Championship star joins Sheffield United on trial basis, Arsenal decide on manager, and more

Sheffield United have nabbed a young prospect on a trial basis, and more in today’s Premier League rumours.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 6:15 am
Premier League news

Sheffield United have brought on Leeds United prospect Connor Leak-Blunt on a trial basis.

Leak-Blunt has failed to make a first-team appearance for the Championship side, and has made two appearances for the Blades’ under-23’s side since his trial began.

Only a teenager, Leak-Blunt signed a new three year contract for Leeds in the summer, but now appears to be available for transfer from the West Yorkshire club.

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Speaking when he signed his latest contract, Leak-Blunt said: “It’s good to progress as a young player coming through the ranks, so I hope I can get off to a good start as a pro.

“If you work hard, your dreams come true and I’m really excited to see what the future holds.”

The rest of today’s headlines:

Arsenal are likely to announce that former midfielder Mikel Arteta will return as their new manager in the coming days. (Various)

Manchester City are disappointed with the way that Arsenal have conducted their pursuit of Arteta, and will demand a seven-figure compensation package. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea are keen on Timo Werner of RB Leipzig and Moussa Dembele of Lyon - Dembele is one of the top scorers in France, and starred for Celtic earlier in his career. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, former Champions League winning manager Carlo Ancelotti is likely to be named as the Everton boss this week. (Sky Sports)

Ancelotti will receive £11.5m a year to manage at Goodison Park, and will also earn a £2.5m bonus for keeping the side in the Premier League. (The Sun)

Tottenham Hotspur’s players begged boss Jose Mourinho to sign Adama Traore from Wolves after a fantastic display from the winger when the two sides met on Sunday. The Spaniard has been in fine form this season. (Football Insider)

Paul Pogba has suffered another setback and is suffering from illness, despite being pictured dancing at his brother’s wedding at the weekend. (The Sun)

RB Leipzig confirmed that they have made an offer to sign Erling Haaland from RB Salzburg. Manchester United are also keen to sign the Norwegian. (Daily Mail)