Manchester United will go after a deal for Bruno Fernandes in January, while Cristiano Ronaldo is linked with a sensational return to Man Utd and Real Madrid want Virgil van Dijk, according to Monday’s European papers.
MAN UTD TO GO FOR FERNANDES
Portuguese media outlet O Jogo claim Sporting are in huge trouble financially and need to bring in €65million before the end of February.
That apparently means that they are open to offers for midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who was heavily linked to Manchester United and Tottenham in the summer.
Fernandes eventually signed a new big-money contract with the Portuguese giants and he spoke about his future over the weekend.
And now, per the source, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to act quickly to make an offer to Sporting for Fernandes with the sniff of a deal in the air.
The Portuguese club apparently have a long list of creditors with £3.5m owed to Dijon for defender Valentin Rossier and £5m to Atletico Madrid for Luciano Vietto, while €22.3m is owed to other clubs, €15m is owed to other companies, with a further €10.6m to be paid to suppliers. While €19m is owed for stadium expenses.
It’s a pretty hefty debt and it all points to Sporting preparing to offload Fernandes, according to O Jogo, with his stock high after hitting nine goals this term on the back of an incredible 32-goal season, with 18 assists last season.
AND THE REST
Manchester United are one of the clubs in the running to clinch the stunning transfer return of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus (Don Balon)
Real Madrid want Virgil van Dijk and will offer Liverpool the chance to sign one of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Isco or Marco Asensio in exchange for Dutch defender (Diario Gol)
Liverpool, Arsenal and Man Utd target Denis Zakaria’s agent Mathieu Beda insists the Borussia Monchengladbach star will not be sold in January (Sport Bild)
Former Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari has revealed he would love to manage a Premier League side in the future (Diario AS)
Man Utd have the upper hand regarding Paul Pogba’s future, despite knowing the Frenchman wants to leave (France Football)
Moussa Dembele and John McGinn figure on Manchester United’s January wishlist (ESPN)
Napoli are considering a move for Genk midfielder and Liverpool target Sander Berge (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Serie A giants AS Roma are interested in signing Everton’s unsettled striker Moise Kean in the January transfer window (Corriere dello Sport)
Real Madrid have been linked with a sensational move for Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi (El Desmarque)
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is eyeing a move to Italian Serie A outfit Juventus in the January transfer window (CorSport)
Inter Milan have shortisted their number one January target as Udinese winger Rodrigo de Paul (Corriere dello Sport)
Torino are likely to make a move for league rivals AC Milan’s striker Fabio Borini in the January transfer window (Tuttosport)
Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz is not willing to renew his contract with the club as he is eyeing a move to Barcelona (Mundo Deportivo)
Willian has put Chelsea contract renewal talks on hold to wait for Barcelona to make a bid (Mundo Deportivo)
Man City have been scouting Inter Milan midfielder Stefano Sensi (Calciomercato)
PSG are still reportedly thinking about Juve’s Paulo Dybala (Mercato365)
Manchester City are interested in Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman if Leroy Sane leaves for the Bundesliga side (Sky Sports News)
Barcelona and Real Madrid are both considering a move for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar (Corriere dello Sport)
Nikola Kalinic is set to return to Atletico Madrid after a poor loan spell with Roma (Corriere dello Sport)
Arsenal have made contact with the father of Flamengo starlet Reinier’s regarding a potential move for the Brazilian (Mundo Deportivo)
Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal has confirmed the club are in talks with Lionel Messi over a new contract (Marca)
Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega has moved to dismiss rumours that he will be looking to move on from the club at the end of the season (Mundo Deportivo)
Barcelona are set to send scouts to monitor Dutch teenager Calvin Stengs (Mundo Deportivo)
Lionel Messi will support Barcelona’s pursuit of Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo (Don Balon)
Genoa are nearing a deal to capture winger Muamer Tankovic (Gianluca Di Marzio)
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is keen on a move to AC Milan, but the Serie A strugglers are less keen on him (Calciomercato)
Man City and Arsenal scouts are in Gran Canaria to watch South American teams prepare for the 2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament (Record via Sport Witness)