Barca keen on Coutinho
Champions League holders Barcelona are considering a winter move for Liverpool hotshot Philippe Coutinho, according to Sport.
It is no secret the Catalans are in the market for an attacking midfielder and have so far been linked with the likes of Sofiane Feghouli, Nolito and Andriy Yarmolenko, among other players.
However, the latest reports seem to suggest that Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho is high on their wish list.
Barcelona officials enquired about the possibility of recruiting the Brazilian during talks for Adama Traore and they now look set to rekindle their interest.
Philippe Coutinho, 23, has developed into one of leading Premier League footballers and it is believed he would be available for €30 million.
The attacking midfielder is set to miss the 2018 World Cup qualifier vs Chile through injury, with the Selecao available at 6/4 to defeat the Copa America holders.
Sevilla to bid for Andre Carrillo
Portuguese daily newspaper Record has learned that Sevilla are readying January bid for Sporting Lisbon winger Andre Carrillo.
The highly rated footballer has a deal until the end of the season at Estadio Jose Alvalade, and it is highly unlikely that he will be signing a new contract.
Europa League holders Sevilla aim to take advantage of the situation and attempt to lure the Peru hotshot to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the January window.
Los Rojiblancos are ready to offer Carrillo a long-term deal worth €1.6 million per season, while their La Liga rivals Valencia are keen as well.
Having failed to persuade their prized asset to extend his current contract, Sporting are ready to cash in on the 24-year-old at the earliest opportunity.
Andre Carrillo has spent last four years at Estadio Jose Alvalade, so no wonder that he is looking for a new challenge.
Ivica Olic hints at winter exit
Hamburger SV striker Ivica Olic has hinted that he may be forced to leave the club in the January transfer window.
The 36-year-old returned for the second spell at Imtech Arena last January and he in turn started 16 league games last season.
However, he has been only restricted to substitute appearances this term, spending just over 80 minutes on the pitch.
And with the veteran forward desperate to secure his place in Croatia’s Euro 2016 squad, he may have to leave the Red Shorts in search of first team football.
“I have no problem with the coach, but with the situation,” Olic was quoted as saying in Kicker. “And I still have goals (in me). I want to play for Croatia at the Euro in the summer. But, for that I have to play.”
Olic has been heavily linked with a move to the MLS in the past and he is certain to evaluate all options ahead of the winter transfer window.