Four elite Premier League sides scouted Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in the recent match between Georgia and Spain in Valladolid. Emissaries from Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Newcastle were in the stands for the latest Euro 2024 qualifier. The burgeoning interest puts pressure on Napoli.
Nicolò Casale is quickly back on the mend after missing a few matches in October and November because of a right adductor strain. He had returned in the Derby. The rough season of the former Verona center-back could push Lazio to seek a defender in January.
Galatasaray have laid eyes on Leonardo Spinazzola, whose Roma contract expires at the end of the season. The Giallorossi have decided to wait it out on the matter, letting him play out his final year. They had done the same with Stephan El Shaarawy and Chris Smalling, who eventually re-upped.
Bologna aces Lewis Ferguson and Joshua Zirkzee are drawing suitors ahead of the January window, but Bologna have every intention of keeping their squad intact, as director Marco Di Vaio stated: “They won’t move, and we are on the same page with them on that."
Rafaela Pimenta has commented on a few of her clients that will enliven the January transfer window during an event in Rome. He began by addressing Marcos Leonardo: “That would be a question for the Giallorossi. He’s ready to leave, and his price tag has been determined."
Alejandro Camano, the agent of Lautaro Martinez, alluded that coming to terms with Inter might take some time but doesn’t anticipate any problems in the negotiation: “He can go as far as his dreams take him, and the Nerazzurri represent that at the moment."
Federico Bernardeschi reignited the chatter concerning his return to Juventus, which had quieted down in the last couple of weeks: “I became a man and a top-level player with them and left a piece of my heart there. I’ll always be available if they call."
Lazar Samardzic will remain a hot commodity in January following his botched transfer to Inter last summer. His agent Karsten Rickart dished: “He has always been a professional. He was obviously disappointed about what happened; who wouldn’t? However, it didn’t affect him afterward."
While Roma hasn’t invested a lot in terms of fees in recent windows, they haven’t been shy in handing out conspicuous wages. Only a handful of them have corresponded to worthy displays on the pitch. The Giallorossi have the third richest payroll in Serie A behind Juventus and Inter.
Juventus have been keeping an eye on Georgiy Sudakov and are growing confident they will sign him eventually. While the deal will be easier next summer, the Bianconeri need some inventiveness pronto. The 21-year-old can play in a few roles but primarily stars as a no.10.
Tiago Pinto explained that timing was key to snapping up Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala in the past two summers: “We were lucky because other sides didn’t want them. I think those two examples, and also the arrival of José Mourinho, attest to the ambition of the ownership."
Frosinone have inquired with Juventus to sign Dean Huijsen in January, but they were rejected, at least for now. The Gialloblù already have three Bianconeri loanees in their squad, Matias Soulé, Enzo Barrenechea, and Kaio Jorge. The two Argentines are thriving in Ciociaria, the winger in particular.