Euro papers: PSG want Paulo Dybala to replace Neymar
By Andrew Gibney, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 22/12/17 11:04am
The winter transfer window does not open until January 1, but clubs across Europe are busy planning and tentative negotiations will have begun in preparation.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the European newspapers and websites to bring you the latest transfer gossip and news from the continent.
Mariano Dybala, the brother of Juventus forward Paulo, made a recent trip to Paris to meet with Paris Saint-Germain's representatives and apparently told his brother: "Neymar will go to Real Madrid and you are the one to replace him." (Corriere dello Sport)
Although they still have to pay €166m for Kylian Mbappé, PSG won't be slowed down in the transfer market. They are reportedly preparing a €170m bid for Lazio midfielder and Manchester United transfer target, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Super agent Jorge Mendes is behind the move and the Ligue 1 side see him as a long-term replacement to Thiago Motta. (Corriere dello Sport)
Javier Pastore's future at PSG looks to be coming to an end. His agent has been quoted saying the win over Rennes could be his last match at the club, and the way he applauded the club's fans suggested it was goodbye. Furthermore, reports have emerged suggesting the former Chelsea transfer target has already told his team-mates he is leaving. (Le Parisien)
Wesley Sneijder's move to Nice has failed. The Dutch playmaker is considered a flop in the south of France and already wants to leave. Los Angeles FC are interested and the Ligue 1 club would be happy to see his high wage off their books. (L'Equipe)
Lille have endured a disastrous first half of the season and now the other clubs are looking to pick at their bones. Brazilian midfielder Thiago Mendes has been their best performer and Marseille have contacted his entourage about a possible move. With the northern club in financial difficulty, they would find it hard to resist any bid over €9m. (L'Equipe)
Steven N'Zonzi has emerged as an Everton and Arsenal transfer target in the past few weeks, but now West Ham are interested. David Moyes wants to reinforce his midfield and sees the Sevilla player as the ideal option. (Mundo Deportivo)
Former German international Mario Gomez has sealed a move from Wolfsburg back to Stuttgart for around €3m. The striker is a product of the club's youth set-up and played there from 2001 to 2009 before sealing a €30m move to Bayern Munich. (SportBild)
After clinching a deal for Hoffenheim forward Sandro Wagner, Bayern Munich have moved to extend Kingsley Coman's contract until 2023. The Frenchman has made an impact this term under the coaching of Jupp Heynckes. (SportBild)