The journey through Tuesday’s transfer rumors moves wide across Europe, making stops in Ligue 1, Serie A, Liga A and the English Championship.
Liverpool has also been linked with “flattered” Empoli playmaker Riccardo Saponara (above). The 23-year-old has four goals and four assists in 11 appearances this season, and could cost in the neighborhood of $12 million.
Manchester City may make a fresh approach for Real Madrid’s Isco. While the 23-year-old whiz still has 2 1/2 years left on his contract, Manuel Pellegrini might like to toss $37 in Real’s direction.
Allow us to grimace whenever “The next (insert name here)” is tossed around, but Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook is being hailed as the reincarnation of Paul Scholes. At 18, Cook apparently has Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United in the mix, as well as Stoke City and Bournemouth.
Stoke, Newcastle and Everton are all said to be interested in Bordeaux midfielder Wahbi Khazri. A Tunisian 24-year-old attacking midfielder, Khazri has 13 caps and 6 goals for his country. He made his name at Bastia before moving to Bordeaux in 2014.