Tottenham Hotspur are thinking about making another move to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala in January and are open to Christian Eriksen moving the other way as part of the deal.
Spurs wanted to sign Dybala in the summer but failed to agree a deal with the Italian champions.
However, Mauricio Pochettino remains interested in his fellow Argentine and could go back for him in January, according to Tuttosport in Italy.
The publication further claims that Spurs could be willing to let 27-year-old Eriksen move the other way.
Eriksen stayed publicly that he was looking for a new challenge in the summer after spending six years in north London. However, despite attracting interest from a number of top European clubs and Manchester United, no deal was forthcoming.
Eriksen is in the final year of his contract and could leave for nothing next summer. With little sign of the Dane signing a new deal – despite Spurs’ best efforts to tempt him – they may decide to cash in on him in January.
However, Spurs could face competition for Dybala. Paris St-Germain have been rumoured to be interested and could also return with a bid for the player who has been unsettled in Turin since the arrival of Christiano Ronaldo.
Italian champions Juventus are planning to make a move to sign Manchester United star David de Gea in January if his contract situation isn’t sorted out.
Spanish international de Gea is out of contract next summer and has so far stalled on signing a new deal at Old Trafford. Talks shave been ongoing for more than a year but a resolution isn’t in sight.
Juventus bosses are aware of this and know that from January de Gea will be able to sign a pre-contract with other clubs.
The Turin-based side have form with this sort of move, having signed Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal and Emre Can from Liverpool for nothing after their deals ran out.
Ligue Un champions Paris St-Germain are also thought to be monitoring the situation. Both clubs could afford the rumoured £350,000 a week de Gea wants.
Real Madrid have had an interest in de Gea for years – almost signing him in 2015 – so could also come in for him.
While United want to keep hold of their keeper, and remain in talks with him and his representatives, they are thought to be lining up a replacement if he does go. Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak is thought to be top of their wish list, but it would take a mighty offer to get Diego Simeone to part with one of his key players.
Italian champions Juventus have made a bid for Paris St-Germain star Neymar as they try to gazump Spanish rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Juve have offered PSG £95 million and forward Paulo Dybala, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
Neymar has been the subject of a tug-of-war for his signature by Barcelona and Real Madrid all summer, with various bids involving cash and a variety of players said to have been made and rejected by PSG.
Barca have recently loaned Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich so have a space in the squad free.
Madrid have been revamping their squad over the summer, spending more than £300 million on new players, but Neymar would be the icing on the cake.
It was thought the race was between the Spanish clubs but now Juventus are serious contenders. The prospect of Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo in the same side would be mouthwatering too as they seek to finally win the Champions League.
However, whether PSG will sell is another matter. They have consistently rebuffed bids from Barcelona and Real Madrid and will want a deal worth north of the £198 million before they even consider selling one of their prized assets.
Perennial Serie A champions Juventus are plotting to sign Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen on a free transfer next summer, according to reports.
Dane Eriksen, 27, has been the subject of much transfer speculation this summer as he has one year left on his Spurs contract and does not appear willing to sign a new deal.
While the English transfer window closed last week, it remains open in Europe for several weeks, so Eriksen could leave the club in the next few weeks. Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Juventus are all thought to be interested in a deal.
However, if Eriksen stays put in London at the end of this window, then Juve could play the long game and wait until he is out of contract and then sign him for nothing in June 2020. Eriksen could sign a pre-contract agreement from January.
This is a tried-and-tested tactic from the Turin-based side. In recent years they have signed Liverpool’s Emre Can, Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and PSG’s Adrien Rabiot for nothing after their contracts expired.
But Spurs will be doing everything in their power to get Eriksen to stay. It has been reported they are offering him a £200,000 a week deal. His importance to Spurs was demonstrated at the weekend; they were 0-1 down to Aston Villa until Eriksen was introduced as a substitute, inspiring the team to score 3 in the final 15 minutes of the match.
Manchester United are set to bolster their forward line by signing Juventus star Mario Mandzukic.
The Daily Mail reports that Mandzukic has agreed a 3-year deal with United and is set to complete the deal in the coming days.
The 33-year-old Croatian is seen as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who is expected to leave Old Trafford before the transfer window shuts on Thursday.
United and Juve had been negotiating a swap deal that would have seen Lukaku move to Turin with Argentine forward Paulo Dybala heading in the other direction. However, it is believed this deal is now dead due to Dybala‘ wage demands.
But Juve are happy to sell Mandzukic, as it is thought that he doesn’t fit into new manager Maurizio Sarri’s style of play.
Juventus could reinvest the money from the sale of Mandzukic into an improved offer for Lukaku or try and incorporate him into a swap deal for the striker.
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