Juventus and Napoli keen on Mata
Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo has suggested that Juventus and Napoli are eyeing Chelsea midfielder Juan Manuel Mata.
The Spain international doesn’t seem to be held in high regard by new boss Jose Mourinho in spite of impressing since arriving at the club from Valencia.
Having played just over 120 minutes of football in team’s first five games of the season, the 25-year-old looks as though he could be leaving the Blues in the January transfer window.
According to El Mundo Deportivo, Italian giants Juventus and Napoli are ready to pounce, and the player could be interested in moving to Serie A having already played in La Liga and Premier League.
Juan Manuel Mata has been in scintillating form since joining the club two years ago, having managed 17 goals and 25 assists in 71 Premier League outings.
This has led to him being voted Chelsea Player of the Year two seasons in a row and becoming fans’ favourite at Stamford Bridge.
Adebayor made available for loan
Daily Mirror understands that Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is prepared to allow Emmanuel Adebayor to leave the club on loan.
The Togolese striker is no longer in the manager’s first team plans and he was widely tipped to leave White Hart Lane in the summer.
However, despite failing to move clubs before the transfer window ended, Adebayor could still be departing this month as Spurs are ready to farm him out on loan.
Andre Villas-Boas believes a six-month loan can help increase the player’s price ahead of the January transfer window, with QPR reportedly leading the race.
Even so, it remains to be seen if the two sides can agree on who will pay a large portion of the striker’s £160,000-per-week wages.
Emmanuel Adebayor hasn’t made a single appearance for the senior side this season, while he could only manage 5 goals in 25 league matches last term.
Roma close on Serbian starlet
Roma are in talks over signing Serbian attacker Nemanja Radonjic from Partizan Belgrade, reports Il Messaggero.
The Giallorossi have been scouting the player for a while now and they have finally decided to make their interest concrete.
Il Messaggero has learned that sporting director Walter Sabatini has already started negotiations with the player’s agents over a move to Stadio Olimpico.
Nemanja Radonjic is widely regarded as one of Serbia’s hottest prospects even though he has yet to be handed a debut at senior level.
The Under-17 international was, however, called for the Serbia national team in December 2012, but eventually had to withdraw due to injury.
Radonjic, 17, has bagged no less than 5 goals in 6 appearances for Serbia Under-17 in the European Championship qualifiers.