Transfer roundup: Chelsea to bid for South American duo, Man United ace told to leave by boss

Jonathan Calleri

Chelsea are well and truly at the core of Thursday’s transfer rumblings, with the West London club linked with two new South American attackers.

Meanwhile, a big-money Manchester United signing has been urged to leave Old Trafford in January by his national boss.

Chelsea given £30m price for Alex Teixeira

The London Evening Standard report that Chelsea have identified Shakhtar Donetsk hotshot Alex Teixeira as one of their main January priorities – but will have to stump up £30 million to land the Brazilian.

Alex TeixeiraThe 25-year-old has been on the Ukrainian outfit’s books since 2010 but has come into his own this term, scoring 21 goals in 22 matches in a red-hot streak in front of goal.

Teixeira is an attacking midfielder that plays high up the pitch for Shakhtar, with Jose Mourinho reportedly keen to land the former Vasco de Gama man in the new year to add goals to his side.

Fellaini told to leave United by Wilmots

Belgium national coach Marc Wilmots has told out-of-favour Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini to consider his future at the Old Trafford club.

Marouane FellainiThe powerful midfielder moved to the Manchester club from Everton in 2013 but has had an up-and-down time of it with the Red Devils.

With Louis van Gaal not selecting the lofty star in his usual starting XI, Wilmots has stressed that Fellaini should look for a new challenge ahead of Euro 2016.

“A player who doesn’t turn out for his club is annoying for his national coach,” The Express quote Wilmots as saying.

“Fellaini can go upfield to support his strikers, or can play on his own as a defensive midfielder. He has very good technique, can run all day long and has great powers of recovery.

“It is up to him to see whether he wants to take on a new challenge in January, if he has the opportunity to do so.”

Chelsea linked with Boca Junior starlet Calleri

Italian outlet Calcio Mercato and ESPN have both reported today that Chelsea may well look to Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri in a bid to solve their striking woes.

Jonathan CalleriThe Blues have lacked goals this season and are widely expected to splurge on a new centre forward come the January transfer window.

Calleri, 22, is deemed as one of the brightest prospects in Argentinian football due to his exploits with Boca Juniors.

Calcio Mercato claim that the South American club will request €9 million for the striker’s services and want former Southampton bad boy Pablo Osvaldo to replace him.

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