What the papers say
Dominic Solanke has emerged as a potential solution to Tottenham’s hunt for a striker. The Sun reports Spurs are watching the Bournemouth forward, 26, ahead of a summer signing.
Tottenham are also being linked with Belgium midfielder Arther Vermeeren, 18. According to The Sun, Spurs are willing to pay Royal Antwerp £25million in January with an agreement to loan him back for the rest of the season.
Jesse Lingard’s search for a new club has reached Lille, according to the Daily Mirror. But the 31-year-old former Manchester United midfielder, a free agent, could be restricted by a limit on French clubs signing players from outside the EU.
Manchester United are being linked with a move for Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee, reports the Metro via Sport1. The 22-year-old, who is valued at £26m million, has scored seven goals in 17 games for Serie A side Bologna.
Social media round-up
Manchester City and Claudio Echeverri, work in progress
Not done yet but on the right track as revealed last week. https://t.co/NHBlGQTG3L
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 26, 2023
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) December 26, 2023
Players to watch
Raphael Varane: The former France defender, 30, is keen on a return to his first club Lens, according to L’Equipe in France.
Goncalo Inacio: Arsenal lead the race for the Sporting defender, 22, but Liverpool are also interested, reports Portuguese outleft A Bola.