Tottenham want to reinforce their title push with two cut-price striker deals under consideration in January, while an unlikely Wolves star has attracted attention from Real Madrid, according to Monday’s Euro Paper Talk.
MOURINHO CONSIDERS TWO STRIKERS FOR TOTTENHAM
Tottenham are reportedly exploring the possibility of signing one of two strikers in January to further their title push.
Jose Mourinho’s side are second in the table and have arguably been the best side in the competition so far. In a year of craziness, the Spurs boss is refusing to rule his side out of a challenge for glory.
While Tottenham did bring in Carlos Vinicius to cover Harry Kane during the summer, it’s claimed Mourinho could yet bring in another hitman in January.
And neither would cost Tottenham much money, which would be music to the ears of chairman Daniel Levy.
According to Calciomercato, Mourinho is keen for Spurs to try again for Arkadiusz Milik. The Poland striker failed to get his move away from Napoli in the summer and is yet to feature this season.
The Italian outlet claims his agent has now negotiated with Napoli that he can leave in January. And with his contract due to expire in summer 2021, it is thought he could leave for as little as €10m.
Calciomercato claims Milik is keen to move to protect his place in Poland’s delayed Euro 2020 squad. Juventus, Roma and Atletico Madrid are also cited as suitors.
DIEGO COSTA OPTION FOR SPURS
However, Napoli are opposed to selling to rival Italian sides, while Atletico also have their eyes on Duvan Zapata.
As per the report, that suggests a move to Tottenham would not be difficult to negotiate were Spurs to make an official move.
Another option to Mourinho though is his former charge, Diego Costa.
The Spain international is down the pecking order at Atletico Madrid and will be allowed to move on in January.
Diego Simeone is willing to negotiate his exit if the price is right and should his side land a replacement.
Atalanta striker Zapata is the man he has targeted, according to Calciomercato. However, the €50m fee could yet prove a sticking point.
Were they to land their man, that would leave Costa free to leave. His deal also expires next summer and, at 32, would also cost a low fee.
WOLVES LOANEE CATCHES REAL MADRID’S EYE
Real Madrid are ready to move for Wolves striker Rafa Mir, who has scored a glut of goals since joining Huesca on loan. (AS)
Christian Eriksen is heading for the Inter Milan exit door and is poised to join PSG in January. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Daniele Rugani’s agent claims both Arsenal and Chelsea had €30m+ bids rejected for the defender by Juventus. (Tuttomercatoweb)
AC Milan are keen to tie talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic down until 2022. (Calciomercato)
Barcelona are refusing to give up on their efforts to lure Eric Garcia away from Manchester City. (Sport)
ZAPATA ON ATLETICO MADRID RADAR
Atletico Madrid are considering a move to sign €50m-rated Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata. (Calciomercato)
Neymar will reject the chance to return to Barcelona in 2021 and will instead sign a new contract with PSG. (AS)
Napoli will try and sign Emerson Palmieri or PAOK’s Dimitris Giannoulis as they bid to land a new left-back in January. (Area Napoli)
Lyon have opened talks with Lille boss Christophe Galtier over replacing Rudi Garcia as boss. The latter’s current deal expires in 2021 and he’s not been offered an extension. (La Voix du Nord)
Atletico Madrid will sign Geoffrey Kondogbia in the next 48 hours in a €5m deal after getting special dispensation from LaLiga. (Marca)
CHELSEA LINKED WITH AHMEDHODZIC
David Alaba’s agent is trying to move his client on to Real Madrid. Juventus and Inter Milan are also considering moves for the Liverpool-linked Austrian. (Calciomercato)
Real Madrid have announced Eder Militao has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of their Champions League clash with Inter Milan. (various)
AC Milan remain interested in securing a deal for Barcelona defender Emerson in January. (Fijaches)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Juventus will press ahead with plans to terminate Sami Khedira’s contract in the coming weeks. (Calciomercato)
Torino coach Marco Giampaolo could lose his job unless the Granata pick up three points against Crotone next weekend. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Chelsea, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid are keen on signing Borussia Monchengladbach centre-back Matthias Ginter. (Kicker)
Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is the leading candidate to replace under-fire Beppe Iachini at Fiorentina. (Calciomercato)