Euro paper talk: Juventus target Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba
By Ryan Baldi, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 07/11/18 10:41am
With the January transfer window fast approaching, clubs around Europe are plotting their mid-season moves.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental media to round up the latest transfer news.
Manchester United travel to Turin to take on Juventus in the Champions League tonight with the Italian champions eyeing a big-money move for Paul Pogba. The Bianconeri are in constant contact with Mino Raiola, the player's agent, in an effort to bring the Frenchman back to the Allianz Stadium. (Tuttosport)
Juventus could sell discontented defender Mehdi Benatia to fund a move for highly-rated Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt. (Tuttosport)
Keylor Navas is another player interesting Juventus. The Costa Rican goalkeeper has been reduced to a back-up role at Real Madrid this season following the summer arrival of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea. (Calciomercato)
After his side drew 1-1 with Barcelona at the San Siro on Tuesday night, Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti came out in praise of star defender Milan Skriniar. "If I am Barcelona, I would offer €120m plus €20m bonuses," he said. "If I am Real Madrid, I would pay €140m and €40m. This is what I think of Skriniar." (Sport)
Summer signing Malcom, who has played just 25 minutes in La Liga this season, came off the bench against Inter in the Champions League to score his first Barcelona goal. The Brazilian, 21, insists he still wants to "make history at Barcelona" despite rumours linking him with a January exit from the Camp Nou. (Mundo Deportivo)
Real Madrid have agreed a £17.5m deal to sign 20-year-old Argentinian midfielder Exequiel Palacios. The two-cap Argentina international will move to the Bernabeu in the summer of 2019. (TeleMadrid)
As part of the Football Leaks revelations, it has been revealed that Kylian Mbappe, when negotiating his 2017 move to Paris Saint-Germain, demanded a clause which would see him automatically become the club's highest-paid player if he wins the Ballon d'Or. The Ligue 1 side refused this request but did agree to pay the teenager a whopping £48m across his five-year deal at the Parc des Princes. (Der Spiegel)
Sought-after Jamaican winger Leon Bailey will not leave Bayer Leverkusen during the January transfer window. The club accept that the 21-year-old will leave at some point in the near future, but it has been agreed with the player's representatives that he will not be sold in the mid-season window. (Bild)
Gregor Reiter, the managing director of the German Player Mediators Association, believes the Bundesliga will replace the Premier League as the best league in the world after Brexit. "I am convinced that the harder the Brexit fails, the better for the Bundesliga," he said. (Bild)
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Antero Henrique was so incensed by midfielder Adrien Rabiot's contractual demands during negotiations over the summer that he told the 23-year-old to go and join Barcelona. (Paris United)