Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd, Spurs target heads for Juve; Chelsea star’s contract impasse

Date published: Tuesday 21st November 2017 4:55

Jorge Mendes wants a Man Utd, Spurs and West Ham target to go to Juventus and a Chelsea reveals contract talks are at an impasse, all in the Euro papers.

 

AGENT PUSHING FOR JUVE MOVE FOR GOMES

Andre Gomes’ agent Jorge Mendes is reportedly pushing for his player to move to Juventus, according to a report.

CalcioMercato reports that Mendes is pushing for a loan deal in January, with an option to make the deal a permanent one.

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has told Gomes that he is only a back up midfielder at the Camp Nou and Mendes wants the player to move on.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino had been hoping to land the midfielder on loan on deadline day in August but the deal fell through after Barca pulled the plug as they could not find a suitable replacement.

West Ham, Manchester United and Inter Milan have been linked with the 24-year-old.

 

REAL MADRID BEAT HOST OF SUITORS TO INTER STAR

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has agreed a deal to join Real Madrid next summer, according to various reports.

Former Milan forward and Premium Sport commentator Daniele Massaro claims the in-demand Inter Milan forward has already agreed terms on a switch to the Bernabeu next summer and will move to Spain ahead of rival interest from Bayern Munich, Arsenal and PSG.

The Argentine has been in devastating form this season, netting 13 goals in 15 outings for the Nerazzuri and former Italy international Massaro told Marca and Diario Gol the player is destined to move to the Bernabeu.

“I can tell you today that Mauro Icardi will be a Real Madrid striker next year,” Massaro said.

“His arrival will be at the expense of (Karim) Benzema.”

Icardi, 24, joined Inter from Sampdoria four years ago and has scored 91 goals during his time with the club.

He is rated in the £100million bracket and his signing for Real Madrid will likely signal the end of Benzema’s eight-year stay at the Bernabeu.

 

AND THE REST

Thibaut Courtois has admitted he is no closer to signing a new Chelsea contract but hopes talks will resume near the end of the season: “Regarding my contract, that’s the thing where Chelsea must deal with my agent. I don’t think there have been any new developments.” (Various)

Gianluigi Buffon has revealed he agreed a move to Barcelona when he was at Parma but turned it down once he knew Juventus were keen on him (Mundo Deportivo)

Paulo Dybala has given Manchester United hope of a future move to Old Trafford after the Juventus forward revealed all in a telling interview (Telefoot)

Antoine Griezmann insists he does not regret staying at Atletico Madrid and says he has had no discussions about leaving the club in January (Telefoot)

Bayern Munich sporting director sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has ruled out the club signing Griezmann (Sky Deutsche)

Tottenham are believed to be leading Arsenal and Manchester United in the race to sign talented Athletic Bilbao star Gorka Guruzeta (Sport)

Real Madrid have told eight players they will be offloaded either in January or next summer as they bid to freshen up their ageing squad (Diario Gol)

Atletico Madrid lead AC Milan and Tottenham in the hunt for Milan Baldej, with the midfielder set to leave Fiorentina for as little as €5m in January (SportsMediaSet)

Barcelona are seriously considering signing Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil in January and believe they can land the player for €20m (Mundo Deportivo)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, meanwhile, believes the club has ‘opportunities’ to sign players in the January transfer window

Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea target Sergi Roberto wants to stay at Barcelona ‘forever’ amid reports a number of clubs will seek to trigger his €40m release clause at the Camp Nou (ESPN)

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata reportedly wants the club to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga (Don Balon)

AC Milan fear they could be banned from all European competitions amid talk UEFA could hit them hard over Financial Fair Play (Marca, via Calciomercato)

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