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- Inter make contact with Eriksen’s agent
- Juventus consider Ronaldo contract extension
- Real Madrid make contact with Liverpool star Mane
- Man City ready to swoop for Abraham
Hertha Berlin capture Ascacibar
Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin announced on Twitter they’d signed Stuttgart midfielder Santiago Ascacibar on a permanent basis.
Inter make contact with Eriksen’s agent
The Serie A club is prepared to wait for the summer with Spurs hoping to cash in nowGianluca di Marzio says that Inter have made initial contact with the agents of Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.The Denmark international is out of contract in London at the end of the season, and is not expected to sign new terms.
The article suggests that the Italian side would prefer to get the player for free in the summer, while Tottenham would like to cash in on him, seeking around £17 million ($23m).
Former Arsenal man Paul Merson thinks current Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is likely to leave the club.
Aubameyang is reportedly unhappy about Arsenal’s lowly league position, and also being shunted out to the left wing to accomodate Alexandre Lacazette in the centre.
Merson told Sky Sports: “He will be ringing his agent after that (games on the wing) and saying: ‘I do not want to be tracking back like that.’”
Milan waiting for offer to match Paqueta valuationAC
Milan are willing to part with forward Lucas Paqueta this January, but only if they can get €40 million (£34m/$45m) for the Brazilian,
Paqueta made the move to San Siro in the summer of 2018, but hasn’t caught fire in Serie A scoring just once in 26 appearances.
According to Calciomercato only Paris Saint-Germain have expressed interest in the 22-year-old and are only willing to pay half the amount Milan desi
Atalanta midfielder Dejan Kulusevski will undergo a medical this week ahead of his proposed move to Juventus, reports Calciomercato.
The 19-year-old had previously been linked with a switch to Manchester United, but will complete his move to the Serie A champions in the coming days.
Kulusevski is currently on a season-long loan at Parma, and made his debut for the Swedish national team in November.
Lyon have identified former player Mariano Diaz as a potential replacement for the injured Memphis Depay, reports the Daily Mail.
Depay is expected to miss the remainder of the campaign after rupturing his ACL last month, with the French side now looking to re-sign their former attacker Mariano.
Mariano joined Real Madrid from Lyon in 2018, but may make a return to Ligue 1 due to a lack of game time with the Spanish giants.
Inter keeping tabs on Giroud
Inter are monitoring the situation of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, and could make a move for the 33-year-old in the coming days.
According to Calciomercato, the Italian side face competition for his signature from French outfit Lyon, with several other clubs also interested.
Giroud looks certain to leave Stamford Bridge this month as he looks to secure regular football in the build up to Euro 2020.
Wolves youngster Otasowiesigns new contract.
Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche has explained why the club missed out on the signature of Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Haaland, and says that he would had to have “fought” for a place in the side.
The 19-year-old agreed a switch to fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund last month, with Leipzig among a long list of clubs who had shown an interest in the Norwegian international.
Leipzig’s sporting director Krosche has now revealed the reasons behind their failed attempts to bring in the striker.
Read the full story on Goal.
Thorniley completes move to Blackpool from Sheffield Wednesday.
Barcelona want to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca – according to Don Balon.
Both clubs are looking to add to the 23-year-old to their ranks in 2020, but the Blaugrana may be able to arrange a cut-price deal ahead of their arch-rivals.
Roca has featured in 18 La Liga matches for Espanyol this term, scoring twice.
Bournemouth recall Surridge
spell at Swansea
Chelsea plot £20m swoop for Chalov
Chelsea are ready to launch a £20 million ($27m) bid for CSKA Moscow striker Fyodor Chalov – according to the Express.
The Blues have a strong relationship with the Russian outfit, and hope to negotiate a deal for the 21-year-old in January.
Chalov has hit five goals in 19 Russian Premier League outings for CSKA this season.
Lille have already received six bids for French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, who is a reported target for Manchester United.
According to L’Equipe via France Football News, the Ligue 1 outfit are likely to demand around £50 million ($66m) for the 20-year-old in the January window.
Inter prepared to offer £25m for Chelsea’s Emerson
Inter are prepared to submit a £25 million ($33m) bid for Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri – according to the Independent.
The Blues will only agree to sell the 25-year-old if they can line up a suitable replacement during the January transfer window.
Emerson has appeared in 12 Premier League matches for Chelsea this season.
Arsenal consider re-signing Kamara
Arsenal are interested in bringing Glen Kamara back to the Emirates Stadium from Rangers – according to the Daily Mail.
The Gunners have sent scouts to watch the 24-year-old midfielder on multiple occasions this season and could swoop for his signature in January.
Kamara was on Arsenal’s books between 2015 and 2017, but was never granted a senior debut.
According to The Athletic, Tottenham will have to shell out £45 million ($60m) in order to sign Norwich defender Max Aarons in January.
Spurs are eager to bring in the 19-year-old due to the fact that they have no cover for Serge Aurier at right-back, with Kyle Walker-Peters set to leave the club on loan.
Aarons has impressed during 18 Premier League outings for Norwich this term, forcing his way into England’s U21 squad in the process.
Liverpool eager to sign Sevilla’s Diego Carlos
Sevilla defender Diego Carlos is the subject of interest from Liverpool – according to Eldesmarque.
The Reds want to bring in the Brazilian at the end of the season, with his current buy out clause set at £65 million ($86m).
Real Madrid are also thought to be in the market for Diego Carlos, who has racked up 18 La Liga appearances for Sevilla this season.
Paris Saint Germain midfielder Julian Draxler looks set to leave the club during the January transfer window – according to the Sun.
The German is desperate to undertake a new challenge elsewhere, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Sevilla all thought to be interested in his services.
Draxler was restricted to just six Ligue 1 appearances for PSG in the first half of the 2019-20 campaign.
What Tottenham need in the January transfer window
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has already made clear that he won’t be doing much business during the winter but his hand could be forced by departures.
Christian Eriksen will be one of the biggest stories of the January window, with the Dane seemingly set to depart north London after six-and-a-half years with Spurs.
Victor Wanyama, who has played just nine minutes of club football since Mauricio Pochettino’s departure, is another who could be on his way, with West Ham United rumoured to be interested.
Read the full story on Goal.
Lyon lead the race for Ben Arfa
Lyon have emerged as the frontrunners to land Hatem Ben Arfa’s signature, according to L’Equipe.
The Ligue 1 giants are keen on bringing in the Frenchman in January, but he has also received an offer from Galatasaray.
Ben Arfa has been a free agent since leaving Rennes last summer.
Man City & Chelsea vying for Chilwell
Manchester City and Chelsea are both chasing Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell – according to iNews.
The Foxes have no plans to sanction a prized asset’s departure, but could be tempted by a bid within the region of £70 million ($93m).
Chilwell has featured in 16 Premier League matches for Leicester this season, scoring once.
Mourinho dismisses need for January signings
Jose Mourinho has acknowledged Tottenham’s repeated defensive errors must be a great source of frustration for the team’s forwards.
A wider defensive fix will come in January, Mourinho hopes, but time on the training ground will be treasured over mid-season signings.