How are the big European clubs keeping their transfer pots away?

How are the big European clubs putting their transfer pots away for the winter period? Celtic are ready to offer Odsonne Edouard a new contract, as Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers works to ensure that…

How are the big European clubs keeping their transfer pots away?

How are the big European clubs putting their transfer pots away for the winter period?

Celtic are ready to offer Odsonne Edouard a new contract, as Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers works to ensure that the 20-year-old striker is involved in his team’s first-team plans. Brendan Rodgers is expected to keep faith with that squad and competition for places with the present crop of players – rather than splash out some big cash on a big name when the window opens on Monday.

Borussia Dortmund may be looking to strengthen their defensive options in January, with centre-back Daniel Schwaab on the brink of a move to Russia. The 32-year-old’s time in Germany may be up, though, given that safety standards in the Bundesliga are beginning to slip. Schwaab has lost his place in the team after numerous serious injury setbacks in recent seasons and there has been interest from Sevilla as well as the Italian Serie A champions.

Moussa Dembele continues to wait for his move to PSG, while the classy Belgium forward Eden Hazard is reportedly waiting for Chelsea to call him back to training after his fall-out with manager Antonio Conte. Rumours persist that Diego Costa could still be on his way to Atletico Madrid despite the Spanish club having dismissed all transfer offers. Chelsea fans are set to be hoping that Costa’s game remains as good as it is right now.

Chelsea also have Steven N’Zonzi of Sevilla high on their summer shopping list, while Manchester United are looking to sign Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic. In between all this there’s talk of AC Milan’s £50m bid for Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan being rebuffed and Arsenal targeting Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic and Schalke’s Emil Forsberg.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are happy to wait and see whether Jose Mourinho will be able to work his magic at Old Trafford – after his saga with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte ended in fiasco. Conte is expected to remain under contract at Chelsea despite speculation that an offer of close to £80m would tempt him to leave Stamford Bridge. Mourinho has spent the last two summers working with older players in an attempt to rebuild the balance of Manchester United’s side and Conte’s young squad has been in the spotlight in recent weeks.

This is all from the Sunday Times

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