GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS
The Premier League will be allowed to continue behind closed doors despite England going back into a national lockdown.
PM Boris Johnson addressed the nation last night to confirm tighter restrictions across the country but there is an exemption for elite sport, meaning professional football will carry on.
Borussia Dortmund’s chief exec Hans-Joachim Watzke believes the collapse of Jadon Sancho’s summer transfer to Manchester United affected him in the early weeks of the season.
The England ace, 20, was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top target last summer but Dortmund’s £108million demands prevented a deal from taking place.
Watzke said: “Maybe Jadon had subconsciously prepared for a move a bit.
“I believe he at least thought about it that much that he lost a bit of his ease.”
Manchester United could face competition from rivals City for Sergio Ramos, who is into the final six months of his Real Madrid contract.
Sticking with the Red Devils, Phil Jones could be heading to Burnley on loan should the Clarets lose James Tarkowski this month.
Arsenal are chasing Norwich star Emi Buendia and could offer Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson as part of a deal for the £40m-rated man.
The Gunners shipped out William Saliba to Nice for the rest of the season while Mohamed Elneny and Sokratis could also be on their way out.
Diego Costa would ‘love’ to return to the Premier League.
The ex-Chelsea striker ripped up his Atletico Madrid contract last week and is a free agent with Wolves keen.
Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo opened the door for a transfer for Olivier Giroud this month as the Frenchman struggles for consistent game time.
When asked about a potential move for Giroud, Pirlo told DAZN: “He’d be handy!”
And finally, Real Madrid have reportedly won the race to land David Alaba on a free when he leaves Bayern Munich in the summer.