Transfer Rumours 14/01: Man United & Chelsea Receive Haaland Boost, Arsenal Want Barca Keeper, Nuno Eyeing New Job

Jan 14, 2021, 3:48 PM GMT+5:30
Chelsea and Man United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Erling Haaland
Chelsea and Man United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Erling Haaland | Lars Baron/Getty Images

Three weeks left in the January transfer window, but apart from rumours, there haven't been too many big-name signings yet. The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic is clearly having an effect on transfers, but deals are still expected to happen this month.

Manchester United have already made one signing in the window, bringing in Amad Diallo from Atalanta. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid confirmed the arrival of Moussa Dembele from Lyon, on loan until the end of the current season.

Here's a look at some of the top transfer rumours of the day from the best sources possible. We will also provide a rating to these transfer rumours, giving our opinion on how likely a particular rumour is to become a reality.

Man United and Chelsea receive Haaland boost

Chelsea and Manchester United have been handed a major boost in their hopes of signing Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland, according to Football London.

The report claims that the player's agent Mino Raiola is "understood to be ready for another payday and get a new club for his client". It is also claimed that Raiola is doing his best to "place him at Barcelona." However, the Spanish giant's financial struggles might see Haaland land elsewhere, and maybe even in the Premier League.

Rumour Rating: 5.5/10

Milan meet with Mandzukic agents

Milan reportedly met with Mario Mandzukic’s agent over the past 24 hours, according to multiple reports in Italy.

The veteran striker could be set for a quick return to Italy. He is a free agent after leaving Qatar side Al-Duhail in July 2020.

Rumour Rating: 6/10

Arsenal want Barca keeper

Arsenal are reportedly considering making a move for Barcelona goalkeeper Neto, reports Sky Sports.

The Gunners are looking for an upgrade on backup Runar Alex Runarsson, who has struggled since joining in the summer. The report states that Mikel Arteta's side are looking for a loan deal with an option to purchase the player in the summer.

Rumour Rating: 6/10

Koeman confident of signing Dutch duo

Ronald Koeman is reportedly confident that Barcelona will be able to sign both Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and Lyon striker Memphis Depay for free this summer.

According to El Mundo Deportivo, Koeman is confident that both Wijnaldum and Depay will arrive at Camp Nou at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. Both players are in the last six months of their respective deals and could be on the move in the summer.

Rumour Rating: 6/10

Nuno eyeing new job

Jorge Mendes reportedly held talks with Arsenal recently as he weighs up a move for his client, Nuno Espirito Santo.

The Wolves boss extended his contract with the club in September until 2023, but according to the Daily Mail (who quote the Sun), the 46-year-old is looking for a new challenge.

Rumour Rating: 5/10