Manchester United may be able to snap up a midfield target for a bargain £17million, while Chelsea are keen on a move for a Real Madrid winger – all in Friday’s European transfer news.
MAN UTD LEARN PRICE FOR MIDFIELD TARGET
Barcelona want €20million to part ways with unhappy midfielder Arturo Vidal, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United.
The Chile international is seemingly looking to force his way out of the club, news that was escalated after he stormed out of Barcelona’s pre-Clasico training session on Tuesday, but will only be allowed to leave on Barcelona’s terms.
Inter Milan has also shown a strong interest in the 32-year-old and are keen on a loan deal until the end of the season with an option to buy, but the Catalan giants are said to be adamant that the player will only be allowed to leave for a straight cash offer.
The reason for that is because Barca need to raise €150 million by next summer for financial fair play purposes.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a known admirer of Vidal and despite the player being the wrong side of 30, the Red Devils boss is said to be looking to add some experience to what is a young squad.
The Old Trafford club have continued doubts over Paul Pogba’s long-term future, despite Solskjaer stating on Friday that the midfielder will not be sold in the New Year, while Nemanja Matic is also being tipped to move on.
AND THE REST
Chelsea are leading a number of clubs in the race to sign Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior in January (El Desmarque)
Barcelona have informed Lionel Messi’s father and agent Jorge Mendes they plan to renew his contract until 2022 (El Mundo Deportivo)
Arsenal are unhappy with the offer of Italian Serie A giants Napoli for want-away midfielder Lucas Torreira (Gazzetta dello Sport)
AC Milan are set to miss out on the signing of Spanish La Liga outfit FC Barcelona’s young midfielder Carles Alena (Calciomercato)
Hertha Berlin want to sign Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka in the January transfer window (Sky Germany)
Man Utd target Lautaro Martinez has assured that he is “happy” at Inter Milan and revealed how his “uncomfortable childhood” made him more “humble” (La Repubblica)
The agent of Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo, Jorge Mendes, is in talks with Valencia over a possible move to the club (Bild)
AC Milan are eager to bring in former Leipzig head coach Ralf Rangnick (Bild)
Arthur Melo is set to return to Barcelona first-team action for the trip to Espanyol at the beginning of 2020 (El Mundo Deportivo)
Reports say Inter Milan star Dejan Stankovic is all set to become the next Red Star Belgrade coach (Corriere dello Sport)
Four clubs are interested in signing Italian Serie A giants AS Roma’s veteran midfielder Alessandro Florenzi (Corriere dello Sport)
AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie could be sold in the January transfer window, as head coach Stefano Pioli looks to bring in extra reinforcements (MilanNews)
Valencia are set to re-sign striker Abel Ruiz from league rivals FC Barcelona in the January transfer window (Mundo Deportivo)
AC Milan are facing serious competition for the signing of young midfielder Eduardo Camavinga from French Ligue 1 outfit Rennes (Mundo Deportivo)
Manchester United will reject any approach for star midfielder Paul Pogba in the January transfer window (El Mundo Deportivo)
Fabio Borini’s agent has confirmed that the forward will leave Milan next month. “It was absolutely a positive experience.” (Radio Rossonera)
Valencia have made an offer in the region of €12million (£10.2m) for Atletico Madrid’s Caio Henrique (Globo Esporte)
Borussia Dortmund are eyeing making a move for French Ligue 1 outfit Marseille’s young forward Isaac Lihadji (Le10Sport)