Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd, Tottenham, Chelsea handed big lift in Moussa Dembele chase

Date published: Friday 17th January 2020 12:31


Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are all on alert over Moussa Dembele’s future at Lyon, while West Ham have been offered two Inter Milan stars, according to Friday’s European papers.



Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea have all been handed a big boost in their bid to sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.

The former Fulham and Celtic frontman has been strongly linked with a return to England, with Chelsea leading the chase for his signature as they look to offload veteran Olivier Giroud.

And it would appear that Dembele could be up for grabs before the transfer window closes on January 31, with Lyon reportedly striking a loan deal with a €20million (£17m) obligation to buy with Villarreal for forward Karl Toko Ekambi.

Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas has previously stated the 23-year-old Dembele was going nowhere this month, but that stance may now change if Ekambi completes his move.

United and Spurs are also chasing a new central striker, with the former still to replace Romelu Lukaku at Old Trafford, while Jose Mourinho needs a replacement for Harry Kane who is potentially out for the rest of the season.



Napoli have reportedly joined the race for Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong (Tuttosport)

Lautaro Martinez is “very happy” at Inter despite his form this season prompting reported interest from Manchester United and Barcelona (TyCSports)

Bayern Munich will reportedly send on loan winger Ivan Perisic back to Inter at the end of the season (Bild)

West Ham have been offered Inter Milan misfits Matias Vecino and Valentino Lazaro on loan

Xavi Hernandez has admitted he rejected the offer to become Barcelona Coach earlier this week: “It is too early.” (El Mundo Deportivo)

Roma have won the race with Bologna to sign Roger Ibanez from Atalanta, on loan for 18 months with obligation to buy for up to €11m (Football Italia)

Inter are reportedly set to give up on their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal in the January transfer window (Mundo Deportivo)

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PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa has announced he has changed agents Widespread reports suggest Arsenal are in talks for the left-back

Barcelona are leading the race to sign Coritiba defender and Brazil Under-17 international Yan Couto (Globoesporte and El Mundo Deportivo)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Thomas Meunier is attracting interest from Italy and England, with Manchester United being tipped to make a move for the Belgian (Le Parisien)

Newcastle United swoop for RB Leipzig winger Ademola Lookman could be back on (Inside Futbol)

Jonathan Kodjia looks set to leave Aston Villa in this transfer window with Qatari side Al Gharafa claiming the forward will arrive in Doha on Friday.

Real Madrid reportedly want to move at least one of Mariano Diaz or Brahim Diaz on during the January transfer window (Diario AS)

Verona defender Amir Rrahmani has arrived at Napoli ahead of a move to Naples (Calciomercato)

Schalke have confirmed the loan signing of Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo with a purchase option included (Football Espana)

Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi is a target for Burnley boss Sean Dyche, having previously been linked with Tottenham (Sporx)

French club Amiens want to sign Huddersfield’s Adama Diakhaby on loan

Atalanta have announced that they’ve taken up their option to sign Duvan Zapata on a permanent basis from Sampdoria for a total €26m (Football Italia)


Roma defender Juan Jesus is one step away from joining Fiorentina (Calciomercato)

Fiorentina striker Pedro has landed in Brazil ahead of his move to Flamengo (Football Italia)


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