Juventus turn focus to Tottenham's Christian Eriksen, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

Juventus turn focus to Tottenham's Christian Eriksen, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil
From ESPN - January 16, 2018

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Juventus want Eriksen, Ozil in Turin

Juventus are targeting Tottenham'sChristian Eriksen and Arsenal'sMesut Ozil to become their new No.10, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The Old Lady would utilise Miralem Pjanic in a deeper role alongside a big-money attacking midfielder to add extra craft to their style.

Spurs are likely to be angered by speculation over their Denmark international star with the sides' last 16 meeting in the Champions League a matter of weeks away, while Ozil's wage demands-due to being available for free this summer-could complicate any deal.

Arsenal agree terms with Aubameyang

Arsenal are closing in on Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the Mirror reporting that terms have been agreed with the Gabon international.

Aubameyang was banished from the first team for disciplinary reasons with an unwillingness to mend the relationship from the player's side. While CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insists the 28-year-old must recommit himself fully before being welcomed back.

The Gunners are desperate for a quick fix as they prepare to sell Alexis Sanchez this month and while his attitude may be questioned, Aubameyang's prowess in front of goal cannot, having struck 21 goals in 23 games this term.

Gunners held to ransom over Mkhi deal

Just as it looked as if Arsenal had found a deal in principal to swap Alexis with United for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Mirrorclaims the Armenian's wage demands could scupper the blockbuster swap deal.

The 28-year-old will want a substantial increase on his current 150,000 per week wages, as well as a "golden handshake" from United due to the two years remaining on his contract at Old Trafford.

Mkhitaryan's agent, Mino Raiola, is also looking to bank a huge 5m fee to push through the deal, leaving the Gunners in a tricky position with Sanchez's value diminished given he will become a free agent in the summer.

Inter set for 26.7m Rafinha capture

Inter Milan are set to sign Rafinha from Barcelona on loan with a 26.7m obligation to buy the Brazilian in the summer, according to Sky Sport Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 24-year-old joins the Nerazzurri having failed to make an appearance for the Blaugrana since injuring his meniscus last season.



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