Transfer news and rumours of the day: January 3, 2016
Will Isco move to the Premier League?January 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 seeking reinforcements and many seeking a new beginning. 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 are looking to sign Moussa Dembele from Fulham in the January transfer window, Gazzetta Dello Sport reports.
The 19-year-old has been previously linked with a move to a number of Premier League clubs including, Tottenham, Everton and Manchester United. Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli have also shown interest in the Frenchman. The Bianconeri want Dembele to replace Simone Zaza, who might be sent out on loan this season.
- The Hellas Verona striker and a World Cup winner with Italy, Luca Toni is yet to make a decision on his future. The 38-year-old has scored four goals in nine appearances for the club this term, who are languishing at the bottom of Serie A table.
"Everyone says I signed on to become a director of Verona, but the truth is I am still a football player and I haven't decided yet whether I'll retire in June or in 2017.
"I've been supposed to quit for the last four years and I'll make a decision in the spring. A lot will depend on how the season goes and how I'm feeling, so whether I want to keep challenging myself all over again."
The striker was Serie A’s top scorer along with Internazionale’s Mauro Icardi in the 2014-15 season with 22 goals.
– Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has outrightly rejected the rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid.
"Real Madrid interest? I am focused on Roma at the moment. We are still fighting for the Scudetto and have the Champions League round of 16 coming up. That's why leaving Roma is impossible right now," the 25-year-old said when quizzed about the Madrid speculations.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international has been in great form this season, he has scored seven goals and has provided five assists in the Serie A thus far.