Tottenham are ready to make a January move for a veteran Inter Milan attacker, while Man Utd are demanding £20m for an out of favour star, according to Tuesday’s paper gossip.
MOURINHO BACK IN FOR INTER FORWARD
Jose Mourinho is ready to renew his interest in Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic in the January transfer window.
Fussball Transfers reported back in June that Tottenham were keen on the 31-year-old, who impressed on loan at Bayern Munich last season.
The Croatian already has two assists for Antonio Conte’s Inter side this term, but his long-term future remains unclear.
As such, reports on Tuesday claim that Mourinho could be ready to swoop in the new year.
Despite being in the twilight of his career, Perisic scored eight goals and added 10 assists last season, and he is being viewed as a rotational player for Spurs.
The former Dortmund star is valued at a bargain £13.5m, although he would have to compete with the likes of Son Heung-Min, Gareth Bale, Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn for a wide spot in Tottenham’s first XI.
Spurs brought in seven players over the summer and are not expected to be that active in January, however a move for a player of Perisic’s quality for that price may be too good to turn down.
UNITED WANT £20M FOR FORGOTTEN MAN
Phil Jones could quit Manchester United in January after being axed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (The Sun)
Chelsea wanted a £5m loan fee and Antonio Rudiger’s entire £150,000-a-week wages to be paid during the summer window, reports say. (The Sun)
Fulham are eyeing a January move for Peterborough United attacker Siriki Dembele. (The Sun)
Brighton centre-back Ben White remains on the radar of Liverpool as they prepare for life without Virgil van Dijk. (Daily Star)
INGS SET FOR NEW SAINTS DEAL
Southampton and England striker Danny Ings, 28, is close to signing a contract extension to keep him at St Mary’s amid interest from Tottenham. (The Athletic)
UEFA are ready to consider radical plans to increase the size of the Champions League to 36 clubs from 2024-25. (Daily Telegraph)
Arsenal fear Rob Holding will miss between three and four weeks with the hamstring injury that forced him out of Saturday’s game at Manchester City. (Daily Mail)
Alisson could return for Liverpool’s clash with West Ham on October 31, according to reports. (Daily Mail)
AND MORE GOSSIP
Manchester City had a 60 million euro (£54.6m) bid for Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly rejected by Napoli over the summer. (BBC Sport)
Edouard Mendy could make a shock return for Chelsea’s clash against Sevilla after returning to training. (Daily Mail)
Manchester City are open to Pablo Zabaleta returning to the club following his retirement last week. (Daily Mail)
FC Utrecht winger Gyrano Kerk, who was reportedly wanted by Leeds United this summer, admitted he had hoped to leave the Dutch outfit. (Shields Gazette)
Martin O’Neill has backed Celtic boss Neil Lennon to silence his critics and win 10 in a row. (Scottish Sun)
Celtic rejected a bid for Odsonne Edouard from the Bundesliga before the transfer window slammed shut, according to reports. (Scottish Sun)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has warned he’s coming to Glasgow to heap more misery on to Celtic. (Daily Record)