Sheffield United confirm interest in ex-Manchester City man, former Blades boss linked to shock new job, and more

Sheffield United are heavily involved in today’s round-up of Premier League news and rumours.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 6:20 am
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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has confirmed that former Manchester City and England midfielder Jack Rodwell is training with the club.

Wilder said: "He's a very, very talented player who should be playing in the Premier League regularly but, for one reason or another, he isn't.

"He's got a really good attitude and it's basically him looking at us, and us looking at him to see how he is in terms of how healthy he is.”

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In other news, ex-Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock has been linked to a shock return to management at Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership.

His odds have been slashed by the bookies, read more about that here.

The rest of today’s headlines:

Arsenal are set to confirm Mikel Arteta as their new boss on Friday, with the ex-Gunners midfielder set to leave his post at Manchester City. (Various)

However, Manchester City are demanding that Arsenal pay compensation in excess of £1m to bring the Spaniard in. (Daily Mail)

Arteta apparently gave an emotional goodbye speech at City’s training ground before heading down to London to finalise a deal at the Gunners. (The Sun)

Aston Villa would reportedly have faced FFP trouble if they had failed to gain promotion last year, and are apparently in danger of becoming the first Premier League club to breach financial regulations. They may need to sell players to avoid action. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool will shelve a move for in-demand RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, after successfully bringing in Red Bull Salzburg Takumi Minamino. (Daily Star)

Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly signed an £11.5m a year contract to join Everton, having finalised a severance package with former club Napoli. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea are struggling to tie talented youngsters Tammy Abraham and Reece James down to new contracts. (The Sun)

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is open to letting Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen join Manchester United for a cut-price fee. Eriksen is out of contract in the summer. (Daily Mirror)