Sheffield United line up January move for 12-goal striker, Arsenal ‘make contact’ with manager, and more

Sheffield United are back in Premier League action tonight against Newcastle United. The Blades hierarchy will have one eye on the January transfer window, as the club look to bolster the squad to aim for a solid end to the season. Sheffield United feature in today’s Premier League rumours, along with a number of other top-tier sides.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 6:20 am
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Sheffield United are reportedly monitoring Brentford hotshot Ollie Watkins, ahead of a potential January move to Bramall Lane.

Watkins has 12 goals and two assists in the Championship so far this season, and the Blades have previously been linked with a move for him.

The forward has again been touted as a potential new arrival for Chris Wilder’s side, who do have a history of bringing in promising players from the second tier.

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Watkins has only recently been playing as a striker, and netted in Brentford’s 7-0 hammering of Luton Town at the weekend.

Sheffield United are currently flying high in the Premier League table, and sit in 8th place after 14 games, though are only two points behind 5th placed Crystal Palace.

The rest of today’s headlines from the Premier League:

Arsenal have reportedly made contact with former Valencia boss Marecelino, as they look to replace Unai Emery, who was recently sacked. (Various)

Spurs will listen to offers of less than £40m for Christian Eriksen, who is reportedly determined to leave the North London club. Eriksen had previously been valued in the region of £100m. (London Evening Standard)

Any move for Rafa Bentiez would involve paying £20m in compensation to current club Dalian Yifang in China. West Ham have recently been linked with the Spaniard. (Daily Mail)

Mauricio Pochettino IS interested in taking the Manchester United job, should the Old Trafford club look to move on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Manchester Evening News)

Spurs are interested in Norwich City youngster Ben Godfrey. The 21-year-old has impressed at Carrow Road. (Football Insider)

Jose Mourinho reportedly never left the Lowry Hotel whilst Manchester United boss as he ‘can’t’ cook, clean or iron. (The Sun)