Euro Paper Talk: Edu ready to break Arsenal transfer policy with shock deal for striker who boasts stellar stats; Liverpool target Rennes forward

Edu is ready to break Arsenal’s transfer policy by making a move for a red-hot Porto striker in the January transfer window, while Liverpool are keen on landing a Rennes striker at the turn of the year – both in the latest Euro Paper Talk.

EDU PLOTS JANUARY MOVE FOR IRAN FORWARD

Arsenal have reportedly become the latest club to join the chase for highly-rated Porto forward Mehdi Taremi.

A Bola claims that the Gunners are looking at the 30-year-old frontman with a view to a January transfer window bid.

The Iran international has scored seven goals and adding six assists in just 11 games so far this season.

He is expected to play a major role for Iran at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. However, the Gunners fear that a successful tournament for the attacker could spark more interest in his signature.

English clubs were looking at Taremi last summer, only for Porto coach Sergio Conceicao to shut that door.

However, A Bola adds that Taremi’s representatives felt it would be best for their client to change clubs after the World Cup. And when discussing his potential suitors, Arsenal were mentioned.

According to the newspaper, Mikel Arteta’s side are ‘committed’ to try and push through a deal in the new year. Porto, meanwhile, are willing to negotiate.

The Portuguese giants sold Luis Diaz to Liverpool at the start of this year. And the report adds that Porto are willing to strike a similar deal this January.

Taremi signing goes against normal Arsenal plan

There is also a small mention of Chelsea in the report but nothing more than that.

To that end, it appears that Arsenal are very much leading the chase to complete a deal for the player.

It would, however, go against technical director Edu’s ethos of only signing players younger than 30.

But Taremi would give the Gunners a proven back-up for Gabriel Jesus, should injury hit the Brazilian at any point.

LIVERPOOL HUNTING RENNES FORWARD

Liverpool are keen to get Rennes forward Kamaldeen Sulemana on board. The Reds will offer around £30.5m for the attacker when the transfer window reopens in January. (Nacional)

Kamaldeen Sulemana Rennes

Atletico Madrid will soon agree a deal with Barcelona to sign Antoine Griezmann on a permanent basis. That should bring an end to the stalemate that has seen the France star start just one LaLiga game this season. (ESPN Football)

Christopher Nkunku’s €60m release clause at RB Leipzig does not apply to Bayern Munich. who have previously signed Marcel Sabitzer and Dayot Upamecano from their Bundesliga rivals. Nkunku has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in 2023. (Bild)

Chelsea continue to pursue defender Milan Skriniar from Inter but will face competition from Man Utd and Real Madrid for his services. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid are eyeing 18-year-old Benfica defender Antonio Silva. The Portugal Under-21 international has only made senior appearances for the club. (Calciomercato)

MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of SS Lazio in action during the Serie A 2020/21 football match between AC Milan and SS Lazio at San Siro Stadium

Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic wants to join Juventus in the summer. The Serbian has been heavily linked with Manchester United in the past. (Calciomercato)

Sevilla have sacked head coach Julen Lopetegui after just one win in 10 games this season. The Spaniard is now being linked with the vacant post at Wolves. (ESPN Football)

Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus is in heavy demand as he is being chased by Tottenham, Everton, and Borussia Dortmund. (Bild)

Inter Milan are planning a new contract for former Premier League target Hakan Calhanoglu. (Calciomercato)

Napoli have confirmed that Alex Meret has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until June 2024. (ESPN Football)

Sampdoria have officially announced that Dejan Stankovic has become their new head coach. (Football Italia)

Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi is closing in on a new contract with the club. (Diario AS)

Galatasaray want to sign 26-year-old Verona goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipo. (Calciomercato)