Paper Talk: Barcelona give Man Utd green light for defender on one condition; Arsenal line up two attackers in January

By | 23rd December 2019

Barcelona are ready to sell Jean-Clair Todibo to Manchester United next month on one condition, while Mike Arteta has two attackers in his sights for January, all in the papers.



Barcelona are ready to offload Jean-Clair Todibo in January, according to a report in Spain.

Sport reports the 19-year-old defender has made just three appearances this season, but he is being tracked by the likes of Manchester United, AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen.

Friday’s Sport via Sport Witness claimed the defender has a number of offers on the table, but United have “entered very strong” for the player.

The report claimed United representatives travelled to Catalonia last week to hold talks with the LaLiga champions over a move for the France U20 player.

And now the same source suggest Barca are prepared to sell him as long as they can include an option to buy him back in the deal.



Napoli and Roma want to sign Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac (Sky Sports)

Tottenham contract rebel Christian Eriksen is reportedly set to snub a move to Manchester United in January (Daily Mirror)

Juventus have identified Ivan Rakitic, Leandro Paredes and Sandro Tonali as their top targets for the January transfer window (Calciomercato)

Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are in the best position to sign Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Haaland (Bild)

Real Madrid are reportedly monitoring Marquinhos’ contract situation at Paris Saint-Germain, with a view to a summer move (Le10Sport)

There are at least four Premier League clubs interested in Jarrod Bowen of Hull City. Newcastle, Aston Villa, Brighton and Southampton (BBC)

New Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants Napoli winger Dries Mertens, 32, with the Belgium international into the final year of his contract. (Calciomercato)

Leeds have joined Derby and Middlesbrough in the race to land Aberdeen front man Sam Cosgrove. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic have not made an official £3m bid for Fabricio Bruno. The Cruzeiro player is due to meet Hoops officials in London.(Scottish Sun)

Arsenal are considering a January move for Bayer Leverkusen’s 27-year-old German forward Kevin Volland. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United and a number of Bundesliga clubs have targeted Birmingham City and England youth midfielder Jude Bellingham, 16, after this first-team breakthrough. (Telegraph)

Manchester United will not offer Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, a new contract runs out in June 2020. (Express)

Lyon are preparing themselves for a busy January transfer window with Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar Valencia striker Kevin Gameiro, Galatasaray midfielder Steven Nzonzi and free agent Hatem Ben Arfa all wanted (L’Equipe)

Nice boss Patrick Vieira has denied holding talks with Arsenal prior to Mikel Arteta’s appointment as head coach.

Schalke has announced that German goalkeeper Alexander Nubel will leave the club at the end of the season.

AC Milan have put a string of Premier League clubs on red alert by placing a €30million price tag on midfielder Franck Kessie (Calciomercato)



West Ham target Gabriel Barbosa refused to discuss his future after Flamengo’s Club World Cup final defeat by Liverpool. The 23-year-old Brazil forward is on loan in his homeland from Inter Milan. (Goal)

Everton have promised new manager Carlo Ancelotti he will have money to spend in January as the Italian prepares to begin work at Goodison Park. (Star)

Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic would add “determination and character” to AC Milan, says boss Stefano Pioli, but a deal for the free agent is yet to be agreed. (DAZN)

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says the club need to strengthen in January to maintain their promising start in the Premier League. (Sheffield Star)

Paris St-Germain want to sign AC Milan’s 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta. (RMC Sport)

Schalke goalkeeper and captain Alexander Nubel will leave the club at the end of the season with the 23-year-old wanted by some of Europe’s top clubs. (Mail)

West Brom’s Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi, 28, was dropped by boss Slaven Bilic over a training ground incident. (Express & Star)

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Juventus’ former Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, has arrived in Qatar before a move to Al-Duhail, having previously been a target for Manchester United. (Sky Italia)

Brescia and Italy striker Mario Balotelli wants to stay at the club provided owner Massimo Cellino is keen to keep the 29-year-old. (Football Italia)

Promising Norwegian striker Bryan Fiabema is set to join Chelsea from Tromso after the 16-year-old impressed on trial. (Star)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says the La Liga side are not in the market for a striker in January. (Goal)

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