European Paper Talk: Man Utd line up Roma sporting director Monchi
By James Nalton
Last Updated: 26/09/18 12:22pm
It is a busy time of the season for the major leagues across Europe, with most teams playing three times within the space of a week.
This means plenty of comment from players and managers regarding future moves in the market, and plenty of speculation ahead of the transfer window reopening in January.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental media to bring you the latest news from around Europe.
Manchester United are interested in Roma director of football, Monchi. The highly-rated Spaniard was lauded for his work in the transfer market during his time at Sevilla, and is now starting to revitalise the Roma squad. (El Gol Digital)
Brighton midfielder Davy Propper is a target for Sevilla. The La Liga side are currently suffering an injury crisis in midfield, with Ibrahim Amadou and Maxime Gonalons out of action. Propper is seen as a possible solution, adding to their squad depth and providing cover while these players return to fitness. Sevilla could make a move for the 27-year-old Dutchman in January. (Mundo Deportivo)
Inter Milan are turning their attention from one Fiorentina player to another. They have found it difficult to make progress in their pursuit of 20-year-old Italian Federico Chiesa, who Fiorentina value at around £63m. Inter believe that an offer from themselves would start a bidding war they could not win, so have turned their attention to midfielder Jordan Veretout. The Frenchman is seen as an ideal partner for Marcelo Brozovic, and would solve their problem in midfield. (Calciomercato)
Jose Mourinho's relationship with Paul Pogba has led to increasing speculation in the Italian media that the France World Cup winner wants a return to Juventus. The Manchester United manager has removed Pogba from his role as "second captain" after the midfielder commented that he prefers to play in a more attacking system than the one sometimes served up by Mourinho. (Tuttosport)
Brazilian clubs have shown interest in Inter Milan defender Miranda, with the centre back's contract expiring at the end of the season. The 34-year-old is expected to leave the San Siro, although there are still murmurs that they may offer him a one-year extension. Porto were the favourites to sign the defender who is seeking first-team football in the latter years of his career, but Sao Paulo are also interested in bringing the player back to his homeland. (Calciomercato)
Germany head coach Joachim Low and national team manager Oliver Bierhoff flew to London to meet Mesut Ozil, but were denied access to the player by Arsenal. The pair were seeking a meeting with the player to discuss his decision to retire from the national team, but were denied access to the club's London Colney training ground. Ozil stepped away from the Germany setup due to a "feeling of racism and disrespect" within the national team setup. (Bild)
Arsene Wenger says he has not retired from football after leaving Arsenal, but is unsure as to whether he would take another managerial role. He revealed that he set several months aside where he would not make a decision on his future, but insists he will return to work. "I am not retired. If I was I would have been for a long time. I will be 69 in October." (L'Est Republicain)
Monaco are starting to receive concrete interest from potential investors as current owner Dmitry Rybolovlev considers a sale. Reports state that the Russian businessman will sell the club and look to buy a Premier League side in the future. A number of investors have shown interest in the now financially successful club, and offers have come in from the United States and the United Arab Emirates. (Le 10 Sport)