Plenty of interesting speculation today. Here is a full round-up of all the best stories
CALCIOMERCATO.IT TRANSFER NEWS RUMOURS / ROMA - Plenty of interesting transfer news and speculations today! Here is a full round-up of all the best stories:
- Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has hinted the club are not looking to do much in the January window, either in or out: "The group is strong and we don't intend to sign or sell anyone. Pirlo? His contract will be extended as soon as possible. Pogba? Soon we will meet his entourage".
- Mario Balotelli has rejected speculation he's looking to leave Milan to go back to Premier League. "I'm staying at Milan as I have to stay calm and get ready for the World Cup", he told 'Chi'.
- EXCLUSIVE! Calciomercato.it understands 18-year old midfielder Bryan Cristante - strongly linked with a loan move away this month - is set to remain at Milan at least for the rest of the season. Chelsea failed with an attempt to sign him in August.
- EXCLUSIVE! Chelsea target Fredy Guarin's agent Marcelo Ferreyra has admitted the player is not sure whether he will be leaving Inter this month. "Erick Thohir and coach Mazzarri must let us know if they want Fredy to stay and if so, we must discuss the new contract of which we already spoke about last June", Ferreyra told Calciomercato.it.
- EXCLUSIVE! Calciomercato.it understands Barcelona have resumed contract extension talks with Inter, Napoli and Roma target Martin Montoya, whose contract expires this coming 30th June: player's agent will meet again Barcelona management on thursday to try to reach an agreement.
- Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed his club have turned down a bid from Napoli for €17M-rated midfielder Maxime Gonalons. "He won't leave", he told 'Rmc'.
- Zenith St. Petersburg defender Domenico Criscito has welcomed reports linking him with Napoli. "I'd love to go back to my home town", he told 'Radio Crc'.
- Leandro Paredes has landed in Rome to sign for the Giallorossi on an initial 18-month loan from Boca Juniors. However, due to his non EU status, Roma will loan him to another Italian club or back at Boca Juniors for the rest of the current season.
- Radja Nainggolan has also arrived in Rome to formalise terms of agreement and undergo a medical to complete his move to the 'Giallorossi' team.
- EXCLUSIVE! Calciomercato.it understands Roma have made another enquiry for Micah Richards. However, the defender is set to stay at Manchester City until summer, with Arsenal looking to bring in as Sagna's replacement.
- With Mario Gomez yet to return from injury and Giuseppe Rossi set for an extended period of abscence too, Fiorentina are reportedly in desperate need of a goalscorer. Vincenzo Montella told reporters a return of Stevan Jovetic is "not science fiction".
- EXCLUSIVE! Calciomercato.it understands Arsenal scouts were in the stands for last night's Lazio's match with Inter to see Hernanes, Onazi and Keita.
- EXCLUSIVE! Calciomercato.it understands Cagliari have turned down a first bid from Galatasaray for Davide Astori (€1.5M for an initial loan, with a €6.5M purchase option in the summer).
- EXCLUSIVE! Amauri's agent Giampaolo Pocetta has told Calciomercato.it an upcoming transfer for his client is "unlikely". "He has a contract and he wants to respect it", Pocetta added to Calciomercato.it.
- EXCLUSIVE! Birkir Bjarnason's agent has denied speculation his client is set to leave Sampdoria this month. "He will stay at least until June", Stefano Salvini told Calciomercato.it.
- EXCLUSIVE! Calciomercato.it understands Eusebio Di Francesco could be dismissed as coach of Sassuolo, with Davide Ballardini in pole position to take over.
- EXCLUSIVE! Modibo Diakite's agent remained coy when asked about the chances of the player coming back to Italy (Sassuolo, Sampdoria and Verona are all tracking him). "It could be an option though Modibo would prefer to stay in Premier League", Ulisse Savini told Calciomercato.it.