IVANOVIC SET FOR NEW DEAL (Click to show)
Branislav Ivanovic looks set to extend his contract at Chelsea, although his long-term future is yet to be decided, according to the player’s agent.
CITY WANT ANCELOTTI? (Click to show)
Ivanovic, who has recently fallen out of favour during the Blues’ dismal start to the season, was recently linked with a move to Inter Milan.
However, while refusing to rule out a move for his client to the San Siro, Zoran Krneta revealed his plans to remain at Stamford Bridge.
"Probably he will renew his deal with Chelsea,” Krneta told InterLive.it. "Rumours about Inter? In football everything is possible.
“Anyway, the Nerazzurri could be interested to him for the summer market and not the winter one.”
Manchester City want Chelsea target Carlo Ancelotti as manager if Pep Guardiola turns them down, writes the Daily Star.
GOMEZ COULD LEAVE ITALY (Click to show)
Current boss Manuel Pellegrini has a dealuntil 2017 after agreeing a 12 month extension back in August.
However, another season without a trophy could see the Chilean sacked and City are preparing for a back-up plan should they not lure Guardiola away from Bayern Munich.
Fiorentina will allow Manchester United target Mario Gomez to leave next summer if they receive at least £14m for the German striker, reports the Daily Star.
REAL MADRID PLAN LEWNADOWSKI MOVE (Click to show)
Gomez is currently on loan at Turkish side Besiktas, who have an option to make the deal permanent, but Fiorentina have revealed any club could buy the forward for £14.1m next summer.
United have been linked with a move for the 30-year-old in recent weeks.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is planning to sell two of his side’s forwards to bring in Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski next summer, reports Spanish website Sportyou.
CHELSEA EYE CANDREVA (Click to show)
Perez is already believed to have turned his thoughts to the 2016 summer transfer window and he is weighing up the prospect of cashing in on both Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, who have netted 467 goals between them since arriving at the Bernabeu in the summer of 2009.
According to Sportyou, Perez feels the Portuguese and the Frenchman have more than paid back their initial transfer fees and he is now keen on constructing his attack around Poland international Lewandowski.
In addition, the funds that would be raised from the sales of Ronaldo and Benzema would also help Madrid to pursue moves for long-standing targets David de Gea and Eden Hazard.
Chelsea are keeping tabs on Lazio star Antonio Candreva, according to reports in Italy.
JANUZAJâ€™S AGENT HITS BACK (Click to show)
It is claimed no official negotiations have been opened over a deal for the Italy international but Chelsea are following the player and could make a move in January.
Adnan Januzaj's agent has hit out at claims the Manchester United winger, who is on loan at Borussia Dortmund, has a "poor state of mind".
Belgium U21 head coach Enzo Scifo is said to have questioned Januzaj's attitude after he turned down the opportunity to link up with the squad last week.
But Januzaj's agent, Dirk De Vriese, has leapt to the defence of his client and denied there was any issue with the player's approach.
"There is no question of a bad state of mind," De Vriese told La Derniere Heure. "Adnan focuses on his work and we plan the rest. Do not point the finger. [Borussia Dortmund] are doing well and is a real machine. The current Dortmund is one of the best teams in Europe.
"Remember that Adnan did not have pre-season with them. Dortmund have given him time to adapt and we must do the same. When Gundogan and Lewandowski arrived, they were there all the way through the pre-season period and took six months to find their rhythm."