Inter chase Real Madrid hotshot
It is no secret the Neroazzurri are looking to add another striker to their ranks in January and the Real forward is one of the names on their wish list.
Inter officials are closely following the 19-year-old with a view of making an official proposal in the next transfer window.
Jese Rodriguez is currently playing for Real Madrid B side Castilla, but was already handed a first team debut.
The player has two years left on his contract and has been linked with a number of high-profile sides, but it is highly unlikely that los Blancos will be prepared to negotiate his sale.
Rodriguez has enjoyed a bright start to the season, scoring 6 goals in 8 Segunda games, and he is widely regarded as one of the most talented forwards in world football.
Dortmund defender hints at summer exit
Borussia Dortmund defender Felipe Santana has revealed that he plans to leave the Bundesliga champions next summer.
The 26-year-old has been in impressive form whenever called into action, but he has the misfortune of being behind Matts Hummels and Neven Subotic in the pecking order.
Santana has been considering quitting the Millionaires on several occasions due to the lack of playing time, but he, nonetheless, recently extended his contract until June 2014.
However, the player admits that he could leave Signal Iduna Park next summer if the right offer comes along.
“I have agreed with manager Michael Zorc when signing my extension that I can leave the club in the summer of 2013, if I should be satisfied (with the offer),” the Brazilian was quoted as saying in Bild.
The player, who has made a total of 76 Bundesliga appearances for the club, is set to deputize for injured Matts Hummels in the league clash with Schalke and Champions League tie against Real Madrid.
Anderlecht want Gael Kakuta
Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure reports that Anderlecht are showing interest in Chelsea hotshot Gael Kakuta.
RHSC aim to improve the quality of the squad after agreeing to sell striker Matias Suarez to CSKA Moscow, and they are eager to sign the French midfielder on loan in January.
Gael Kakuta has shown a lot of potential during loan spells at Fulham, Bolton and Dijon, but he has been unable to play his way into Roberto Di Matteo’s plans.
As a result, the 21-year-old was loaned to Vitesse in the summer, but the spell is likely to be cut short in January given that the player hasn’t made a single appearance for the Eredivisie club.
Anderlecht plan to take advantage of the situation and offer Kakuta a shot at first team football in the January transfer window.
The Belgian giants hope good relations with Chelsea established during the negotiations for Romelu Lukaku will help them beat other interested clubs to the player’s signature.