Jose Mourinho wants Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira, Real Madrid are lining up a big bid for Virgil van Dijk and Real Madrid are planning a swap deal with Chelsea, all in the Euro papers.
MOURINHO WANTS PEREIRA
Jose Mourinho has registered his interest in Leicester right-back Ricardo Pereira, according to a Belgian paper.
Pereira has enjoyed a brilliant start to life in the Premier League and hasd been an ever present for Brendan Rodgers’ side, helping them to second place, with two goals and an assist.
Het Nieuwsblad via Sport Witness claims the north London club have “already shown interest” in 26-year-old Lisbon-born defender.
Mourinho is apparently not keen on Kyle Walker-Peters or Serge Aurier and is looking for a replacement.
Rodgers though, who has claimed none of his squad will be sold in January, is eager to keep the man he signed in the summer for around €20m, but Tottenham are pushing to sign Pereira.
And such is Tottenham’s insistence, Leicester have been looking at the market for his replacement and Voetbalkrant report that City want Royal Antwerp defender Aurelio Buta.
Leicester would only consider a move for 22-year-old Buta if Pereira leaves the club in January.
AND THE REST
Real Madrid are lining up a bid of £118million for the transfer of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk (Don Balon)
Chelsea are asking for €35m for Marcos Alonso which is out of reach for Inter Milan (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Chelsea could get the opportunity to seal the transfer of Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale in a surprise swap deal with Mason Mount (Don Balon)
Leicester City are considering whether to make a bid for Juventus defender Merih Demiral (Gazzetta Italia)
RB Salzburg have agreed new deals with strikers Patson Daka and Sekou Koita plus midfielder Enock Mwepu until the summer of 2024.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has his eye on a move for Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli (Calciomercato)
Manchester City wantaway Leroy Sane is pushing for a move to Bayern Munich during the January transfer window (Bild)
Real Madrid have made contact with West Ham over the potential £44million transfer of midfielder Declan Rice (Don Balon)
Highly-rated defender Benoit Badiashile is set to sign a new contract with Monaco (Le10Sport)
Hertha Berlin have joined the race for Germany’s 2014 World Cup hero Mario Gotze (Sport Bild)
Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler has put pen to paper on a new deal to run until June 2023.
Barcelona will allow either the temporary or permanent exit of forward Abel Ruiz this January (El Mundo Deportivo)
Manchester United are in pole position to win the race for the transfer of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho (Don Balon)
Real Madrid hold an interest in signing teenage midfielder Eduardo Camavinga from French club Rennes (L’Equipe)
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is reportedly not a transfer target for Barcelona (El Mundo Deportivo)
Emre Can looks increasingly more likely to leave Juventus in the January transfer window after sitting on the bench for the 3-1 victory over Udinese (Goal)