European Paper Talk: Liverpool's Joao Felix bid rejected by Benfica

Joao Felix
Image: Could Benfica youngster Joao Felix be heading to Anfield?

It's not been a vintage winter transfer window but with little more than ten days remaining for clubs in Europe to get deals over the line things look to be hotting up.

Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured Europe's back pages to bring you the biggest and best transfer rumours from the continent.


Liverpool have seen a bid of £61m for Portugal U21 attacking midfielder Joao Felix turned down by Benfica. (Correio da Manha)


Chelsea's Belgian attacker Eden Hazard is 'inching ever closer' to becoming Real Madrid's next Galactico signing as the reigning Champions League holders plan a summer rebuild. (Marca)

Eden Hazard during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Chelsea FC at Vicarage Road on December 26, 2018 in Watford, United Kingdom.
Image: Chelsea's Eden Hazard is 'inching ever closer' to becoming Real's next Galactico

A so-called 'super delegation' comprised of Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, general manager Pep Segura, director of football Eric Abidal and assistant Ramon Planes has travelled to Amsterdam in a last-ditch attempt to persuade Ajax's Frenkie de Jong to reject the overtures of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City in favour of the Catalans. (AS)

Out-of-favour Barcelona winger Malcom is subject of interest from Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande - just half a season after joining from Bordeaux for a reported £36m. (Marca)

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Atletico Madrid wideman Gelson Martins will be allowed to leave the Wanda Metropolitano this month with Monaco leading the race to sign the Portuguese flyer. (Marca)


Genoa hot-shot Krzysztof Piatek will join AC Milan for £31m while Rossoneri duo Andrea Bertolacci and Alan Halilovic could move the other way. (Sky Italia)

Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek has put Europe's top clubs on red alert
Image: Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek will join AC Milan for £31m

West Ham United have failed with an offer of £32.5m for Torino's Italian international striker Andrea Belotti. (Sportitalia)

Inter are close to hijacking a deal for Chelsea transfer target Nicolo Barella. The 21-year-old Cagliari midfielder had been wanted by the Blues to replace Cesc Fabregas. (Calciomercato)

Chelsea outcast Emerson Palmieri could return to Italy a year after joining the Blues from Roma. Juventus want the Brazilian to offer cover for countryman Alex Sandro at left-back. (Tuttosport)

Newcastle United will sign Roma forward Gregoire Defrel for a fee of around £13 million. The Frenchman is on loan at Sampdoria currently. (Tuttomercato)


Monaco boss Thierry Henry wants to make Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini his second high-profile signing of the winter transfer window in a deal worth £15m. (RMC)

Marouane Fellaini during the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and BSC Young Boys at Old Trafford on November 27, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Image: Monaco boss Thierry Henry wants to sign Man United midfielder Marouane Fellaini

Marseille are eyeing a loan move for Juventus' highly-rated teenage forward Moise Kean. The 18-year-old has been a target for OM since last summer. (Le10 Sport)

Fulham forward Aboubakar Kamara looks set to leave Craven Cottage after a high-profile disagreement with team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic over who should take a recent penalty. Clubs in the Premier League, Ligue 1 and Super Lig are keen on a loan deal for the French forward. (L'Equipe)

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has refused to be drawn into speculation linking Julian Weigl, his former player at Borussia Dortmund, with a January move to the Parc des Princes. "Julian is still interesting," Tuchel admitted. "I can not talk about it. He was my player and we worked together. Julian played very well for us in Dortmund, but he is still their player." (RMC)


Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc insists Jadon Sancho will remain with BVB next season, despite being linked with a big-money return to the Premier League with Manchester City.

Jadon Sancho
Image: Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc insists Jadon Sancho will remain with BVB next season

"He's an outstanding talent and a big part of our future," Zorc said of the teenage England international. "He's definitely going to stay with us next year. We are convinced that we are the best place for him to continue to improve." (SportBild)

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach winger Jonas Hofmann, 26. (SportBild)

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