Transfer news and rumours of the day: January 11, 2016
Lavezzi to move back to Italy, Liverpool closing in on a striker, Barcelona midfielder to get a new deal and more
Bale is happy with life at post-Benitez Real MadridJanuary brings with it a lot of mid-season crisis as well as solutions. The transfer mill is expected to be the same this time around with many clubs seeking reinforcements and many players seeking a new start. There has been a buzz around many players and clubs, with players seeking moves away from their respective clubs for various reasons from playing time to better contracts. Nonetheless, the January window is poised to give us some interesting news. Here are the transfer news and rumours for the day.
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- Juventus have rejected multiple bids for Stefano Sturaro from Premier League clubs, Sport Mediaset reports.
Reportedly, Southampton offered €17m for the services of midfielder while West Ham are believed to have submitted a bid worth €15m. Sturaro has made 16 appearances for the Bianconeri this season.
- Juventus were reportedly interested in Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian. However, the Italian has rejected the speculations linking him with a possible return to the Turin-based club.
"I am happy here with the team, the staff and the city,” he said. “I am happy here so I just try to ignore the rumours. I want to continue on my way and that's it.”
- Inter Milan are reportedly on the verge of signing Ezequiel Lavezzi from Paris Saint Germain, according to the winger’s agent.
"There are possibilities he could arrive at Inter in January,” Lavezzi’s agent Alessandro Moggi said.
"The player has said on a few occasions he is missing the Italian league, but a lot will depend from PSG’s stance.”