Arsenal are one of seven top European clubs chasing an impressive Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder, while West Ham are expected to renew their interest in a full-back they bid for this summer in the January transfer window – both in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
SEVEN CLUBS CHASING DENMARK MIDFIELDER
Arsenal director Edu is reportedly ready to rival the likes of Barcelona and AC Milan for the services of Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Jesper Lindstrom in the January transfer window.
The Gunners enjoyed an impressive summer window after landing the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira and Marquinhos.
However, they are expected to be active again at the turn of the year. Indeed, Calciomercato expects the north London side to make a serious play for Lindstrom.
The 22-year-old enjoyed an outsatnding breakthrough campaign with Frankfurt, scoring five goals and adding nine assists in all competitions as the German side won the Europa League.
Lindstrom has carried his impressive performances from last season into the current one too. He has already scored three times this term, including a strike against Marseille in the Champions League in midweek.
But Arsenal will have a battle on their hands to snatch the player in the new year.
Long list of clubs hunting Lindstrom
The report adds that Barcelona, Milan, Juventus, Roma, Manchester City and Bayern Munich have also been keeping tabs on Lindstrom.
Calcio states that Frankfurt are also unlikely to sell the midfielder unless they receive an offer of around £17million.
At this stage, it remains to be seen whether the Gunners will be prepared to spend that much on the Denmark international.
Lindstrom is expected to be in action for his country in the upcoming Nations League fixtures.
WEST HAM TO RENEW AINA INTEREST
West Ham have been tracking Ola Aina for months could renew their interest in the former Chelsea right-back in January. The Hammers failed with a £6million deadline-day bid this summer. (All Nigeria Soccer)
Liverpool might move for Matheus Nunes next summer as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund teenager Jude Bellingham. (UOL)
Juventus can’t afford to sack manager Massimiliano Allegri, which will come as good news to Tottenham. (Sky Sport Italia)
Sadio Mane ‘doesn’t look happy’ at Bayern Munich and hasn’t ‘integrated’ himself since his move from Liverpool, according to former Reds midfielder Didi Hamann. (GMX)
MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP
Inter Milan have set a deadline for the contract extension of Milan Skriniar. They are hoping to hold off interest from Paris Saint-Germain. (Calciomercato)
RB Salzburg director Christoph Freund has revealed that Chelsea were in touch with him for the transfer of Benjamin Sesko. Freund is amongst the frontrunners to be Chelsea’s new sporting director. (Sky Austria)
Chelsea are ‘ready to return’ with another bid to sign AC Milan forward Rafael Leao ‘in the coming months’. (Gianluca Di Marzio)
Barcelona are continuing to keep tabs on Monaco left-back Caio Henrique. (Sport)
AS Roma have decided against signing a free agent centre-back. Jose Mourinho’s men were chasing Nikola Maksimovic, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Jason Denayer. (Rudy Galetti)
Former Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez joined Olympiakos from Qatari club Al-Rayyan on Thursday.