Euro Paper Talk: Levy signs off three major Tottenham transfers with midfield duo close; Fabrizio Romano reveals top two Newcastle targets
Tottenham will reportedly sign three players in Janaury with two midfielders closing in on moves, Newcastle’s next two targets have been identified by Fabrizio Romano, while Monday’s Euro Paper Talk has details of Unai Emery’s first signing for Aston Villa.
LEVY WANTS TWO MIDFIELDER DEALS AS PART OF TRIPLE JANUARY SPLURGE
Tottenham are ready to back Antonio Conte with serious funds in the January transfer window with three signings reportedly in the works.
The Italian has galvanised Spurs since his arrival one year ago and can this week lead the club into the last 16 of the Champions League.
Tottenham are not among the favourites for the competition and that will suit them just fine. However, the club are hoping to go deep into the competition, while the club also hopes to push Man City and Arsenal hard in the title race.
However, Conte knows his squad will need more quality and quantity adding to it. And reports claim chairman Daniel Levy is ready to sanction three big January arrivals to further their chances.
And Conte is looking for more additions to his central midfield with reports linking them with two new additions.
Top of Conte’s wishlist is Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, reports Calciomercato.
The 29-year-old is no longer regarded as a regular starter for the Serie A title chasers, making just two starts this season.
However, Conte is a big admirer of the Ukrainian and is keen to bring him to north London. Atalanta would prefer to keep him in their mix – but with his deal due to expire in the summer, any sort of offer will convince them to sell.
Nottingham Forest, West Ham and Marseille are also reportedly keen. However, it is Tottenham who are in the driving seat for a deal.
Tottenham want Weston McKennie to join Ruslan Malinovskyi
Conte is also looking to add even more depth to his midfield with a deal also progressing for Weston McKennie.
The American is likely to be sacrified by Juventus in January with a big-money to Spurs on the agenda.
McKennie has struggled to make an impact in Turin since signing from Schalke in 2020. And with the club using the World Cup break to ‘analyse their transfer mistakes’, they are ready to cash in on the 24-year-old.
As a result, Tuttomercatoweb claims a sizeable offer will convince them to cash in on the star. And they report that Spurs are already well advanced in the race to sign McKennie with director Fabio Paratici – who signed McKennie in the first place for Juve – a big fan of the player.
Spurs are well equipped in midfield already, though summer signing Yves Bissouma has struggled to hit top form since his arrival from Brighton.
There is also more good news coming Tottenham’s way with a key Juventus official rubbishing claims of a move to re-appointment Conte.
NEWCASTLE TARGET WINGER, PUSH FOR GUIMARAES EXTENSION
Newcastle will put their energies into signing a new top-class winger in January, while extending Bruno Guimaraes’ deal is also a top priority. (Fabrizio Romano)
Sporting Lisbon are downplaying reports they are looking into a January move for Cristiano Ronaldo with boss Ruben Amorim very much against the idea. (CBS Sport)
Benjamin Pavard remains at loggerheads with Bayern Munich with a January transfer to Chelsea or Atletico Madrid looking increasingly likely. (AS)
Arsenal saw a £68.9m (€80m) offer for Victor Osimhen rejected over the summer, prior to the signing of Gabriel Jesus. (Campania Sport)
N’Golo Kante’s time at Chelsea is nearing an end with the club now in serious danger of losing the player as a free agent. (Fabrizio Romano)
Unai Emery is ready to name Pako Ayestaran as his No 2 at Aston Villa. (Marca)
Flamengo midfielder Joao Gomes admits his desire to move to Liverpool after coming clean on his admiration for Thiago. (various)
VILLA READY TO MAKE NICOLAS JACKSON MOVE
Aston Villa and Everton will have to battle Barcelona in the race to sign Villarreal attacking midfielder Nicolas Jackson. (Mundo Deportivo)
Former Feyenoord player Willem van Hanegem has slammed his old club for allowing Crysensio Summerville to slip through their net and join Leeds United on the cheap. (Algemeen Dagblad)
Juventus director Pavel Nedved is downplaying reports they want to re-appoint Antonio Conte by reassuring Massimiliano Allegri over his future. (DAZN)
Paul Pogba looks unlikely to make the World Cup after sustaining a new muscle injury while trying to return from a knee problem. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Atletico Madrid rejected a £85m (€100m) offer from Bayern Munich for Joao Felix over the summer. (Marca)
Arsenal are looking into a possible deal for Uruguayan winger Facundo Torres, who plays for Orlando City. (various)
SURPRISE NEXT CLUB FOR LIONEL MESSI REVEALED
Torino are planning a fresh approach to turn Nikola Vlasic’s loan move into a permanent deal in January. The Serie A side have a £12.9m (€15m) option on the Croatian but feel it is too high. (Calciomercato)
Romelu Lukaku faces another spell on the sidelinesd after sustaining a thigh injury in Inter’s win over Sampdoria on Saturday. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Juventus are pushing hard to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to the club in January. The Lazio star is also reportedly a target for Arsenal and Manchester United. (Calciomercato)
Lionel Messi is closing on a move to Inter Miami, rather than Barcelona, with a decision to be finalised after the World Cup. (The Athletic)
Real Madrid are preparing to offer Marco Asensio a new deal to ward off Newcastle and Barcelona’s interest in signing him on a free. (Marca)
Real Madrid are leading Chelsea and Liverpool in the race to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund next summer. (Fijachés)
Frenkie de Jong will once again snub a move to Manchester United in January should the Red Devils resurrect their efforts to sign him. (Sport)