Barca keen on Porto starlet
Spanish giants Barcelona are keeping close tabs on FC Porto midfielder Ruben Neves, according to AS.
The Catalans are expected to reinforce the centre of the park in the winter transfer window and have so far been linked with quite a few high-profile footballers.
However, they also appear to be looking towards the future, with FC Porto’s Ruben Neves reportedly on their radar.
Barcelona are closely monitoring the midfielder’s performances and are pondering a €10 million offer for his services.
The 18-year-old has already shown a great deal of potential at Estadio do Dragao, making 26 league appearances and scoring one goal.
However, knowing how FC Porto chiefs go about their business, chances are that it would take a big money offer to prize the youngster away from the Dragons.
Juventus eyeing Calhanoglu
Italian champions Juventus are weighing up move for Bayer Leverkusen hotshot Hakan Calhanoglu, Tuttosport can reveal.
The Bianconeri have failed to sign an attacking midfielder who would play just behind the two centre forwards in the summer transfer window, but could attempt to make things right next January.
And they could now make a move on Bayer Leverkusen’s Hakan Calhanoglu, having been impressed with his performances for die Werkself.
Juventus scouts reportedly watched the Turkey international in action at the weekend, meaning the Bianconeri could step up their interest in January.
Hakan Calhanoglu, 21, is valued at €20 million and has a contract until June 2019 at Bay Arena.
Following the third successive defeat in German Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen can be backed at 1/2 to end the barren run against Mainz.
Mandanda coy on exit talk
Marseille captain Steve Mandanda admits that he does not know what the future holds for him amidst speculation linking him with a winter exit.
The 31-year-old has another year left on his deal at Stade Velodrome and he is believed to be looking for a new challenge.
But, after a big club move failed to materialise in the summer transfer window, Mandanda cannot say whether he will remain with Marseille for much longer.
“It is complicated to say today what the future holds, I do not even know what I will do tomorrow, so it’s complicated,” Mandanda told RTL.
“We will have the opportunity to discuss with the management and then a decision will be made.”
The experienced shot-stopper has been at Stade Velodrome since 2007 and has now gone more than five years without missing a single Ligue 1 match.