According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Cameroonian centre back Nicolas Nkoulou is being watched by Sevilla and Arsenal. Torino paid just 3.5 million euros for his services, and he is now valued at closer to 15 million.
The Sun has once again linked Jose Mourinho to the coaching job at Real Madrid. It has stated Florentino Perez has already contacted Jorge Mendes, Mourinho‘s agent, and to get an idea of the Portuguese’s willingness to re-join Real. The English newspaper believes Mourinho is best placed to improved Los Blancos’ flagging results.
L’Equipe are reporting that Dimitri Payet could leave Olympique Marseille in the winter transfer window. The player’s performances have dipped of late with the team already out of cups and doing poorly in Ligue 1. China and the Middle East would be the player’s likely destinations.
France Football have stated that the Qatar Football Federation have made enquiries as to the availability of Arsene Wenger to coach their national team. No negotiations have yet taken place., but if the response is positive then expect an offer to be made.
According to the Corriere della Sera, Wanda Nara, the agent and partner of Mauro Icardi, will meet with Inter directors Giuseppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio to try and break the deadlock in contract negotiations, amid rumours of Real Madrid interest in the player.
Swiss midfielder Steven Zuber has left Hoffenheim on loan until June and will join Stuttgart.
According to the Corriere dello Sport, Napoli have reached an agreement with Boca Juniors midfielder Agustin Almendra. However, for now, there is be a significant difference between the amount offered by the Italian club and the fee demanded by the Argentine club.
SportBild have indicated that it’s not only Bayern Munich who are interested in the signing of Lucas Hernandez, who has already had a proposal to better his deal at Atletico Madrid.Now, Manchester City and Manchester United could also enter the bidding for the French defender.
Congolese winger Gael Kakuta made his intentions clear that he wants to join French side Amiens, who has already made two offers to Rayo Vallecano, but the Madrid team have informed EFE that “the two offers have been rejected” as they were too low and “to this day there are no negotiations ongoing.”
Bernardo Cruz has become Granada‘s first winter reinforcement, after making the move from Lugo. Following a medical, the central defender will sign a two-and-a-half year deal.
Pep Guardiola has acknowledged that he hopes Vincent Kompany will stay at the club: “It is my wish, he is our captain and he has been here for 11 years, we are satisfied with his performance, his only problem is injuries.”
General manager at AC Milan, Leonardo, has indicated that Alen Halilovic‘s future at the club is far from certain. The former Barcelona midfielder is thought to be negotiating his departure to Besiktas: “There is nothing firm on the table. There are 30 players, so it is clear that some must leave.”
According to Tuttosport, Sassuolo are looking at the possibility of submitting an offer for Mario Balotelli, who is very close to leaving Nice. Sampdoria, meanwhile, are hopingto bring Manolo Gabbiadini back to the club.
According to the Mirror, Everton are keeping a close eye on Yacine Brahimi, who is free in June, and sent scouts to watch the match between Porto and Nacional de Madeira.
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed that Benjamin Pavard will join the German giants in July, with his 35 million euro release fee is activated. The French World Cup winning defender will sign a five-year contract.
Estadio Deportivo have stated that that “only three million euros separate Betis and America from an agreement for Diego Lainez, the new Mexican football sensation, who is rated at 15 million euros and has also attracted the attention of Ajax.” Betis representatives have travelled to Mexico in order to seal a deal for the 18-year-old left-sided attacker.
Bild have stated that Borussia Dortmund are looking to make a move for midfielder Thorgan Hazard. Borussia Monchengladbach have requested 42 million euros in exchange for the Belgian, which would be the largest ever outlay by Dortmund on a single player.
According to the Sun, the interim coach of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has convinced Ander Herrera to stay at the club beyond this season. In the few last weeks, there had been interest from Athletic Club who were looking to re-sign the midfielder.
According to Sky Sports, Tottenham Hotspur have accepted a proposal of 10 million euros, from Beijing Guoan, for midfielder Mousa Dembele. The transfer is close to completion.
According to Il Romanista, Roma defender Ivan Marcano has rejected a move to Galatasaray because he wants to play in a more competitive league. There has been speculation that clubs like Sevilla and Valencia are interested in his services.
A meeting between Daniele Faggiano, sporting director at Parma, and the agents of Martin Caceres, has taken place. According to Sky Sport, Lazio are looking for compensation for the Uruguayan in order to let him leave the club in January, though the distance between the fee offered by Parma, and Lazio‘s valuation is large. The player can leave the Eternal City in June on a free transfer.
Oussine Kharja, one of Mehdi Benatia‘s representatives, met with Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici to talk about the player’s situation as he isn’t happy with his limited playing time. According to Sky Sport, for the moment the Bianconeri have no intention of letting the player leave.
Sky Sports has revealed that the agreement reached by Cesc Fabregas and Monaco will be for three years starting in July, when the Catalan player will be free at Chelsea. If the London club manages to get a replacement, the departure of the former Barcelona player will happen this month for a nominal fee.
According to L’Equipe, Mario Balotelli‘s arrival to Olympique Marseille hasn’t been completely ruled out. The Italian striker will leave Nice with his contract up at the end of the season.
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