Spurs have joined Liverpool in the race for a Lyon star, while Man Utd and Chelsea may be able to land a PSG midfielder, according to Thursday’s European papers.
SPURS JOIN RACE FOR LYON STAR
Tottenham have joined the list of clubs interested Nabil Fekir due to the injury sustained by Harry Kane, according to the latest reports.
France international Fekir was on the verge of a £60million move to Anfield, but the Reds reportedly pulled out of a move due to an old knee injury that showed up during the medical.
French outlet L’Equipe (via Calciomercato) suggested that Real Madrid were keen on landing the 25-year-old in the summer as they sought a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, while they also linked Chelsea with a move.
Now, Italian publication CalcioMercato report that Spurs have identified Fekir as the man they want to help plug the gap left by Kane’s absence.
Kane suffered the injury during the final stages of Spurs’ 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday, after being caught in the middle of Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof.
The initial prognosis from Tottenham’s medical staff suggested early March as a potential date for return to training.
The Evening Standard claimed that the club could potentially dip into the transfer market due to the injury, with a meeting set to discuss targets.
Calciomercato that Mauricio Pochettino is ready to pounce and beat Liverpool to Fekir’s signature in January, with the Reds having ‘not given up’ on his signing.
AND THE REST
Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly among the clubs interested in a transfer move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti (Don Balon)
Gareth Bale is ready to snub other interest and focus on securing an £85m move to Manchester United (Reports in Spain, via CaughtOffside)
Real Madrid are reportedly keen to seal the transfer of £70million-rated Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino as their replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo (Don Balon)
Manchester City and Chelsea are keen to sign Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen, although Real Madrid remain favourites to sign the 26-year-old (AS)
Real Madrid midfielder Isco blanked boss Solari when he was taken off in the 68th minute on Thursday night, heading straight for the bench amid rumours of a move to the Premier League (Don Balon)
Inter Milan are looking to keep Milan Skriniar out of the clutches of Manchester United and Barcelona by tying him to fresh terms (Di Marzio)
Inter are confident of landing Luka Modric this summer, after a failed pursuit for the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner last August (Calciomercato)
Genoa have given first refusal to AC Milan over €40m-rated Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek amid interest from West Ham (Sportitalia)
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is keeping a close eye on Timothy Weah, after his loan switch to Celtic from Paris Saint Germain (Don Balon)
Barcelona winger Malcom is the subject of interest from Chinese Super League outfit Guangzhou Evergrande (Diario Sport)
Napoli have identified Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez as a January transfer target (Calciomercato)
Bayern Munich say they are in talks to sign Chelsea’s 18-year-old English winger Callum Hudson-Odoi (Bild)
Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin will be joining Inter Milan when his contract expires in the summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Liverpool’s Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 30, is set to stay at the club until the end of the season (ESPN)
Los Angeles FC striker Carlos Vela has emerged as a possible transfer target for Barcelona (Cadena SER)
Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmeri is the subject of interest from Juventus (Calciomercato)