Thursday, January 19, 2017

El Ghazi on Barcelona radar; Boateng nears AC Milan return

hot-transfer-newsEl Ghazi on Barcelona radar

Ajax starlet Anwar El Ghazi has become the subject of a serious interest from Barcelona, according to El Mundo Deportivo.

It is no secret that the Catalans aim to make at least one high-profile signing in the summer, with a centre forward or winger set to arrive at Camp Nou.

And while Barcelona officials are seriously thinking about Nolito and Robin van Persie, Ajax hotshot Anwar El Ghazi is also on their radar.

El Mundo Deportivo has learned that the Catalans have been impressed with the performances of the new Netherlands international and they could soon come forward with an official proposal.

The only problem is that new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is a big fan and hopes to lure the youngster to Anfield at the earliest opportunity.

Anwar El Ghazi, 20, has netted 8 goals in 9 Eredivisie fixtures this term, while starting the final two Euro 2016 qualifiers for Netherlands despite receiving his first Oranje call just days earlier.

Boateng nears AC Milan return

Schalke midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng could be returning to San Siro in the January window, Tuttosport can reveal.

With the Miners desperate to get rid of one of their highest earners, they have allowed him to train with AC Milan, hoping the Rossoneri would submit an official proposal for his services.

That appears to have been a shrewd decision by the Schalke management given that Boateng has impressed while training with the Italian giants, even taking part in the friendly tournament Trofeo Berlusconi.

AC Milan are seriously thinking about offering him a contract, especially since star forward Jeremy Menez will not be returning from a back problem any time soon.

Boateng, 28, has just over six months left on his deal at Veltins Arena, and there is every chance he will be available for a nominal fee in January.

Having finally returned to winning ways against Sassuolo, AC Milan are available at 8/11 to see off Chievo later today.

Layun set for permanent Porto switch

Portuguese media outlet A Bola has suggested that FC Porto are exploring the possibility of signing Mexican full-back Miguel Layun on an outright transfer.

The 27-year-old joined the Dragons on a season-long loan from Watford in the summer and he has already done enough to impress the club chiefs.

Layun fared pretty well in five Primeira Liga starts and three Champions League matches, proving he has what it takes to play at this level.

As a result, the Dragons are considering matching the player’s €6 million release clause mere two months after the Mexican arrived at Estadio do Dragao.

Having gone from being the laughing stock of the nation to key member of the national team in native Mexico, Layun finally made a switch to Europe as he joined Watford in January 2015.

But, after helping the Hornets secure the return to the Premier League, the full-back found himself on the fringes at Vicarage Road, and eventually ended up at FC Porto.

For more news about football transfers and rumours, visit our Transfer News section. To view all football transfers for 2015/16 season, visit our Soccer Transfers section.

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Working as editor-in-chief at Soccernews.com, Nemanja Lazarevic is responsible for organising and managing the team of writers to ensure the content produced on the site meets high industry standards and remains interesting to our readers. As our go-to guy for the football transfer news, he uses an extensive experience in the industry to dig up latest transfer stories from local sources.

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