One of two major Tottenham targets is being tipped to be sold by Roma in 2020, while Barcelona have decided to switch PSG targets, according to Friday’s European press.
SPURS ON ALERT AS ROMA LOOK TO SELL DUO
Two major Tottenham targets are being tipped to leave Roma in 2020 after the club’s failure to secure Champions League football last season.
La Repubblica reports that one of Cengiz Under or Nicolo Zaniolo will be sold to balance the books of the Serie A club.
Under was not believed to be a major target for Spurs chief Mauricio Pochettino over the summer, despite reports to the contrary, but Zaniolo was very much on the Argentine’s radar.
The report goes on to add that Roma will need to recoup €60m for one of their top stars, with Under having also been linked with both Arsenal and Chelsea.
As for Spurs’ hopes of launching another bid for Zaniolo in January, that will depend on whether they can offload the likes of Victor Wanyama – who failed to seal a move to Club Brugge on transfer deadline day.
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Several Barcelona directors want the club to end their pursuit of Neymar and instead look to strike a deal with Paris Saint-Germain for Kylian Mbappe. The French star will have just two years left on his contract at the end of this season (Mundo Deportivo)
Bruno Guimaraes scored in front of Chelsea scouts on Wednesday night as the Blues weigh up a move, although Inter Milan, Juventus and Napoli are also reportedly keeping tabs on the Athletico Paranaense midfielder (GloboEsporte)
AC Milan could rival Inter for the signing of Borussia Dortmund playmaker Mario Gotze (Calciomercato)
Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl has hinted at being open to a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain (BILD)
Manchester United are willing to let Nemanja Matic leave the club after offering him to AC Milan and Inter Milan (Calciomercato)
Dries Mertens has refused to rule out joining another Serie A club next summer and confessed that ‘I’ll struggle to forget’ Napoli’s defeat to Juventus (Corriere della Sera)
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie hopes his loan move to Sporting Lisbon will be made permanent next summer (Record)
Marco Verratti is close to agreeing a new deal at Paris Saint-Germain until 2024 that will see him almost double his salary to £11million a year
Chris Smalling may be forced to wait for his Roma debut after the Manchester United loanee suffered a muscle strain in training (Football Italia)
Yari Verschaeren is attracting strong interest from Southampton after making his senior Belgium debut at the age of just 18
Gonzalo Higuain says he had ‘clear ideas’ about staying at Juventus and that his daughter was behind his decision to wear No 21 (Sky Sport Italia)
Mattia Perin and Marko Pjaca will leave Juventus in January (Calciomercato)