Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 12th October 2016
British media is still busy in finding answers to England’s appalling 0-0 draw vs Slovenia last night. Heads have quickly turned to the latest transfer headlines for the day which sees Toni Kroos pen a long-term deal with Real Madrid. On that note, we take a look at the best transfer news and rumours to have dominated the headlines all day long.
Toni Kroos pens an astonishing new deal
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has signed a new contract with the club which will keep at Santago Bernabeu until 2022. The German international was linked with a summer move to Manchester United and Manchester City but Zinedine Zidane sees Kroos as a vital player for his team and wanted to extend his stay in La Liga.
Barcelona ready to raid Manchester United
Barcelona have made Manchester United outcast Matteo Darmian their priority right back target in the January transfer window. The Italian moved to United from Torino last season but has failed to nail down a starting XI role under Jose Mourinho. Barcelona tried to persuade Hector Bellerin over a January move but the Arsenal man prefers a transfer to Manchester City.
Catalan giants expect Darmian to join them for anything over £10million as United are keen on selling the Italian and signing a new right-back themselves.
Chelsea battling to sign Atletico winger
Chelsea are in talks to sign Atletico Madrid’s explosive winger Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, according to reports from Daily Mirror. The Blues lacked pace and precision going forward in their defeat to Arsenal and Antonio Conte is now eager to add an extra threat to his team going forward.
Carrasco has struggled to break into the starting XI under Diego Simeone, something which Chelsea are confident of taking advantage of. According to Daily Mirror, Carrasco is valued at £35million and could join Leonardo Bonucci as part of a £150million squad overhaul in January.
Everton favorites to sign Juventus keeper
Everton have been dubbed as favorites to sign the Juventus second choice goalkeeper Neto, according to the Italian outlet CalcioMercato. The report claims that Juventus see this as the perfect opportunity to find Neto some much awaited playing time and accept a two-year loan offer from the Premier League.
Neto can then return to Turin in time to be Juventus’ number one choice keeper replacing Gianluigi Buffon.
West Brom close to signing next Cristiano Ronaldo?
West Bromwich Albion reportedly bid £16 million for Galatasaray’s Portuguese winger Bruno over the summer. Marca have revealed the story from last season where a whole host of clubs were chasing the dynamic winger who is likened to Cristiano Ronaldo due to his playing style.
Galatasaray, in the end, rejected all the offers and are now waiting for a big money offer from an elite European side next summer.
Chelsea not ready to sell their in-demand player
Chelsea have refused to sell their highly rated defender Andreas Christensen after an impressive loan stint with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bayern Munich and Barcelona have inquired about Christensen's availability but The Blues see the 20-year-old as the ideal option to return to Stamford Bridge next summer and be Chelsea's main defender for seasons to follow.
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