Transfer Talk: Arsenal, Man Utd join race for teenage star Kulusevski


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Arsenal, Man United join race for Kulusevski

One player catching the eye of both Manchester United and Arsenal is 19-year-old Dejan Kulusevski, with The Sun claiming that the Swedish star could be on his way to the Premier League in the near future.

Kulusevski has enjoyed a brilliant breakout season at Italian side Parma, where he is currently on loan from high-flying Atalanta.

His form of late has reportedly alerted some of England’s biggest clubs, with The Sun directly linking both Arsenal and Man United with a big-money move. The midfielder won’t come cheap, with the paper citing a price tag of £42 million should either side pursue a deal.

Giroud edges closer to Inter

Chelsea’s out-of-favour forward Olivier Giroud could be headed to Serie A next month, according to L’Equipe.

The French outlet claims that the 33-year-old is looking for a way out of West London, having made just a handful of appearances so far this season.

A potential move to Inter, where he would link up with former Blues boss Antonio Conte, would come fairly cheaply, with the World Cup winner’s current contract coming to an end next summer.

Man City keeping tabs on youngster Piccoli

Pep Guardiola is reportedly keeping a keen eye on Atalanta wonderkid Roberto Piccoli after a series of impressive displays in the UEFA Youth League, Calciomercato reports.

The 18-year-old is the competition’s top scorer, with six goals to his name so far, alerting scouts from some of Europe’s biggest clubs. AC Milan are also said to be interested in the young Italian, who Calciomercato claim has greatly impressed Guardiola.

Piccoli has yet to make a Serie A start for Atalanta, but if he can continue such fine form it is surely only a matter of time before he gets his opportunity in senior football.


— Jurgen Klopp could be set to loan out two of Liverpool’s young prospects as the club attempts to wrap up a deal for Takumi Minamino, The Express reports. The players, Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster, have both struggled to feature regularly for the first team in what is a very competitive Liverpool squad. Game time will surely be even harder to come by if Klopp manages to sign FC Salzburg star Minamino.

— Arsenal will seek talks with Nuno Espirito Santo next week over their vacant manager’s job, according to the Daily Mail. The Wolves gaffer is one of 12 candidates on the Gunners’ short list, and the club are set to accelerate their interest in the Portuguese over the coming days. However, the Mail reports that Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieira and Mauricio Pochettino are all still being considered.

— Real Betis manager Rubi has refused to rule out a move for Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena, Marca reports.The 21-year-old has found first-team starts hard to come by so far this season, potentially paving the way for a Betis switch next month. Rubi said, “It is true that the club will be active [in January], either with Alena or with other players.”


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