Everton plans Alexis Sanchez transfer shock as Man City decides to wait
With the January window on the horizon, there's plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here.
TOP STORY: City ready to wait for Sanchez
Manchester City will wait until next summer to sign Alexis Sanchez, rather than push ahead with a January raid, reports the Mirror.
Pep Guardiola made a late £60 million move in the last transfer window for the Chilean, but Arsenal rejected a potential sale without securing a replacement.
Both Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain were keen on the 28-year-old, with a move to the continent -- and not a Premier League rival -- the Gunners' preference. But Sanchez demanded £500,000 per week to deliberately price himself out of a move in order to push through a transfer to the Etihad.
Now it appears as if Arsenal will be left without any compensation for the former Barcelona star and that Guardiola will bring in yet another attacking superstar to compliment an attack averaging 3.5 goals per game in the Premier League.
Everton plot ambitious Sanchez move
While City may be ready to wait, Everton have emerged as a shock suitor for Sanchez, according to the Sun.
Farhad Moshiri is looking to make a move to illustrate his ambition for the Toffees and a £30m offer could tempt the Gunners.
Failed moves for Olivier Giroud and Diego Costa have not deterred the Everton owner with Ronald Koeman already insisting his failure was due to not acquiring a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.
Mascherano aiming for MLS in 2018
Barcelona star Javier Mascherano is looking to move to a MLS club in 2018, reports Sport.
The Argentinian's contract ends in 2019, but a move at the end of the current season looks probable.
A new adventure to wind down his career is in the former Liverpool star's thinking after the culmination of Argentina's World Cup campaign in Russia.
Mascherano has reportedly informed the Blaugrana that he does not want a move to Qatar or China and that a move to the States is now a priority.
Liverpool open up to £130m January Coutinho sale
Liverpool resisted all advances from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho last summer, though tensions appear to remain between the club and the Brazilian, according to the Mirror.
Reports in Spain had claimed Jurgen Klopp threatened to walk if the Reds sold the No. 10, but the Mirror says that the German manager will allowed to spend all of the £130m fee that could prize Coutinho away in January.
The Reds could renew their interest in Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, but the Saints will demand £70m to take a big chunk away from the Coutinho fee.
Klopp recently claimed that Dutch international was the only player who could improve his side defensively but is now likely to privately admit the area needs greater attention moving forward.
- Manchester City are ready to make Kevin De Bruyne a new contract offer with wages worth £250,000-per-week after his hot start to the season, according to the Star.
The Blues will make the Belgian the club's highest paid player over David Silva and Sergio Aguero after establishing himself as Pep Guardiola's talisman.
- Crystal Palace are looking at signing Cenk Tosun from Besiktas in January with the Mail reporting a £20m offer will be made.
Roy Hodgson is desperate for an increased goal threat and will hope to beat out Newcastle to land the Turkey international.
- The Liverpool Echo reckons Everton want to sign Sheffield United starlet Sam Graham, with a January move likely to be made no matter who is the first team manager after Ronald Koeman's sacking.
The Echo also reports Blades star David Brooks is being scouted by the Toffees as they look to strengthen their Under-23 set-up.