Sheffield United battle West Ham and Newcastle United for England and Manchester United star

It’s Christmas Eve and the January transfer window is officially just eight days away from opening.

Thursday, 24th December 2020, 8:00 am
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Sheffield United face Everton and Burnley over the festive period before four weeks of intense transfer speculation begins.

Indeed, as Blades fans are aware, the rumours have already started with a number of potential incomings and outgoings linked.

And as always, we’re sharing the latest news and gossip from around the web – scroll down to see the latest:

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Newcastle United target Boubakary Soumare could be sold for just £22.5million with French side Lille said to be in a difficult financial position. (Calciomercato via Sport Witness)

Manchester United, Chelsea, Newcastle and Brighton are interested in Ecuador star Moises Caicedo, whose reported value is around £4.5million. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are weighing up a move for Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr with the La Liga giants open to sending him out on loan. (Daily Star)

Marcelo Bielsa almost convinced Paris Saint-German midfielder Julian Draxler to join Leeds United last summer. (L’Equipe via Inside Futbol)

Leeds have no plans to offload winger Helder Costa despite him being axed from Bielsa’s starting XI in recent weeks. (Football Insider)

Adam Forshaw has been given the green light to leave Elland Road on loan in January, with the midfielder expected to join a Championship club. (Football Insider)

Sheffield United are leading the chase for Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard. West Ham, Newcastle and Brighton are also keen. (TalkSPORT)

Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton is attracting plenty of admirers ahead of the January transfer window - including Championship side Luton Town. (The Athletic)

Brighton are also weighing up Ryan Longman’s future with Premier League, Championship and League One promotion-chasing clubs keeping tabs on the 20-year-old. (Daily Mail)

Graham Potter has confirmed Brighton are trying to recall Percy Tau from his loan at Anderlecht as they are confident they will obtain a work permit under the new points system. (Various)

Potter also revealed Brighton have not received any approaches for Yves Bissouma, despite reported interest from Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United. (Various)