Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined the race to sign Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic after scouting him against Genoa in September.
According to the Mirror, the three Premier League clubs sent representatives to watch him grab a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over Genoa on September 23.
They evidently enjoyed the Serb’s performance, as all three are said to be “considering moves” for him.
Milinkovic-Savic has attracted a great deal of attention after showing some excellent form in Italy in recent years, with Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid all linked.
The 23-year-old is of a similar mould to Paul Pogba—he’s technically gifted and physically imposing at the same time, making him a strong all-rounder in the centre of the park.
Like the Frenchman, his best work is done in the final third, though. He’s prolific in front of goal considering his position
Reds Also Want Ramsey
Liverpool will reportedly try to sign Aaron Ramsey again after having a bid for him rejected by Arsenal over the summer.
According to the Mirror’s John Richardson, the Reds unsuccessfully attempted to prise him from the Emirates Stadium but will return for the Wales international now that the Gunners’ offer of a new contract has been withdrawn.
Ramsey is in the final year of his deal at Arsenal and can leave for free next summer.
The most maddening thing about the Ramsey situation is that the club absolutely had an opportunity to sell for around £50 million this summer. There was an offer on the table, albeit one from an English/rival club.
Mbappe On The Move To The Etihad?
Manchester City are reportedly poised to launch a £200 million (€224 million) bid for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe in January.
City boss Pep Guardiola has identified the youngster as a signing who could fire them to success in the UEFA Champions League.
City are set to make the bid after UEFA decided to reopen their investigation into PSG’s compliance with financial fair play rules having initially cleared them of breaching regulations back in June.
The Parisians splashed out a world-record £198 million (€222 million) fee on Neymar last year and then spent £165 million (€180 million) this year making Mbappe’s loan from Monaco a permanent stay.
It’s said the Sky Blues will offer the 19-year-old £20 million (€22.4 million) per year in wages and could fund the move by selling Raheem Sterling.
Man United Not Lining Up Zidane As Boss
It’s Jose Mourinho’s third season at Manchester United, so surely nobody can be surprised that things are turning out the way they are. United would certainly be forgiven for talking to his potential replacement already, and according to a BeIN Sport report, they have already.
Zinedine Zidane is the man they want. No major shock given he’s (A) free, (B) a winner of the past three Champions League titles and (C) someone who smiles more than once a month.
But hold your horses. Not so, say ESPN FC sources close to the club. United may be stuck with Jose for some time yet.
And ditto Paul Pogba, whom the Daily Express claim will be forced to hang around at Old Trafford until Barcelona can gather all their cash into a nice big suitcase and deposit it with Mino Raiola next summer.
Burley: Mourinho on his way out at ‘gutless’ Man UnitedCraig Burley doesn’t hold back on his feelings about Jose Mourinho and their spineless display against West Ham.
Bayern Want To Add The New Lewandowski To Lewandowski
Genoa star Krzysztof Piatek has been touted as the next Robert Lewandowski, so Bayern Munich are, of course, tracking him so they can slot him in as a like-for-like replacement when the Poland striker decides to move on.
Bild claim Piatek’s 10 goals in six games made Bayern sit up and take notice. Though the German champions really couldn’t have missed all those “next Lewandowski” headlines. Just seems like lazy scouting to us.