European Paper Talk: Harry Kane linked with Real Madrid move
By Sam McGuire, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 04/10/17 12:41pm
The European transfer window may only have been closed for a month, but clubs will already have an idea where they still need to strengthen. Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the media across Europe for the latest news and transfer rumours.
Real Madrid will make a massive offer for Harry Kane as their president Florentino Perez looks to make the club's latest big splash in the transfer market. The striker has been on top form throughout September and his value has risen during this time. Real would not be deterred by a world-record fee. (Don Balon)
Arsenal transfer target Kepa Arrizabalaga is about to sign a new contract at his current club Athletic Bilbao. The Gunners have been interested in the Spanish 'keeper as a long-term replacement for Petr Cech, but despite these new developments they could remain interested in the 23-year-old Basque stopper. (Marca)
AC Milan are looking to Chelsea's reportedly unsettled title-winning manager Antonio Conte. Milan have not got off to the best of starts this season despite big investment during the transfer window, which has left current manager Vincenzo Montella under pressure. Conte's desire to move back to Italy is no secret, and Milan could look to take advantage of the situation. (Corriere dello Sport)
Chelsea remain interested in Alex Sandro after targeting the Juventus left wing-back throughout the summer. The club are thought to be looking at several players with a view to making January signings which will keep their manager happy. They are desperate to keep hold of Conte despite murmurs about him moving back home, and Sandro would be one signing which could persuade him to stay (Corriere dello Sport)
Bayern Munich have already decided who will replace Carlo Ancelotti as the club's next permanent manager. Willy Sagnol has been acting as caretaker manager since the Italian was sacked, but president Uli Hoeness has revealed that they now know who will take over for the rest of the season, and the decision has also been discussed with former manager Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard, who is said to have agreed with their choice, is an admirer of Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann. (Kicker)
Nagelsmann is Hoeness' preferred choice to take over from Ancelotti, but chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is said to prefer Tuchel. The former Dortmund manager has been contacted by the club, but in a telephone interview he did not unequivocally state that he would take the job, and instead issued his own demands around playing style and transfers. (Bild)
Inter Milan are ready to make a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Javier Pastore. A €30million fee has been touted for the French midfielder whose contract runs out in 2019 (Various)
Newcastle and Juventus are among the clubs interested in PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola. The Paris-born stopper has been unsettled after the club showed interest in a number of other goalkeepers during the summer, including Pepe Reina and Jan Oblak. The Frenchman's deal expires in 2019 and he is stalling on signing an extension. (France Football)
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