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Euro Paper Talk: Double delight for Arsenal as Edu sets out January deal for second LaLiga star; Two clubs contacted Guardiola

Arsenal have made an approach to pair one Real Madrid star with another in north London, while two clubs made contact about Pep Guardiola – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.



Arsenal have enquired about signing Real Madrid midfielder Isco on a loan-to-buy arrangement in January, according to a report.

Several reports have linked the 28-year-old with a move away from the Spanish capital in recent months; the speculation has chiefly arisen over a verbal attack on Zinedine Zidane over game time.

As such, Everton have reportedly shown interest in the past, although Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed such talk.

Either way, Madrid were reportedly waiting for Arsenal – for whom Isco was a previous target – to rekindle their interest and create a bidding war.

And while Everton’s interest looks immaterial, Todofichajes claims that the Spanish giants have got their wish with the Gunners.

Arsenal have reportedly asked about linking Isco up with Dani Ceballos, who is in north London on loan from Madrid for the second successive season.

What’s more, transfer chief Edu Gaspar is supposedly willing to add Isco on loan in January before paying €30million (£26million) to sign him next summer.

Juventus, Napoli and Manchester City have also reportedly shown interest in the player.






Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain contacted Pep Guardiola before he signed his new Manchester City deal (Sport)

Diogo Jota’s former teammate has told the Reds that the winger is going to “go higher” than Anfield (La Vanguardia)

But Reds boss Jurgen Klopp feels the Portuguese has more potential than Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah (Don Balon)

Meanwhile, Atalanta striker Sam Lammers has warned Liverpool about Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Anfield (Tuttosport)

Saint-Etienne have more pressing financial tasks to complete before they can raid Leicester for Islam Slimani (Le10 Sport)

Olivier Giroud’s agent has insisted that his client will look to leave Chelsea if his game time does not increase (FootMercato)

Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross says that he is proud to be closing in on 100 Premier League appearances (Mannheimer Morgen)

Leeds recruitment chief Gabriel Ruiz has confirmed that sporting director Victor Orta was in talks with Roma (TuttoMercatoWeb)

Ruiz has also said that he held talks with Udinese about a summer deal for Rodrigo de Paul (TuttoMercatoWeb)

Barcelona legend Xavi believes that Frenkie de Jong can “mark an era” at the club (Mundo Deportivo)

Indeed, Barca have identified AZ Alkmaar’s Calvin Stengs as an ideal partner to De Jong (Don Balon)

Colombia have denied reports that James Rodriguez clashed with Jefferson Lerma while on international duty (Football Espana)

James Rodriguez

AC Milan are preparing their first official contract extension offer for goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (Gianluca di Marzio)

Stefan El Shaarawy says that he will continue to train in Rome ahead of finding a new club in January (Football Italia)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants to sign Lyon attacking midfielder Rayan Cherki next summer (Don Balon)

But Los Blancos are keeping calm about a move for exit-bound Bayern Munich defender David Alaba (Marca)

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