Barca line up Messi replacement
La Liga champions Barcelona are showing interest in Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, according to El Mundo Deportivo.
The Catalans appear to be preparing for life without Leo Messi and they seem to have found a perfect replacement for the Argentine superstar.
It was arguably the world’s best footballer who urged the club chiefs to try and lure Paulo Dybala from Juventus, and they might just act accordingly.
The problem is that the Argentine only recently joined the Bianconeri in a mega money deal from Palermo and it is believed it would take at least €60 million to prize the 22-year-old away from Turin.
After impressing at Stadio Renzo Barbera last term, Dybala continued the rich vein of form, scoring 6 goals in 13 league outings for the Old Lady.
Juventus currently sit seven points behind Serie A leaders Napoli, but they can be backed at 11/4 to lift the coveted trophy.
Ghoulam set for Napoli stay
Sky Sports Italia is reporting that Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam is unlikely to leave Stadio San Paolo any time soon.
Following some strong performances in Italy and Europe, the Algeria international became a target for Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain among other clubs.
But, Napoli have no intention to allow the 24-year-old to leave now that they have finally mounted a serious title challenge in Serie A.
According to the latest reports, the Azzurri plan to ward off interest in the defender’s services by offering him a new and improved contract.
And having proved his worth after a difficult start to his career in Italy, chances are that Ghoulam will be perfectly happy to remain in Naples.
The left-sided defender joined the Azzurri from Saint Etienne in January 2014 and has since made 48 Serie A appearances.
Ivica Olic confirms January exit
Hamburg SV striker Iviva Olic has confirmed his plans to leave the club in the winter transfer window.
The 36-year-old is no longer in the first team plans of coach Bruno Labbadia, but he is desperate to continue playing on regular basis with a view of securing his place in Croatia’s Euro 2016 squad.
As a result, Olic has made it clear that he is forced to leave the club in the upcoming transfer window.
“There is 90 percent chance that I will go somewhere else in the winter,” Olic confessed to Bild. “I am looking for a solution. I have already spoken to HSV.”
Ivica Olic is currently enjoying his second spell with the Imtech Arena outfit, having previously made 78 league appearances, scoring 29 goals, between 2007 and 2009.
The Croatia international returned to the club in January 2015, and has since netted 2 times in 22 Bundesliga outings.