Tottenham are locked in talks to land an experienced winger on loan from Italy, while Mauricio Pochettino wants to bring a Manchester City legend to PSG – all in Friday’s Euro Paper Talk.
MOURINHO CLOSING IN ON WINGER TARGET
The 31-year-old helped Bayern Munich win the Champions League last season while on loan at the German giants.
The Croatian star has struggled for regular game time under Antonio Conte at Inter this term, however, and is open to a short-term switch.
Foot Mercato (as cited by the Daily Mail) claims that Jose Mourinho holds ‘great interest’ in Perisic, with discussions between both clubsalready underway.
The forward, who scored seven goals for Bayern last season, is under contract at Inter until June 2022.
He has made 21 appearances for the Italian giants this season. However, only 11 of those have been starts and he has two goals and two assists to his name.
Despite his struggles, the same publication believes that Perisic is still interesting a number of top clubs.
The experienced attacker was linked with Manchester United during Mourinho’s time at Old Trafford, so it comes as no surprise that the Portuguese has retained his interest.
The report adds that Mourinho may be edging closer to finally securing his target, although the news could come as a blow to Gareth Bale.
The Spurs legend has failed to find his spark so far after arriving on loan from Real Madrid.
The Wales winger is currently sidelined with another injury, and the potential arrival of another winger would certainly do his chances of an extended Tottenham stay major harm.
If Perisic does arrive in north London, he will compete with the likes of Bale, Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn for a starting spot – with Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min nailed on starters.
POCH WANTS AGUERO AT PSG
Mauricio Pochettino’s transfer priority at PSG is to sign Sergio Aguero this summer, according to football agent Bruno Satin. (Canal+)
Carlo Ancelotti has given the all-clear to swap Robin Olsen with Bernard who is in talks with Roma. (Il Corriere dello Sport)
Fenerbahce boss Erol Bulut is remaining coy over the potential arrival in Istanbul of Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil. (Sky Sports)
Bayern Munich are considering a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong for summer. (TodoFichajes)
Arsenal outcast Sokratis is looking to secure a switch to Italy with Genoa.
LYON STAR RULES OUT WEST HAM SWITCH
Moussa Dembele is not interested in a move to West Ham despite reports suggesting the Hammers have enquired about the Lyon striker.
AC Milan will resume contract talks with Man Utd target Hakan Calhanoglu’s agent. (Sky Sport)
Juventus have improved their offer to Dallas FC for Bryan Reynolds and would send the defender to Benevento for six months. (Sky Sport Italia)
Paris Saint-Germain want to sign right-back Emerson from Barcelona. (Estadio Deportivo)
Milan are interested in Torino’s Nicolas Nkoulou and Soualiho Meité in January although their big target for the next season is the Granata captain Andrea Belotti. (Tuttosport)
Juventus are considering Genoa’s Eldor Shomurodov as a possible attacking reinforcement in January. (Tuttosport)
MORE EURO GOSSIP
Everton striker Cenk Tosun has told a Turkish TV station that he will not return to play in Turkey this season. (Tivibu TV)
Paris Saint-Germain have signed young forward Sekou Yansane from Ligue 1 rivals Dijon. (ESPN)
Getafe president Angel Torres says it’s only “a question of time” before Japanese midfielder Takefusa Kubo joins his club on loan from Real Madrid. (Cadena COPE)
Nice are hoping to land Mamadou Sakho as their second defensive signing in January following the arrival of William Saliba. (Nice Matin)
Borussia Monchengladbach are close to signing Kouadio Kone from Toulouse. (Fabrizio Romano)
Hertha Berlin are eyeing a move for Wolfsburg midfielder Yannick Gerhardt. (Bild)