Manchester United are looking to beat three other Prem clubs to the signing of a Club Brugge striker, while West Ham have had a loan bid for a Real Madrid forward rejected, according to Tuesday’s European papers.
MAN UTD ENTER RACE TO LAND CLUB BRUGGE ATTACKER
Manchester United have reportedly scouted Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis, who has been strongly linked with a move to Premier League rivals Leicester City.
The 22-year-old Nigeria frontman has been linked with a switch to the King Power Stadium on three separate occasions, with the latest report that he could Brendan Rodgers’ title challengers surfacing last week.
But according to a report in his homeland, the Nigerian is also admired by United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Lyon, Fenerbahce and AS Monaco.
And now Eurosport states that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent scouts to Brugge to watch Dennis in action in his side’s 3-0 defeat of KV Mechelen on Sunday, before United then drew the Belgian side in the Europa League last 32.
Dennis netted with a superb back-heeled goal in that game to take his tally up to seven goals in all competitions for the season, with two of those strikes coming in a 2-2 Champions League draw with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu no less in October.
Solskjaer is actively on the hunt for a new striker, despite the emergence of Mason Greenwood, and it would appear that a move for Dennis could well be on the cards in January – although at this stage there is no mention of how much the young forward would potentially cost.
AND THE REST
Neymar has played down suggestions he will leave Paris Saint-Germain to return to Spain: “Why would I want to leave? Today I am a Parisian.” (Marca)
Manchester City have reportedly beaten Manchester United to sign highly-rated Barcelona youth player Juan Larios in January (Diario Sport)
Unai Emery snubbed an approach from Everton because he considers it to be too soon to return to Premier League management (Marca)
Genk midfielder Sander Berge, who is rated at £20million, would prefer to join West Ham rather than Liverpool
Jorge Mendes has confessed that Cristiano Ronaldo could end his career at Juventus and said he “would’ve won the Ballon d’Or if still at Real Madrid.” (Calciomercato)
AS Roma are ready to offer an escape route to English Premier League outfit Everton’s out-of-favour striker Moise Kean (Calciomercato)
Inter are reportedly ready to negotiate a swap deal to bring Parma starlet Dejan Kulusevski to San Siro in January (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo has informed the AC Milan leadership that he would be willing to accept a January move to San Siro (SempreMilan)
West Ham have been turned down in a move to sign Seb Haller’s former strike partner at Eintracht Frankfurt, Luka Jovic, on loan from Real Madrid (Fichajes)
Real Madrid hold a longstanding interest in Valencia winger Ferran Torres (Diario AS)
Diego Maradona wants former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to take charge of “the biggest team in the world” Boca Juniors
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still reflecting upon his future amid links with moves to AC Milan and Napoli (Calciomercato)
West Ham United have continued their search for a replacement of manager Manuel Pellegrini (Calciomercato)
Real Madrid are interested in signing 17-year-old Angola-born French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes (L’Equipe)
Brazilian side Gremio are chasing Atlanta United attacker Gonzalo ‘Pity’ Martinez (TyC Sports)