European Paper Talk: AC Milan eye move for Ademola Lookman
All the latest transfer news from around Europe
By Mark Thompson, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 01/02/19 11:46am
The January transfer window has closed. And focus is now on the summer window - what plans do clubs have in place?
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental media to round up the latest transfer news from around Europe.
AC Milan were priced out of a move for Gerard Deulofeu by Watford, who said they wanted €30m (£26m) for the winger. Everton's Ademola Lookman is a target for the summer. (Calciomercato)
Milan could also buy Tiemoue Bakayoko on a permanent basis in the summer. The French midfielder has been performing well on loan from Chelsea, and could have a fee and wages low enough to be accepted by Financial Fair Play. The club are currently under review by the system and don't want to do anything to risk punishment. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti's position as manager is at risk because of poor form. Club chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has reportedly been in contact with Antonio Conte. (Tuttosport)
Barcelona's Arda Turan could face jail time after allegedly harassing a famous Turkish singer's wife, breaking the singer's nose, and later firing a gun in a hospital. The midfielder is on loan at Turkish club Basaksehir, but his punishment could be three to twelve years in prison. (Marca)
Giuseppe Rossi has thanked Manchester United for inviting him to train with them as he looks for a new club. "I don't think many clubs would have given me the opportunity to train with them like United have," he said. "It's something I'll always remember. It's a really unique gesture." (AS)
Ivan Rakitic has reminded Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu that he would like to extend his contract at the club. His current deal expires in 2021, but the midfielder is enjoying his time at Barca and said after the Copa del Rey victory over Sevilla that talks are ongoing for a new deal. (Spanish press)
Borussia Dortmund's managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke wants to find his successor within the club. His deal expires in 2022, and he has identified sporting director Michael Zorc as a potential replacement. (Bild)
Bayern Munich's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, meanwhile, is concerned that his successor might not be at the club yet. His contract expires in 2021, and he mentioned that it would be good for his successor to 'have played at the highest level, like Oliver Kahn'. Former Germany and Bayern goalkeeper Kahn has previously been talked about as the next president of the club, as well. (Bild)
Thomas Tuchel's relationship with Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Antero Henrique is at breaking point after the winter transfer window. Tuchel has been annoyed by the failure to bring in a defensive midfielder, and some within the club would like to see Arsene Wenger replace Henrique. (L'Equipe)