Liverpool and Tottenham are keen on a former Manchester United flop whose form has rocketed in the last couple of seasons, while Barcelona are keen on an Arsenal star – all in Thursday’s European newspapers.
LIVERPOOL, TOTTENHAM KEEN ON DEPAY
Liverpool and Tottenham ‘like’ the look of Lyon winger Memphis Depay, according to reports in Italy.
Depay, formerly of Manchester United, has enjoyed an upturn in form since leaving Old Trafford, following up 12 goals and 16 assists last season with seven goals and the one assist already so far this term.
According to Calciomercato, the Reds and Spurs are both keen on Depay, although the report carries no more weight than that.
Should a move ever materialise for the Dutchman from either of the Premier League duo, it would be expected that Depay would have to fight with the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane for a place in the starting lineup.
At Tottenham, meanwhile, Depay would also fit in and would challenge Son Heung-min out wide in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Since moving to Lyon, Depay – whose contract runs out in 2021 – has scored 50 goals and assisted 32 others in all competitions.
AND THE REST
Barcelona are interested in signing Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang, who they see as Luis Suarez’s potential replacement (El Chiringuito)
Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has identified Manchester United duo Nemanja Matic and Matteo Darmian as potential signings (Corriere dello Sport)
Conte is also keen on Genoa striker Christian Kouame and Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul as possible additions to his side (Corriere dello Sport)
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone says he takes responsibility for his side’s poor performance in their 2-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen (AS)
Barcelona sent a scout to watch Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz on Wednesday ahead of a potential move for the 20-year-old (Sport)
Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez has revealed that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola told him that facing the Italian side was like “going to the dentist” (Sky Sport Italia)
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has backed Karim Benzema to kick on after reaching 50 Champions League goals on Wednesday and surpassing Alfredo Di Stefano’s tally of 49 (AS)
Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer has insisted that he is ready to become the team’s leader and revealed he has been studying club legend Andrea Pirlo (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo has praised teammate Kyle Walker for going “above and beyond” by stepping in goal in Claudio Bravo’s absence on Wednesday (Sky Sport Italia)
Toko Ekambi has been named La Liga’s player of the month for October after scoring three vital goals for his side (Mundo Deportivo)