Transfer Rumours 20/11: United to Battle for Camavinga, Ancelotti Rubbishes Isco Rumours, Giroud to Leave Chelsea?

Nov 20, 2020, 2:11 PM GMT+5:30
Eduardo Camavinga
Manchester United have joined the race to sign Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes | Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images

Liverpool have been handed a huge boost as defender Virgil van Dijk has reportedly began 'light recovery training' at the Reds' new Kirkby training base. The Dutchman was feared to be ruled out for the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in the Merseyside derby last month after Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford collided into him.

Erling Haaland's father Alf-Inge has refused to rule out a future move for the 20-year-old, but has insisted his son is happy at Borussia Dortmund and wants to win trophies with the Bundesliga giants. Haaland is one of the most coveted players in the world right now, with clubs all over Europe wanting to sign him, including Real Madrid and Manchester United.

As part of our build-up to the January window, we bring to you the top transfer stories of the day. Additionally, along with the stories, we will hand out ratings to all rumours to validate their authenticity. A rating of 1 means the transfer is least likely to happen and a 10 denotes that the deal will certainly take place.

Man United to battle for Camavinga

Manchester United are reportedly set to battle Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid for 18-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, according to Marca.

Madrid and PSG are interested in the Frenchman who is currently valued at around €70million, but United could step up their interest, especially if Paul Pogba leaves the club. The report also states that Madrid has already had very advanced negotiations with the player's representatives, but Camavinga's price tag might prove to be a deterrent due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rumour Rating: 6/10

Kepa will accept Chelsea loan exit

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is reportedly willing to take a pay-cut to leave on-loan in January, according to Onefootball, who quote the Sun.

He has not started for Chelsea since October 17 and has found himself pegged behind David de Gea and Unai Simon for Spain. The report states that he will accept a loan and a reduction to his £150,000-a-week wages to try to revive his fortunes.

Rumour Rating: 7/10

Ancelotti rubbishes Isco rumours

Carlo Ancelotti has rubbished the “bullsh*t” rumours suggesting he is looking to reunit with Isco at Everton.

Ancelotti told DIRECTV Sports Co when quizzed on the gossip: “It is not true that I am behind Isco. We haven’t started thinking about the team for the January market. So those comments are, as they say here, bullsh*t.”

Isco is now struggling for regular game time at Santiago Bernabeu, with reports suggesting that the 28-year-old may be available on a transfer in January.

Rumour Rating: 7.5/10

Chelsea eye Bellingham

Chelsea are reportedly considering a move for Borussia Dortmund starlet Jude Bellingham, according to the Express.

Bellingham joined Dortmund from Birmingham City this summer and the report claims Frank Lampard considers the 17-year-old as a cheaper alternative to the pricey Declan Rice.

Rumour Rating: 6/10

Giroud open to leaving Chelsea

Olivier Giroud is reportedly willing to consider a move away from Chelsea in January, according to The Guardian.

The French striker has not started a Premier League or Champions League match this term, and is keen on racking up on playing minutes so as to continue holding his spot in Didier Deschamps' France side. Inter are reportedly monitoring Giroud's situation, with Antonio Conte keen to work with his former player again.

Rumour Rating: 7.5/10