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Transfer News Live: Done Deals, Eriksen’s Swap Deal, Pochettino to Re-unite Messi and Neymar



Here are the transfer updates making the rounds on Boxing Day. Enjoy.

Pochettino could Re-unite Messi with Neymar

According to reports, Argentina manager Mauricio Pochettino will try to re-unite countryman Lionel Messi with Neymar when he’s announced as the manager of PSG.

Messi has failed to win the Champions League since Neymar left Barcelona and Pochettino reportedly wants to re-unite the two superstars as he hopes to win the competition with PSG.

Messi, who will become a free agent at the end of the season has also been linked with Manchester City.

Meanwhile, both players are set to face-off in the second round of the Champions League this season.

Eriksen could be involved in a Swap deal

Inter CEO Guiseppe Marotta has confirmed that former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen could leave in January, having failed to impress in Serie A.

The Croatian is set to leave the San Siro this winter amid interest from Premier League clubs and PSG. The 28-year-old has struggled to function in Antonio Conte’s formation and could reunite with his former coach Pochettino at PSG.

Meanwhile, it’s being reported that Inter are interested in Argentina and PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes and a swap deal could happen.

Atletico Madrid hopeful of signing Arsenal right-back

Atletico Madrid are considering making a move for 23-year-old Arsenal right-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles in January, having lost Kieran Trippier for 10 weeks through suspension.

However, a deal might not be possible in January as the England international has been a regular for Mikel Arteta’s side this season, having played 17 games in all competitions.

Man United set to sign Caicedo ahead of Chelsea

Chelsea have reportedly joined Manchester United in showing an interest in 19-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, who plays for Independiente del Valle.

However, Man United are the front-runners for his signature and have reportedly reached an agreement with the player and a £4.5million with his club.

Man United are back for Calvert-Lewin

Man United have reportedly pencilled down Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin as a potential alternative to Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.

Haaland, who scored 17 goals in all competitions for Dortmund this season before getting injured remains the Red Devils’ first-choice option.


Tim Krul

Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract that will keep him at English club Norwich until 2024.

The 32-year-old is just three games away from making 100 appearances for the Canaries since joining on a free transfer in 2018.

Wilfrid Kaptoum

Former Barcelona midfielder Wilfrid Kaptoum will play for New England Revolution next season, having left Spanish side Real Betis as a free agent.

The 24-year-old Cameroonian, who spent over five years at the Camp Nou scored in the semifinal when Barcelona won the 2016 Copa Del Rey and also featured in the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League campaign.

in other transfer news, Wolfsburg have reportedly promised striker Wout Weghorst he can join Tottenham if they bid £32m for his services, while Dele Alli looks destined to leave Tottenham in the January transfer window amid interest from PSG and teams in Italy.

Finally, Spanish club Getafe are looking to bring in a pair of high-profile loan signings this winter. The Spanish side is hoping to sign Takefusa Kubo from Real Madrid and Barcelona’s Carles Alena.

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