apparently no longer involved in a loan deal, rep. Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury is looking to leave the club this month, sources claim (Mike Egerton/PA) Hamza Choudhury: According to Talksport, Leicester’s 23-year-old midfielder is looking to leave the club this month. Marcos Rojo: The 30-year-old Manchester United defender has held talks in his native Argentina over a transfer to Boca Juniors, the Daily Mail reports.