Chelsea and City battle for Matuidi
Premier League giants Chelsea are Manchester City are being linked with Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi, according to Le 10 Sport.
The highly rated footballer has less than a year left on his deal at Parc des Princes and he has been disappointed by the club’s hesitation to offer him a contract extension.
Matuidi voiced his discontent in Sunday’s interview with Telefoot, which is enough to suggest he is seriously considering leaving the Saints.
Le 10 Sport has suggested that Chelsea and Manchester City are closely monitoring the situation, having been impressed by the player’s performances over the last year or so.
In spite of the fierce competition for places at Parc des Princes, Matuidi has nailed down a regular starting berth and has been notching in some pretty good displays in Ligue 1 and Champions League.
The 26-year-old has also seriously improved his status at the national team and featured in 7 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Javier Hernandez wants out
Daily Star is reporting that Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is hoping to leave Old Trafford in search of first team football.
The Mexican has started just two games in all competitions this season, and he does not appear to be in the first team plans of David Moyes.
With the 2014 World Cup on the horizon, Hernandez is eager to leave Old Trafford at the earliest opportunity.
According to Daily Star, Tottenham are believed to be readying a January bid for the £15m forward.
Oddly enough, David Moyes doesn’t look prepared to let the Mexican leave in the winter, although the club would probably not stand in the player’s way should he request a transfer.
Manchester United currently sit no less than eight points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal, with the odds on the Red Devils defending the league title drifting to 9/1.
Evra linked to Monaco switch
French newspaper L’Equipe has learned that Monaco are leading the chase for Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra.
The France international hinted last week that he would leave the Red Devils when his contract expired at the end of the campaign.
Evra is reportedly hoping to return to French Ligue 1, with Monaco the number one candidates for his signature.
Buoyed by the heavy summer recruitment, the Principality club have enjoyed a bright start to the season and they look ready to mount a serious title challenge.
And with the team likely to secure Champions League football, Monaco plan to add few more high-profile players to their ranks next summer.
As a result, the French giants are likely to make a move on Evra and they will be free to negotiate a Bosman deal from 1st January 2014.