Juventus join race for Gundogan
Italian champions Juventus are the latest high-profile side to have joined the chase for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, Kicker has learned.
The Germany hotshot has a contract until June 2017 at Signal-Iduna Park, but it is believed that he is considering his options.
And while it is no secret that Barcelona and Manchester United are keen on his services, Kicker claims that Juventus are in the mix as well.
The Bianconeri have experienced problems in midfield since both Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal left, and they have apparently made Gundogan one of their primary targets.
The 24-year-old has successfully rediscovered his form after a lengthy injury lay-off, and even scored two goals for Die Mannschaft in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
His suitors Juventus appear to have finally returned to the right track in Italian Serie A and are priced at 4/1 to defend the league trophy.
Podolski linked with Bundesliga return
Turkish daily newspaper Aksam is reporting that Galatasaray forward Lukas Podolski has been offered an opportunity to return to German Bundesliga.
The 30-year-old did well to kick-start his career in Turkey following a disappointing spell with Arsenal and he already has 7 goals in 16 appearances for the new club.
And it is clear that his impressive showings did not go unnoticed as Hoffenheim are reportedly keen to lure the experienced forward back to Bundesliga.
According to Aksam, the German side are prepared to pay between €5m and €6m for the highly rated footballer.
It remains to be seen whether Podolski would be prepared to leave Galatasaray after such a good start, especially since he has another two and a half years left on his deal.
The Germany international had joined the Turkish giants from Arsenal in a €2.5 million deal in the summer transfer window.
Torino eyeing Serbian starlets
Serie A outfit Torino are hot on the trail of Red Star Belgrade youngsters Marko Grujic and Luka Jovic, according to Tuttosport.
Granata have taken a keen interest in central midfielder Marko Grujic, but the problem is that the 19-year-old is also on the radar of Chelsea and few other top clubs.
The Under-20 World Cup winner has exploded onto the big stage this term, scoring 4 goals in 15 league appearances to help his side open up a 16-point lead at the top of the standings.
And despite the heavy interest in his services, the talented footballer remains adamant that he wants to stay and help Red Star qualify for the Champions League group stages.
Meanwhile, Torino are also keeping close tabs on his teammate Luka Jovic, who has scored 4 goals in just 3 league starts this season.
The 17-year-old is currently not a first team regular at Marakana, but has largely impressed every time he was called upon this term.