Man Utd, Inter join Madrid, Barca in hunt for Eriksen

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The transfer market for the major European leagues is closed — but it’s never too early to look forward to January! Click here to view the final list of transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.

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TOP STORY: Man Utd, Inter enter Eriksen race

Inter Milan have emerged as fresh contenders in the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur contract rebel Christian Eriksen, according to reports in The Mirror.

But the Serie A isn’t the only club to throw their name into the ring as none other than Manchester United — so says the Sun — are also prepping a shock January move.

The 27-year-old has less than a year remaining on his contract in north London, and is reported to be keen on a move to La Liga, but the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid have so far resisted making any bids for the Denmark international.

With the transfer window now closed, Eriksen will be staying put at Spurs for a few months at least, but will be able to enter pre-contract talks with potential suitors at the turn of the year, ahead of a free transfer in the summer of 2020 — a development that Madrid are believed to be waiting in the wings for.

But Antonio Conte’s Inter and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United are hoping they can steal a march on their European rivals by launching a loan move for the former Ajax man when the transfer window reopens.

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10.09 BST: Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal says Keylor Navas has done the right thing by leaving the club to join Paris Saint-Germain.

The Costa Rica goalkeeper joined PSG after five seasons at Madrid in searching of first-team opportunities. Navas was told that he would not start this season at Madrid, with Thibaut Courtois selected as the team’s number one choice.

“Keylor’s locker was next to mine in the changing room and we would speak a lot,” Carvajal told Cadena Cope radio. He wanted to play and in the end, that was the best option for him.”

09.40 BST: Remember that Neymar bloke? Well he’s still at PSG, rather than at Barcelona, Real Madrid or Juventus. Why is that?

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French football correspondent Julien Laurens explains the main reason behind Neymar not getting a move away from PSG this summer.

09.01 BST: Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez has said he hopes to play in the United States once his time in Europe is over.

The Chile international left Manchester United to join the Nerazzurri on loan this summer after scoring just five goals in 45 appearances for the Old Trafford.

However, he said he still believes he has a lot to offer in Europe and would be keen to play in Major League Soccer at a later date.

“I always have offers,” Sanchez replied during a news conference before Chile’s clash with Argentina in Los Angeles when asked about a potential move to MLS.

“They had told me about Miami, but I have got six or five years left at a good level in Europe. Although one day I could play in the United States. I’d like it a lot to play in [MLS], it is a league that is growing and is very good.”

08.24 BST: Vinicius Jr has pledged his long-term future to Real Madrid amid reported interest in the Brazilian forward from Paris Saint-Germain.

The 19-year-old had been identified as a makeweight in a potential deal that would have taken Neymar to the Bernabeu in the summer transfer window, but he did not want to move.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has shifted Vinicius to the right side of the attack, a position to which he is still adjusting.

“I want to play many years at Real Madrid,” Vinicius told reporters while on international duty. “Zidane is always talking to me and telling me to be calm.

“Of course it’s more difficult to play in the right flank but I try to improve every day. Left or right, having the chance to play on both wings helps me at Real Madrid and in the national team.”

Vinicius is expected to make his senior Brazil debut in the upcoming friendly against Colombia.

08.00 BST: Liverpool are scouting £14m-rated Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir as they look for a long-term back-up to Alisson. The Daily Mail reports Liverpool scouted the 23-year-old Turkey international at the weekend and were impressed with what they saw.

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ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti reacts to the news that Juventus’ talisman Giorgio Chiellini has a torn ACL and will be out until at least February

PAPER TALK (by James Capps)

Juve foiled in deadline-day Zinchenko move

Reports in Calciomercato claim Juventus made a last ditch attempt to sign Manchester City full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The 22-year-old has emerged as City’s first choice in the left-back role following the sale of Fabian Delph to Everton, as well as the continued absence of Benjamin Mendy through injury.

The Ukrainian started 11 of his side’s final 13 Premier League games last season to help Pep Guardiola’s side to the title, and that form aroused the attention of Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici, who entered talks with City chiefs during the final embers of the European transfer window.

Spurs eye second Sessegnon swoop

The Sun claims Spurs are plotting a move for Fulham youngster Steven Sessegnon — less than a month after Mauricio Pochettino’s side completed a deal to sign his twin brother, Ryan.

Spurs have been in the market for Steven for some time, and made an initial bid of around £3 millon for the 19-year-old while in discussions over a deal to bring Ryan to north London — with the left-back eventually making the move across the capital for around £25m.

The opening bid for Steven Sessegnon was soundly rejected by Scott Parker’s side, but reports claim Spurs will be back with a second bid sooner rather than later.

Fulham remain in a strong negotiating position, however, after Steven signed a five-year contract at Craven Cottage in 2017, meaning it may take a bid similar to the one that landed his brother, to take him to Tottenham.

Tap Ins

– Everton winger Yannick Bolasie rejected a lucrative offer to join Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow amid fears that his family would be subjected to racist abuse in the country, according to the Daily Mail. The 30-year-old instead joined Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan.

Calciomercato claims Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic was offered to Qatari side Al-Duhail in a deadline-day exchange for former Bianconeri centre-back Medhi Benatia. The Moroccan only joined the Qatar Stars League runners-up in January, but Maurizio Sarri is reportedly keen to bring the 32-year-old back to Turin.

– AC Milan are planning talks with representatives of Rossoneri midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura over a new contract, according to reports at Calciomercato. The 30-year-old is free to talk to other clubs from January, but Milan boss Marco Giampaolo is hoping to keep the midfielder at the San Siro.





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