Arsenal are pushing hard to sign three big names in January, having submitted a massive offer for Dusan Vlahovic, Liverpool are readying a move for a Dutch winger after learning his asking price, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk has some fresh details on Bayern Munich’s interest in Leeds star Raphinha.
DUSAN VLAHOVIC SUBJECT OF HUGE ARSENAL BID
Arsenal are reportedly doing all in their power to win the race for Dusan Vlahovic – and want the Fiorentina striker bought this month.
Vlahovic is one of the most in-demand strikers across European football. The Serbian sensation hit 21 goals from 40 games in all competitions last season in a breakout year. This term, he already has 18 goals from 22 matches.
And with Vlahovic leaving La Viola in 2022, a fierce race is hotting up for his signature.
Now though, according to il Gazzetta dello Sport, Gunners technical director Edu has launched a ‘mind-boggling offer’ for the striker.
So desperate are they to land Vlahovic, they are reportedly offering Fiorentina €55m up front, together with Lucas Torreira. The Uruguayan midfielder is on loan with the Serie A side and valued at €15m. That would make the total outlay worth £58.5m – a deal that Arsenal hope Fiorentina cannot refuse.
The Gunners won’t stop there, however.
Indeed, Mikel Arteta also wants to strengthen Arsenal’s midfield options as they look to secure a top-four finish.
And according to FourFourTwo, the Gunners have submitted a loan offer to PSG for Georginio Wijnaldum. The Dutch midfielder has struggled since leaving Liverpool and is understood to be considering a loan return to the Premier League.
His know-how could be crucial for Arsenal in the closing months of the season.
Dusan Vlahovic may be joined by Coutinho
The Gunners are also on the trail of Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian is also seeking a return to the Premier League amid his Barcelona struggles.
Arsenal are interested in Wijnaldum
Arsenal are interested in PSG midfielder Gini Wijnaldum.
And Barca reportedly want a deal done early in the January window. They are reportedly seeking just £10m for the player and are also considering loan deals with an obligation to buy.
The Gunners are likely to move on Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Torreira and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month.
LIVERPOOL LEARN ASKING PRICE FOR ARNAUT DANJUMA
Villarreal will sell Arnaut Danjuma to Liverpool in January, but only for €50m – double their €23.5m summer outlay. (AS)
Bayern Munich’s interest in signing Raphinha is genuine and the Bundesliga side are looking at a summer deal. Bayern want the Leeds man as a replacement for Kingsley Coman, should he fail to sign a new deal. (Sky Deutchland)
Juventus are granting Aaron Ramsey two days leave to find a new club, amid claims a move to Newcastle is closing in. (Calciomercato)
Manchester United will reportedly win the race for River Plate star Julian Alvarez, with Rafal Varas tipping him to “explode” there. (TyC Sports)
Diego Simeone will push hard to sign Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea as a replacement for Newcastle-bound Kieran Trippier. (AS)
LEICESTER CHASING MATIAS VECINO
Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino finds himself a January target for Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers. (Calciomercato)
PSG are in contact with Ousmane Dembele’s agents as they look to sign the winger on a free from Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo)
Roma are telling Arsenal they will walk away from a deal for Ainsley Maitland-Niles if they don’t accept their €10m offer, while they have other targets in mind. (Calciomercato)
Wesley Moraes is on the verge of signing for Internacional, while they have already agreed terms with the striker. (Globo Esporte)
Real Madrid are looking to sign Juventus defender Merih Demiral, who is currently shining while on loan at Atalanta. (Fanatik)
COUTINHO MAKES MIND UP ON BARCELONA EXIT
Philippe Coutinho has reportedly informed Barcelona he wants to leave the club this month, be it on loan or a full-time basis. (Sport)
Contract talks with Andreas Christensen are again stalling, leaving Barcelona with the chance to pinch the Chelsea defender. (Gianluca di Marzio)
Luis Suarez wants to leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season and link up with Lionel Messi again at PSG. (El Nacional)
Genoa have reportedly reached an agreement with Herta Berlin over the €17m return of Krzysztof Piatek. (Sky Italia)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Alvaro Morata’s transfer to Barcelona is 95% done with the Spain striker ending his loan at Juventus to secure the move. (AS)
AC Milan are holding talks over a deal to sign Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches from Lille. (Calciomercato)
Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich and Juventus are the four clubs in talks over a deal for Antonio Rudiger, who can leave Chelsea as a free agent this summer. (Sky Italia)
Vitaliy Mykolenko admits he could not hold back the tears after hearing he was signing for Everton from Dynamo Kiev. (Dynamo TV)