19 Jan: Rangnick has insisted that Pogba is in his plans

Manchester United interim head coach Ralf Rangnick has insisted that Paul Pogba is in his plans for the second half of the season despite the midfielder’s contract situation at Old Trafford.

Rangnick claimed that the World Cup winner was “extraordinary” during Monday’s training session, and the German has vowed to play the 28-year-old even if he wants to leave… Read More at Sports Mole

17 Jan: Benitez’s possible replacement at Everton

Everton’s recent Premier League loss to Norwich proved to be the final straw for the club and Rafa Benitez, with the Toffees sacking the Spaniard after less than seven months in charge.

Wayne Rooney’s name was the first to emerge as a possible successor for Benitez, given the fine job he’s doing at Derby County this season despite the club’s financial problems.

Sky Sports have reported that Rooney would find it hard to turn down his boyhood club, having had two spells there as a player as well… Read more at Marca

Christian Eriksen

17 Jan: BRENTFORD are reportedly in talks with Christian Eriksen.

Premier League newcomers Brentford have made an approach for the free agent, with Eriksen allowed to play in England with the ICD.

Fellow Dane Thomas Frank is keen to use Eriksen’s creative spark to help keep the Bees in the top flight for another season.

A six-month deal is on the table and if things go well, there’s an option to extend for a further year… More on the sun

Dani Carvajal

14 Jan: Carvajal has tested positive for COVID-19

Real Madrid have announced that Dani Carvajal has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Sunday’s Supercopa de Espana final between Los Blancos and Athletic Club.

This is a new setback for Carvajal, who has suffered from injuries in recent years and has already missed a total of nine games this season.

Lucas is expected to cover for him against Athletic Club, as he has done on multiple occasions already this season.

Antonio Rudiger

14 Jan: Man City keeping tabs on Rudiger…

Antonio Rudiger will see his current deal at Stamford Bridge expire in June and he is now free to sign pre-contract agreements with foreign clubs.

According to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, via the Manchester Evening News, Man City are monitoring the German defender ahead of a potential approach to sign him as a free agent.

The report adds that Barcelona, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur are also keeping tabs on the Blues centre-back.

14 Jan: Man Utd players reportedly feel “intimidated” by Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo has recently stated in an interview with Sky Sports News that every Red Devils player “can do better” and he will not accept the club finishing lower than third in the Premier League.

Ronaldo has endured a frustrating return to Old Trafford, with one previous report claiming that the forward’s arrival has caused tension in the dressing room and that ‘several small cliques’ have formed as a result.

Now, The Sun reports that a number of United players are wary of making mistakes or failing to execute the correct pass to Ronaldo because of the negative reaction they might get from the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

The report also claims that Ronaldo is quoted to have told United’s younger players: “If you don’t want my help, do your job.”

United’s first-team players are allegedly used to enjoying less intense and competitive training sessions in comparison to Ronaldo, who is keen to adopt several methods used previously by club legend Sir Alex Ferguson.