Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has turned down West Ham United over a proposed loan move in January for 23-year-old (24 next October) Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, who the London club tried to buy but never really had any real hope of doing so last summer. Batshuayi may get his first Chelsea start on Boxing Day.
Young Brazilian star Gabigol, who all the top clubs were after isn't having a good time of it at Inter Milan and the club are looking to loan the 20-year-old (21 next August) out in January. His agent, Wagner Ribeiro spoke to Fox News about the situation.
"He's in really good terms with everyone in the locker room, but he's unhappy, as any player who doesn't get to be lined up in games. He played 16 minutes overall with De Boer, and now Pioli let him on the pitch just for 3 minutes. He needs a chance to show how much he's worth, I don't understand why he doesn't get it.
"I'll be in Italy next January, and I'll talk to Piero Ausilio about whether they want to make him play in the second half or they want to loan him out. I remember about Adriano: he was sent on loan to Parma, then he'll return as 'The Emperor'".
Discussions are underway between the two clubs with PSG offering £25.27m (€30m - AUS$43.04m - US$31.28m) for the attacking midfielder while Wolfsburg want £33.69m (€40m - AUS$57.39m - US$41.71m).
Plenty of players going to China for the money, not a great deal of news about players wanting to leave. one such though is former Tottenham target Fredy Guarín. The 30-year-old (31 next June) was signed by Shanghai Shenhua last January after 4 years spent playing for Inter Milan. The former Colombian international midfielder wants to leave China despite earning 6 million euros annually (£97,000-a-week). Clubs from Germany, France, and Spain are said to be taking a keen interest.
Tottenham have been linked with a move for 20-year-old (21 next May) Germany and Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Julian Brandt, so have Liverpool, Manchester City, Juventus and Inter Milan. German paper Bild now report Borussia Dortmund are interested in him.
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