With less than two weeks to go before the winter transfer window closes, more reports have emerged of clubs trying to finish their transfer dealings. While Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid look to appeal their transfer bans, other clubs have already been busy snapping up talents or looking to sign some experienced players.
We take a look at some of the major transfer stories from around Europe today.
– Fiorentina are close to signing Barcelona winger Cristian Tello on loan, according to Forza Italian Football. The 24-year-old Spaniard has been on loan at Porto since 2014 but it looks like his two-year loan will be cut short after failing to adapt to the Portuguese Primeira Liga. La Viola will also have the chance to sign him on a permanent deal if they cough up €8 million.
– Juventus have signed Genoa midfielder Rolando Mandragora for €6 million but he will be loaned to Pescara, who play in Serie B, for the rest of the season. The 18-year-old is an Italian teenage sensation who was being chased by a number of Serie A clubs.
The club statement on their website said: “Juventus has reached an agreement with Genoa for the definitive acquisition of the rights to the player for a fee of €6m which is payable over three years,”
– Juventus are also interested in signing Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi, according to Calciomercato. The 21-year-old is known for his incisive passing and even Barcelona were interested until club president Josep Maria Bartomeu came out and said they wouldn’t be after him. With Bayern Munich also interested, Fiorentina raised his price to €45 million.
– AC Milan could sign Marouane Fellaini from Manchester United, according to The Week. The 28-year-old Belgian midfielder has failed to impress consistently at Old Trafford and his agent will meet the Italian club’s officials to see if a deal can be struck. But Milan are not willing to pay the £20m fee set by the Red Devils, who signed him for £27.5m from Everton in 2013.