Arsenal and Tottenham are ready to go head to head to land a Bundesliga midfielder, while Man City are plotting a move for a Lyon star, according to Friday’s papers.
ARSENAL, SPURS GOING HEAD TO HEAD FOR HOFFENHEIM STAR
Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly leading the chase to sign Hoffenheim star Nadiem Amiri at the end of the season.
The Germany youth international is yet to feature this season under Julian Nagelsmann as he recovers from a foot injury.
But despite missing the first half of the campaign, clubs are still monitoring the 22-year-old’s situation, as reported in The Sun.
According to Sport Bild, Unai Emery and Mauricio Pochettino are going head to head for a player who is also wanted by Schalke.
The report goes on to claim that clubs can sign Amiri next summer for £15million, due to a clause in the midfielder’s contract.
Amiri is tied down at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena until 2020, although the Gunners are hoping that their relationship with Hoffenheim will prove crucial in their quest to bring the player to The Emirates.
Young Arsenal star Reiss Nelson is currently on a season-long loan with the Bundesliga outfit and has scored six goals in eight league games.
Enery is on the look out for new midfield talent, as he prepares for Aaron Ramsey’s exit, while Pochettino looks likely to allow Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama move on in 2019.
AND THE REST
Tottenham will run a Willy-Wonka-style golden ticket lottery for the first test event at their new stadium (The Sun)
AC Milan had an agreement in place to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer before previous owner Li Yonghong pulled the plug on the move due to financial issues (The Sun)
Arsenal are putting pressure on Aaron Ramsey to agree a move to Juventus so they can begin to prepare an offer for Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot, who is also out of contract in the summer (The Sun)
PSG forward Maxim Choupo-Moting had £500,000 worth of personal items stolen from his home while he was playing against Liverpool at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday (The Sun)
David de Gea wants to know if Jose Mourinho will be in charge of Manchester United before he signs a long-term contract at the club (Daily Mirror)
Pep Guardiola is interested in a move for Lyon striker Maxwel Cornet after his double against Manchester City in the Champions League (The Sun)
Daniel Levy’s car was broken into on the site of a new supermarket outside his new Tottenham stadium (Daily Mirror)
Samir Nasri is likely to get a six-month deal at the most if he proves his fitness to West Ham (Daily Mirror)
Newcastle chief scout Steve Nickson will fly to the USA next week as they step up their chase for Miguel Almiron (Daily Mirror)
Swansea are keen to shift outcasts Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge and Luciano Narsingh (Daily Mirror)
Real Madrid are lining up a January swoop for Manchester City starlet Brahim Diaz (Daily Star)
Wally Downes will be confirmed as the next AFC Wimbledon boss next week (Daily Star)
Manchester United could put Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 24, up for sale in the January transfer window (Manchester Evening News)
Manchester City are favourites to sign Benfica’s 17-year-old Portuguese midfielder Tiago Dantas (Manchester Evening News)
Chelsea and other top clubs have just one year to overhaul their squads after FIFA ratified new loan regulations (The Times)
Tottenham are planning to give fans a tour of their new stadium for the first time next month (The Times)
Isco’s Real Madrid future is in doubt after he was again left out of Santiago Solari’s plans (The Guardian)
Former sports minister Tracey Crouch has backed the Premier League’s opposition to quota changes because the current system is working for the England national team (The Times)
Hearts defender Christophe Berra will be allowed to decide himself if he is fit enough to play against Rangers on Sunday (Daily Record)
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