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The transfer windows in Europe’s top leagues are closed, but it’s never too early to look forward to January. Click here to view the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.
TOP STORY: Manchester City show interest in Coman
It is said to depend on whether or not the proposed deal that will see Leroy Sane go to Bayern goes through. The German star was heavily linked with a move to the Bundesliga champions during the summer transfer window, but it never quite came to fruition.
Coman, on the other hand, has been managed by Pep Guardiola in the past during the Spaniard’s spell with Bayern and is viewed as the ideal replacement if Sane departs the Etihad.
Despite being only 23, Coman has already won league titles in France, Italy and Germany with Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern.
The France international got off to a strong start this season, scoring six goals in his first nine games for club and country. However, he has not found the net at all in the past two months.
08.38 GMT: Barcelona plan to sell midfielder Ivan Rakitic in the January transfer window, according to the London Evening Standard.
The 31-year-old has been linked with interest from Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Juventus and Manchester United. Sources told ESPN FC that a move to Old Trafford is unlikely because of family reasons.
Rakitic is out of contract in 2021, but the club wants to cash in on him before then. Sources told ESPN FC last month that Barcelona must bring in €124m in player sales before the end of the season or the club risks damaging its financial stability.
08.00 GMT: Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi insists he feels “at home” at Stamford Bridge and has no desire to leave the club which has sent him out on loan three times in as many years.
Batshuayi was a £33m signing from Marseille in 2016 but has never been first-choice, leading to loan spells at Dortmund, Valencia and Crystal Palace.
This season he remains understudy to Tammy Abraham, but has still managed five goals in 11 appearances for his club as well as three in three internationals.
“I have never been a full-fledged starter, but Chelsea is my club, that’s where I feel at home,” The Sun quotes Batshuayi as saying after Belgium’s 4-1 win over Russia on Saturday. “It’s a club I love deeply.”
PAPER TALK (by Harry Kettle): Top Spanish giants want Skriniar
The 24-year-old only renewed his contract with the Serie A contenders last season, although there was no buy-out clause attached to the deal. His stock has continued to rise in the early stages of the new campaign, and now, Inter are willing to listen to offers during the upcoming January transfer window.
It’ll take a substantial fee for Inter to take any move seriously, but Barca and Real aren’t exactly known for being short on transfer funds.
Kalinic set for Atletico Madrid return?
The Italian side are already looking ahead to bringing in another forward during the January transfer window, with Kalinic not meeting the expectations that had been set out for him when the deal first began.
Without a goal to his name in Rome there are some that wonder whether or not Atletico will give the 31-year-old another shot, or whether they’ll attempt to cast him back out to another top European club.
– Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be interested in signing Liverpool’s Adam Lallana, Mirror reports. The Englishman has been unable to find a consistent place in the Reds’ starting XI over the course of the last twelve months, and will be without a contract once the summer transfer window rolls around — giving him the freedom to discuss a potential deal with PSG.
– Arsenal have made contact with Reinier‘s father regarding a potential move for the Brazilian youngster, Mundo Deportivo reports. The teenage sensation made his professional debut for Flamengo over the summer and has already been attracting the attention of many top clubs across Europe, including the Gunners.
– The Sun is reporting that Manchester United and Arsenal are both interested in signing Hartlepool goalkeeper Brad Young. The teenager, who stands at 6 feet 4 inches tall at the age of just 17, has been attracting the attention of many top sides across English football following a strong start to the new campaign.