The Manchester United goalkeeper should be wanted in a number of clubs.
Phil Jones hasn’t played a significant game for Manchester United since January 2020 and this season he still has the advantage of being part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in the Premier League. The contract with United does not expire until 2023, and now Watford and Newcastle will be interested in loaning the midfielder, claims The Sun. He is also said to have attracted the interest of a number of championship clubs.
Dean Smith was fired at Aston Villa this weekend, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the manager has been out of a job for long. The Telegraph writes that Norwich wants to bring the 50-year-old into the club’s vacant managerial position. Meanwhile, Sky Sports reported that Frank Lampard and Ralph Hasenhuttl are the current candidates.
Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic has been linked to a number of top clubs last year after a big game for Fiorentina in Serie A, Tottenham were among those strongly associated with Vlahovic and, according to La Nazion, the white team have strong ties. To pay £60m to beat rivals Arsenal in the 21-year-old’s battle.
Saul Niguez was brought to Chelsea this summer on loan from Atletico Madrid. However, the midfielder has struggled to play at 11 and has only had two minutes in the Premier League since his arrival. According to The Telegraph, the Spaniard should be prepared to stay at the London club until the loan agreement expires after the season.
At Arsenal, Ainsley Maitland-Niles attempted to leave the club this summer due to dissatisfaction with playing time. Now, however, the 24-year-old must have changed his mind. Having started a total of four games this season, as well as several roles, he is now, according to PA Media, happy with his life at the club.
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Newcastle are connected to many players of the day and the last one is Thomas Strakosha. The goalkeeper lives in Lazio on a daily basis and, according to The Sun, Newcastle want to take him on when the transfer window opens in January.
Meanwhile, The Telegraph reports that former Chelsea boss Michael Emenalo is sailing as the preferred candidate for the position of new sporting director at Newcastle.
We also note that Craig Shakespeare could be part of Claudio Ranieri’s coaching staff at Watford, having had to leave the assistant role at Aston Villa due to the sacking of Dean Smith. Shakespeare was Ranieri’s assistant at Leicester when they shocked the footballing world and won the Premier League in 2016.
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