Inter launch final assault on Schelotto
Inter Milan are stepping up their efforts to sign Atalanta full-back Ezequiel Schelotto, according to Il Corriere dello Sport.
While the Neroazzurri officials are waiting to see whether Wesley Sneijder and Ricardo Alvarez will leave the club, they are already working on winter reinforcements.
Atalanta’s Ezequiel Schelotto has emerged as the number one target, but Inter chiefs Marco Branca and Piero Ausilio have failed to reach an agreement with the player’s employers.
Inter president Massimo Moratti is now ready to intervene and attempt to persuade Atalanta sporting director Pierpaolo Marino into selling their prized asset.
Orobici value the midfielder at €6 million and are prepared to accept the ownership of Marko Livaja, valued at €2.5 million, and another €3.5 million.
However, Inter are only looking to spend €1 million cash, and plan to do so by adding one or two more players to the deal.
McDonald Mariga, Alfred Duncan and Daniel Bessa are footballers who could be included into the deal provided Atalanta agree.
Marseille line up Remy replacement
French newspaper L’Equipe understands that Marseille are weighing up a bid for Nancy striker Djamel Bakar.
After BBC Sport revealed http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21005219 striker Loic Remy was set to complete an £8 million move to Newcastle, the French giants are looking to reinvest the money into new players.
Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko remains their number one target, but the problem is the player, whose contract is due to expire at the end of the season, is also followed by Juventus, Newcastle and Monaco.
L’Equipe has suggested that OM officials could turn their attention to Nancy forward Djamel Bakar, who would be a perfect replacement for Remy.
Bakar, 23, has put in some good performances this season and scored 3 goals in 19 league starts for the bottom-placed side.
The forward, a Marseille native, is likely to jump at the opportunity to leave the sinking ship that is Nancy and join one of top French sides.
Dortmund can purchase Sahin for €6 million
Sport Bild Plus has revealed that Borussia Dortmund have the option to purchase Nuri Sahin’s contract for mere €6 million.
The Bundesliga champions recently agreed to sign the player on an 18-month loan deal from Real Madrid, but it appears Sahin will be staying at Signal-Iduna Park even after the loan agreement ends.
Sport Bild Plus has learnt that Borussia will be able to buy out the player’s contract for mere €6 million in the summer of 2014.
That looks a great deal for the German giants considering Real Madrid paid €10 million for the Turkish midfielder in the summer of 2011.
Sahin, 24, was loaned to Liverpool in the summer following a disappointing start to his career at Santiago Bernabeu, but he failed to make an impact at Anfield as well.
The talented midfielder made just 7 Premier League appearances for the Reds, and scored one goal.
There is no doubt, however, that he will benefit a great deal from returning to Germany, as it appears he just needs to restore the lost confidence in order to return to his best.
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