Milan to return for Witsel
Il Corriere dello Sport has learned that AC Milan are ready to reignite their interest in Zenit star Axel Witsel.
The Rossoneri managed to recruit quite a few quality footballers in the summer transfer window, but they were unable to lure the Belgium star to Stadio San Siro.
Nevertheless, AC Milan aim to make things right in the winter and finally secure the services of the 26-year-old footballer.
And while the Rossoneri would prefer to sign Witsel on loan with an option to buy, Zenit would only agree to such an arrangement if an obligatory buy-out clause is included.
The midfielder himself is keen on moving to AC Milan, so everything suggests the transfer will go ahead.
The Rossoneri haven’t enjoyed such a good start to the new season, but they are available at 8/11 to see off Palermo next weekend.
Verratti set for bumper PSG deal
Le Parisien is reporting that Italian midfielder Marco Verratti is about to sign a new lucrative deal with Paris Saint-Germain.
The 22-year-old only signed a contract until June 2019 exactly a year ago, which saw his salary increased to €2 million per campaign.
But, with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich casting admiring glances his way, PSG officials have decided to offer the midfielder a new pay rise.
In an attempt to ward off interest in his services, the Saints are in the process of drafting a new contract for their prized asset, believed to be worth between €5m and €6m.
This would make Verratti one of the highest paid footballers at the club and ensure he remains at the club at least for few more years.
The Italy international quickly proved his worth after joining from Pescara and is widely regarded as one of world’s top central midfielders.
Herrera extends Porto stay
Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera has extended his contract with FC Porto, the Portuguese club announced on their official website.
The footballer’s previous deal was due to expire in June 2017 and he has now penned a two-year extension.
Having enjoyed an excellent start to his career at Estadio do Dragao, Herrera was perfectly happy to pledge his future to the club ahead of the start of the new Champions League campaign.
The midfielder’s release clause remains €40 million, meaning the 25-year-old will not be leaving unless a big money offer arrives for his services.
Herrera has managed a total of 11 goals and 14 assists in 81 competitive appearances for the Portuguese giants.
The highly rated midfielder has been capped 33 times by Mexico and has so far scored 2 goals for the national team.