Football Rumours: Inter Milan eyeing up Bacary Sagna
INTER Milan are eyeing up a move for Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna next summer according to reports in Italy.
Italian paper Corriere dello Sport claim the three-time European champions are monitoring the right-back’s rehabilitation from a broken leg, and could make their move to sign him at the end of the season.
It is believed the 29-year-old would be keen to join the San Siro outfit, with former non-league defender Carl Jenkinson impressing at full-back in his absence.
Sagna, who is under contract at the Emirates until June 2014, received a dressing down by manager Arsene Wenger in the summer after he questioned the club’s decision to sell Robin van Persie and Alex Song.
Meanwhile, Manchester United and Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their attempts to lure Mesut Ozil away from Real Madrid after the midfielder dismissed claims he is ready to leave the Santiago Bernab�u.
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The 23-year-old has been a long-term target for the Premier League clubs but Ozil, who was recalled into the Madrid side that earned a 2-2 draw with Barcelona at the weekend, has pledged he intends to fight for his position after being dropped for his side’s Champions League win against Ajax.
However, the Anfield club may have received a defensive boost after it was reported today that they could be in pole position to sign Genoa central defender Andreas Granqvist.
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Liverpool are ready to pay �5million for the 27-year-old Swede, who spent six months in the Premier League with Wigan in 2007.
Staying in Merseyside, Brendan Rodgers’ side are also keen on Hamburg’s South Korea forward Son Heung-min.
The 20-year-old has begun the campaign impressively at the Bundesliga outfit, and can play either on the wing or up front.
Elsewhere, Chelsea have stepped up their plans to sign Marseille’s Loic Remy.
Blues manager Roberto Di Matteo is determined to bring in the striker in January’s transfer window to add some firepower to his frontline.
The �15million-rated 25-year-old, who scored 20 goals and made six assists in 42 appearances last season, was allegedly watched by a Chelsea scout during his side’s weekend draw with Paris St Germain.
The Chelsea scouting division had a busy weekend, with reports emerging that they trained their watchful eyes on Ghanaian Waris Majeed, who scored a hat-trick for Swedish side BK Hacken last weekend.
The prolific 21-year-old, who normally applies his trade in midfield, was also reputedly watched by Everton and FC Porto scouts.
Meanwhile, Manchester United kid Robbie Brady is a loan target for injury-hit Wolves, while Leeds are set to win the race for Southend winger Ryan Hall.
Birmingham will sign Papa Bouba Diop on a one-month loan deal once his visa arrives, while Napoli and Inter Milan are interested in Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone.
And finally, Giovanni Trapattoni has stunned Ireland fans by expressing an interest in becoming Blackburn boss.