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Borna Barisic makes Rangers transfer vow and addresses Ibrox future after Watford link
. The Croatian - who was a target for Watford boss Claudio Ranieri earlier in the transfer window - confirmed there was interest in him
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Watford have reportedly joined West Ham United in the race to sign Liverpool centre-back Nathaniel Phillips.
Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac has emerged as a potential target for Watford ahead of the January transfer window.
It was almost inevitable that if Watford didn’t see immediate results in their return to the Premier League that a change in manager would be shortly followed, with Xisco Muñoz biting the inaugural bullet and becoming the first boss to be sacked this season, just a few games after the Hornets earnt promotion.
We are three months into the 2021/2022 Premier League season, so now is a good time to assess which of the summer transfer signings have made the biggest impact.
Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has reportedly been earmarked as the prime choice to take over as the next AS Roma manager, should he part ways with the west London side at the end of the season.
Roma defender Kostas Manolas has reportedly emerged as a target for both Manchester United and Arsenal ahead of this summer's transfer window.
Man Utd are rumoured to be in the race to sign Fulham's prized asset Ryan Sessegnon. The highly-rated youngster, who is considered by many to be amongst the best teenagers in the Premier League, has also been linked with a move to Chelsea and Tottenham but it is understood that Manchester United have been appointed favourites to sign the England youth international.
Fulham have reportedly put their name into the hat to acquire the signature of reported Arsenal target and Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia.
Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri is confident that Gary Cahill will eventually become a Cottagers player, despite uncertainty from the player himself. The Chelsea centre-back will be out of contract in the summer.
Fulham have made a move to sign Besiktas forward Ryan Babel yesterday, with the Dutch international returning to the Premier League for the first time since his disappointing spell with Liverpool. Babel joins Premier League strugglers Fulham for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £8 million.
Fulham have reportedly among the leading clubs looking into a move for Chelsea Gary Cahill when the transfer window reopens next month.
Fulham are to make a move for German midfielder Philipp Ochs during the January transfer window. The winger, who currently plays on loan with Danish club AaB, looks set to return to his parent club Hoffenheim in January in order to complete a permanent transfer to Premier League side Fulham in January.
Liverpool defender Joel Matip could reportedly be the subject of interest from both Fenerbahce and Fulham when the transfer window reopens in a couple of months' time.
Chelsea have reportedly allowed Matt Miazga to join Nantes on a season-long loan. The 23-year-old has spent the past two seasons on loan with Vitesse Arnhem and he has now taken up a temporary challenge in the French Ligue 1.
Chelsea's scouts have identified young Nigerian centre back Chidozie Awaziem as a hot prospect for the future and will make a move to sign the player from Porto this summer in a deal worth 10 million euros. Awaziem is currently playing on loan at French Ligue 1 side Nantes and has impressed.
Everton are reportedly planning a potential swoop for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy at the end of the season. The Toffees have endured a difficult season despite their record spending, and they are presently placed 10th in the standings.
“Write what you want to write.” These are the now infamous last words of Ronald Koeman, who had his head placed on the chopping block at Everton’s Finch Farm yesterday and subsequently lost his job.
Craig Shakespeare has been relieved from his managerial role at Leicester City just four months after penning a permanent deal with the club.
Watford manager Marco Silva is lining up a move for Leicester City's record signing, Islam Slimani. £30 million striker Slimani has worked for Silva before when the pair were both together at Sporting Lisbon.
Arsenal teenager midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide has reportedly emerged as a loan target for Claudio Ranieri, who is the head coach of French club Nantes.