We’re now two weeks into the January transfer window, with rumours and speculation rising, suggesting that a heap of moves are set to be made.
Coaches have been spotted scouting players – including Manchester United’s David Moyes, who visited Cagliari as they faced Juventus in the Serie A.
Deals are expected to begin, with Major League Soccer in the United States already making waves by raiding two major European clubs.
So here’s all the latest news and what you should look out for in the next week.
Moyes set to clean out United as war chest opens
Reports out of England suggest David Moyes has begun his clean out of Manchester United.
The first player set to exit is Brazilian midfielder Anderson, with Serie A club, Fiorentina, confirming their interest to Sky Italia.
The Daily Mirror suggests the injured Nani and Wilfred Zaha, who has barely been given a chance by Moyes, are also on the chopping block.
Meanwhile, Goal UK reports that Moyes has been given €180 million to spend. Moyes was spotted in Italy on Sunday afternoon watching potential targets Davide Astori from Cagliari and Juventus trio Arturo Vidal, Claudio Marchisio and former Manchester United youngster Paul Pogba.
United also seem ready to close in on a deal with Real Madrid to bring in Fabio Coentrao on loan, The Telegraph reports.
Socceroos hopeful Tom Rogic set to move on loan
Celtic have agreed to release Socceroo Tom Rogic on loan to J-League club Vegalta Sendai, according manager Neil Lennon.
The move will link Rogic with former manager Graham Arnold, who currently is at the helm of the Japanese outfit.
The move is expected to boost Rogic’s playing time ahead of the World Cup, after he fell out of favour at the Scottish giants.
”I can’t guarantee Tom game-in, game-out. And I think that’s what he needs at the minute,” Lennon told Scotland’s Evening Times.
Rogic has only made 31 professional appearances.
The curious case of Juan Mata
Juan Mata may become the next football superstar to join ever-strengthening Bayern Munich.
England’s Mirror understands Bayern manager Pep Guardiola is considering bidding £20 million for the Chelsea midfielder – but the transfer may not occur until the summer.
The news comes after Mourinho publicly stated that his door is open if Mata wishes to discuss his future.
“When a player wants to speak to us we are there waiting for them. If you are asking ‘Do you want the club to sell him?’, no – I don’t want to,” Mourinho said.
Toronto FC breaks the bank to secure American and English Stars
MLS side Toronto FC have amazingly splashed the cash and purchased United States international Michael Bradley from AS Roma.
In a bizarre move, the MLS club is set to buy the midfielder for US$10 million, the Italian outfit confirmed.
Toronto also announced the purchase of Jermaine Defoe from Tottenham for £6 million.
The MLS squad finished second last in the Eastern Conference, with the two new singings signalling their intent for next season, along with the league’s growing financial resources.