For months, I’ve all dreaded the inevitable. Ever since it was announced in early October that Dušan Vlahovic would not renew, there was a fear that Vlahovic had his mind set on one goal: Juventus.
Ahead of the weekend, Thomas Tuchel once gain confirmed that Chelsea are looking for solutions at left back in light of Ben Chilwell’s long-term injury, and that getting Emerson back from his loan at Olympique Lyonnais is “one of the options” primarily under consideration — though the initial reporting around that possibility hasn’t been too promising.
Arsenal will consider suitable offers for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with a January exit not ruled out for the striker.
Aubameyang, who has joined up with Gabon ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, has been sidelined since being stripped of the captaincy last month after a disciplinary issue.
Real Madrid are not considering the signing of Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and the club feel like Rudiger’s agent has been using them to gather more interest from other teams and therefore sign a better contract, according to a report published this Saturday on ABC by Tomas Gonzalez Martin.
Steven Gerrard is worried, and so are his players. The Aston Villa manager is taking almost hourly bulletins on how badly his squad has been affected by positive COVID-19 cases and whether he will have enough players — 13 outfield players and a goalkeeper — to meet the minimum requirement to fulfil a Premier League fixture.
Just yesterday, we saw a report stating that Süle is “as good as gone”, but now that aforementioned pendulum swinging between optimism and pessimism could be swinging slowly back to the optimistic side…well, at least ever so slightly per Abendzeitung reporter Maximilian Koch.