There may still be two months to go before the January transfer window opens but clubs around Europe are plotting their mid-season moves.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental media to round up the latest transfer news.
Former Real Madrid and Barcelona player Michael Laudrup has turned down the chance to take over from the recently sacked Julen Lopetegui at the Bernabeu. Laudrup’s most recent managerial experience has been spells in charge of Qatari sides Lekhwiya and Al Rayyan. (AS)
After Real Madrid’s 5-1 El Clasico humiliation at the hands of bitter rivals Barcelona at the weekend, Real fans have voted Gareth Bale the worst player on display the Camp Nou. (Marca)
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Despite not having a permanent manager, Real Madrid are already planning their transfer moves for the summer of 2019, with Neymar their top attacking target and defenders Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax and Milan Skriniar of Inter Milan being considered. (Calciomercato)
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will look to Serie A for reinforcements when the transfer window reopens in January, with a move for AC Milan winger Suso planned. The 24-year-old Spaniard previously spent three years with Liverpool, making 14 Premier League appearances. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Inter Milan, Juventus and Napoli are all interested in signing Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa, 21. Fiorentina are believed to value the Italy international, who is also a Chelsea transfer target, at around £62m. (Tuttosport)
Roma are plotting a move for Ajax midfielder Donny van der Beek, who is valued at £36m by the Amsterdam club. (Calciomercato)
With Hugo Lloris struggling for form and Michel Vorm an unconvincing stand-in, Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to move for a new goalkeeper, and Ajax’s Andre Onana, 22, is their top target. (Voetbal International)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang skipped team meetings and refused to run during training sessions at Borussia Dortmund in order to force through his £56m January move Arsenal, former BVB boss Peter Stoger has revealed. (Bild)
Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has emerged as a target for Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain. PSG coach Thomas Tuchel is keen to boost his midfield option in January and he views the Hornets’ star as the ideal man to support Marco Verratti and Adrien Rabiot in the deep midfield roles. (Le Sport 10)
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