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Transfer news LIVE: Friday November 8

  • Liverpool missed out on signing Rodrygo from Santos
  • Man Utd legend Paul Scholes has a defensive concern
  • Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in demand
  • Real Madrid want to copy a transfer raid on Chelsea

Arsenal business questioned

Arsenal should have signed Chris Smalling or Gary Cahill rather than David Luiz over the summer.

That’s the verdict of Gunners hero Charlie Nicholas, who believes the centre-backs are better than any his old club currently have on their books.

“Why not – and I don’t know how much he would have cost – go and get Smalling from Manchester United in the summer before he went to Roma? Because he’d be better than what they had,” Nicholas said.

“They could’ve had Cahill from Chelsea and sat him in the defence. He is better than what they have and is also a leader, but they missed out.”

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Celtic, Rangers updates (Image: GETTY)

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Transfer news LIVE: Charlie Nicholas says Arsenal should have signed Chris Smalling or Gary Cahill (Image: GETTY)

Liverpool target picks next club

Liverpool transfer target Kai Havertz has reportedly decided he wants Real Madrid to be his next destination.

The Bayer Leverkusen ace is one of the world’s top prospects and has clubs from across the globe tracking his every move.

The Reds are interested in luring him to Anfield if the opportunity presents itself at the end of the season.

Spanish outlet ElDesmarque, though, claim Havertz is eager to join Real instead – news which will come us a blow to Liverpool.

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Transfer news LIVE: Kai Havertz wants to join Real Madrid if he leaves Bayer Leverkusen (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd’s Haaland blow 

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might miss out on a reunion with countryman Erling Braut Haaland for the time being.

United have had the Red Bull Salzburg forward, who Solskjaer coached at Molde, scouted during his impressive start to the season.

However, they are facing the prospect of having to wait on signing the striker as he fancies a move to his current club’s affiliate.

Sky Sports claim Haaland is interested in heading to RB Leipzig so he can see if he can translate his form in Austria into goals in Germany.

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Transfer news LIVE: Erling Braut Haaland may snub Manchester United for a move to RB Leipzig (Image: GETTY)

Alonso in danger at Chelsea

Marcos Alonso is facing the chop at Chelsea if Marina Granovskaia and co manage to land Ben Chilwell for Frank Lampard.

Express Sport has reported Chilwell is on Lampard’s wanted list as he looks forward to the end of Chelsea’s transfer ban.

And it has now emerged Alonso will be the man to be axed if Chelsea are successful in their pursuit of the Leicester defender.

The Telegraph report Emerson Palmieri will be safe in the squad shake-up with Lampard preferring the Italy international to Alonso.

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Transfer news LIVE: Marcos Alonso is facing the axe if Chelsea buy Ben Chilwell (Image: GETTY)

Awkward meetings

A couple of Premier League managers might meet the men who may succeed them in their current roles next week.

UEFA Elite Coaches’ Forum is due to take place on Monday at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be in attendance alongside Massimiliano Allegri – the man tipped to replace him at Manchester United.

Likewise, Unai Emery will come face-to-face with Jose Mourinho, who’s been linked with the Arsenal manager’s job.

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Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Unai Emery may meet their replacements in Switzerland (Image: GETTY)

Celtic example to Rangers

Rangers are said to be looking to take a leaf out of Celtic’s book by copying the buy them cheap, sell them high transfer model.

The Gers have watched their Glaswegian rivals make big profits on the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Moussa Dembele in recent years.

And Football Insider claim Ibrox chiefs are determined to do the same going forward if they’re forced to make sales.

Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier are two of the players Rangers would no expect to make money on if they left Scotland.

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Transfer news LIVE: Rangers want to replicate Celtic’s profitable sale of Virgil van Dijk (Image: GETTY)

Gerrard to Arsenal?

Steven Gerrard has been tipped to call time on his spell as Rangers boss if Arsenal come calling one day.

Ex-Manchester United player and talkSPORT host Alan Brazil can see Gerrard following in the footsteps of a former Old Firm rival.

“If the Arsenal job comes up, see you later,” Brazil said on Thursday. “He’ll do a Brendan [Rodgers].”

Gerrard has previously been backed to succeed Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool if he is to head back to the Premier League.

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Transfer news LIVE: Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been backed to jump ship if Arsenal want him (Image: GETTY)

Tottenham transfer concern

Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent fears Spurs could lose Paulo Gazzaniga if Mauricio Pochettino throws Hugo Lloris into the team when he returns from injury.

“I get Lloris is his first choice, he’s been a great goalkeeper for many years now but at some stage you start to get over the hill,” Bent told Football Insider.

“If he’s at that point, I’m not sure, but his form, the mistakes he’s been making, would suggest potentially yes.

“I’m sure that’s a worry for Pochettino because yes, he likes Lloris, but you don’t want another team to come and get Gazzaniga because there are several teams in the league at the minute that would love a goalkeeper like him.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham have been warned they could lose Paulo Gazzaniga (Image: GETTY)

Real Madrid’s Chelsea plan

Real Madrid want to prise Kylian Mbappe away from Paris Saint-Germain just like they nabbed Eden Hazard from Chelsea.

Spanish outlet ElDesmarque claim Florentino Perez is eager to convince Mbappe not to sign a new deal at the Parc des Princes.

That would allow the Real president to capitalise on the forward having just 12 months left to run on his contract next summer.

Real successfully carried out such a below-market-value raid on Chelsea back in June after Hazard entered the final year of his Blues agreement.

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Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid want to repeat their plan to sign Eden Hazard to buy Kylian Mbappe (Image: GETTY)

Barcelona want Arsenal’s Aubameyang

Barcelona are the latest European big gun to be linked with a potential end-of-season move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Spanish TV show El Chiringuito claim the Catalan giants are prepared to offer the Gabon international a route away from north London.

Arsenal are yet to live up to what they promised Aubameyang when he joined them with challenging for Premier League glory a long way off.

Real Madrid have also been touted as an option for the former Borussia Dortmund hitman, who is the Gunners’ top scorer this term.

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Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona and Real Madrid are looking at Arsenal ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd problem

Manchester United hero Paul Scholes doesn’t think Victor Lindelof is up to scratch to play alongside Harry Maguire in the heart of defence.

Scholes aired his concern while appearing as a BT Sport pundit when United beat Partizan Belgrade 3-0 in the Europa League on Thursday night.

While he believes Axel Tuanzebe could step up to the mark, the former United midfielder has his doubts about fellow defender Lindelof.

“I think possibly at centre-half they could need a partner for Maguire, although Tuanzebe looks a good option. I’m not sure about Lindelof,” Scholes said.

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Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United hero Paul Scholes has doubts over Victor Lindelof (Image: GETTY)

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Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool wanted to sign Real Madrid forward Rodrygo from Santos (Image: GETTY)

Liverpool transfer failure

Liverpool were beaten to the punch for Rodrygo because they tried to low-ball his former club Santos.

That’s according to former Santos coach Elano, who has revealed the Reds were seriously keen on the Real Madrid winger.

“There was a period when there was very strong interest from Liverpool for him to leave when he was still at base,” Elano told ESPN.

“The values ​​were very low, but they wanted to have a go. Real’s offer afterwards was around €30m more! I had a conversation with the staff and said the boy was worth the bet.”



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