There are quite a number of players out there who are likely to switch camps and there is no appropriate time than the January window opening.
Here’s our mid-week gossip trail;
Arsenal legend, Henry Thierry had a go at the Chelsea team as he answered questions from Sky Sports viewers on Tuesday with Cesc Fabregas.
Henry was asked how he thought Chelsea could solve their current crisis. He answered by throwing back a question as to how Chelsea could lose to the likes of Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, and said that the players deserved the criticism that has come their way.
‘Yes you can have a go at the boss, but I think you can also have a massive go at the players at the moment. Both of them together are in a situation that I actually don’t know about because I’ve never been in that situation.
‘We had a bad season at Arsenal but we managed to finish sixth or fifth. We were always there, never past the 10th position.
‘It’s time for the players to be professional about it.
‘Where is your pride?’ he asked as Fabregas sat silently next to him.
He admitted that he and his Chelsea squad need to start performing, but his uncomfortable posture was visibly seen.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly not happy at the shaping up of things at the Old Trafford as he feels the board could likely extend the stay of current coach Luis Van Gaal but Real Madrid could open a new chapter for him.
Nemanja Vidic who joined Serie A side, AS Roma is reported to have parted ways with the club by mutual consent and is heading to the MLS. (Dailymail)
Manchester United initially wanted Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez but Diego Simeone would not allow it. They quickly have now turned their attention to Valencia's 22-year-old Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes. (Daily Star)
Schalke’s 20-year-old Germany midfielder Leroy Sane is now being pursued by Real Madrid and Barcelona who have joined Manchester City in the race for his signature. The player is worth £40m as young as he is. (Daily Mirror)
Manuel Pellegrini says he is not too keen on registering a new player as a cover for central defender Vincent Kompany. The 29-year-old, is nursing a long-term calf injury and his come-back is uncertain now. (Guardian)
Nigerian teenagers, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze could be landed by Arsenal in the coming days. The two players were outstanding at the just ended Under-17 World Cup. (Sky Sports)
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is likely offer Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell, a contract extension beyond the end of the season. The 23-year-old is impressive this season. (Daily Telegraph)
Branislav Ivanovic has refused offers from Italian clubs, Inter Milan and Fiorentina after agreeing a one-year contract extension at Chelsea. (Sun)
Chelsea is opened to options in a back-up plan for Diego Costa as they consider Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, 29 and former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31. (Times)
Chelsea are in talks with Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Chelsea’s interim boss Guus Hiddink has admitted the club is short of strikers, and has strongly hinted that Lavezzi, 30, is an option for the Blues, with the player’s representative Alessandro Moggi confirming that Chelsea have been in contact. Real Madrid are rumoured to be an option too.
Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos says he can make Neymar change his mind and opt to play for Real Madrid.
Blancos president Florentino Perez is set on bringing Neymar to the Spanish capital and Roberto Carlos thinks he is the right man to do that.
“I can make Neymar come [to] Real Madrid,” boasted the Brazilian on Punto Pelota (h/t Sport). “He is very young. I am sure next year he will finish even higher in the Ballon d’Or.”