BY TA and OJ_FERRARI
TA and OJ_FERRARI summarizes the biggest transfer talk from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and beyond
ETO’O ON WAY TO CHINA
Former Barcelona and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o is the latest high-profile star on his way to China, according to Titan Sports.
The ex-Cameroon international, who currently represents Antalyaspor in Turkey, looks set to join second-tier side Dalian Yifang before the Chinese transfer window closes at the end of February.
SPURS IN GAMEIRO RACE
Atletico Madrid are ready to field offers for France striker Kevin Gameiro, with Tottenham one potential destination, according to the Mirror.
The 29-year-old is in his first season with Atletico, but the club have already contacted potential suitors — including Spurs — about a summer sale. Gameiro would serve as a back-up to Harry Kane at Tottenham.
INTER WANT CROCKED VIDAL
Despite Aleix Vidal looking like he will miss the rest of Barcelona’s season, Inter are preparing a summer move for the injured player, according to a report from GazzaMercato.
The right-back, who made just five starts for the Catalan club before picking up an ankle injury, was also a target for the San Siro side in the January transfer window as they look to re-build their squad.
LEICESTER FIND THEIR NEXT VARDY
Leicester City have taken non-league striker Josh Gordon on trial as they search for the next Jamie Vardy, ESPN reports.
The 22-year-old is top scorer at Stafford Rangers, who played in the seventh tier of English football, and has previously been tracked by Championship side Derby County.
MAN CITY TARGET MENDY
Manchester City are keeping an eye on Benjamin Mendy as they look to sign a new left-back, ESPN reports.
The Premier League club are in the market for a new defender and are said to have sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old. Mendy, a first-team regular at Monaco, will have the chance to impress Pep Guardiola in next week’s Champions League last-16 encounter.
BAYERN TO SWOOP FOR DEMBELE
Bayern Munich are prepared to make a £30 million offer for Celtic star Moussa Dembele during the close season, The Daily Record claims.
The 20-year-old attacker has been in excellent form for the Glasgow side since joining from Fulham at the start of the season. With 27 goals in 41 games for Brendan Rodgers’ side, Dembele has attracted interest from the Premier League, but the Bundesliga champions are preparing a big bid to try to bring him to Bavaria.
MAN CITY PLOT £100m MESSI BID
Manchester City are lining up a sensational £100 million offer for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, reports the Daily Mirror.
With uncertainty surrounding the Argentine’s future at Camp Nou, Pep Guardiola has made a player he has enjoyed considerable success with in the past his top summer target.
LIVERPOOL BACK IN FOR CHILWELL
Liverpool will rekindle their interest in Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell when the transfer window re-opens, claims the Express.
The Reds have been monitoring the England U21 international for some time and hope to take advantage of the struggles being endured at the King Power Stadium.
MAN UTD LINING UP OX SWOOP
Manchester United are prepared to pay £30 million for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Daily Mirror.
Jose Mourinho is looking to bolster an area of his squad that lost Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay in January and one that could see Michael Carrick depart at the end of his contract.
REDS OPEN GOTZE TALKS
Liverpool have opened discussions regarding a summer swoop for Borussia Dortmund forward Mario Gotze, according to the Daily Mirror.
The World Cup winner has previously worked with Jurgen Klopp in Germany and will cost around £20 million, with Dortmund paying that to re-sign him from Bayern Munich.
DONNARUMMA TO LAND NEW DEAL
AC Milan are prepared to offer in-demand goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma a bumper pay raise in an effort to fend off interest in his services, reports Calciomercato.
Chelsea and Juventus are among those to have been linked with the talented teenager, but Milan intend to table a five-year deal worth €2 million-a-year to keep a prized asset at the San Siro.
BARCA SEEK VIDAL REPLACEMENT
Barcelona have lined up three possible replacements for the injured Aleix Vidal, according to a report in AS.
Right-back Vidal’s season has been ended by an ankle injury and the Catalans are said to have identified Deportivo La Coruna’s Juanfran, Malaga’s Roberto Rosales and Valencia star Joao Cancelo has potential solutions.
ROONEY COULD LEAVE THIS MONTH
Wayne Rooney could leave Manchester United before the close of the Chinese transfer window at the end of February, according to the Daily Telegraph.
A lucrative summer move to Asia has seemed more likely for the England captain but several Chinese Super League clubs are trying to strike a deal sooner.
CHELSEA IN DAHOUD CHASE
Chelsea are among those planning a summer approach for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, according to The Guardian.
The Germany international is a much sought-after talent, with Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain also said to be in the hunt.
ROMA WANT LINDELOF
Manchester United face competition from Roma for the signature of Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.