Daily News: Begovic supports Mourinho, Man Utd want Papadopoulos, Ljajić on Wenger’s radar

Manchester United set to make a January move for Greek powerhouse

Manchester United  have finally found their game under Louis van Gaal guidance, but still continue to find a strong players for title race.

Dutch manager is a huge admirer of 23 year-old defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos, who has been in an excellent form this term and  and planning a shock January move to finalize transfer.

Kyriakos Papadopoulos

‘Papa’ is  known for his concentration, strength, anticipation, positioning and aerial ability. He is a dynamic, consistent, and tenacious defender with good man marking and tackling skills.

The Greek international has joined Bayer Leverkusen on 7 June 2015 from Schalke 04 for a €6.5 million transfer fee and signed a 5 years’ contract with The Aspirins.

Chelsea £8m signing sends message to Mourinho

Chelsea had another painful 1-0 defeat against Stoke City at Britania stadium on Saturday. English champions continue struggling and after 7 losses are 16th on the Premier League table.

Asmir Begovic

After the game Bosnia and Herzegovina international  Adem LjalicAsmir Begovic sent message to manager Jose Mourinho and claimed that he has the players’ support and is the right man to revive their fortunes.

However,Portuguese tactician missed the game as he served a one-match stadium ban.

“We are behind the manager – you can see that from our performances,” said Begovic.

“We think he is the right man and someone we work hard for. His spirit and his presence is always there. We wanted to get a result for him.”

The 28-year-old shot-stopper has joined Stamford Bridge side from The Potters in summer and become Mourinho’s first choice after Belgium international Thibaut Courtois injury.

Arsenal set to go into transfer market with £15m January bid for Lyon target

Adam Laljic

Arsenal and Ligue 1 side set to battle for Roma attacking midfielder Adem Ljajić,  who is currently out on loan to Inter Milan.

Arsene Wenger considering the 24-year-old as a replacement of injured players  Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck. As for Lyon, they want Serbian to substitute  Alexandre Lacazette, who is on verge change a workplace in January.

Gunners fans are eager for manager Arsene Wenger to dip into the transfer market after signing only Petr Cech in the summer. But they might just get their wish for new faces when the winter transfer window opens in January.

It is understood Roma want at least £15million for the attacker, who has scored 9 goals in last term for Italian outfit.

Aleksandar Gabelic

Aleksandar is the co-founder and featured columnist of Balkan Talk. He writes about Croatian football and loves Dinamo Zagreb. Skiing and Basketball are another his hobbies.