Transfer Rumours: Bergwijn Opens Door to Man Utd Move, the ‘Korean Van Dijk’, Kean to Milan & More

​In the biggest piece of transfer news since the summer, Arsene Wenger has signed for FIFA ahead of local rivals Bayern Munich.

That, is some big news. However, Wenger, unfortunately, does not play football.

Yeah, but these guys do! And so well, in fact, that clubs want to sign them!

The usual suspects ​Manchester United feature, but so do a handful of other Premier League clubs. Oh yes, it’s rumour time, and here’s what today has in stall for you all.


Inter to Back Antonio Conte Once More for Swedish Star

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The decision to appoint Conte and give him a substantial amount on money to fling around appears to be paying dividends at ​Inter. Sitting second in ​Serie A behind Juventus, things are looking up for one half of San Siro.

But that isn’t the end of the resurgence according to ​Gazzetta dello Sport, who claim Parma’s Dejan Kulusevski is next on their wishlist. The 19-year-old midfielder is on loan from Atalanta but has been ripping it up in Serie A with five assists and two goals in his 12 league outings.

With a price tag of €30m he won’t come cheap, but for once he is the right side of 30, with the likes of Arturo Vidal no longer options for the Nerazzurri. 

The report also mentions Christian Eriksen being eyed, but I’m sure we’ll see plenty more of that cropping up in due course.


Andrea Conti’s Agent Reveals Crystal Palace Snub

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While there was endless talk of Wilfried Zaha’s potential departure from the ​Eagles over the summer, it, somewhat, masked the fact they barely made a signing of note.

​AC Milan’s Conti was supposedly one such target, however, his agent Mario Giuffredi told MilanNews (via ​Sport Witness) that his client wasn’t interested and would rather stay and fight for his place with the Rossoneri.

He said: “Yes, in the summer he had Parma, Werder Bremen, Crystal Palace, Spal, and other teams, at least 5-6 proposals. But he insisted on staying here at Milan.”

Milan are 14th at present and considerably rubbish. Clearly he thought the move was too big for him at this stage of his career.


Watford Facing Issues in Pursuit of Kim Min Jae

Kim Min-Jae

And no, not financial issues, work visa problems or that fact that they’ve won just one match all season. On no, it is that darned Asian Champions League and their blasted rules, that’s what.

Nicknamed both ‘The Monster’ and the ‘Korean Van Dijk’, the central defender has caught the eye of ​Watford with some fine performances for Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan. 

The issues are, however, that the competition has specific rules regarding the use of foreign players. Each participating club may register four foreign participating players although at least one of these must have the nationality of an AFC Member Association – which just so happens to be only Kim Min Jae, at present.

Therefore, as the ​Watford Observer have said, a replacement will need to be found relatively swiftly in order for a move to take place. And if they don’t, well, they probably won’t let him leave, you’d think. 


Tahith Chong Puts New Man Utd Contract to One Side as Talks Stall

Tahith Chong

One third of the triumphant trio of players with cracking barnets alongside Matteo Guendouzi and David Luiz, the only problem for (Cheech &) Chong is that he isn’t getting a game at Old Trafford. So much so, that ​rumours have been circulating that he will refuse to sign a new deal with the Red Devils after finding first-team opportunities hard to come by.

While not flat out denying this, Chong was a touch candid in his response to being asked when he’ll put pen to paper.

“It’s early right now,” Chong told FOX Sports, via the ​Mirror. “I’m still a player of Manchester United and the season is in full swing. My focus is on that. The contract will come naturally. I am now focusing on this season.”

With a potential free-contract move on the cards, Juventus are thought to be lurking and ready to pounce. And, in other news, water is wet and the Pope wears a pointy hat.


Moise Kean Enters AC Milan Talks After Slow Start to Everton Career

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By that I mean, notorious super-agent Mino Raiola enters AC Milan talks.

Because yes, the young Italian striker has been struggling massively since making the move to ​Everton last summer, with some uninspiring performances and failing to turn up to team meetings painting a rather bleak outlook on Merseyside.

All these issues together have combined to prompt Raiola to speak to Milan, ahead of what could be a January move. That’s all according to ​Calcio Mercato, who also remind us that Milan failed to sign the 19-year-old during the summer as well.

It seems a bit premature for the Toffees to be rid of Kean just yet, although, this is Raiola we’re talking about, so he could just be sh*t-stirring as usual. What the player’s views are on this is unsure, but he won’t be all that chuffed with the lack of game time, that’s for sure.


Steven Bergwijn Open to Man Utd Move in Future

Steven Bergwijn

And now for the piece de la resistance. The crowning glory. The transfer rumour equivalent to a brown paper bag full of dog poo burning on your front porch.

According to the ​Mirror, PSV Eindhoven winger Bergwijn would be open to a Man Utd move if the club were to return to the Champions League.

When in actual fact, a ‘source’ close to the Dutchman (out of absolutely nowhere) has suggested he could leave PSV in search of top-level European football. No mention of United, whatsoever, and the source isn’t quoted or cited in anyway, either.

By that reckoning, the headline could equally read ‘Steven Bergwijn tells Norwich City transfer is on if they return to Champions League’. Pretty sure the Canaries wouldn’t mind snapping the winger up, like any club, for that matter.

Essentially, a half-decent footballer could leave the Dutch league for Champions League football. United are nowhere near that, but sod it, let’s throw them in there, because they want to sign everyone. 


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