One European giant has leapt to the front of the queue for an unsettled Tottenham star, while a Manchester United midfielder has a proposal from Inter Milan, according to Saturday’s European papers.
ERIKSEN MAKES DECISION ON FUTURE DESTINATION
Christian Eriksen is set to choose Bayern Munich over Real Madrid, Juventus or Inter Milan, according to Sport 1.
The Tottenham playmaker is in the final year of his contract, and it looks increasingly likely that he will not renew and head for pastures new instead.
German outlet Sport1 say that Eriksen is now a serious option for Bayern, who could be looking to replace Thomas Muller in the summer.
With the Danish midfielder able to negotiate with foreign clubs from January, there is the chance that he could accept a transfer which would cost the Bundesliga giants nothing.
There are contrasting reports about his future from France, though. Le10Sport (via SportsMole) suggest that Juventus remain heavily interested in Eriksen, and could even offer summer signing Adrien Rabiot as part of a swap bid.
Rabiot caused much controversy in his last season at Paris Saint Germain, having failed to negotiate a new contract, moving to Juventus on a free in the summer.
However, his time in Turin has started in a similar vein, and he has already been linked with a move away. If Juventus are looking to get him off the books, then he could be sent to Spurs, it is suggested.
AND THE REST
Inter Milan will offer a three-year contract worth €5m per season to Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic in January (Corriere Dello Sport)
Juventus are monitoring the progress of their former winger Riccardo Orsolini at Bologna, with a view to re-signing him (Tuttosport)
AC Milan remain interested in Serge Aurier, although Tottenham are unlikely to let the right-back leave (Tuttosport)
An alternative full-back target for Milan is Zeki Celik, whom Lille value at €20m (Tuttosport)
Celtic have joined the race for Napoli target Timothy Castagne, although Atalanta want to renew his contract (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Juventus turned down the chance to sign David De Gea before he signed a new Man Utd contract – meaning they will extend Wojciech Szczesny’s deal instead (Calciomercato)
Barcelona are considering Lionel Messi’s international teammate Lautaro Martinez as a long-term successor to Luis Suarez – although Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Roberto Firmino are also on their shortlist (Mundo Deportivo)
Messi himself is in line for a ‘lifelong’ contract at Barcelona, which would commit his future to the club for at least 10 years – even beyond his retirement (Cadena Ser)
Aleksandar Kolarov could sign a similar contract at Roma, committing his playing days until either 2021 or 2022, before becoming a director afterwards (Corriere Della Sera)
Laurent Blanc is waiting to see if the manager’s job at Man Utd becomes available before deciding on an offer from Lyon (L’Equipe)
Real Madrid and Barcelona will battle for Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga (Mundo Deportivo)
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has been offered to Milan while on loan at Besiktas (Tuttosport)
Real Madrid want to sign Phil Foden from Man City, but Pep Guardiola considers the midfielder not for sale (Diario Gol)
Real Madrid are willing to set aside €130m to target Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, with compatriot Zinedine Zidane a big admirer (Diario Gol)
Isco has decided to call time on his spell at Real Madrid, with AC Milan ready to make a €40m offer (Don Balon)
Real Betis are set to offer a new contract to Aissa Mandi to fend off interest from West Ham, who bid €15m for the defender in the summer (El Desmarque)
Barcelona are keeping an eye on PSV hotshot Donyell Malen, alongside Milan attacker Rafa Leao (AS)
Real Madrid will rival Man Utd for the signing of RB Salzburg prospect Erling Haaland (AS)