Sheffield United will have to pay £25m for star man, Crystal Palace want £80m for winger, and more

Sheffield United are back in action at the weekend as they face Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion side. For now, here are today’s Premier League rumours.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 6:15 am
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 6:15 am
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Sheffield United have long been linked with Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, with a move in January mooted.

Now, according to Sky Sports, the Blades and other interested sides including Crystal Palace have been quoted a price in the region of £25m to prise the striker away from Griffin Park.

Watkins has 13 Championship goals for the season and is in fine form, yet even with the wealth of the Premier League, £25m is considered a large outlay on a player unproven in the Premier League.

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Brentford are challenging at the top end of the league, and reportedly have no interest in losing Watkins in January.

The rest of today’s headlines:

Mikel Arteta has agreed a package to take over as Arsenal boss and could take charge in their match against his former club Everton on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)

Bayer Leverkusen talent Kai Havertz will disappoint Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea, as he has decided to stay with the German side. (Sky Sports)

Crystal Palace are determined to hold out for an £80m offer if they are to part company with star winger Wilf Zaha. (Daily Mail)

Everton could bring in Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a stunning transfer, should Carlo Ancelotti be confirmed as the new manager at Goodison Park. (The Sun)

Manchester United are ready to stand firm and deny Paul Pogba a move away from Old Trafford in the January transfer window. (Daily Mail)

Takumi Minamino has held his medical at Liverpool ahead of a January move from RB Salzburg for a cut-price fee of £7.25m. (Various)

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are set to go head-to-head in a £50m battle to sign Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane is keen to sign for Bayern Munich in January despite having injury problems this season - Pep Guardiola will reportedly demand £100m for Sane to leave City. (The Sun)