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Juventus want Eriksen, Ozil in Turin
Juventus are targeting Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil to become their new No. 10, reports Corriere dello Sport.
The Old Lady would utilise Miralem Pjanic in a deeper role alongside a big-money attacking midfielder to add craft to their style.
Spurs are likely to be angered by speculation about their Denmark international star, with the sides’ last 16 meeting in the Champions League a matter of weeks away, while Ozil’s wage demands — due to his being available for free this summer — could complicate any deal.
Arsenal agree on terms with Aubameyang
Arsenal are closing in on Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with the Mirror reporting that terms have been agreed on with the Gabon international.
Aubameyang was banished from the first team for disciplinary reasons, with an unwillingness to mend the relationship from the player’s side and CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insisting that the 28-year-old must recommit himself fully before being welcomed back.
The Gunners are desperate for a quick fix as they prepare to sell Alexis Sanchez this month, and while his attitude might be questioned, Aubameyang’s prowess in front of goal cannot be, with him having struck 21 goals in 23 games this term.
Gunners held to ransom over Mkhi deal
Just as it looked as if Arsenal had found a deal in principal to swap Alexis with United for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Mirror claims the Armenian’s wage demands could scupper the blockbuster swap deal.
The 28-year-old will want a substantial increase on his current £150,000 per week wages, as well as a “golden handshake” from United due to the two years remaining on his contract at Old Trafford.
Mkhitaryan’s agent, Mino Raiola, is also looking to bank a huge £5 million fee to push through the deal, which leaves the Gunners in a tricky position with Sanchez’s value diminished, given that he will become a free agent in the summer.
Inter set for £26.7 million Rafinha capture
Inter Milan are set to sign Rafinha from Barcelona on loan with a £26.7 million obligation to buy the Brazilian in the summer, according to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio.
The 24-year-old joins the Nerazzurri having failed to make an appearance for the Blaugrana since he injured his meniscus last season.
The Brazilian will be keen to kick-start his career now, with Luciano Spalletti likely to eventually offer him a starring role.
It could be a busy month for Inter too, with former Chelsea midfielder Ramires awaiting the go-ahead to move to Italy from Jiangsu Suning once Hebei Fortune’s Stephane M’Bia joins Suning as his replacement.
— Chelsea have identified Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri, with Sky Sport’s Di Marzio reporting that the Blues could bring the Brazilian to the Premier League this month.
The 23-year-old suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury on the last day of last season and has only recently returned, featuring against SPAL in Serie A and Torino in the Coppa Italia last month. With Eusebio Di Francesco preferring Aleksandar Kolarov, Palmieri could now be expendable.
— AC Milan are tracking Hoffenheim star Kerem Demirbay, claims Corriere dello Sport.
The Rossoneri want a backup to Franck Kessie, and the Bundesliga side value the German at €15 million.
– Claudio Marchisio could be made available this summer with Juventus signing Emre Can, claims Tuttosport.
Il Principino is a favourite of Juventini, but the Liverpool midfielder’s potential arrival on a free transfer could push the Italian out of the starting lineup.
— Finally, Chelsea are engaged in talks with West Ham over Andy Carroll, reports the Mail.
The Hammers want to sell for £20 million, but the champions would prefer a six-month loan deal in what could be one of the most surprising moves of the window.
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