Immobile triggers buy-out clause
German media outlet Bild is reporting that Italian striker Ciro Immobile is set to make a permanent switch to Sevilla.
Los Rojiblancos paid a total of €3 million for a season-long loan in the summer, while an €11 million buy-out clause was also included.
And having made his fifth league appearance of the season at the weekend, Immobile has automatically triggered said clause.
Despite struggling in the early days of his career in Spain, the 25-year-old was surprisingly handed a starting role in the league clash against Real Madrid.
That proved a very good decision as Immobile went on to score the equalizer after Sergio Ramos had opened the scoring.
And with his future now clearly at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, the Italian will be delighted to have finally scored his first league goal for the club.
Bundesliga giants vying for Slimani
A number of Bundesliga’s top sides have joined the race for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani, Record can reveal.
The Algerian footballer is already on the radar of several top clubs that include Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham, and he continues to be linked with a move away from Estadio Jose Alvalade.
According to Record, the 27-year-old has a long list of suitors in German Bundesliga, which is not that surprising given his impressive showings of late.
Bayer Leverkusen, Werder Bremen and Schalke are reportedly all keen on the Algeria hotshot and they are expected to step up their interest in the winter transfer window.
Slimani has been in excellent form ever since he moved to Estadio Jose Alvalade two and a half years back, scoring 27 goals in just 36 league starts.
The forward has a deal until June 2020 with the Lions and a €30 million release clause that will ensure he does not leave on the cheap.
Monaco to sign new goalkeeper
French daily newspaper L’Equipe has learned that Monaco plan to recruit another shot-stopper in the January transfer window.
The club officials are concerned by the under-par performances of first choice Danijel Subasic and are determined to sign a quality keeper who would challenge him for the starting berth.
The Croatian goalkeeper was producing much better showings when the likes of Sergio Romero and Maarten Stekelenburg were at Stade Louis II, and it would appear the lack of genuine competition has had a negative effect on his form.
Danijel Subasic has been at the club since January 2012, having joined from Croatian giants Hajduk Split.
Monaco’s targets have yet to be revealed, but it is also important to note that the Principality club are on the lookout for a striker and central defender.
The French giants did not have the best starts to the new season, but they can be backed at 4/5 for a top 3 finish in Ligue 1.