Bayern keen on Ajax wonderkid
Bayern are keeping close tabs on Ajax striker Viktor Fischer, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has revealed.
The 18-year-old produced quite a coup by nailing down a regular starting berth in his first ever professional season, and his talent did not go unnoticed.
De Telegraaf understands that Bayern Munich had the player watched in the weekend’s derby match against PSV Eindhoven.
Fischer did not get on the scoresheet in the 3-2 victory, but he, nonetheless, produced a promising performance at Philips Stadium.
Ajax chiefs are desperate to keep hold of one of the brightest talents to have come out through club’s youth academy in recent years, but the Amsterdammers have proved unable to prevent their star players from leaving in the past.
Fischer has scored 8 goals in 20 Eredivisie matches this term, and he is predicted a very bright future in the game.
Race hots up for Moutinho
French daily L’Equpe is reporting that Monaco are the latest club to have joined the race for Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho.
The French giants are closing in on the return to the elite division and they are hoping to add several high-profile players to their ranks in the summer.
According to L’Equipe, Monaco are pondering a summer move for FC Porto star Joao Moutinho.
The problem is that Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Tottenham are also keen, with the four clubs likely to enter a real bidding war at the end of the current campaign.
Joao Moutinho missed out on a January move to White Hart Lane, but he was then given assurances by club chiefs that he would be allowed to leave in the summer.
The 26-year-old has spent his entire career in Portugal, but it appears the time has come for him to embark on a new challenge.
Benfica’s Matic nears Premiership return
The Serbian midfielder has caught the eye of top Premiership clubs with his displays in Europe this season and everything suggests he will be returning to England come end of the season.
Manchester United have been showing interest in the 24-year-old, but other top clubs from England are also keen.
Matic was on the books of Chelsea during the 2009/2010 season, but he was allowed to join Benfica as part of the deal taking David Luiz to Stamford Bridge.
The Serbia international has since developed into a key player for the Eagles and has been earning rave reviews for his performances this season.
Despite being used as a holding midfielder, Matic has scored 5 goals in 36 competitive fixtures for Benfica this season.