Sheffield United owner 'in talks' with French club as Liverpool 'set sights' on European superstar
The January transfer window is just around the corner for Sheffield United, however it is their owner Prince Abdullah in the headlines.
According to reports in France, the Saudi businessman is on the verge of taking over a FIFTH club as he remains in discussions with Ligue 2 side LB Chateauroux.
Already, the 55-year-old owns the Blades, Al Hilal United FC, Kerala United FC, and is a majority shareholder at Belgium side Beerschot.
Talks are expected to accelerate on December 23, as per La Nouvelle Republique, with the French club preparing to host a General Assembly to discuss his proposal.
Elsewhere, there is plenty of transfer gossip circulating around the web – here are the latest headlines:
Scouts from Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton will cast an eye over Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey in the club’s Europa League tie with Slavia Prague. (Daily Mail)
Leeds United had an offer rejected for Bailey last summer after the Bundesliga outfit refused to budge on their £36m asking price. (Daily Mail)
Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle are keeping close tabs on Rangers right-back James Tavernier. (Daily Mail via TEAMTalk)
Newcastle United will make a loan move for Phil Jones in January with owner Mike Ashley unwilling to sanction any permanent transfer. (Northern Echo)
Liverpool hope that ‘sporting guarantees’ can convince Kylian Mbappe to snub Real Madrid and take a wage cut to join the Premier League champions. (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal and Wolves are among the clubs monitoring Valencia striker Maxi Gomez, who is expected to be sold in order to raise funds. (Daily Mail)
Wolves and Burnley have set their sights on Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell, but the Potters do not want to sell the player. (Football Insider)
Burnley youngster Joel Mumbongo says “it is best to ask his agent” about whether he will be offered a new contract at Turf Moor. (Fotbollskanalen via Sport Witness)
Former Everton striker Kevin Campbell believes Celtic will look into terminating Shane Duffy’s season-long loan from Brighton in January. (Football Insider)