Tuesday’s Transfer Rumor Roundup: Lukaku to Man United; Oscar to Juventus


Romelu Lukaku is being linked with a move to Manchester United.

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The Everton forward, 22, has scored 51 goals in 101 games for the Toffees and despite joining from Chelsea for $45 million in 2014 on a permanent basis following a stellar loan spell, his agent Mino Raiola (who born and made his name in Italy) has previously spoken about how Lukaku would not be at Everton had he been his representative at the time the deal was made. It is perhaps no surprise then that reports in the Italian media, Tuttomercatoweb to be exact, are linking Lukaku with a monster move to United. He has scored in six-straight PL games and seven in all competitions and has 15 goals in 20 appearances this season, while United have just 21 goals in 16 Premier League games and badly need a new focal point of their attack.

Is Lukaku the man to help piece everything together for the Red Devils and would Everton let him go?

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Chelsea’s Brazilian attacker Oscar has been linked, once again, with a move to Serie A outfit Juventus. The Daily Mail claim that Juve see Oscar as the perfect player to add more creativity behind their forward line but  After arriving from Internacional for $30 million in 2012 Oscar, 24, burst onto the scene with a stunning goal for Chelsea against Juve in the UEFA Champions League a few months later and although he continues to be a regular for the Blues it is certainly a fair argument to suggest his skill-set better suits Italy rather than the PL. Maybe he will be be part of a mass Chelsea exodus in the summer if their Premier League struggles continue…

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The Sun claims that Arsenal are monitoring the situation regarding Real Madrid player Isco who has been repeatedly linked with transfers to the Premier League over the past 12 months. The report claims that Real are willing to accept bids of around $45 million in January for the former Malaga star as the Spanish international is frustrated with a lack of playing time behind the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez. Yeah, I could see how that would get old fast. Isco’s ability on the ball would certainly suit Arsenal’s style.

Isco reminds me of Santi Cazorla from five years ago as he can operate in any of the attacking positions across the forward line but is perhaps best suited to a central role. Given the fact that Cazorla and Francis Coquelin are out injured for several months, perhaps Isco can arrive and push the Gunners’ title charge on to the next level?