Steven Gerrard’s first act as Aston Villa boss will be to sign four Liverpool players in January, Tottenham are hoping to re-sign a former winger, while Thursday’s transfer gossip claims Newcastle are plotting a huge double raid on Juventus.
GERRARD WANTS TO SIGN FAB FOUR FROM LIVERPOOL
Steven Gerrard is planning to raid Liverpool for four players in January as his first transfer act as Aston Villa boss.
The Scouser is closing on a return to the Premier League with Villa having agreed a £3m compensation package with Rangers.
And he’s already turning his thoughts to ways to improve an under-performing Villa side.
As per the Daily Express, Gerrard is already plotting a triple swoop on Anfield for three unwanted stars.
Calling in a favour from Jurgen Klopp, Gerrard first hopes to recruit Divock Origi.
The 26-year-old faces an uncertain future at Anfield, having played just 16 minutes of Prmeier League action this season. And while he did net a smart goal in the loss at West Ham, his exit remains a strong possibility.
Gerrard is also hoping it’s a similar story with Takumi Minamino. The Japan playmaker moved out to Southampton on loan last season and has struggled for game-time upon his return. A similar loan deal – this time to Villa – looks to be on the cards.
And finally, the Express claims Gerrard is also looking to engineer a deal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The England midfielder has faced a stop-start time at Anfield and is reportedly seeking a move to revitalise his career.
Liverpool would be open to his sale, although would be looking for a sizeable fee for the 28-year-old.
And finally, Gerrard wants to bring defender Nat Phillips to Villa Park to shore up his defence.
The 24-year-old made 17 appearances last season and made a big impression. But the return to fitness of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez – together with the signing of Ibrahima Konate – means he’s fallen down the order.
NEWCASTLE IN FOR RAMSEY AND RABIOT
Eddie Howe wants to make Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey his first signing as Newcastle United manager. (The Sun)
And the Magpies are looking to follow that deal up with an ambitious £13m move for Juventus teammate…