Chelsea eyeing Wesley Sneijder
Premier League giants Chelsea are reportedly considering a move for Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder, according to Fanatik.
The Blues are looking for ways to recover from the shocking start to the season and chances are that manager Jose Mourinho will seriously reinforce his ranks in January.
And Fanatik claims that the Chelsea boss has set his sights on Wesley Sneijder, with whom he enjoyed an excellent relationship at Inter Milan.
According to the Turkish newspaper, the Blues would be prepared to match the player’s €20 million release clause.
While he appears to be happy in Turkey, Sneijder is likely to be tempted by the prospect of returning to the big stage, so this is one story we need to keep an eye on.
Chelsea have so far managed just three wins in first 12 league matches, and they are 2/5 to make it four against Norwich.
PSG keen on Ben Arfa, Diarra
French media outlet Le 10 Sport has suggested that Paris Saint-Germain are keeping close tabs on Hatem Ben Arfa and Lassana Diarra.
The Saints appear to have focused on predominantly recruiting talented footballers from French Ligue 1, and they could continue the trend in the winter transfer window.
And when it comes to in-form footballers from the domestic stage, the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa and Lassana Diarra stand head and shoulders above the rest.
Both footballers not only kick-started their careers upon returning to France, but also made their way back to the national team, so no wonder the duo is back on the radar of top European sides.
Paris Saint-Germain could attempt to recruit one or both in the January window, especially since they should be available at a reasonable price.
Having opened up a ten-point cushion at the Ligue 1 summit, the Saints should have no problems securing another league trophy, but they also hope to finally challenge for the Champions League title.
Benfica to bid for Brazilian starlet
Portuguese daily newspaper A Bola has learned that Benfica are hot on the trail of Corinthians youngster Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliviera.
Having scouted the 18-year-old footballer over the past year or so, the Eagles have decided to step up their interest.
Benfica officials have already conducted a serious of meetings with their Corinthians counterparts as they hope to lure Malcom to Estadio da Luz in the January window.
The Eagles have an agreement in place with the forward for a five-and-a-half-year deal, but they have yet to reach an agreement with Corinthians.
And while the Brazilian giants are holding out for €20 million, it is believed they would accept an offer in the region of €12 million.
Malcom has already developed into an important player for Corinthians and he has so far scored 10 goals in 59 league appearances.
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