European Paper Talk: AC Milan want Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City a
Image: Moussa Sissoko is wanted by Italian giants AC Milan

The transfer market may be shut down until the summer, but that won't stop many of Europe's top clubs from doing the groundwork on their main targets.

Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental press in search of the latest transfer stories.

Italy

AC Milan are weighing up a move for Moussa Sissoko. The French midfielder only joined Tottenham Hotspur last summer for a club record £30million fee, but he has been unable to nail down a regular place in Mauricio Pochettino's line-up and could leave White Hart Lane after just one season. (Calciomercato)

Inter Milan are trying to sign highly-rated Swiss left-back Ricardo Rodriguez from Wolfsburg, but are unwilling to meet his €22million release clause, and are hoping to agree a deal closer to €15million. (Corriere dello Sport)

Juventus expect star striker Paulo Dybala to pen a new contract with the Italian champions by the end of a month. The 23-year-old Argentinian is believed to be a target for Real Madrid. (Corriere dello Sport)

France

Out of contract at the end of the season, Rennes goalkeeper Benoit Costil is attracting interest from Celtic and Fiorentina. (L'Equipe)

Benoit Costil in action for Ligue 1 side Rennes
Image: Benoit Costil in action for Ligue 1 side Rennes

West Ham United will swoop for 19-year-old French defender Fode Ballo-Toure in the summer, when the Paris Saint-Germain youngster will likely be available on a free transfer. (Madein Foot)

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Spain

Barcelona-based newspaper Mundo Deportivo have picked up on quotes from Slaven Bilic initially published by the Express.

The West Ham boss has insisted that, if the Hammers had the financial means, he would look to sign compatriot Luka Modric ahead of Lionel Messi, joking that he may be able to get a discount from a fellow Croatian. (Mundo Deportivo)

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 18:  Luka Modric of Real Madrid looks on during the Copa del Rey Quarter Final, First Leg match between Real Madrid CF and  Celta V
Image: Slaven Bilic would take Luka Modric over Lionel Messi

Germany

Sportbild believe that Barcelona manger Luis Enrique is under pressure after his side's collapse against PSG this week.

Luis Enrique is excited to reach the Copa final
Image: Luis Enrique's side recently lost 4-0 to Paris Saint-Germain

Portugal

Benfica captain Luisao is set to sign a one-year contract extension. The 36-year-old Brazilian centre-back has been with the Lisbon giants since 2003. (O Jogo)

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