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The last international break of the year is in the books and Christmas is just a month away, which means we’re fast approaching the January transfer window.
It promises to be a busy winter window, with the Premier League and European clubs looking to strengthen their squads or address injury issues.
Arsenal and Chelsea have both been linked with big-money moves for £100million-rated Ivan Toney, while Manchester United are trying to offload Jadon Sancho following a well-publicised altercation with Eric ten Hag in August. Is out of.
Meanwhile, on the continent, Napoli again find themselves in the headlines as rumors swirl against their star player Quicha Kvaratskheliya and Barcelona may receive an offer to add Leeds winger Raphinha to the squad.
Below, Mail Sport takes a look at all the latest news and gossip from Tuesday.
Chelsea are reportedly considering spending the cash on Ivan Toney, who will return to action in January after an eight-month betting ban. The Brentford striker, who is worth £100million, is also on Arsenal’s radar (football.london).
Jadon Sancho’s proposed move to Juventus could move a step closer if Jean-Claude Blanc replaces Richard Arnold at Manchester United after Sir Jim Ratcliffe takes control of football operations. Blanc currently oversees INEOS’s sports portfolio, but maintains a strong relationship with Juventus, where he served as chairman and chief executive for five years. (Tuttosport – in Italian)
Tottenham are ready to include Cristian Romero in a deal for Barcelona winger Rafinha as Anze Postecoglou looks to bring the Brazilian back to the Premier League, (Sports – in Spanish)
Spurs are also keeping an eye on Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante, who has attracted interest after establishing himself as a key man in Jose Mourinho’s team. The 28-year-old Italian international could cost Tottenham around £26million. (Tuttomercatoweb – in Italian)
Former Manchester United defender Chris Smalling could also be set to leave the Eternal City, amid reports linking the Roma centre-back with a move to Saudi Arabia in January. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)
But if Benfica agree to sell Neves, Bernardo Silva has revealed he will do everything possible to persuade the 19-year-old Portuguese to join Manchester City, (Metro)
Manchester United and Arsenal are among the clubs keeping an eye on Brazilian forward Marcos Leonardo. The 20-year-old has scored 21 goals in 45 games in all competitions for Santos this season, but his agent has suggested he will leave the club in January, (Evening Standard)
Kvicha Kvaratskheliya and his agent are confident Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis will ‘keep his word’ and offer the Georgian star an improved contract ‘very soon’. ,gazzetta dello sport – in Italian)
Meanwhile, both Manchester clubs, Newcastle and Chelsea, sent representatives to watch the Napoli winger in action during Georgia’s 3-1 defeat to Spain on Sunday. (90 minutes)
Jorginho’s agent has admitted that talks over a new contract with Arsenal are ‘stalled’ but remaining at the Emirates is a priority for the Italian international. (Mirror, via Tuttomercatoweb)
David Alaba is happy at Real Madrid and insists he is ‘not thinking’ about a possible return to Bayern Munich. (Fabrizio Romano)
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