Transfer Talk – Manchester City track Alex Sandro as Juventus size up Marcelo

ESPN FC’s Stevie Nicol assesses the latest transfer rumours surrounding Antoine Griezmann, Jose Mourinho and more in Transfer Rater.

The transfer window for all of Europe’s big five leagues is closed, but that doesn’t stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January.

Man City track Alex Sandro

Manchester City are weighing up a move for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro after sending scouts along to watch him in action against crosstown rivals Manchester United in midweek.

The Brazil international kept Marcus Rashford quiet as the Bianconeri ground out a dominant 1-0 win at Old Trafford in the Champions League.

According to the Sun, Juve are keen to sign Marcelo from Real Madrid in January, which would open the door for City to lodge their offer for Alex Sandro, who is valued somewhere around the £50m mark.

Zlatan odds on to rejoin Man United

The odds of Zlatan Ibrahimovic signing for Manchester United in January have been shortened once again amid reports that the Swede could rejoin his former side on loan.

The 37-year-old wants to return to Europe to help retain his match fitness during the MLS offseason, and according to the Sun, Old Trafford is his preferred destination.

It is posited that Jose Mourinho would welcome the arrival of Ibrahimovic to back up and provide competition for shot-shy striker Romelu Lukaku, who hasn’t scored in his last eight outings for United.


The Express reports that Manchester United are favourites to sign Victor Moses from Chelsea when the transfer market reopens this winter, though Crystal Palace are also interested in acquiring the Nigerian wing-back.

– With Chelsea purported to be mulling over a January bid, Genoa have set their asking price for 23-year-old striker Krzysztof Piatek at £35m, or so claims the Sun.