Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal to bid for Leeds star; Liverpool scouts head to Italy

Arsenal are ready to move for Jack Clarke, Liverpool are sending scouts to Italy and Tottenham are interested in Nabil Fekir, according to Wednesday’s European papers.


Arsenal are the latest club to be linked with Jack Clarke with Football Insider claiming the Gunners are preparing a bid for the winger.

The Sun claimed this morning that Pep Guardiola had been told by Leeds boss and close friend Marcelo Bielsa that talented teenager Clarke was not for sale at any price.

Liverpool and Tottenham have also been linked with Clarke, who is under contract until 2021.

However, Clarke is one of the lowest paid players in the first-team squad at Elland Road having only penned his first professional deal in November 2017, and the report claims Leeds are not prepared to renegotiate his deal until the summer.

Clarke has made 13 appearances this term, scoring twice and making two assists and his impact on the first team has been measurable.

But the fact Leeds will not start new contract talks in the summer has alerted top-flight clubs and Arsenal are pondering a bid this week.


Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is ready to offer a sensational swap deal to land Spurs star Christian Eriksen, a report claims.

Reports have suggested that the LaLiga giants are ready to do battle for Christian Eriksen as they seek a long-term successor for Luka Modric.

It is believed that talks have begun over a new deal for Eriksen, who is currently on £70k-a-week, with the player having seen Dele Alli and Harry Kane both recently penned bumper new contracts.

Eriksen recently responded to the rumours, stating: “There are so many reports. Don’t believe them, not from what I know anyway.”

However, Spanish outlet AS claim that the Danish star is unlikely to sign a new deal with Spurs and that Real Madrid are his first choice for a move.

Don Balon state that Perez has his heart set on Eriksen but is not willing to pay his €80million asking price – so he has come up with a solution.

Perez is willing to offer Spurs the chance to re-sign Gareth Bale, but will ask for €30m plus Eriksen to seal the deal, having taken into account the values (€120m for Bale) and contract situations of both players.


Tottenham are interested in signing Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir, who almost joined Liverpool last summer (Calciomercato)

Liverpool send scouts to watch Ciro Immobile next weekend when Lazio face Napoli at the San Paolo (Anfield Press)

Napoli are also interested in signing the Italy striker (Tuttosport)

Roma will push to sign Hector Herrera from Porto in the summer (Il Corriere dello Sport)

Borussia Dortmund’s defensive midfielder Julian Weigl is Paris Saint-Germain’s top target (ESPN)

AC Milan are considering selling Hakan Calhanoglu to fund their move for Krzysztof Piatek (Corriere della Sera)

Watford have made an improved offer for Bordeaux attacker Francois Kamano (France Football)

Sevilla has finalised the signing of Max Wober from Ajax, the club announced on Wednesday.

Manchester City are after 18-year-old Hajduk midfielder Ante Palaversa (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Manchester United have started talks with Tromso over 14-year-old Norwegian Isak Hansen-Aaroen to stave off interest from Everton and Liverpool (Aftenposten)

Real Madrid are keen to try and use Isco in potential swap deals with either Chelsea or Manchester City for Eden Hazard or Kevin De Bruyne (Eduardo Inda)

Manchester City have no interest in a move for 26-year-old Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco (ESPN)

Real Madrid are reportedly actively trying to sell Isco, who is wanted by Arsenal (Don Balon)

Hirving Lozano’s agent, Mino Raiola, would prefer to sell his client to Inter Milan or Napoli due to the number of wingers already on Chelsea’s books (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Manchester United have joined the running for Roma winger and Arsenal transfer target Cengiz Under (ESPN)

Barcelona want to bolster their attack and have identified Girona’s 32-year-old Uruguay international Cristhian Stuani, Tottenham’s Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 33, and two Chelsea players – France striker Olivier Giroud, 32, and 26-year-old Spain international Alvaro Morata – as targets (Marca)

Manchester United target Zinedine Zidane has reportedly ‘closed’ an agreement to become the next Juventus manager in the summer (Don Balon)

Mario Balotelli is close to sealing a move to Marseille (Sky Italia)

Serie A giants Roma have made an approach over Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny over a possible January deal (Tuttomercatoweb)

Porto defender Eder Militao would prefer a move to the Premier League over La Liga, with Chelsea and Manchester United linked (UOL Sport)

Borussia Dortmund have made contact with Celta Viga midfielder Stanislav Lobotka’s entourage over a possible move (Le10 Sport)

Barcelona are interested in signing RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, adding to his growing list of potential suitors in the January market (Don Balon)

Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, 32, missed training on Tuesday to fly to England for a medical with Championship club Leeds (AS)

Barcelona are willing to pay €35 million (£31m/$40m) to sign Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt (Cadena Cope)

AC Milan are confident of signing 18-year-old defender Tiago Djalo from Sporting CP (Sky Italia)

Milan are set to make a bid for Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek (Calciomercato)

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