Manchester United are still working hard to bring in a £100m Lazio midfielder, while Tottenham have been told to up their bid for a playmaker, according to Tuesday’s European press.
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Manchester United are still working on a deal for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Spanish outlet Marca.
Lazio’s Serbian midfielder has long been linked to Old Trafford, with a fee in the region of £100m being mooted.
The Daily Express recently claimed that the deal is off, but now reports in Spain claim otherwise and that talks are advanced stage between the two clubs.
The news coincides with Real Madrid reportedly making a last-ditch effort to take Paul Pogba to the Bernabeu.
Marca (once again), states that the Spanish giants are desperate to sign the midfielder, who clearly wants out of Manchester – and United’s links to the more defensive-minded Milinkovic-Savic and goal machine Bruno Fernandes appear to nod to them considering the possibility of letting the France star leave.
Tottenham star Christian Eriksen also remains a target, although it appears more likely that he would head abroad after Thursday’s window has closed for Premier League clubs.
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Bayern Munich are monitoring Gareth Bale’s situation at Real Madrid and are prepared to sanction a transfer (Diario AS)
Paulo Dybala will reportedly look to join Paris Saint-Germain over Manchester United if he leaves Juventus (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Inter Milan may be forced to look elsewhere after Roma reportedly refused to offer a discount for Edin Dzeko (Football Italia)
Real Betis and Tottenham remain €15m apart in their valuations of midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, with a move appearing unlikely unless they increase their offer (Marca)
Thomas Tuchel has five months to prove his worth to the board at Paris Saint-Germain (L’Equipe)
Inter have launched a season-long loan move for Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal (FCInterNews)
Napoli are confident of landing Real Madrid attacking midfielder James Rodriguez (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Everton are trying to sign Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe before Thursday’s deadline
Leeds striker Kemar Roofe has passed his medical at Anderlecht and agreed a three-year deal with the Belgian club
Mauro Icardi to Juventus could be back on after Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly approved of the Inter striker’s arrival (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Gonzalo Higuain’s future at Juventus remains uncertain and the next few weeks might well prove to be decisive (Calciomercato)
Zenit Saint Petersburg are considering forward Malcom in January despite having just signed him from Barcelona (Diario AS)
Stanislav Lobotka looks set to stay at Celta Vigo this season after Everton discontinued their interest in the player (Football Espana)
German club RB Leipzig have rejected a bid of €12m from Sevilla for their goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi (Bild)
Hirving Lozano’s potential arrival to Italian Serie A club Napoli is looking highly unlikely as both parties have not being able to agree on the terms yet (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Montpellier have confirmed that they will hold talks with a view to signing Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen on loan (RMC Sport)
Championship side Barnsley make club record bid for Legia Warsaw striker Sandro Kulenovic
Brescia are set to pull off a double deal for Sassuolo defender Giangiacomo Magnani and Slavia Prague midfielder Jaromir Zmrhal (Football Italia)