European Paper Talk: Emile Smith Rowe to stay on loan at RB Leipzig
By Matt Gault, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 07/02/19 10:49am
The transfer window may now be closed until the summer, but that doesn't mean the rumour mill has stopped turning.
So we asked our friends at Football Whispers to scour the European media to bring you the latest news and gossip from the continent.
Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe could stay at RB Leipzig beyond the end of the season. The 18-year-old joined the Bundesliga club on loan in January but, should he make an impression, Leipzig will push to extend the midfielder's loan into the 2019/20 campaign. (Sport BILD)
Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to sign Jann-Fiete Arp from Hamburg. The young German striker will join the Bavarians either this summer or in 2020. (Sport BILD)
Cristiano Ronaldo wants Juventus to sign James Rodriguez and Joao Felix in the summer. The Portugal international, whose goals have helped Juve pull away in the Serie A title race, is keen to be reunited with Rodriguez, having played alongside the Colombian at Real Madrid. But Ronaldo has also been impressed with Joao Felix, his young compatriot who has been in fine form with Benfica. (Marca)
Real Madrid target Exequiel Palacios says he is 100 per cent committed to River Plate after heavy speculation linking him with a move to the Spanish capital. Palacios, 20, was said to be close to joining Real in January but remained in Argentina. The midfielder, who helped River capture the Copa Libertadores title, said: "My head is 100 per cent here at River, I am fully committed." (AS)
Inter striker Mauro Icardi will move to Madrid in the summer, but Real are no longer the frontrunners for the Argentine, with rivals Atletico also set to vie for his signature. (AS)
Chelsea target Nicolo Barella turned down a move to Stamford Bridge in January due to family reasons. The 22-year-old Cagliari midfielder was targeted by the Blues during the winter window but is now linked with Inter having rebuffed interest from the Premier League side. And, with his wife expecting their first child, Barella did not feel a move to London was the right move. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa is attracting interest from Real Madrid. The winger has been linked with a host of Europe's top clubs, with La Viola said to value the 21-year-old at over £60m. Chiesa's sparkling recent form has not gone unnoticed by the Spanish giants, either, with seven goals in his last five matches. (Corriere dello Sport)
Napoli will spend close to £200m in the summer transfer window in a bid to end Juventus' dominance in Serie A. The club will raise funds through several departures; Marek Hamsik will eventually leave for China and Dries Mertens may follow him, while PSG are expected to revive their interest in Allan in July having failed to sign the Brazilian last month. (Tuttosport)