Euro Paper Talk: Tottenham dealt blow in hunt for Fiorentina striker

Date published: Friday 7th September 2018 5:05 - Rob McCarthy

Giovanni Simeone TEAMtalk

A Tottenham strike target is set for a new deal at Fiorentina, while Real Madrid are considering making a move for a young Man City attacker, according to Friday’s European press.



Fiorentina are reportedly working on extending the contract of major Tottenham target Giovanni Simeone.

Calciomercato reports that the Serie A outfit have already opened discussions with the Argentine striker, whose current deal runs until 2022.

Both Spurs and Atletico Madrid were strongly linked with a summer swoop for the 23-year-old, while Marseille had a €25m bid rebuffed for the player.

Simeone is in line for a bumper pay rise, while it is expected that a large buy-out clause will also be inserted into the contract to deter any future bids.

The former River Plate and Genoa frontman has netted 15 times in 39 Serie A appearnces for Fiorentina.

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Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Manchester City winger Brahim Diaz.

The 19-year-old moved to The Etihad City from Malaga in 2016 but has made only 12 first-team appearances for Pep Guardiola’s men.

Diaz made five Premier League outings last season and came off the bench in City’s 2-0 Community Shield win over Chelsea at Wembley last month.

Brahim Diaz TEAMtalk

The Spaniard’s existing contract at the Etihad Stadium will expire at the end of this season, however, and according to reports, the La Liga giants are closely watching developments with the view to bringing Diaz back to his homeland.

The versatile attacker Diaz has represented Spain at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level but has yet to win a senior cap.


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Real Madrid are planning a move for Fluminense forward Pedro Guilherme which would cost approximately €25m (Diario AS)

Chelsea are ready to to use Tiemoue Bakayoko as bait in their bid to land Milan winger Suso (Calciomercato)

AC Milan are plotting a winter move for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior is unlikely to return to Flamengo on a loan deal this January, his agent has claimed (Globoesporte)


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Liverpool have no interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot (Liverpool Echo)

Adrien Rabiot TEAMtalk

Inter reportedly failed to reach an agreement on a new contract with Milan Skriniar, as their offer was considered too low (Gazzetta dello Sport)

The agent of new Chelsea signing Jorginho has explained the reasoning by Manchester City missing out on the midfielder (Radio Kiss Kiss)

Inter Milan are targeting French keeper Alphonse Areola as Samir Handanovic’s replacement (Sport Mediaset)

Argentina great Diego Maradona has been appointed coach of Mexican second division side Dorados

Argentine winger Emiliano Rigoni has revealed why he snubbed Juventus this summer (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, a summer target for Tottenham, has been cleared by FIFA to play international football for the Central African Republic (Football Espana)

Brugge forward Wesley Moraes has admitted that a move to Lazio could still happen in the future (Calciomercato)



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