Transfer rumor roundup: Odegaard to Liverpool, Delph to Tottenham


Aston Villa may lose influential midfielder Fabian Delph this January, as the man who becomes a free agent in the summer could leave for Tottenham Hotspur. According to the Daily Mirror, Spurs are set to offer $5 million for the England international in January, which is a derisory offer for an England international. However Villa could lose Delph for nothing, so maybe they should cash in on the combative midfielder they bought from Leeds United for $12million back in 2009. Delph, 25, would be a great buy for any top 10 team in the Premier League.

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Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard is one of the hottest properties in Europe and the Stromsgodset starlet is due to make a decision on his future in January. He has already visited Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich on training stints, while Arsenal and plenty of teams in Holland and Germany are keeping close tabs on the player who made his international debut for Norway at the age of 15. According to a Norwegian journalist, Odegaard will leave this January as his current club need the cash. He, his brother and his father are Liverpool fans, but Real Madrid and Bayern are leading the way.

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According to the Daily Mail, Virgil van Djik could be heading to Sunderland from Celtic for $12 million. The Dutch center half has excelled at the Glasgow giants over the past 12 months but a move to the PL has been in the offing for quite some time as the likes of QPR, Aston Villa, Southampton and Arsenal has previously been link with the flamboyant central defender.

Elsewhere, Leicester City are set to pip Chelsea to the signing of Croatian forward Andrej Kramaric. The 23-year-old prefers the chance to play regularly rather than being a back up for Jose Mourinho’s side and will join the Foxes in a $10 million move from HNK Rijeka, according to Sky Sports.