Roma are working on two acquisitions, one for the future, Serhou Guirassy, and the other for January, Arthur Theate. They have to overcome relevant difficulties in both instances, though. The Stuttgart striker continues to fill his boots in the Bundesliga and just bagged his 16th goal.
Milan have been tipped to go after a few strikers to have a more credible Olivier Giroud deputy. While they have shortlisted multiple options, their plans for the position aren’t yet set in stone. They might put pedal to the medal only if they advanced in the Champions League.
A Milan transfer market derby is brewing for Stuttgart center-forward Serhou Guirassy, with both clubs taking active steps to mark their territory in the negotiation process. With 16 goals and 2 assists for Die Schwaben in 10 appearances this season, the former Rennes and Lille striker has been turning heads left and right across Europe.
Napoli are expected to zero in on Konstantinos Mavropanos after Lille officialized Kevin Danso’s extension. The Ligue 1 side blatantly teased the Partenopei in the video announcing the new contract of the defender. The jibe by Le Sang et Or testifies that the attempt for the Austrian international was serious.
Napoli reportedly put forth an offer for Kevin Danso, but they were unable to match Lens’ price tag. The defender is negotiating an extension with his new club, which would definitely force them to look elsewhere to find a replacement for Kim Min-Jae. Konstantinos Mavropanos is high on their wish list.
Napoli plan to take their time to find a defender to fill Kim Min-Jae’s large boots. Despite the windfall deriving from his departure, the Partenopei are unlikely to shell out an overly large fee for the newcomer. Robin Le Normand is no longer a target because he’s too expensive.
Roma have earmarked Borna Sosa in the event they had the funds for another quality purchase after signing a midfielder and a striker. The role isn’t a priority at the moment. The scenario would change if Leonardo Spinazzola moved to Saudi Arabia. Al-Shabab has put forth a €10M bid.
Napoli have been attached to multiple options to replace Kim Min-Jae, but they haven’t gone all-in on any of them just yet. One of the reasons, other than the difficulties in coming to terms with the respective teams, is that the South Korean hasn’t formally left.
When it comes to Italian football, Fiorentina represent a very unique and interesting case study. The Viola are the first club from Italy and Serie A to not only win a title in Europe but also play in three different European finals, as they prevailed in the Cup Winners' Cup maiden edition.
Napoli have recently extended the contracts of Frank Anguissa and Stanislav Lobotka, and their midfield partner Piotr Zielinski is next in line. His current one expires in 2024 and his demands figure to be sizeable. Instead, Diego Demme has received offers from the Bundesliga and could indeed depart in January.
Inter and especially Atalanta tried to purchase Borna Sosa last summer, but he wasn’t eager to transfer with the World Cup just around the corner. La Dea is still after the Stuttgart winger, but Newcastle might upset the Italian suitors with a sizeable bid. He's currently starring in Qatar.