European Paper Talk: Jan Oblak unhappy at Atletico Madrid
Last Updated: 14/11/18 12:12pm
With less than two months remaining until the January transfer window opens, the rumour mill is beginning to gather speed once more.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental media to round up the latest transfer news from across Europe.
Valencia will move for former Manchester United right-back Rafael da Silva at the end of the season when his contract with Lyon expires. The two-time Brazil international tops Valencia's list of targets for the position, with Watford's Kiko Femenia also being considered. (Marca)
Manchester City are among a host of clubs interested in signing Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo. The defender, 22, has impressed at Betis of late, scoring in Quique Setien's side's dramatic 4-3 win over Barcelona last weekend, and has a release clause of £43.5m. (AS)
Barcelona are monitoring the progress of 19-year-old Brazilian right-back Emerson with a view to a potential future move. The defender, who is impressing in his homeland with Atletico Mineiro, is also attracting attention from Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal. (Mundo Deportivo)
Jan Oblak, widely considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world, is unhappy at not being offered a new contract and pay rise at Atletico Madrid and could look to leave the club as early as January. The Slovenian, 25, has won La Liga's Zamora trophy - awarded to the goalkeeper with the lowest goals-to-games ratio - in each of the last three seasons. (Marca)
Juventus and Bayern Munich are lining up moves for Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas. The Greece international has a £31m release clause in his current contract at the Stadio Olimpico, but Monchi, the club's sporting director, is hopeful of convincing the defender to pen new terms without a buyout option. (Corriere dello Sport)
AC Milan want to hire Monaco chief scout Geoffrey Moncada, the talent-spotter credited with unearthing such gems at the Stade Louis II as Kylian Mbappe, Fabinho and Bernardo Silva. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Napoli have made an approach to sign Athletic Bilbao winger Iker Muniain. The vastly experienced 25-year-old attacker is out of contract at San Mames at the end of the current season and Napoli have a strong track record of attracting Spanish talent, with Raul Albiol, Jose Callejon and Fabian Ruiz all currently starring at the San Paolo. (Tuttosport)
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says the Bundesliga champions tried to sign England winger Jadon Sancho before he joined rivals Borussia Dortmund, but the teenager turned down a move to the Allianz Arena. "Bayern Munich wanted to sign Jadon Sancho," Salihamidzic said, "and made him an offer but he unfortunately refused." (SportBild)
Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace and Fulham are considering a January loan move for Fenerbahce midfielder Ozan Tufan to boost their top-flight survival hopes. The versatile 23-year-old, who can play at full-back or on the right wing in addition to his natural holding midfield role, has been capped 31 times for Turkey. (Aksam)