Nani set for Old Trafford return
Portuguese media outlet A Bola is reporting that Sporting Lisbon have no plans to keep hold of winger Nani beyond the current season.
The Manchester United midfielder has largely impressed since joining his former club on a season-long loan, but even though the Lions would be delighted to keep him at Estadio Jose Alvalade, they are aware that is not going to be possible.
Seeing as the club are going through financial difficulty, they have no funds needed to either turn Nani’s loan deal into permanent move or extend his loan for another year.
This basically means that Nani will be returning to Old Trafford in the summer before Manchester United make a decision on his future.
After struggling for playing time in England, the 28-year-old kick-started his career at Sporting, scoring 10 goals in 32 competitive outings.
Nani also managed to keep his place in the national team, starting all four Euro 2016 qualifiers for the Seleccao.
Ajax eyeing Oscar Cardozo
Eredivisie giants Ajax are showing interest in Trabzonspor striker Oscar Cardozo, De Telegraaf can reveal.
The Amsterdammers are on the lookout for a centre forward seeing as Icelandic striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson is widely tipped to leave in the summer.
According to De Telegraaf, Ajax are hot on the trail of Oscar Cardozo, who has been in excellent form this season.
The Paraguayan joined Trabzonspor from Benfica last summer and went on to score 15 goals in 24 league appearances.
Ajax are also keeping close tabs on Club Brugge youngster Mamadou Obbi Oulare, who has already scored seven goals in his first ever professional season.
The 19-year-old has shown incredible potential this term and is predicted a bright future in the game.
Race hots up for Darmian
French daily newspaper Le 10 Sport understands that a number of Europe’s top sides are considering summer swoop for Torino full-back Matteo Darmian.
The versatile defender, who can successfully operate on either side, is already a first team regular for the Italy national team and is almost certain to leave Granata for a top club in the summer.
The likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich and Juventus are just some of the clubs after his signature, while the player admits he has no idea what the future holds.
“As for my future; there are still six games left till the end of the season and I am concentrating solely on the finish,” Darmian told Sky Sport Italia after the Juventus game.
“I cannot predict what will happen after that and for now I only want to celebrate this victory over Juventus.”
The 25-year-old was on the scoresheet as Torino recorded the first win over local rivals Juventus in 20 years, notching his second ever Serie A goal.