The January transfer window is only a few weeks away and the rumor mill is in full swing.
Here are some of the latest reports on potential moves across Europe:
- Barcelona monitor Basel star Cabral
- Man Utd join Juve, Spurs & Newcastle in Vlahovic pursuit
- PSG open talks with Zidane to replace Pochettino
- Conte ‘wants Bailly at Spurs’
Barcelona monitor Basel star Cabral
Barcelona are considering making a move for Basel star Arthur Cabral, according to GOAL.
The Catalans have been monitoring the Brazilian striker, who has 23 goals from 24 matches in all competitions for the Swiss side.
Ex-Barcelona player Deco, who recently joined the club’s recruitment team, has been talking to the 23-year-old’s agent, while coach Xavi has given the green light to sign him.
Cabral will likely cost between $14-$17 million, but Barca will have to sell some players before they can act on their interest.
Man Utd join Juve, Spurs & Newcastle in Vlahovic pursuit
Manchester United will challenge Juventus, Tottenham and Newcastle to the signing of Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic, reports The Daily Mail.
Juve have made the 21-year-old their top target and are hopeful of signing him in January, though they will have to offload several players before they will be able to afford his salary.
AC Milan, Spurs and Newcastle are all said to be interested, too, but United could swoop in with an offer as they look to bolster their attack.
PSG open talks with Zidane to replace Pochettino
Negotiations are aimed at a deal for next season but could be brought forward
Paris Saint-Germain have started talks with Zinedine Zidane about replacing Mauricio Pochettino.
Le Parisien says the French side are discussing a deal that would see the coach take over ahead of next season, but the schedule could be moved forward as Pochettino is reportedly eager to move to Manchester United.
Conte ‘wants Bailly at Spurs’
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is keen on a move for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, according to the Transfer Window Podcast.
Conte was keen to sign Bailly while he was at Inter, and still rates the Ivory Coast center back and wants to bring him to Spurs.
Bailly has been in and out of the team at Old Trafford, although his situation may change after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Sevilla target Shakhtar star Mudryk
According to Fichajes, the 20-year-old has impressed Sevilla sporting director Monchi and the Spanish side are plotting a move for him.
The winger is regarded one of Ukraine’s finest talents and has made 15 appearances in all competitions for Shakhtar.
Napoli ask Mertens to take pay cut with new contract
Napoli are looking to sign Dries Mertens to a new contract, but are asking him to accept a lower wage.
The Belgium international’s current deal expires at the end of the season and although the club have an option to extend that for another year, they want him to sign a new deal altogether.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports the Serie A side cannot afford to keep paying him at his current rate and need him to compromise on his salary.
La Liga club to rescue Sottil as Fiorentina eye Berardi
But the 22-year-old Sottil could find better luck in Spain, as it has been reported on Cadena SER that La Liga side Cadiz are eager to sign him.
Liverpool target Raphinha committed to Leeds
Leeds United’s Brazil ace Raphinha is convinced that he can achieve his ambitions at Elland Road, despite the club’s lowly league position.
“Without a doubt, » the Liverpool target told BBC Radio Leeds. « When you bring together players with a real, strong, winning desire together with the manager, the coaching staff, fans who love the club, you create a wonderful atmosphere in the stadium and at the training ground.
“Marcelo Bielsa demands a lot of us. We know that. We’re used to it. We listen to him. He helps us develop and evolve as players, as professionals. »
Man Utd prepare six-man caretaker manager shortlist
Manchester United have contacted six potential managers to take the job at Old Trafford until the end of the season, claims the Mirror.
Ernesto Valverde, Ralf Rangnick, Paulo Fonseca, Lucien Favre and Rudi Garcia have all held interviews with the club, while current interim boss Michael Carrick could also be left in his post, although United favour an outside hire.