Tottenham are prepared to shatter their transfer record to sign an exciting attacker in January, while Barcelona have contacted Chelsea over a eyebrow-raising swap deal, according to Monday’s European papers.
TOTTENHAM READY €60M JANUARY RAID
Tottenham have contacted Roma over a huge club record bid for winger Cengiz Under, according to reports in Italy.
The Turkey forward hasn’t been at his best this season, but that has not stopped an army of admirers expressing their interest in the 21-year-old star.
Barcelona, Arsenal and Bayern Munich have all been mentioned as potential suitors over the past few weeks, but RAI Sports claims Tottenham lead the charge after launching a €60m offer to acquire his services in January.
The potential £52m deal would shatter Tottenham’s club record fee, beating the £42m they paid for Davinson Sanchez in summer 2017.
Tottenham have money to spend after keeping their powder dry in this summer and it will be little surprise to see them spend big when the winter window reopens.
Under joined Roma in July 2017 and has become a firm fans’ favourite in the Italian capital after scoring 11 goals in 42 games for the club.
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REAL MADRID TO OFFER €180M STAR IN HAZARD BID
Real Madrid are ready to offer star forward Marco Asensio as part of a deal to land Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, a report claims.
According to Don Balon, Real president Florentino Perez has identified Hazard as the ideal successor to Cristiano Ronaldo, who departed the club for Juventus in a £99m summer deal.
Perez is apparently willing to offload 22-year-old Asensio in order to get a deal over the line, though the report suggests that any deal is unlikely to be completed in January.
This is in large part due to the fact that the interim Los Blacos boss Santiago Solari is an admirer of Asensio, and is willing to give him the rest of the season to see what he can do.
AND THE REST
Barcelona are concerned over the mental state of summer signing Malcom and are prepared to sell him in January (Mundo Deportivo)
Barca are preparing to offer Malcom plus €40m to Chelsea in exchange for Willian in January (La Sexta)
Edinson Cavani’s agent has admitted he would one day welcome a return to Napoli – but insists his only focus is on PSG right now (Sports News.eu)
Barcelona are considering a January move for Zenit Saint Petersburg defender Branislav Ivanovic (Mundo Deportivo)
Angel Di Maria will not be joining former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, despite the Portuguese’s request for him to do so (Don Balon)
Marco Verratti has seen discussions regarding a new contract at Paris Saint-Germain break down (Calciomercato)
Internazionale have made significant progress in their contract extension talks with central defender Milan Skriniar, and are prepared to resist any bids that come their way (FcInterNews)
Real Madrid have identified AC Milan winger Suso as the successor to Gareth Bale with a release clause of around €40m set out in the Spaniard’s contract (Mediaset)
Having fallen out of favour under new Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac, James Rodriguez is not happy in Bavaria and would like to return to Madrid when his two-year loan deal comes to an end (Don Balon)
Barcelona are keen to sign Bayern Munich’s versatile defender and midfielder Joshua Kimmich and will make their move next summer (Mundo Deportivo)
Borussia Dortmund have emerged as surprise contenders to sign Real Madrid’s young Brazilian Vinicius Junior in a deal worth €45m (Don Balon)
AC Milan sporting director Leonardo is in negotiations with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent, Mino Raiola, about a possible return in January (Calciomercato)
Barcelona are considering moves for Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny and Chelsea’s David Luiz to solve their centre-back crisis (Mundo Deportivo)
West Ham are considering a January move for Parma striker Gervinho (Calciomercato)
Outspoken Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas has left the door open for Paris Saint-Germain to make an offer for midfielder Tanguy Ndombele
Juventus would be interested in the possibility of selling star man Paulo Dybala to Bayern Munich in order to fund a move to bring Paul Pogba back to the club (Corriere Torino)
Former Real Madrid and Tottenham star Rafael van der Vaart has announced his immediate retirement from football
Alexis Sanchez is urging Manchester United to make a move for Tottenham and Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez (Don Balon)
Jurgen Klinsmann has been linked with a role with Stuttgart, the club which he starred for from 1986-1989 (Bild)
Cristiano Ronaldo has recommended Keylor Navas to Juventus management, citing the goalkeeper’s role in Real Madrid’s recent run to Champions League trophies (Goal)
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