Lampard on Chelsea transfer plans
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he is ready to spend if their January transfer ban is lifted.
“I will cross that bridge when it comes to it,” he told talkSPORT.
“I am very happy with what I’ve got, but it is something we would always look to as Chelsea.
“Can we improve in areas and only do business if we can improve and it feels it is the right thing for the group.
“Not just personnel wise, but in the balance and the way we are going.
“I will look at that one, but at the moment I can’t ask for any more. It’s nice that what happens at the appeal is really down the list of my priorities at the minute, the real priority is going game to game and trying to improve all the time.”
Man Utd agree personal terms
Manchester United have agreed personal terms with an ‘unnamed target’, The Metro claim.
They say the Red Devils are confident of signing at least one player in the January transfer window.
Mario Mandzukic could be the unnamed transfer target.
Express Sport understands the Red Devils are keen on the Juventus striker, who has struggled to get game time with the Italian giants this season.
Arsenal signing backed
Arsenal are lacking a leader in their squad and should go out and buy one, according to former England full-back Danny Mills.
“They don’t have the right characters and I think they’re scrambling around at the moment and that’s why maybe they went to the players in the first place [to choose the captain] because [Unai] Emery looked around and thought ‘I don’t have one’,” Mills told talkSPORT.
“Maybe he should have bought one, maybe that should have been part of his remit. We’ve all known that they’re lacking a holding-midfield player and they’ve been lacking centre-halves for some time.
“They’re ideal captains, they’re going to play week in, week out.
“Look at what Virgil van Dijk is – at Liverpool he would be the ideal captain wouldn’t he? If it wasn’t [James] Milner or [Jordan] Henderson, whoever it would be.
“He’s going to play, he’s clearly a leader, he’s organising things, all those types of things.
“That’s probably Arsenal’s downfall, they haven’t brought in the players that they needed and one of those was probably a captain-type figure.”
Klopp’s Liverpool talks
Jurgen Klopp was left impressed by one Genk player in particular after Liverpool beat the Belgian club 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain proved the winner on the night with a clever finish from inside the box, but Genk’s Sander Berge also left the game in good spirits.
Norwegian newspaper VG report Klopp took Berge aside after the game to praise his performance.
The report also adds the Liverpool boss has an invested interest in the defensive midfielder.
“You are an interesting player, a very interesting player,” the Norwegian newspaper report Klopp as saying.