Manchester United are being tipped to make a surprise move on Everton this January, while Liverpool are plotting a move for a £70million replacement for Emre Can, according to Monday’s European papers.
MAN UTD TIPPED TO MAKE SHOCK JANUARY MOVE FOR EVERTON STRIKER
Manchester United are being tipped to make a surprise January raid on Everton for striker Henry Onyekuru.
The Nigeria striker joined the Toffees over the summer from KAS Eupen, but was sent back to Belgium on loan with Anderlecht after Everton failed to land a work permit for the striker.
Since returning to the Belgian leagues, however, Onyekuru has been in brilliant form and has been watched a number of times by both United and Barcelona, according to claims in the Belgium media.
Now both ESPN and Het Laatste Nieuws claim the striker will be the subject of a January enquiry from Manchester United, who want to cash in on the uncertainty surrounding his future by making a firm move.
Everton are understandably wanting to bring the striker back to Goodison, but United’s interest could yet spark a surprise January move for Onyekuru, who has already struck eight times this season.
LAZIO MAN LINKED WITH LIVERPOOL
Liverpool have been linked with a move for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to replace Emre Can.
Tuttosport, the same publication he claim Can has agreed terms on a move to Juventus next summer, report that Liverpool have joined the race for the highly-rated 22-year-old.
Milinkovic-Savic has been repeatedly linked with Juventus, although Liverpool are now expected to join the race for his signature.
Milinkovic-Savic, who is under contract until 2022, has scored four goals and claimed two assists this season and Lazio have reportedly put a price tag of €70million on his head.
PSG PLOT SWOOP FOR NICE STAR AS DRAXLER NEARS EXIT
Paris-Saint Germain are willing to loan out Julian Draxler in the January transfer window – if they land one of two top targets, according to reports.
According to Le Parisien, PSG have made contact with Nice over a deal for highly-sought-after midfielder Jean Michel Seri, while the Ligue 1 big spenders are also the new favourites for Alexis Sanchez.
Ivory Coast midfielder was a summer target for Barcelona and Liverpool, with a move to the Nou Camp falling through late on when Nice changed their mind over his sale.
However, with the player continuing to impress, they know they can’t keep him from the big boys forever, and it’s claimed a January move to Paris is in the offing.
Calciomercato, meanwhile, claims PSG are the new favourites ahead of Man City to land Sanchez after contacting his agent and making it clear they will meet his £350,000 a week wage demands.
However, any deal for either would increase the scrutiny on PSG’s spending, with the club already forced to sell off a number of players due to Financial Fair Play. As such, reports claim Draxler will definitely make way – with a move to either Arsenal or Liverpool, most likely.
The duo have been in contact over a deal for the player before, but the player looks set to leave if either sign – and it’s believed he will move to either Anfield or the Emirates on loan with a view to a permanent £50million deal.
Calciomercato also reckon Juventus remain keen on the player, having sent scouts to check on him twice in recent weeks.
AND THE REST
Juventus are interested in signing Alessio Romagnoli from rivals Milan. The defender is also being linked with Chelsea (Calciomercato)
Serie A giants Inter Milan are set to go head to head with Chelsea for the signing of young Hamburg striker Jann-Fiete Arp (SportBild)
Barcelona are contemplating an audacious bid for AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci – but Milan will only negotiate if Gerard Pique is included in a potential swap (Don Balon)
Besiktas want Aleksandar Mitrovic as part of any Newcastle swoop for striker Cenk Tosun (Futbol Arena)
Atletico Madrid may be willing to sell Juventus and Manchester United target Jose Maria Gimenez in January despite only recently signing a new deal. The Uruguay international has a £58m release clause (Calciomercato)
Bologna defender Adam Masina is a Tottenham target in January (Calciomercato)
Bayern Munich have gone cold on the idea of appointing Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and instead hope Jupp Heynckes remains in charge until the end of next season when they will look to appoint Joachim Low (Bild)
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta insists Spanish football needs video technology as soon as possible after a Lionel Messi shot which crossed the line was controversially not given on Sunday night (Marca)
Real Madrid are planning to sign a striker and a goalkeeper during the January transfer window – with Neymar and Mauro Icardi both touted as possible January arrivals (Mundo Deportivo)
Robert Lewandowski’s wife says the Bayern striker wants to end his career at LA Galaxy (Business Insider)
Zenit St Petersburg boss Roberto Mancini says managing Italy would be “a great honour and the ultimate dream” (Rai Sport)
Juventus have not given up hope of signing Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi who is valued at around £40million (Calciomercato)
Malaga defender Juan Carlos is set to miss the remainder of the season after tearing his cruciate knee ligament at Real Madrid on Saturday (various)
Paris Saint-Germain have moved ahead of Manchester City in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez after informing his agent they are willing to meet his £350,000 a week wage demands (Calciomercato)
Ousmane Dembele has revealed he will be back in full first-team training for Barcelona within a fortnight after recovering from a thigh injury (Canal +)
Eibar have agreed a €400k deal to sign out-of-favour Valencia midfielder Fabian Orellana in January (Sport)
Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has agreed personal terms with Inter Milan ahead of a January move (Tuttosport)
Napoli star Dries Mertens has revealed that he turned down Barcelona in the summer (Het Laatste Nieuws)
Celta Vigo’s sale of Maxi Gomez to an unnamed Chinese club is set to be completed this week (Mundo Deportivo)