Serie A giants Juventus are seriously considering a move for Donny van de Beek, while Tottenham will swoop for a Leicester man in January, according to the papers.
JUVE WANT VAN DE BEEK
Juventus are sniffing around Donny van de Beek at Manchester United, claims a report in Italy.
The Dutch midfielder has struggled to get game time at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskajer – a fact which has been picked up by Juve,
Van de Beek was an initial £35m signing from Ajax in the summer, but he is yet to start in the Premier League. In fact he has managed just 85 minutes of Premier League action in six appearances.
That has led CalcioMercato to report that Juve are trying to unite him with old Ajax pal Matthijs de Ligt.
Juve chief Fabio Paratici is lining up a loan bid with an option to buy worth €35m for next summer.
The report claims Van de Beek will feel at home alongside De Ligt and will be more appreciated by Andrea Pirlo.
CHELSEA TARGET NAPOLI PAIR
Chelsea are ready to make a move on Kalidou Koulibaly and Dries Mertens at Napoli (football.london)
Inter Milan aren’t the only club interested in signing Olivier Giroud, with Tottenham and West Ham United also keen on landing the in-demand Chelsea striker. (Daily Mail)
Potential Barcelona president Toni Freixa has declared he wouldn’t attempt to sign Neymar if he won the election. (Cadena SER)
Rangers are favourites to sign free agent Jack Wilshere. (The Sun)
CHELSEA WANT GIMENEZ
Chelsea are considering a move for Atletico Madrid defender Gimenez (The Sun)
Takefusa Kubo will have to get approval from Villarreal before he can find move on in the January transfer window (Sport)
Florian Thauvin looks set to join AC Milan next summer (Todofichajes)
Talks between Juventus and Paulo Dybala over a new contract have frozen (La Stampa)
Barcelona presidential candidate Emili Rousaud says that, if elected, he will sign “two top players, one of them Neymar” (Marca)
Lyon have dropped Arsenal target Houssem Aouar for Sunday’s game against Reims as the France midfielder, 22, refused to warm down after being an unused substitute for their win over Angers. (L’Equipe)
Manchester United have not given up hope of signing Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele but they will try to agree a loan move for the France forward, 23. (Sport)
Borussia Dortmund’s director Michael Zorc sees Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland staying “with us for a long time” despite the 20-year-old being linked with Real Madrid. (Goal)
TOTTEMHAM WANT GRAY
Tottenham are set to sign Leicester’s English winger Demarai Gray, 24, on a free transfer in January. (Express)
Liverpool could earn a £30m windfall in January by selling Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 29, and Belgian striker Divock Origi, 25. (Express)
Barcelona could move for Liverpool’s Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 28, or Netherlands midfielder Gini Wijnaldum, 30, after a clause in the deal which took Philippe Coutinho to the Nou Camp expired – had Barca signed another Liverpool player they would have had to pay an additional £89m. (Star)
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21, is close to agreeing a new contract with AC Milan. (Calciomercato)
Manchester United have offered a new deal to 22-year-old Dutch utility player Timothy Fosu-Mensah, whose contract runs out next summer. (Manchester Evening News)
West Brom are monitoring Celtic’s French midfielder Olivier Ntcham, 24. (Football Insider)
VILLA LINE UP RASHICA
Aston Villa could make a January bid for Werder Bremen’s Kosovo winger Milot Rashica, 24, who has also been linked with RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg. (Kreiszeitung)
QPR’s Bright Osayi-Samuel has been told to keep putting speculation aside with the Nigeria-born winger, 22, having been linked with Burnley, Celtic, Fulham, Leeds United and Leicester. (LancsLive)
The English Football League will not be moving matches scheduled for the final day of national lockdown so fans can attend a day later. (Mail)
Manchester United are being held to ransom for millions of pounds by cyber criminals who have crippled the club’s systems. (Daily Mail)
Arsenal have reportedly hatched a new plan to try to beat RB Leipzig and Tottenham Hotspur to the signature of Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai (Football Insider)
Manchester United are closing in on a future deal for AC Milan playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu, according to transfer expert Christian Falk.