Liverpool are working on two astute deals as a shock Divock Origi move nears, Tottenham are nearing a eye-catching signing from Juventus, while the final Euro Paper Talk of 2021 has news of three huge signings at Newcastle United.
GINTER DEAL ON FOR LIVERPOOL
Liverpool are understood to be leading the chase for Borussia Monchengladbach’s versatile star Matthias Ginter.
The Germany international has decided he’s leading Gladbach as a free agent in the summer – and demand for him is high.
The 27-year-old is at the peak of his powers and has no shortage of admirers.
Reports in Italy claim Ginter has an offer from Inter Milan; however FC Inter News claims Liverpool are also sniffing around a deal.
Inter have reportedly proposed a four-year deal worth €3m a season, which equates to around £48,000 a week.
And with finances tight at Inter, there is a growing feeling that Liverpool will act clever and comfortably gazump them for Ginter.
Indeed, he’s not the only Gladbach player Liverpool are chasing. Indeed, they’re also keen on his teammate Denis Zakaria, who is also moving on a free transfer next summer.
Whether Liverpool land the Swiss remains to be seen though, with Arsenal also keen.
Juventus fancy Origi move
However, the capture of Ginter is seen as more doable and his signing will likely see Nat Phillips depart.
The defender, rarely used this season by Liverpool, is a target for West Ham. However, while the Hammers want a January deal, Liverpool would seemingly prefer to wait until the summer when Ginter can sign.
In the meantime, Liverpool can also boost their transfer kitty by selling Divock Origi.
As such, Gazzetta dello Sport claims Juventus are ready to make an Origi move their January priority.
The Italian paper names Origi as the replacement for Alvaro Morata, who appears likely to sign for Barcelona.
Any move for Origi though will likely be delayed for as late in the January window as possible. The striker is likely to play an important role over the next few weeks in the absence of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
The pair are heading to AFCON leaving Liverpool light in attack. And while the Reds are open to his sale, any exit will be left as late as possible in the month.
DEMBELE, RAMSEY AND VERETOUT FOR NEWCASTLE
Newcastle are ready to make their move for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele – and will offer the France star a huge deal. (various)
Eddie Howe is also in talks with Aaron Ramsey as they look to secure his signing on a free transfer. (Tuttosport)
Newcastle are also preparing an offer for Roma’s 28-year-old French midfielder Jordan Veretout. (Telefoot)
Chelsea duo Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen are closing on moves to Barcelona and will hold talks next week. (Sport)
Antonio Rudiger will also leave Chelsea and will agree to sign for Real Madrid, who are offering a signing-on fee worth €20m. (AS)
TOTTENHAM NEARING KULUSEVSKI DEAL
Tottenham are leading the race to sign Dejan Kulusevski with Antonio Conte planning to play him in the No 10 role behind Harry Kane. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Flamengo are emerging as surprise rivals to Arsenal with the Brazilian side looking at bringing the midfielder back to his homeland. (Sport)
Juventus are considering a shock approach to sign David De Gea amid claims they want him to replace Wojciech Szczesny. (Todofijachés)
Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed that Denis Zakaria will be leaving as a free agent in 2022. The Swiss star is reportedly a target for Arsenal and Liverpool. (various)
Sevilla remain determined to sign Anthony Martial in January and will continue talks with Manchester United in an effort to reach an agreement. (Cadena Cope)
CHELSEA CLOSING ON TCHOUAMENI
Fiorentina are ready to hold talks with Arsenal over a permanent £12m deal for Lucas Torreira. (Corriere dello Sport)
Lorenzo Insigne has agreed personal terms with MLS side Toronto and has confirmed to Napoli that he’s leaving. (Corriere dello Sport)
Leeds are interested in signing Argentine striker Giovanni Simeone, currently on loan at Verona from Cagliari, in the summer. (L’Arena)
Chelsea’s attempts to recall Emerson Palmieri from his Lyon loan have been rebuffed by the Ligue 1 side. (L’Equipe)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Watford are exploring the possibility of signing Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida in January. (Fanatik)
Barcelona are targeting a surprise swoop for former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, currently on loan at Juventus from Atletico Madrid. (AS)
Xavi is also asking Barcelona chiefs to look into a possible deal for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt. (Gazzetta dello Sport)