Tottenham have been linked with four players, Jose Mourinho was on a scouting mission last night and Liverpool are watching Piotr Zielinksi’s situation, according to the papers.
BUSY TIME FOR SPURS
After not making a signing in the summer, Tottenham are lining up a whole host of targets for January, according to reports.
The Daily Express claim Eric Bailly is wanted by Mauricio Pochettino, but today Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake is being linked with a move to the club, via The Sun.
While the Daily Mirror reports that Spurs will rival Man Utd for Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic, 20.
Milenkovic was in action last night as Serbia beat Montenegro 2-0 and he was watched by Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho. The Sun though claim Mourinho was scouting Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who played just 11 minutes as a second-half sub.
Spurs are also also interested in Beijing Guoan forward Cedric Bakambu, claims L’Est Republican. Guoan paid Villarreal more than £35million for the 27-year-old DR Congo international in February.
AND THE REST
Tottenham are putting Nathan Ake top of their list for a new centre-half – as Spurs pave the way for life beyond Jan Vertonghen. (The Sun)
Leicester midfielder James Maddison will land a £250,000 windfall for Norwich with his first England cap. (The Sun)
Manchester United face the prospect of missing out on Matthijs De Ligt to rivals Manchester City. (The Sun)
Everton are considering a move for former Arsenal and Manchester City star Samir Nasri. (Mail)
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio dismissed the possibility of Real Madrid star Luka Modric arriving in January, describing a transfer as “impossible” (various)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is being lined up for a sensational return to Old Trafford to link up with Jose Mourinho. (Daily Mirror)
Borussia Dortmund have agreed to a deal that will keep Paco Alcacer with the club through 2023 (Bild)
Bayern Munich are set to battle Arsenal and Manchester United to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pepe (Bild)
Manchester United want to hold new contract talks with Juan Mata this month. The 30-year-old Spain midfielder’s current deal expires in the summer. (Sun)
Tottenham are hoping to sign Manchester United and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 24, in January. (Daily Express)
Tottenham are also interested in Beijing Guoan forward Cedric Bakambu. Guoan paid Villarreal more than £35m for the 27-year-old DR Congo international in February. (L’Est Republican)
Paris St-Germain want to make former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger their director of football. (RMC)
Liverpool and Juventus are monitoring Piotr Zielinski’s contract situation at Napoli. The 24-year-old Poland midfielder is in dispute with his club over a release clause. (Calciomercato)
Barcelona have already begun the process of signing Ajax’s Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 19. (Mundo Deportivo)
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci, 31, says his £40m one-season move from Juventus to AC Milan was a big mistake made in anger. (Corriere dello Sport)
Spain forward Paco Alcacer, 25, will stay at Borussia Dortmund after agreeing to sign a new contract. (Bild)
Tottenham are interested in signing Fiorentina and Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic, 20. (Mirror)
Newcastle scouts watched Olympiakos’ Guinea midfielder Mady Camara, 21, last weekend. (Sport in a Storm)
Arsenal and Manchester City are set to miss out on signing Cengiz Under, with the 21-year-old Turkey winger expected to sign a new contract at Roma. (Calciomercato)
Brentford are expecting to appoint a permanent replacement for new Aston Villa manager Dean Smith next week, but will not prioritise experience of the Championship in their search for recruitment. (Evening Standard)
AC Milan are the latest club to be linked to Aaron Ramsey with former Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis pulling the strings (Corriere dello Sport)
Former Brighton midfielder Steve Sidwell, 35, has launched his own boutique children’s clothing line following his retirement. (Sun)
Jose Mourinho was on a scouting mission last night as he watched Montenegro v Serbia with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic his focus (Sun)