Leeds chase classy international in free transfer

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Leeds United are back on track for Julian Draxler, while Manchester United have a Sevilla defender in their sights and a rival Premier League club wants to land Gini Wijnaldum, all in the papers.

LEEDS CHASE DRAXLER AGAIN

Paris Saint-Germain striker Julian Draxler is once again a Leeds United target.

The Germany international was interesting in Leeds last summer, but they were unable to strike a deal to lure the 27-year-old across the Channel.

Now however Gazzetta dello Sport claims Leeds have once again emerged as potential suitors with Draxler set to go free next summer.

Leeds could face competition from Hertha Berlin, but Andrea Radrizzani is keen to give Marcelo Bielsa some extra quality to his team.

Draxler, who recently admitted that he almost left PSG for a new challenge, has played nine times, scoring two goals and one assist this season.

The player is free to speak with foreign clubs in January and his contract will end in June 2021.

In October, Draxler admitted that he considered moving, but couldn’t find a situation that would suit him.

“In the summer I thought I’d try to do something else,” Draxler said. Due to the coronavirus situation, it was ultimately difficult to find a club where I would have said: ‘Everything fits well, I definitely want [come here]’.

“That was not the case, so I decided that I would not dare to take a quick shot and keep looking for my opportunity in Paris.”

UNITED TRACK COUNT

Manchester United have reportedly identified Sevilla defender Jules Kounde as a transfer target. (Sports world)

Tottenham have joined the queue to sign Diego Costa after his release by Atlético de Madrid (The reason)

Manchester United have renewed their interest in Norwich defender Max Aarons, but they may have to wait until the summer. (Sun)

Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey has put Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert by joining Will Salthouse’s Unique Sports Management Agency. (Sun)

Manchester United have offered Timothy Fosu-Mensah a new three-and-a-half-year deal, but the defender is considering his options amid interest from clubs abroad. (Sky sports)

WOLF BY GINI

The Wolves will reportedly compete with Barcelona for the signing of Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum in the January transfer window. (Daily Express)

Tottenham is now said to have competition for RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer in the form of north London rivals Arsenal. (Daily Express)

Lionel Messi has bought an apartment in Miami as he plans to leave Barcelona to be transferred to David Beckham’s Inter Miami. (Daily mail)

Juventus is reportedly in talks to sign American child prodigy Bryan Reynolds from MLS team FC Dallas. (Daily mail)

Watford is close to closing a deal for Danish winger Philip Zinckernagel, whose contract with Norwegian champion Bodo Glimt expires on January 1 (Daily Mail).

Rangers and Fulham are expected to enter the race for Celtic transfer target Alfie Doughty, who has been compared to Gareth Bale. (Daily Express)

Juventus may be interested in bringing veteran forward Fernando Llorente back to the club (Tuttosport)

Barcelona will not send Riqui Puig on loan in January (Fabrizio Romano)

Napoli are looking for a possible loan from Chelsea side Emerson Palmieri (Sports Messenger) #

SCHALKE WANTS TO RE-SIGN KOLASINAC

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Schalke 04 are working on an agreement to try to bring Sead Kolasinac back to the club (Sky Germany)

Villareal have confirmed the signing of former Tottenham Hotspur and Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue for an undisclosed fee.


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Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan is keen to leave Brighton after the club told him they didn’t need him. (The world game)

Preston North End is closing in on a deal for freed Fleetwood Town striker Ched Evans (Football Insider)

Steve Bruce, Newcastle manager revealed that it will look to beef up its team during the January transfer window if options are available (Various)

Turkish Galatasaray want to sign Aston Villa and Egyptian midfielder Trezeguet, 26, on loan in January. (Go so)

Stoke, Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry are vying to sign England U-20 winger Jack Clarke, 20, on loan from Tottenham next month. (Football Insider)

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