Talks with Liverpool star’s brother, deal could be finalized in January
The Merseyside giants are searching the talents from all over the world, this time they aimed brother Dejan Lovren’s younger brother Davor Lovren, who is considered as one of the hottest prospects in Croatia.
Liverpool scouts watched the 17-year-old winger and Croatia twice in the opening fixtures of the U17 World Championships against Chile and USA. Lovren looks a top talent who could make a sound long-term investment for the Reds, and unlike his older brother, he plays in attack, either out wide or as a striker.
The speeder plays at Dinamo Zagreb II in Croatia HNL 2 and will be definitely happy to sign for Premier League outfit and continue development along with his brother.
Chelsea are favorites in race for £85-a week Serie A rock
After an unsuccessful start at Premier League, Chelsea are considering a major reinforcement in January. The defensive line of Mourinho’s team are clearly struggling this term as the have conceded 23 goals in 12 games.
The Blues are close to sign the highly-rated defender Kostas Manolas from Roma. It’s understood that the Greek international is determined to play at England and would prefer to join defending English champions. Manager Mourinho considering him as a replacement of under-fire skipper John Terry, who reportedly will change a workplace at the end of the season.
Chelsea will face off against local rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal for the services of the 24-year-old defender, who has been impressive this team for Italian club. He is an excellent all-round defender with every attribute necessary to thrive at any top club. He has the speed to keep track of smaller, quicker attackers while also possessing the strength needed to battle with more physical opponents. Without the ball he is both assertive and attentive, never neglecting his defensive duties and always keen for a challenge. Few players better combine the virtues of an old-fashioned centre-half with the modern need to build play from the back.
On 27 August 2014, Giallorossi announced the signing of Manolas form Olympiacos for an estimated fee of €15 million and scored one goal in his 42 Serie A appearances.
Wenger considers to sign a World cup winner as Walcott replacement
Arsenal boss has said Theo Walcott will be out for a “fraction longer” than the international break with his calf injury, meaning that it could be December before he returns to action. The England international suffered the problem during Capital One Cup defeat by Sheffield Wednesday.
Wenger clearly needs to bolster the squad in January especially on the wings and Frenchman decided to sign the highly-rated attacking midfielder Staniša Mandić from Čukarički.
Mandić represented Serbia at the 2014 UEFA Under-19 Championship. He scored the winning goal in the 90th minute against Bulgaria, taking the team to the semi-finals of the tournament, as well as securing them a spot at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. But this summer Mandić announced that he accepted an invitation from the Football Association of Montenegro to play for the Montenegrin national team.
The 20-year-old forward is known for his physical fitness, pace, skill, stamina and agility, with an ability to regularly get past defenders due to his acceleration.