European Paper Talk: Valencia eye January loan move for Everton striker Sandro Ramirez
By Blair Newman, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 06/12/17 11:50am
The winter transfer window does not open until January 1, but clubs across Europe are busy putting tentative plans in place.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the European newspapers and websites to bring you the latest transfer gossip and news from the continent.
With Javier Mascherano potentially on his way, Barcelona are keen to bring in a new central defender in the near future. Bayer Leverkusen's Jonathan Tah has emerged as the latest on their shortlist, alongside Real Sociedad's Inigo Martinez and Lazio's Stefan de Vrij. (Sport)
Everton striker Sandro Ramirez could be on his way in January having struggling to successfully replace Romelu Lukaku. It is reported that surprise La Liga contenders Valencia are keen to seal a loan move for the Spaniard. (Football Espana)
Ivan Perisic, who was a Manchester United transfer target in the summer, has admitted that he stayed at Inter Milan after being convinced to do so by new boss Luciano Spalletti. The Croatia international winger has since scored seven league goals and set up six for team-mates to help his side to the top of Serie A. (Mediaset Premium)
Napoli are set to join Inter in the race to sign Bologna winger Simone Verdi in January. The two-footed wide man could arrive as part of a loan swap, with Adam Ounas going the other way in order to obtain more regular game time. (Calcionews24)
Carlo Ancelotti has stated his desire to return to club football, placing in doubt any notion that he will take over the Italy national team. "As I've said, my intention is to work at a club," he said. "I am not ruling out the idea of taking a national job at some point in the future." (Mediaset Premium)
Marseille are keeping tabs on Montpellier left-back Jerome Roussillon. However, they may face competition for the 24-year-old, who has played 12 of his team's 16 Ligue 1 games this term. Sevilla, Hamburg and Wolfsburg are also said to be interested in signing the player. (L'Equipe)
Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi fuelled talk of an Arsenal move when visiting London recently, but he explained that the trip was nothing to do with football. "I came to see my son who lives there and enjoy it to spend time with him," he said. (France Football)
Stuttgart are said to be closing in on a deal for young Argentine striker Maximiliano Romero. Velez Sarsfield president Sergio Rapisarda has stated that he is working to "complete the deal", meaning the 18-year-old could move to Germany soon. (Kicker)
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