Tottenham have enquired about signing a Brazilian midfielder with a €70m release clause, while a Manchester United midfield target has dropped a hint over a summer move, according to Tuesday’s European press.
TOTTENHAM TIPPED TO MOVE FOR FLAMENGO STAR
Tottenham have reportedly made an approach for Flamengo midfielder Gerson, as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his depleted squad this month.
Newspaper O Globo states that Spurs have made contact with the Brazilian club, wanting to know the player’s situation and how much they will have to pay to land him.
The outlet reports that Flamengo are not willing to let the 22-year-old leave for less €30m, having paid €11.8m to sign him from AS Roma just six months ago.
Having published the report, O Globo then got a message from Flamengo saying they would only sell if the player’s release clause of €70m was met.
Gerson played a major role as his club won the Brazilian League and the Copa Libertadores, and his box-to-box game and athletic ability is said to be perfect to stand up to the rigours of the Premier League.
Mourinho has made the signing of a new central midfielder his priority after Moussa Sissoko was ruled out until April, while record signing Tanguy Ndombele is also on the sidelines with a hip problem.
Spurs are, however, expected to imminently complete an 18-month loan deal, with an option to buy, for Benfica midfield ace Gedson Fernandes to ease those midfield concerns.
AND THE REST
Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek admits he will consider a move to the Premier League this summer, having been strongly linked with Manchester United (FOX Sports Netherlands)
Christian Eriksen is ready to whittle down the details of personal terms with Inter this week, claim Sky Sport Italia, leaving Tottenham for €16m plus bonuses (Sky Sport Italia)
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is the subject of interest from Real Madrid (Sky Germany)
Arsenal are tracking Marseille winger Isaac Lihadji (La Provence)
Inter Milan are confident of concluding the purchase of English Premier League outfit Chelsea’s veteran striker Olivier Giroud in the coming days (Calciomercato)
Dinamo Zagreb winger and Spain international Dani Olmo is no longer a January target for Barcelona (El Mundo Deportivo)
Inter Milan are still optimistic about signing league rivals Napoli’s veteran striker Dries Mertens in the summer of 2020 (Mediaset)
Victor Camarasa has ended his loan spell at Crystal Palace and joined Alaves on loan until the end of the season (Football Espana)
AC Milan winger Suso has been attracting interest from leaguer rivals AS Roma (Calciomercato)
Watford have agreed a £6.8m fee with Udinese for winger Ignacio Pussetto
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says there hasn’t been a decision on Mario Gotze’s future with the club
Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi admits his “heart is divided between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund”
Juventus’ Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici has ruled out signings in the January transfer window (Sky Sport Italia)
Sassuolo are reportedly in contact with Sampdoria to negotiate a deal for the former Inter forward Gianluca Caprari (Football Italia)
Serie A outfit SPAL are interested in signing league rivals Torino’s veteran winger Iago Falque in the January transfer window (Calciomercato)
Bologna have reportedly won the race for Emanuel Vignato’s signature, but the player will stay at Chievo Verona for the rest of the season (Football Italia)
Serie B outfit Ascoli are interested in signing Fiorentina’s young defender Luca Ranieri in the January transfer window (Calciomercato)