Rumour Reel round-up: Potential key buys for Stoke and Man City
The big-name moves are coming thick and fast with less than 10 days left until the January transfer window ends.
We take a look at three more potential moves involving Premier League sides, starting with the Potters’ bid to bring a local lad home.
The 21-year-old may have grown up in Stoke, but it’s Stateside where he’s made his name.
The young winger was arguably the top performer for MLS side New York City last term, chalking up 10 goals and three assists as they reached the post-season play-offs.
However, it seems the England Under-21 international could be set to return to familiar pastures. Reports state that the Potters have tabled a £3.25m bid for the player, and our trading team make it 2/1 he joins Stoke before the window closes.
Dubbed the ‘new Paul Pogba’, 18-year-old Soumare has burst onto the scene for Ligue 1 Lille this term. And his commanding displays have alerted Prem sides.
Manchester City have been watching the player, and it’s 11/4 he heads to the Etihad before the window closes. Judging from his formative displays for Les Dogues, they could potentially have a real successor to Yaya Toure on their hands.
However, the Citizens aren’t the only North-West club interested in the teenager, with Everton also reportedly considering a bid.
The 27-year-old has been one of Serie A’s best full-backs in recent years. He’s featured just over 100 times in the league since joining Torino in 2014, and later AS Roma.
His mixture of defensive class and attacking creativity have unsurprisingly attracted attention from these shores. And reports suggest both Newcastle United and West Ham United are eyeing up a swoop for the Brazilian in the coming days.
Watch this space!
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