Manchester United and Chelsea Transfer Gossip: Potential Clearouts and Sales in January

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Manchester United and Chelsea could be set for a busy January, with both Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino reportedly ready to ship out several players.

Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Donny van de Beek could all leave Old Trafford next month after being frozen out by ten Hag.

Pochettino, meanwhile, could part ways with a couple of expensive defenders after suggesting Chelsea must spend their way out of trouble this winter, despite investing over £1billion in three transfer windows since Todd Boehly took over. 

Elsewhere, Bayern Munich remain keen on Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha and Aston Villa are monitoring a RB Salzburg midfielder. 

Below, Mail Sport takes a look at all the latest news and gossip on Tuesday.

Manchester United will listen to offers for Casemiro (left) and Raphael Varane (right)

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Manchester United will be listening to offers for Casemiro, Raphael Varane and Donny van de Beek in January as Erik ten Hag plans a major clearout. Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho could also leave if suitable bids arrive. (The Guardian)

Axel Disasi and Marc Cucurella are among seven players who could leave Stamford Bridge in January as Mauricio Pochettino looks to overhaul his squad. Disasi only joined the Blues in the summer for £39million, while Cucurella cost over £60m last year. (TeamTalk)

Aston Villa are keeping tabs on RB Salzburg midfielder Oscar Gloukh. The 19-year-old has scored six goals and registered five assists in all competitions so far and is under contract with the Austrian club until 2027. (Football Insider)

Armando Broja isn’t considering leaving Stamford Bridge for Turkey in January. The Chelsea striker has attracted interest from the Turkish Super Lig, as well as from Premier League clubs. (Fabrizio Romano)

Premier League clubs interested in signing Matias Soule will have to wait until the summer, with the Juventus youngster poised to remain on loan at Frosinone until the end of the season. The Argentine has scored six goals in 13 Serie A games this season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Bayern Munich remain keen to sign Joao Palhinha and sent scouts to watch Fulham’s 5-0 thrashing of West Ham on Sunday. The Portuguese was on the verge to join the Bundesliga giants in the summer, before the move collapsed. (90min)

Bayern Munich remain keen to sign midfielder Joao Palhinha in January

Bayern Munich remain keen to sign midfielder Joao Palhinha in January

Brentford are looking to sign a striker in January even if Ivan Toney remains at the club and are monitoring FC Cincinnati Brandon Vazquez. The 25-year-old USA international scored 17 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions last season. (The Telegraph) 

Arsenal are hoping to tie 18-year-old Reuell Walters down to a new deal in a bid to hold off interest from Premier League and European clubs. (Evening Standard) 

RB Leipzig won’t stand in Timo Werner’s way should he decide to leave the Bundesliga in January. The former Chelsea striker is settled in Leipzig but has attracted interest from Manchester United and a number of Premier League clubs. (Sky Germany

Everton could recall Mason Holgate from his loan at Southampton, due to a lack of playing time. The 27-year-old has made just five appearances for the Saints this season. (The Sun)

Fulham are interested in signing Feyenoord midfielder Quinten Timber, the twin brother of injured Arsenal defender Jurrien. (TeamTalk) 

Valencia midfielder Javi Guerra is unlikely to leave the Spanish club in January. The 20-year-old, who has an £86m release clause, has attracted interest from Juventus and a number of Premier League clubs. (Relevo – in Spanish)


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