Manchester United are interested in signing a Russian international, while Napoli are targeting an Arsenal star – all in the latest European papers.
MAN UTD LINKED WITH RUSSIAN
Manchester United are one of a number of clubs interested in signing Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Aleksei Miranchuk, according to reports.
The 24-year-old has impressed for the Russian side so far this term, having scored nine goals and assisted four others in 21 appearances.
That includes a goal in each of his side’s Champions League clashes with Juventus and, according to TuttoMercatoWeb, United have the player on their radar.
It is claimed that Miranchuk is being “directed towards” a move to Old Trafford, with the Red Devils able to bring him to the club for around €40m.
The report adds that Juventus, Inter Milan and Lazio have all registered initial interest in the Russian international in recent weeks.
AND THE REST
Napoli have Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka top of their transfer wish list, with teammate Granit Xhaka also wanted on a loan deal (RAI)
Manchester City have made initial contact with Crystal Palace about signing goalkeeper Vicente Guaita (AS)
Paris Saint-Germain are targeting a move for AC Milan’s Lucas Paqueta, with PSG president Leonardo keen on his fellow Brazilian (Calciomercato)
Real Madrid have identified PSG defender Marquinhos as a primary transfer target in the summer (Le10 Sport)
AC Milan are keen on a move for Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Barcelona are not expecting to conduct “major” business in January, with midfielder Arturo Vidal expected to stay (Mundo Deportivo)
Barca will allow Carlos Alena to decide his own future and will respect whatever decision he makes, with the 21-year-old previously linked with Tottenham (Mundo Deportivo)
Napoli boss Gennnaro Gattuso has said there is still a lot of work to be done following his side’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo (Sky Sport Italia)
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has admitted he is disappointed after his side lost the Supercoppa Italiana final to Lazio (various)
Lazio striker Luis Alberto has praised his side for doing what many said would be “impossible” (Lazio Style Channel)
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has said he is “upset” for his players after they drew 0-0 with Athletic Bilbao (Marca)
Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa is targeting a return from injury for his side’s Champions League second-leg tie away to Liverpool (Marca)
Brescia striker Mario Ballotelli has said that he has every intention of staying at the club unless the president decides otherwise (Gazzetta dello Sport)