Euro Paper Talk: Shock Premier League suitors for €40m James Rodriguez

Matthew Briggs
James Rodriguez TEAMtalk

Leicester City have launched an ambitious bis to land James Rodriguez, new Spurs boss Jose Mourinho wants Portugal pair and Liverpool are tracking two youngsters in Scotland, all in Euro Paper Talk.



Leicester City are sensationally chasing Real Madrid misfit James Rodriguez, according to a report in Spain.

Don Balon report that Leicester are one of his new suitors with Brendan Rodgers willing to pay €40million to secure the midfielder’s signature.

It would be a major coup for Leicester and persuading the the Colombia international to move to the King Power Stadium, even after his troubles at the Bernabeu.

Leicester currently look like top-four material in the Premier League and could be bound for the Champions League, which may well prove to be pivotal in their bid to get the 28-year-old on board.

Rodriguez has made just nine appearances for Real this season having fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu under Zinedine Zidane after an underwhelming two-year loan at Bayern Munich.



AC Milan are ready to battle Napoli and Liverpool for the signing of Schalke star Amine Harit in January (

Roma are reportedly interested in Celtic midfielder Oliver Ntcham (TMW)

Juventus and Inter Milan are set to go head-to-head for the signing of Parma midfielder Dejan Kulusevski, who is wanted by Tottenham and Man Utd (Tuttosport)

Liverpool are keeping tabs on Rangers rising stars Nathan Patterson, 18, and Leon King, 15 (Football Insider)

Christian Eriksen’s intention to leave Spurs has not changed even after Jose Mourinho’s arrival and Inter Milan are interested with the Dane demanding a four-year contract worth €10m per season (FcInterNews)

Ivan Rakitic TEAMtalk

Axed Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has a ‘clear objective’ for his next job, and that’s to return to Spain (Marca)

Barcelona trio Ivan Rakitic, Carles Alena and Jean-Clair Todibo continue to draw interest as the January transfer window approaches (Cadena Cope)

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has identified Benfica defender Ruben Dias as a January target (90min)

Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Tottenham could well speed up a move for Bruno Fernandes (Record)

Ajax have joined the race to sign River Plate midfielder Exequiel Palacios (TyC Sports)

Getafe are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena on loan in the January transfer window (Sport)



Lionel Messi wants Neymar to be his heir at Barcelona (France Football)

Manchester United and Arsenal are preparing to battle it out for Atlanta United star Ezequiel Barco (Record)

Barcelona director Eric Abidal has hinted the club will embark on a large scale summer spending spree in 2020 (Mundo Deportivo)



Patrick Vieira is one name involved in Inter Miami’s coaching search (CBS Sports)

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is a top target for Barcelona (Football Espana)

Raheem Sterling TEAMtalk

Real Madrid are said to be weighing up a bid in the coming months to sign the €140million-rated Sterling (Don Balon)

Eden Hazard has said he will try to persuade Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe to join him at Real Madrid. (Le Parisien)

Barcelona are scouting Fiorentina central defender Nikola Milenkovic (Mundo Deportivo)

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has opened the door to a dramatic return to Lyon later in his career (Diario Sport)

Chris Smalling has ‘conquered’ everyone at Roma since his arrival on loan from Manchester United and is keen to make a permanent move (Corriere dello Sport)