Barcelona watching Mustafi
Spanish giants Barcelona are keeping close tabs on Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, according to El Desmarque.
The Catalans have experienced all sorts of problems in defence this season, twice conceding four goals in a game, while also failing to keep a clean sheet in last five.
As a result, they are desperate to reinforce the back four in the January window, with Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi apparently their number one target.
El Desmarque has learned that Barcelona scouts watched the Germany hotshot in action against Granada at the weekend and they had what to see.
The 23-year-old not only helped los Che keep fourth clean sheet of the campaign, but also scored the winning goal, proving he can be a danger in the opposition box.
But, with Mustafi tied to Valencia until June 2019, it is clear that Barcelona will have to delve deep into their pockets if they want to recruit the talented footballer.
Max Meyer on AC Milan radar
Italian daily newspaper Tuttosport has suggested that AC Milan are considering a move for Schalke starlet Max Meyer.
The Rossoneri spent heavily this summer, but are still struggling to live up to the billing and it looks as though they are ready to further reinforce their ranks in January.
Tuttosport has learned that AC Milan are keeping close tabs on Max Meyer, with a view of luring him to San Siro at the earliest opportunity.
The 20-year-old has shown a great deal of potential since coming through the youth ranks at Veltins Arena, and he already has considerable top flight experience.
Meyer has made a total of 69 Bundesliga appearances, scoring 11 goals, while he also earned a full Germany debut.
The attacking midfielder has a contract until June 2018 at Veltins Arena and Schalke are currently not interested in selling their prized asset.
Spartak star wants big club move
Spartak winger Quincy Promes hopes to leave his current employers for greener pastures, Izvestia can reveal.
The 23-year-old footballer quickly developed into one of leading Russian Premier League players and he was the subject of heavy interest from Juventus in the summer.
Spartak officials somehow managed to persuade the Netherlands international to remain at Otkrytie Arena, but it appears he has since changed his mind.
With few more top sides keen on his services, Quincy wants to leave the Russian giants for a top European club in the January window.
Spartak chiefs have promised the winger’s agent he will receive around €1.5 million if his client remains until the end of the season, but that is looking increasingly unlikely.
Quincy Promes has been in excellent form since arriving from Twente, having managed 18 goals and 8 assists in 40 competitive appearances.