Liverpool and Arsenal are hot on the trail of a teenage Salzburg attacker, while Tottenham have bid for a new midfielder – all in Friday’s European press.
BARCA BLOW LEAVES PREM DUO IN RACE TO LAND SALZBURG ACE
Barcelona have reportedly had a bid rejected for Red Bull Salzburg’s Karim Adeyemi, leaving Liverpool and Arsenal in prime position to land the young attacker.
Back in August, Adeyemi was awarded the gold Fritz Walter Medal by the German Football Association (DFB) – which is awarded to the best young talents in German football.
After receiving the honour the 17-year-old hinted that his future may lie away from the Austrian club, saying: “This award makes me very proud and at the same time a great motivation to continue on my path.”
Adeyemi’s talents are known to have attracted interest from across Europe, with Barca already having a €15m offer rejected by Salzburg, according to Transfermarkt.
But now it would appear that the Reds and the Gunners are ready to try their luck to land the player, who is currently on loan from Salzburg to FC Liefering in the Austrian second tier.
He has already contributed seven goals and five assists in 13 games this season.
AND THE REST
Tottenham have sent a January transfer proposal to Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena’s agent (Calciomercato)
Real Madrid are stepping up their interest in Borussia Dortmund’s highly-rated winger Jadon Sancho (Don Balon)
MLS’ Vice-President of Communications has denied “erroneous” reports that LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is returning to Milan (Football Italia)
Real Madrid are eyeing a big-money move for Italian Serie A outfit Napoli’s highly-rated midfielder Fabian Ruiz (Mundo Deportivo)
Manchester United, Tottenham and Wolves are in contention to sign Colombian forward James Rodriguez, 28, from Real Madrid in January (El Desmarque)
Inter will reportedly target Olivier Giroud, Dejan Kulusevski and Matteo Darmian in January, but a move for Arturo Vidal seems unlikely (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Toni Kroos claims to be in the dark when it comes to Gareth Bale’s future at Real Madrid but has questioned why the Welshman is available for his country after nursing a knock at club level (Real Total)
Crystal Palace are monitoring the progress of Netherlands striker Wout Weghorst, 27, who has scored eight goals in 15 appearances for Wolfsburg so far this season (Calciomercato)
Seattle Sounders attacker Nico Lodeiro has claimed Barcelona star Luis Suarez wants to play in MLS and a move to the competition is “only a matter of time” (MLSsoccer.com)
Ansu Fati has stated he wants to be at Barcelona ‘all my life’ after breaking into the first-team squad this season (Marca)
Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan are ready to make a move for league rivals AS Roma’s midfielder Alessandro Florenzi in the January transfer window (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
AC Milan are likely to make a move for Serie B outfit Chievo’s highly-rated midfielder Emmanuel Vignato (Corriere dello Sport)
Milan could also offer Juventus defender Merih Demiral an escape route in January (Football Italia)