Manchester United and Arsenal are chasing a La Liga forward, while Manchester City are eyeing a Juventus star, according to Friday’s European papers.
MAN UTD AND ARSENAL WANT BARCA MAN
Bayern Munich are set to battle Manchester United and Arsenal for a Barcelona forward, according to reports from the Spanish media on Friday.
Barca’s 22-year-old forward Jose Arnaiz has emerged as a target for the Bundesliga side and the Premier League duo, Mundo Deportivo claims.
Arnaiz scored on his first appearance for the Catalan club on Tuesday night as he netted his side’s third goal against Real Murcia.
The report claims that the player’s exploits have not gone unnoticed, as his agent has been contacted by the three aforementioned clubs.
Bayern are reportedly chasing Arnaiz as a long-term replacement for Franck Ribery, who is 34 years old and is currently recovering from a knee ligament injury.
Arnaiz apparently has a £17.8million release clause in his Barca deal, which he signed in August after arriving from Real Valladolid.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde was full of praise for Arnaiz after his debut in the Copa del Rey clash: “He has the goal in his head. I believed he could help us in this game and that it’s good for them [the B team players] to come and face a situation like this.
“He scored a great goal, he has a powerful shot. It’s a first step. He is already helping Barcelona B but we are not two teams.”
AND THE REST
Tottenham are leading candidates for Bayer Leverkusen prodigy Kai Havertz – a Liverpool transfer target in January (Sport BILD)
Manchester City are tracking Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic (Sportsmediaset)
Liverpool have significantly increased their asking price for Barcelona transfer target Philippe Coutinho. The Reds will now demand €150m (£133m) from Barcelona, which is €50m more than they wanted in the summer (Mundo Deportivo)
Juventus have revived their interest in Tottenham transfer target Andre Gomes (Corriere dello Sport)
Ciro Immobile is subject of a € 70 million bid by Chinese club Shanghai Sipg who want to sign the Italian in the winter transfer window (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi says he will not stay in football until he is 40 like Francesco Totti and has ruled out a move away from the San Siro (Undici)
Liverpool are interested in making a £22m move for Roma defender Emerson Palmieri (Calciomercato)
Neymar has received a one-match suspension after being sent off in Paris Saint-Germain’s draw with Marseille last weekend and will miss tonight’s game against Nice (L’Equipe)
Sevilla are preparing to make a January move for Stevan Jovetic. The 27-year-old impressed during a loan spell with the Spanish club last season and they are interested in him again (Deportes Cope)
PSG winger Angel Di Maria believes his time in Paris is nearing an end. Juventus and AC Milan are interested (Le Parisien)
AC Milan have identified Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto as a key transfer target (Calciomercato)
Barcelona want to sign two centre-backs in the summer. As well as looking to tie up a deal for Chelsea transfer target Kalidou Koulibaly, the Catalan side are keeping tabs on Lyon’s Mouctar Diakhaby, Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina and Dan-Axel Zagadou of Borussia Dortmund (Sport)
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has reportedly asked Everton transfer target Olivier Giroud to join him at Stamford Bridge (Calciomercato)