Arsenal to cash in on star, Chelsea's triple deal, Man Utd takeover close: FootballTransfers recap

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • 4 Dec 2023 16:40 CST
  • 6 min read
Mikael Arteta, Arsenal, 2023/24
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Monday delivered some intriguing transfer news as it was revealed that Arsenal are willing to sacrifice Eddie Nketiah to land an elite striker.

Plus, Chelsea are keen to seal a deal for not one, not two but three wonderkids and Sir Jim Ratcliffe's acquisition of a minority stake in Man Utd is set to be completed next week. There's plenty to cover, so let's jump right in.

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Exclusive: Arsenal want elite striker

Mikel Arteta's Gunners are keen to sign a top-class striker in January but they will need to sell to buy and Eddie Nketiah is a prime candidate to get offloaded, FootballTransfers has been told.

Exclusive: Villa want Abde

We were also able to reveal that Aston Villa are interested in signing ex-Barcelona youngster Ez Abde, who joined Real Betis in the summer.

Ratcliffe's takeover

Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Sir Jim Ratcliffe's camp is optimistic that the INEOS billionaire's acquisition of a minority stake will be made official next week.

Ratcliffe's cash injection could prove crucial to Man Utd's January business and there are as many as five positions the Red Devils need to strengthen.

The Red Devils also desperately want to offload some players and they are ready to slash their demands for the likes of Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho.

Donny van de Beek
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Van de Beek in particular is attracting plenty of interest and his next destination is becoming increasingly clear.

Anthony Martial could also depart and club legend Roy Keane would be more than happy to see the back of him.

The Irishman also weighed in on United's record against big sides under Ten Hag and it doesn't make for pretty reading.

It's quite ironic that Man Utd's best players this season were close to leaving in the summer.

In positive news for the Red Devils, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the signing of Bundesliga sensation Serhou Guirassy is a distinct possibility.

Chelsea's triple deal

Chelsea are keen to sign three River Plate wonderkids after they impressed at the U17 World Cup.

The Blues are also among the many clubs tracking Man Utd slayer Roony Bardghji, according to Romano.

Roony Bardghji
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Kenneth Taylor's future

Sought-after Ajax midfielder Kenneth Taylor is attracting Premier League interest after previously being linked with Man Utd.

Yet, Man Utd are not among his best transfer options - one Premier League giant is, however.

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Transfer news

Finally, let's finish up with some transfer news from around the world. Man Utd and Liverpool have joined Chelsea in pursuit of a French wonderkid.

In other Reds news, Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their search for a replacement for Saudi-linked Mo Salah.

In better news, the Reds are taking a keen interest in one of Harry Kane's Bundesliga golden boot rivals.

Fabrizio Romano has revealed the next superstar to join Lionel Messi at Inter Miami.

Erling Haaland's agent has threatened to go to war with Man City over his release clause.

Erling Haaland
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A sensational report has claimed that Man Utd could be ready to swap Marcus Rashford (yes, that Marcus Rashford) for a Barcelona star.

Lastly, David de Gea could be set for a surprise return to the Premier League.

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