Sheffield United face competition to land Championship starlet, Chelsea winger to join newly-promoted side, and more

Sheffield United claimed another fantastic win over the weekend, as they came from behind to beat Norwich City at Carrow Road. The January transfer window is fast approaching, and the Blades have been linked to a top Championship striker. Here are today’s Premier League rumours.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 6:15 am
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 12:37 pm
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Sheffield United have been linked with a move for Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor – but they face competition.

Nottinghamshire Live report that the Blades are one of a number of teams interested in the highly-rated forward, with teams from both the Premier League and the Championship interested in his signature.

Norwich City and Burnley are the other top-flight sides in contention, while Brentford, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest are the Championship sides.

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The 29-year-old's contract reportedly expires at the end of the season, so Charlton may be forced to cash in this January if they cannot convince him to sign a new deal.

Taylor has suffered from knee injuries this season, which is one factor that may put off potential suitors in the January window.

The rest of today’s headlines:

Mikel Arteta is reportedly at the top of the list of candidates to replace Unai Emery as manager of Arsenal. (Daily Express)

Meanwhile, Unai Emery has reportedly held talks with Everton in regards to the vacancy at Goodison Park. The Merseyside club are without a manager after the departure of Marco Silva. (The Sun)

Aston Villa are interested in signing Pedro from Chelsea in January. The former Barcelona winger is out-of-favour under Frank Lampard and could be open to a move away from Stamford Bridge. (The Telegraph)

Chris Smalling may not stay in Italy at the end of his Roma loan spell after all. Arsenal and Everton are reportedly keen on bringing the defender back to England. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham United are interested in signing Middlesbrough keeper Darren Randolph. (90min)

Arsenal are not planning on sending Eddie Nketiah back to North London, despite featuring relatively infrequently for Leeds United in his current loan spell. (The Sun)